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.

Some were inspired by the U.K.'s royal wedding the same day, while others addressed serious issues.

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The founder of the first black gay disco in Los Angeles — which stayed open 42 years and led to a nonprofit clinic for people with HIV and more — is the kind of hero we need more of.

May 22 2018 3:59 AM

We recognize amazing LGBT leaders from across the country.

May 22 2018 3:55 AM

Islam and queer are not mutually exclusive.

May 18 2018 7:04 AM

Think about how you can help others this season — marching, canvassing, donating — and then do it.

May 14 2018 4:40 AM

The National Center for Lesbian Rights is helping queer people from tiny communities have fun, connect, and improve their lives.

May 02 2018 4:41 AM