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I felt compelled to contribute my own Pride tweet though, so I dug back in the archives of my camera roll for an almost year-old photo and wrote up an alliterative expression of some of the aspects of my identity of which I am proud. I didn’t think much of it – after all, this wasn’t the first time I’d shared this exact photo on social media. For whatever reason, however, this tweet launched me into 15 minutes of...

An archbishop in Poland has warned of a "rainbow plague" amid ongoing tensions in the country over gay rights. Marek Jedraszewski, the archbishop of Krakow, made the comments during a homily to mark the 75th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising. "We also know that our land is thankfully no longer affected by the red plague (taken to be a reference to communism), which does not mean that there is no new one that wants to control our souls, our hearts...

Lil Nas’ Old Town Road just became the longest-running number one single on the Billboard Hot 100. The viral country rap anthem has now spent 17 consecutive weeks at the pole position, beating out Mariah Carey’s and Boys II Men’s collaboration One Sweet Day and Despacito by Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber. The song’s success has been boosted on the charts by numerous remixes, the most popular one being the Billy Ray Cyrus version, which became the country star’s...

WARSAW (Reuters) - Over 1,000 people gathered in Warsaw on Saturday in support of LGBT rights a week after the first pride march in the city of Bialystok was marred by violence. Poland’s ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party has made LGBT rights a campaign issue ahead of parliamentary elections expected in October, with many politicians arguing pride marches promote unnecessary public displays of sexuality. “The tension is growing and is tied to the politics of the ruling party,...

Representative Lynn Afendoulis has announced her intentions to introduce a bill that would mean only the American and the state flag can be flown outside governmental buildings in Michigan. Her bill is coming after the state’s governor, Gretchen Whitmer, flew the rainbow flag outside of the Romney Office Building for a day during Pride Month. Afendoulis said it was “inappropriate to promote social policy, even in the form of a flag, on state office buildings. “We shouldn’t be playing identity politics with...

South Korean students attending the Presbyterian University and Theological Seminary have won a court battle after the university suspended them for wearing rainbow clothes. The students were initially suspended last year, after they wore rainbow clothing to a university chapel on International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia. The students wore the clothes to show their support for the LGBTQ community. However, the university was worried it would be seen as endorsing homosexuality, so they suspended the students. In a court...

The Albert Kennedy Trust has commemorated its 30th anniversary with an event held at the Speaker’s House. During the event, attendees heard speeches from ambassadors for the charity, Robyn and Edmond, and another patron Simon Callow. Attendees were also treated to a rendition of Happy Birthday, played on the Speaker’s piano, by another patron of the charity, Dan Gillespie Sells. As part of their 30th anniversary, the Albert Kennedy Trust also worked on a small video with students and lecturers at...

A devout Christian mother walked her son down the aisle wearing a rainbow sash after a difficult time accepting his sexuality. Vanessa Hall is an author in Australia and she wrote about her son Lachlan on the website Love What Matters. His father died when he was eight-years-old, and the two are very close. He went to dance school and tried dating a girl for three years, but he eventually came out to his mother. She wrote that she had to know...

The city of Moncton, New Brunswick says it is waiting for the results of a national report looking into the safety of rainbow crosswalks. City spokesperson Isabelle LeBlanc says officials have ordered the study from the Transportation Association of Canada and must carefully review the results before they can allow any more pedestrian walkways to be painted purple, blue, green, yellow, orange, and red. This all comes after the city already began painting some of its crosswalks to show support for the LGBTQ community in 2017, but...
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Now your entire laundromat will know how gay you are. What does it mean to queer a space? To make something queer? Does just the mere presence of a queer person make a space non-straight? Contemplate these questions and more as you schlep your laundry to the laundromat in this rainbow-colored IKEA bag! IKEA announced that it is partnering with the Human Rights Campaign Foundation to celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride Month with a rainbow-colored, limited-edition KVANTING shopping bag. If you purchase the...
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*Adds to Pride Month playlist* Kylie Minogue is about to take a bite out of the Big Apple. The Princess of Pop is slated to release a new greatest hits compilation, Step Back In Time – The Definitive Collection, and in addition to some of her biggest songs like “Can’t Get You Out of My Head” and “All the Lovers,” the release features a new song, “New York City.” The Aussie pop diva debuted the track last year during an intimate set...
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15-year-old Nigel Shelby was laid to rest in a casket that was decorated with rainbows. Shelby, a high school student in Huntsville, Alabama, died by suicide last month after he was allegedly bullied for being gay. The community rallied to raise funds for his funeral, organizing a GoFundMe page and a Drag Brunch to raise over $15,000. People who attended the funeral wore rainbow clothing and clothes that denounced bullying, local media reported, and the casket had a picture of Shelby wearing...
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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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The Florida city of Wilton Manors has one of the highest LGBTI resident populations in the US Just in time for a 5K Pride run a couple of weekends ago, the Police Department in Wilton Manors, Florida, unveiled their new squad car. In a clear display of support for the local LGBTI community, it bears a huge rainbow design. The Broward County city is one of the most LGBTI-friendly places in the US. It has a sizeable LGBTI population. In fact,...

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