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Celebration Church — a queerphobic church in Austin, Texas — regularly rents out the school district’s Performing Arts Center for its weekly services. So far, the district has earned $182,000 from the church’s weekly rental. But after protest by students and the local LGBTQ community, the district announced that it will donate $10,000 from the church’s rental funds to the district’s “participation in the annual Austin Pride Parade and other LGBT districtwide activities,” according to the Austin American Statesman. Here’s a...

The annual parade has traditionally featured one Honorary Grand Marshal, such as actor George Takei (2006), actress Alexandra Billings (2009), country singer Chely Wright (2010), former NFL player Wade Davis (2013), and professional boxer Orlando Cruz (2018), to name a few.For the first time, there will be an Honorary Grand Marshal, still to be announced, plus a Youth Grand Marshal, several Legacy Grand Marshals and an Organizational Grand Marshal.Molly Pinta, the 12-year-old middle school student who lobbied to have...
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Last year, the country backtracked on a plan to legalize same-sex marriage The Cuban government has cancelled its LGBTQ Pride event, the annual International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, which was to see participants taking to the streets in Havana on May 11, and the city of Camagüey on May 17. The government has framed the cancellation as merely an “adjustment” to the planned activities marking the occasion, the rest of which will still take place as scheduled, and include...
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LGBTI people and allies took to the colorful streets of Shibuya today Tokyo has celebrated equality for all with the annual Tokyo Rainbow Pride parade on 28 April. Thousands of members of the LGBTI community and allies took to the streets of Shibuya Ward, in the capital of Japan. https://www.instagram.com/p/BwzeoJwpxQB/?utm_source=ig_embed The first Tokyo Pride was in 1994 This year marks the 25th anniversary of the first LGBTI event in Tokyo. It was, in fact, 1994 when the first Pride took place. Japan has come a...
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Austin Pride may have finished up, but Instagram users are still talking about it thanks to a heartfelt post from a Texas church member. According to Pink News, Jen Hatmarker, a religious writer who has faced backlash for her support of LGBTQ people and her opposition to President Donald Trump, organized a free hug “giveaway.” This “giveaway” saw church goers attend the Pride parade and offered hugs to anyone who wanted them. She then created an Instagram post about the event,...
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The Caribbean countries of Trinidad and Tobago held their first ever Pride Parade. According to LoopTT, the parade was a high point in a month’s worth of events held by the Trinidad and Tobago Pride Arts Festival. More than a hundred people, decked out in a rainbow of colors, walked down Tragarete Road in Port of Spain and walked all the way to Rust Street, St, St Clair. “The visibility we share here, today, is going to shine a light on...
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Martin is 86-years-old, who spent much of his life in the closet. He spent most of his life as a photographer, admiring the male body, but never fully able to assert his sexuality and live life to the fullest as a gay man. It wasn’t until he was 85 that he realized the he needed to essentially ‘come out’ and fully express himself as a gay man. For much of his life he searched for a partner whom he...
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"They almost killed this guy, literally," said one witness who tried to stop the attack. Police are searching for four young men accused of assaulting a gay couple that was holding hands during Miami Beach’s Gay Pride parade. Security cameras captured the unnamed suspects, one wearing a Florida International University T-shirt, walking up to a bathroom on Ocean Drive and Sixth Street at about 7:30pm on Sunday evening. As Rene Chalarca and Dmitry Logunov walked out, they were immediately beset...
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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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Some 2,500 people attended Starkville, Mississippi's inaugural Pride celebration. Thousands marched through the streets of Starkville, Mississippi, on Saturday for the town’s first-ever LGBT Pride parade. Making the event all the more poignant is that it almost didn’t happen. https://instagram.com/p/BguY20dlaaH/?utm_source=ig_embed Despite widespread support, including from Mayor Lynn Spruill, the Starkville Board of Aldermen voted 4-3 last month to deny organizers a special permit to host the parade. The event posed no security or logistical problems, but council members gave no reason for...
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Last week the Starkville, Mississippi, board of aldermen voted to reject an application for the town’s first Pride parade, prompting an outcry among local residents and spurring on a lawsuit from the organizers. Even though large cities have been holding Pride in one form or another since 1969, the emergence of events in smaller communities over the past few decades has gone a long way to improve LGBT visibility across all corners of the country. To champion the efforts made by...
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The Australian couple who got engaged on live TV as the postal vote result was announced have revealed their wedding location – and it’s incredible. James Brechney proposed to his partner of two and a half years, Stuart Henshall, as people around them celebrated the public voting Yes by a margin of 62% to 38%. And now, he’s gone one better by confirming that the couple will be using the best possible place to tie the knot. James confirmed on Instagram that...
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When you go from a $1 MILLION surplus to a deficit of $500,000, there's a problem. What ever could the problem be for Toronto Pride to have this drastic swing over the past year? The organization’s annual report, which will be presented Wednesday evening at its annual general meeting, outlines a concerning decline in donations and corporate sponsorships year over year. Based on audited financial statements from July, Pride’s revenue from fundraising and donations dropped $678,450 from $758,015 in 2016 to...
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Ankara, the capital of Turkey, has banned any and all public LGBT events until further notice, citing public safety. The Governor's Office released a statement saying, Starting from Nov. 18, 2017, concerning our community’s public sensitivity, any events such as LGBT... cinema, theater, panels, interviews, exhibitions are banned until further notice in our province to provide peace and security,” the governor’s office said in a statement. The statement also said it may cause animosity among different Turkish groups "posing an open and...

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Ben Hardy, X-Men: Apocalypse star, goes full-frontal in the play “Judas Kiss.” These several revealing images of British actor leaked soon to the Internet. Hardy appeared naked...

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...