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Ricky Martin waves a Pride flag during protests in San Juan, Puerto Rico (photo: Alejandro Pedrosa @WorldJunkies) For the tenth straight night, protests against Puerto Rican Governor Ricardo A. Rosselló have continued with an estimated 500,000 residents of the U.S. territory coming together to demand Rosselló’s resignation. The New York Times reports that “hundreds of thousands of people swept through the capital of Puerto Rico on Monday, shutting down a major highway and paralyzing much of the city.” After years of...
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Anti-gay protesters tried to stop the event and set fire to a rainbow flag Over 2,000 people marched in Kiev Pride this year, while 5,000 police officers kept anti-gay protesters at bay. Participants walked through the city centre, flanked on either side with a heavy police presence. The police were clad in helmets and bullet-proof vests. Nationalist protesters tried to stop the parade by forming a human barricade around the parade route, then burnt a rainbow flag in protest. Anti-LGBT protesters burn rainbow...
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Capital Pride in DC was disrupted multiple times yesterday by protestors from a group called “No Justice No Pride.” https://twitter.com/GetEQUAL/status/873669034931359745?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.lgbtqnation.com%2F2017%2F06%2Fprotestors-blocked-dcs-pride-parade-rerouted%2F The group’s Facebook page says that they were protesting the corporate presence at pride, the lack of minority representation in Capital Pride’s board, and the participation of weapons dealers and the police in the parade. They demand: Unseat and Replace Capital Pride Board with members from historically marginalized communities, Shift power around LGBTQ+ rights from D.C.’s elite to historically marginalized communities, and...
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Neo-Nazi groups have threatened a violent attack on a Pride event in Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria. Sofia’s annual Pride march had been set to take place this Saturday. Organisers have this week vowed to continue with the event, after a far-right group went public with plans for a violent resistance. The neo-Nazi group known as ‘National Resistance’ is plotting a counter-demonstration, calling on participants to bring “brooms and shovels with long wooden handles” to “cleanse Sofia and Bulgaria from the garbage.” It...
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Protestors carried pink triangles Hundreds of people came together in Madrid to protest Chechnya’s concentration camps for gay men. About 300 people assembled on the Plaza de Pedro Zerolo in central Madrid to show their support and law down banners against homophobia. https://twitter.com/David_SanchezB/status/856921064319979521?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.gaystarnews.com%2Farticle%2Fhundreds-rally-madrid-show-support-gay-men-chechnya-concentration-camps%2F Attendees also carried pink triangles, which were used by the Nazis as a symbol to mark gay men in concentration camps, as a stark reminder of the ongoing violence against gay men. https://twitter.com/ItGetsBetter_es/status/856914441824342016?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.gaystarnews.com%2Farticle%2Fhundreds-rally-madrid-show-support-gay-men-chechnya-concentration-camps%2F ‘We are very proud,’ Rubén López, CEO at Spanish...
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Organizer had hoped to replicate how Nazis identified gay male prisoners during World War II (This story first appeared in The Santiago Times, in which Darius Zheng is also a freelance correspondent of. Permission has been obtained to share this story via Gay Star News.) Protesters turned up this morning outside Chile’s Foreign Affairs Ministry (Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores) in the capital, Santiago, to protest against the setting up of ‘gay concentration camps’ in Chechnya. Using pink triangles to symbolize how the...

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