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During Pride month, companies are so hungry for pink dollars that they’ll slap rainbows on all sorts of products: sneakers, potato chips and even bottles of mouthwash. But what happens to unsold rainbow-colored merchandise when Pride month ends? Vox.com looked into this question and concluded, “Pride gear doesn’t behave quite like Halloween candy.” That is, it doesn’t all get heavily discounted the day after Pride ends.  Some retailers do discount these items, but others, like Nike, continue selling them online...

Though we could (and should) be proud of our sexualities and gender identities year-round, another pride month has come and gone. And all over the Internet, companies and brands are replacing their rainbow-hued logos with their usual, less flamboyant emblems. Should we be irritated that companies only show off LGBTQ pride for 30 days of the year? On Reddit user doesn’t think so. “Please stop complaining about companies taking down their pride logos after June 30,” that user wrote. “It’s so...

Two gay married owners of the Fine Fellows Creamery ice cream shop in Cape May, New Jersey, say that they’ve been subject to vandalism and homophobic comments after displaying rainbow flags and stickers during Pride Month. Dustin Piccolo and his husband David Kinsey say that the large and smaller rainbow flags they put up this year were torn down and stolen, as was a small rainbow flag sticker on their shop’s front door. Piccolo told 6abc.com: This year we celebrated pride month...

A country star covered Cher’s “Believe” because Google told him it’s the gayest song ever. Jake Owen posted a clip to Instagram of his country version of “Believe,” something he put together for Pride Month. He wrote that some of the people closest to him are LGBTQ and “I’m inspired by people loving people no matter who you are.” “I BELIEVE the world needs more love. No matter where it comes from.” But why cover Cher’s “Believe”? Owen wrote that he googled the...

A church is planning out planting “hundreds” of Pride flags after their flags fell victim to vandalism. The Wicker Park Lutheran Church in Chicago flies a rainbow flag and a transgender flag year-round outside its doors. Over a week ago, someone tore down the flags. The church put them back up, but then over the weekend they were vandalized. At 3 am this past Sunday, someone was caught on video spray-painting in black on the flags. The vandal painted a giant “X”...

In an interview with LGBTQ Nation, Senator Sherrod Brown says he’s disappointed but not surprised by another year of silence from the White House during Pride season. While President Trump sent out a widely panned tweet to “celebrate” Pride month, it came on the heels of even more targeted attacks on the LGBTQ community. “You start with the fact the president of the United States is a bigot. Period,” the Ohio Democrat said. Brown is a longtime supporter of LGBTQ...

The rainbow flag is a symbol of the LGBTQ social movement and is widely displayed during Pride month.The flag flying over the Capitol in Springfield was donated by The Phoenix Center, an LGBTQ community center in Central Illinois.  According to the Illinois Secretary of State's office, this is the first time ever Illinois has flown the rainbow flag over its Capitol.On June 7, Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers, a Democrat, issued a similar order, which riled conservatives.  source

Videos appeared online showing bikers defacing rainbow crosswalks in Albuquerque that were painted for Pride Month. The bikers burned rubber and left skid marks on the crosswalk. One of the bikers even popped a tire while vandalizing the crosswalk. The city paid $30,000 to install the crosswalks this year, three times the cost of plain white crosswalks.   Related: Rainbow crosswalk vandalized with swastikas in gay village “I can’t believe we can’t have anything nice,” resident Melvin Hanson told NBC4. “To the vandals, I hope...

A new heartwarming video from PFLAG and Verizon that shows straight people reconciling with LGBTQ family members was released during the Tony Awards. And it brought viewers to tears. The video, entitled “Love Calls Back,” tells the story of four LGBTQ people who came out to their family and were rejected. Now the straight people recognize that they went wrong and they’re calling their loved ones to tell them they love them. One of the stories if of a trans man...

A D.C. news anchor, Meagan Fitzgerald, 33, announced that she is getting married to her girlfriend, Kelly Heath, 30. “It’s not always easy being gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender,” Fitzgerald said before announcing her engagement this past Sunday on News4. “There’s the coming out process, finding out who you are, being comfortable in your own skin and your own truth.” “I know this because I’ve been through that journey.” She then said that she was “excited” to say that her fiancee Kelly...

A picture of a bisexual man has gone viral on Twitter because of his awesome rainbow turban. Over the weekend, Jiwandeep Kohli posted a picture of a rainbow turban he made for Pride Month. “I’m proud to be a bisexual bearded baking brain scientist,” wrote Kohli, who is a grad student in clinical psychology. “I feel fortunate to be able to express all these aspects of my identity, and will continue to work toward ensuring the same freedom for others.” I’m proud to...

Equality Illinois' third annual Pride Month kickoff brunch on Sunday.Chicago's first openly-gay mayor said the city has made progress with the LGBTQ community, but there's more work to be done."We still have way too many youth who are homeless who have been kicked out of their homes because they're choosing to live their authentic life," she said.Lightfoot also noted other issues within the community, including healthcare and the fight for transgender rights."This is an undeniably proud moment for the...

In honor of Pride Month, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams announced Monday the release of an ice cream flavor, online collection, and t-shirt partnership with one of our favorite queens from RuPaul’s Drag Race season 11… breakout star Nina West. In continued and long-standing support of the LGBTQ community, Jeni’s is donating 100% of profits from each item during the month of June to The Nina West Foundation, which supports LGBTQ causes. “We recognize...

Organizers confirmed to GoPride.com on June 3 that the event will return in 2020 – and they already have $15,000 banked for next year.Buffalo Grove Deputy Village Manager Jenny Maltas has cleared the date June 7, 2020, for the second-annual Buffalo Grove Pride Parade, said Carolyn Pinta, whose 13-year-old daughter, Molly, spearheaded Buffalo Grove Pride.Plus, Buffalo Grove organizers confirmed with organizers in Aurora that their 2020 dates will not clash.Carolyn Pinta said the parade was the "most amazing, magical, positive,...

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