Pride

The gay pride parade is one of the biggest events of the year for the LGBT calendar. Founded in 1970 for the one-year anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, gay pride parades are a symbol of LGBT people’s unwillingness to remain in the closet any longer. And they aren’t all jockstraps and drag queens either—for their entire history, gay pride parades have always been a site of civic engagement, with a marked uptick in corporate participation in recent years. The Advocate has the best coverage of events the world over.

"This opens the doors for other transgender athletes," says the Chicago-born triathlete and advocate. 

June 06 2016 4:39 PM

"We've grown stronger as a military, and as a nation," says Fanning, "as we've worked to be more inclusive, and open up opportuntities to those who previously didn't have them."

June 03 2016 11:41 AM
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