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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.

40+ queer-affirming pics of Toronto's Pride Parade and Trans and Dyke Marches

Toronto's queer community came together for several days last week with a massive street festival and celebrations of identity.

70 photos of NYC Pride 2024 that show New Yorkers know how celebrate queer joy

Thousands took to the streets of Manhattan over the weekend to celebrate LGBTQ+ lives.

Breckenridge, Colorado’s 10-Mile Pride is an unexpected haven of queer joy

The small mountain town’s recent Pride celebration was full of warm welcomes, fun surprises, and beautiful surroundings.

Joe Biden at Stonewall's 55th anniversary: The LGBTQ+ community ‘set an example for the world’

The president and first lady spoke at the birthplace of the modern LGBTQ+ rights movement a day after the first presidential debate.

Gay influencer Chris Stanley’s new doc explores West Virginia Pride parade ‘so small, it’s almost a secret’

The content creator popularly known as stanchris made a film about a Pride parade in small-town West Virginia.

Colorado Republican who called LGBTQ+ people 'godless groomers' loses his primary​

Dave Williams, chair of the Colorado GOP, lost his primary after a campaign email and tweet calling to "burn all Pride flags."

Jill and Ashley Biden welcome hundreds to rainbow-themed White House Pride Month party

First Lady Dr. Jill Biden hosted a colorful celebration of joy for the LGBTQ+ community on the South Lawn.

Jim Obergefell reflects on 9th anniversary of Supreme Court marriage equality ruling

The legendary civil rights activist will attend a White House Pride celebration on the day of the anniversary.

California Moms for Liberty chair’s shocking attack on drag queens goes viral

Beth Bourne made a huge scene that was caught on video when she accosted several drag artists at a resort in Hawaii. One of the drag queens spoke to The Advocate about what happened.

Gay lawmaker Robert Garcia released his annual Pride Month playlist full of bops

The gay California Democrat curated some hits that will last all summer — which has also just gotten a lot gayer.

Katy O'Brian realized her sexuality thanks to seafood: ‘More into this shellfish than I am into this guy'

The out Star Wars and Marvel actor recently opened up about a date she went on where she found her mussels more appealing than the man she was with.

Conservative host dragged for attacking Pride Month in cringeworthy wedding proposal post

The right-wing personality doubled and tripled down before shutting off the ability for people to post comments on his post.

The Advocates 2024: Dallas Pride's Sherrell Cross

The first Black woman to head the Texas LGBTQ+ organization is letting other marginalized folks know that they "also have a seat at this table.”

Here are 15 books you should read this Pride Month

From books about trans identity to queer history, here are some of the best books to help understand and revel in LGBTQ+ identity and its intersections. What books would you recommend?

Democrats commemorate LGBTQ+ rights movement with Stonewall Day resolutions (exclusive)

The resolutions recognize the legacy of the Stonewall Uprising, which ignited the push for equal rights for queer folks.


Karine Jean-Pierre calls out Republican attacks on transgender Americans during Pride Month

The White House Press Secretary touted the Biden-Harris administration’s support for LGBTQ+ people as GOP-led states attack the community.

Thailand will be the first Southeast Asian country with marriage equality

The bill grants LGBTQ+ couples the same legal rights and recognition as heterosexual couples, including inheritance, adoption, and health care decision-making.

Police rule out terrorism in chemical agent release at Baltimore Pride Festival

On Saturday, revelers panicked after many couldn’t breathe and began to experience burning eyes after two groups got into a fight.