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In the lead-up to the announcement of which city will host World Pride 2023 to be made from Athens on Saturday, Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras has released a video featuring LGBTQI+ personalities and allies from around Asia-Pacific encouraging support for its bid. The video features a number of familiar Australian faces from music,

Sydney Mardi Gras’ bid to host World Pride 2023 received a financial boost of $50,000 today with the announcement of a contribution from the City of Sydney Council. The Cash contribution of $50,000 is to cover the costs of travel and accommodation for Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras staff, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander

When Kerry Powell and her husband Sean booked a Virgin Atlantic flight from London to New York in September 2018, they were expecting a usual flight into the Big Apple. However, in October, the airlines called to inform them that it had been changed into a Pride flight and would feature drag queens and other entertainers performing for passengers. The flight was headed to New York City’s World Pride event. It was named VS69, in commemoration of the 1969 Stonewall...

A hair salon received a threatening note not about its rainbow flag. Issam Bajalia owns Salon U in Homewood, a suburb of Birmingham, Alabama. He said that he had just returned home from World Pride in New York City when he found a note taped to his business telling him to remove his rainbow flag “before it is too late.” Facebook/Ryan Taylor THIS IS NOT SAN FRANCISCO OR DOWNTOWN BIRMINGHAM THIS IS HOMEWOOD WHICH IS A RELIGIOUS AND FAMILY CITY WE SUGGEST THAT...

A chance meeting during World Pride last week became a life-changing moment for Army Specialist Brion Houston when he came out on live television. The Vermont resident stopped by to chat with ABC News during the historic celebration and gave the network an unexpected exclusive as he referred to the event as “My first WorldPride and first Pride ever.” The interviewer then asked if he was out in the military. Houtson’s response: “I’m not yet, but now I am, so congrats.” He...

Every year, over two million people show up for Pride week in Madrid, Spain. The annual event is held in the center of the city at Chueca Square. Popularly known as MADO, the event celebrates the progress that Spain has made in the last century regarding queer rights. In the last 50 years, Spain has adapted its legal system to better support and accept the queer community. Same-gender sexual activity was decriminalized in 1979, and same-sex marriage has been legal since...

Fans awaiting the fall premiere of Showtime’s The L Word reboot, The L Word: Generation Q, might want to get their hands on what’ll likely become a semi-collector’s item: The L Word-themed Metrocards for New York City’s subway system. NYC has rolled out the brightly-colored cards just in time for this weekend’s historic World Pride celebration. But there are only 50,000 cards and they’re only available at 10 select subway stations — so super fans better hustle to get their...

On June 30 New York City will light up the iconic Empire State Building in rainbow colors in recognition of World Pride. Additionally, 11 other city buildings will similarly be lit up to show solidarity with the world LGBTQ community. As you may know, New York is hosting World Pride this year and also commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising. They’re expecting over four million international visitors, numerous Pride-related films, panels, parties, community events and a June 26...

50 years after the Stonewall Riots and we’re still fighting for equality. A lot has changed in the past 50 years. I was a gay kid growing up in South Dakota who said the words, “I’m gay” for the first time while riding my dad’s John Deer so no one would hear me. 13-year-old-me back in 1996 couldn’t dream of a world where our lives and our love would be part of the American conversation. It’s hard to be what you...

To honor World Pride, New York City is renaming the iconic Gay Street in Greenwich Village to be more inclusive. But if you think ever-expanding list of letters to describe the LGBTQ community is getting too long, wait until you see the street sign. For two weeks, Gay Street will be called “Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Trans, Queer, Intersex, Asexual, Nonbinary, Pansexual, Two Spirit, + Street.” And, of course, the tongue-tangling name requires a new sign – maybe the most awesomely...

"I am blessed to have enough work and to continue doing what I love," said Cindel, who was born and raised in Puerto Rico. "Every year just gets better and I am proud of everything I have accomplished thus far."He also is spinning at Pride events this month in Boston and Atlanta, and July brings him to Fire Island and Colombia, and then he's off to Greece in August, Ireland in September."I feel so lucky to every year be included...

Pride is one of life’s great experiences, but traveling to and from the celebrations isn’t always. Criss-crossing America for pride events during June and all summer long doesn’t have to be a costly, cramped nightmare. Instead, ride to and from parades in the comfort with Amtrak. Not only is it a welcoming environment, but trains connect most major U.S. cities. Book early and save 20 percent — perfect for visiting the 2019 World Pride event in New York City or events anywhere...

 NYPD has apologized. New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson has called on the New York Police Department to apologize for the 1969 raid on the Stonewall Inn that sparked the Stonewall Riots. This year is the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, one of the most important events in the early LGBTQ movement. The riots started after police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar, early on June 28, 1969. During a radio interview, Johnson said that the NYPD should apologize...

Bud Light has launched a new limited series of rainbow colored bottles to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. The aluminum bottles will be sold nationwide. The company will donate $1 to GLAAD for every case of beer sold. “Bud Light has been a supporter of the LGBTI community since the 80s and we are excited to continue our long-standing partnership with GLAAD by collaborating with them on this new commemorative bottle that celebrates the LGBTI community and everything...

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