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The capital city of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo, has hosted its first-ever LGBTI pride parade, with over 2,000 people marching against homophobia and hate crimes directed at the community.  The parade which was held on Sunday took place in the shadow of growing far-right aggression and views in the Baltic state. Leading the parade with

How do you know when your “ex-gay” program is a full-fledged cult? Activist Robert Oscar Lopez answers this question by offering a grueling list of hoops he jumps through during LGBTQ Pride month, lest he find himself gyrating on top of a rainbow tasseled Pride float. At first glance, his screed appears to be a hilarious parody, a bizarre 10-step program that reads like a cult manual. What Lopez unintentionally proves is that there is no such creature as an...

With WorldPride happening in New York City this year for the 50th anniversary of Stonewall, there are a gazillion events to spend your time and money at. Obviously, both of those are limited, so we’ve rounded up some of the best picks for you to commit to. You’re not going to be able to be everywhere at once, but if you stake your claim at some of these places, we’re sure you’re going to be happy you took our...

Happy LGBTQ Pride Month! We’re only one week in, and news has spread that the good people of Boston, Massachusetts are putting together their own Straight Pride Parade. Yes, you read right. Straight people feel that they need an opportunity to side step on floats in their finest L.L. Bean, with Tom Petty and Foo Fighters blasting in the background. But also, isn’t Bonaroo already this?  The event’s coordinator, Mark Sahady, took to...
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Video of a man shouting homophobic abuse at a lesbian couple on the street in Portland, Oregon has been making the rounds on social media. It all started when Trudy Dragoon and her wife, Wendy, found a lost dog and went door-to-door looking for its owner. How exactly things escalated is unclear, but what happened next is truly horrific. “You look like a f*cking man, let’s go,” the unidentified man says in the video, raising his fists as if preparing to...
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The small landlocked African country of eSwatini had its first gay pride march. Yesterday, around 500 people turned up to march in Mbabane, the country’s largest city, while wearing rainbow colors or shirts that said, “God is Love.” “We are thrilled to see this happening today,” said Lisa Peterson, U.S. Ambassador to eSwatini, to the South China Morning Post. “Just to refer you to the words spoken by Martin Luther King Jnr that ‘injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere’. Some...
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CBC’s Jessi Cruickhank sat down with a panel of youngsters to talk about gay pride, coming out of the closet, gay marriage, and gay celebrities like Ellen DeGeneres, Neil Patrick Harris, Anderson Cooper, Ricky Martin, and more.
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In April, a gay couple got beaten for holding hands outside a public restroom after Miami Beach Gay Pride by four young men shouting anti-gay slurs. Now one of the attacker’s father is saying that his son couldn’t have committed commit a hate crime because he grew up with gay dads. Juan Lopez said that he raised his son, Juan Carlos Lopez, with his partner of 15 years. “I’m sure 100 percent” that his son and his friends wouldn’t attack anyone...
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A woman in Buffalo, New York, was arrested early Sunday morning after threatening violence at the Buffalo Pride Festival held Sunday. The Buffalo Police Department told local news affiliate WIVB they received tips regarding Facebook messages posted by 40-year-old Rosalyn Colligan, who threatened to stab, shoot, and rape pride festival attendees. One person was targeted by name in the posts. The police responded quickly to the threats and underscored how “see something, say something” can stop violence beforehand. “When members of the public...
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Israel’s Kfar Saba just had its first ever Gay Pride Parade. While Israel is no stranger to Gay Pride Parades and events, with eight cities including Tel Aviv holding annual events, Kfar Saba is new to the idea. That said, Kfar Saba has now joined the ranks of those other cities and held its first parade. Over 2,000 citizens and guests got together to take part in the inaugural pride event earlier today. Those who actively participated in the march walked...
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The famous All Blacks team wants to show its support for the LGBTI community New Zealand’s world famous rugby union team, the All Blacks, shown a massive gesture of support to the LGBTI community. After Australian player, Israel Folau’s comments saying ‘God’s plan’ for people was ‘HELL’, the All Blacks has shown its solidarity with the rainbow community. Firstly the team released a heartwarming video supporting diversity and inclusion in the sport. Using the hashtag #diversityistrength. Standing alongside the women’s rugby team, the...

Young readers will be able to learn the empowering true story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag with a picture book written by award-winning author, Rob Sanders. As we all know, Milk became the first openly gay elected official in America back in 1977, and was then shot and killed by ex-Supervisor Dan White in City Hall. Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag, recounts inspiring events from the life of the activist, as well as his...
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EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: The Miami Beach Gay Pride main stage host yelled 'someone feel his butt for me' as the crowd carried him Olympian Gus Kenworthy just crowd surfed at Miami Beach Pride – and the crowd went wild for him. Falling backward in a leap of faith, the baying LGBTI community below caught him. Just moments before jumping into the crowd, they were shouting for him to take his top off. The stage hosts Julie Goldman and Brandy Howard sent mixed messages to...
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The Vice President said 'he’s heartened to see young people from his hometown getting involved in the political process' in a statement Vice President Mike Pence has said through a spokesperson that he is ‘delighted’ at the prospect of his home city’s first ever pride parade. Indiana, of which Pence was Governor before Trump’s administration, is only now holding its first LGBTI focused event. As USA Today reports, Erin Bailey from Columbus began planning the city’s inaugural LGBTI parade as a school...

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The one thing most critics of new gay movie Beach Rats commented upon this summer was the explicit sex scenes. The film – directed by...

OMG. American actor and model Max Emerson hasn’t been shy about showing off his assets on social media. The 29-year-old previously went skinny dipping and stripped...