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A Washington D.C. resident posted disturbing surveillance video of an unidentified man defacing the Pride Flag outside his home while screaming homophobic slurs. The resident, identified on Twitter as @MJasonRhodes, shared a 30-second video of a man yelling “f*ggot motherf*cker” and “drag queen motherf*ckers” among other antigay slurs while tearing down the flag on July 2. In the video, the man violently rips the flag pole off the exterior wall of the home, smashes it against a fence, and leaves it...

Crawling out from under his usual rock, Vice President Mike Pence has stepped forward to defend a ban on flying the Pride Flag at US Embassies. “It’s the right decision,” Pence told NBC. “As the president said on the night we were elected, we’re proud to be able to serve every American. We both feel that way very passionately, but when it comes to the American flagpole, and American embassies, and capitals around the world, one American flag flies.” The move...

Noted holy roller, evangelist Franklin Graham, posted a bizarre thank you to Donald Trump via Facebook for not flying the Pride flag at US embassies. The reason: Graham claims the flag offends Christians. “I want to thank President Donald J. Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for making the decision not to fly the gay flag over our embassies during June in recognition of gay pride month,” Graham said in his post. “That is the right decision. The only flag...

The city council of Dublin, California — a small city east of San Francisco with about 61,000 people — voted against flying a rainbow flag during Pride Month after numerous people spoke out against it. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that Shawn Kumagai, the first out gay Dublin City Councilman, initiated the request and when the council first considered it, they unanimously supported the idea…. … then the public debate started. Two people said they didn’t want to raise a rainbow flag because...

The San Jose city council vows to fly LGBTQ Pride flags near the eatery. Rainbow flags may fly at a new Chick-fil-A scheduled to open next month at a California airport. San Jose LGBTQ community leaders and other concerned residents attended a city council meeting this week to protest the Chick-fil-A location under construction at Mineta San Jose International Airport, citing the fast food chain’s continued donations to anti-LGBTQ organizations. Last year the council approved and announced a new contract with Host...
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A gay couple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, have been ordered to remove their Pride flag from the outside of their apartment home or be evicted. Kevin Kollman and Merle Malterer told their local NBC News affiliate they received a note from their landlord at the Country Oaks Apartments on Wednesday informing them flying their Pride flag outside their home was a breach of their lease. They were given five days to remove the flag. “It’s a symbol of America, it’s a symbol...
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Yesterday we told you about the Canadian village of Chipman which pissed people off by flying a “straight pride” flag. The village council took down the flag after a day of citizen complaints, but now CTV News has reported that Glenn Bishop, the man who originally asked the Chipman council to fly the flag, is considering legal action for his flag being removed. According to CBC.ca, Bishop approached Chipman Mayor Carson Atkinson two months ago to request permission for the...
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The statistics show that LGBTQ people are more susceptible to mental health issues than heterosexual people due to a number of factors, including oppression, discrimination and inequality. Today marks World Suicide Prevention Day and Gay Times has teamed up with Years & Years frontman Olly Alexander for a new campaign to encourage LGBTQ youth to discuss issues surrounding their mental health more openly. In a call to action, Olly Alexander holds The Flag We Shouldn’t Be Proud Of – a reworked...
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He has since been approved, after LGBTQ rights group Queer Base advocated on his behalf A gay Iranian man seeking asylum in Austria was denied because he couldn’t identify the meaning of all the Pride flag’s colored stripes. Navid escaped persecution in Iran, where he feared for his life because of his sexuality, and settled in Vienna. But in June his application was denied by the Federal Office for Aliens and Asylum because he was unable to identify what each color...
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Exclusive: This LGBTI activist was interrogated in Russia for nearly a day without a lawyer, his belongings or a phone A gay man who helped to hide the Pride flag in plain sight in Russia was detained for 16 hours. Colombian Mateo Fernandez, who works in advertising in Paris, flew to Moscow on 29 June. He met up with the five other activists. And from there, they took pictures traveling around the Russian city wearing football shirts from their native countries. The...
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LGBTQ people have faced attacks and arrests at the games, but this stands as a shining moment England soccer fan, and organizer with Three Lions Pride, Di Cunningham traveled to Russia to cheer on the national team and fly a Pride version of the Three Lions flag. Despite legitimate cause for concern, she displayed it proudly from the stands, while watching her team come out victorious in their World Cup opener against Tunisia, with a score of 2-1. The situation for...
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Harry Styles has once again shown his support for the LGBTQ community. During his Philadelphia concert on Friday night, the former One Direction star delighted fans when he held up a rainbow Pride flag that read “Make America Gay Again”. The singer/songwriter has always been a visible ally to the LGBT+ community, sporting both Pride and trans flags during his performances. Back in April, Harry went viral after he managed to turn his 12,000-strong audience at London’s O2 Arena in a huge,...
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A Virginia grandmother went viral after her granddaughter shared the image of a loving gesture. This past weekend, a woman named Lexie tweeted out a picture of her grandmother ironing her bisexual pride flag before she headed out to Washington, D.C.’s Pride. In the tweet, which now has 34,300 comments, 239,000 likes, and 33,000 retweets, she wrote: “I got up this morning to get ready for #DCPride. My grandma walked into my room, looked at my bi flag, and said, ‘Oh, this...
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When Gilbert Baker created the iconic Rainbow Flag 40 years ago, he expressed that the design should evolve over time to promote inclusivity and symbolize progress. In June 2017, Philadelphia unveiled a new design with black and brown stripes added, and public response wasn’t favorable. Many found the design redundant, uninspired… and not aesthetically pleasing. Now an artist named Daniel Quasar has started a $14,000 Kickstarter to promote a new design. It’s undeniably more creative than the poorly-received Philly take, incorporating...

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