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.

The new vote in Starkville, Miss., came after the group organizing the parade filed a federal lawsuit.

March 06 2018 8:58 PM

The denial is textbook anti-LGBT discrimination, say Starkville Pride organizers, represented by prominent attorney Roberta Kaplan.

February 26 2018 7:05 PM

The aldermen denied a permit for the parade and offered no explanation why.

February 21 2018 2:33 PM

Celebrate Black History Month and relive Pride Week with Patrik-Ian Polk's 2012 film The Skinny.

February 16 2018 6:32 AM

More than 10,000 people showed up to this year's Pride Parade in Hong Kong. 

November 28 2017 2:18 PM