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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.

National Park Service reverses Pride ban for employees in uniform after backlash from LGBTQ+ community

Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland reversed an earlier policy forbidding employees from participating in uniform, which caused uproar.

Mike Johnson supported right-wing Target boycott over LGBTQ+ merchandise

The far-right lawmaker was outraged about the ‘woke’ ideology of inclusivity during Pride Month last year.

Harrison Butker’s ‘inaccurate, ill-informed and woefully out of step' sexist speech is fact-checked by GLAAD

LGBTQ+ media advocacy group GLAAD issued a fact-check calling out some of the false and misleading things the ultra-conservative Kansas City Chiefs player said during a graduation ceremony.

Kansas City Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker goes on transphobic, sexist rant during graduation speech

The kicker spoke at Benedictine College and told women to stay in their place while calling LGBTQ+ people ‘deadly sins.’

LGBTQ+ Pride Month events could be targets of foreign terrorists, security officials warn

Federal law enforcement officials say that organizations like ISIS may be considering attacks on June’s Pride events.

Target scales back on LGBTQ+ Pride Month merch after right-wing outrage damages sales

The retailer, which has almost 2,000 locations across the United States, will only stock Pride products in about half of their stores.

Gay travelers are standing up for equality by attending Pensacola Pride's 30th anniversary

Florida's elected officials won't keep these partygoers from saying gay.

The 'largest bi+ event in the world' is happening this year. Here's when and where

The event will fittingly occur in a location special to Queen singer and bisexual icon Freddie Mercury.

Smithsonian responds after report of ending long-held drag shows following Republican angst (exclusive)

Reports found drag shows disappeared from the Smithsonian's calendar after institution leader Lonnie Bunch told House Republicans he'd "look into" them. Here's what really happened.

Lisa Rinna says same-sex marriage is under attack and Americans will 'lose democracy' if Trump wins

The actress and former RHOBH star is sharing her political concerns as a grand marshal for Miami Beach Pride.

Jynneos mpox vaccine now commercially available ahead of Pride Month

It’s now possible to get the previously scarce and complicated-to-access vaccine at one’s local pharmacy.

Cyndi Lauper named Lifetime Ally Icon for WeHo Pride

The performer and activist is the first to receive that honor.

White House calls Republican spending bill’s ban on the Pride flag ‘inappropriate’

After backlash over a spending bill provision banning Pride flags at U.S. embassies, the Biden-Harris administration is emphasizing its dedication to LGBTQ+ advocacy and outlining efforts to mitigate the impact of the law.

Biden sacrifices LGBTQ+ Pride flags at U.S. embassies to pass 'critical' spending bill (exclusive)

The Biden administration has agreed to ban LGBTQ+ Pride flags from flying at U.S. embassies in order to fund numerous health initiatives, including the AIDS relief plan.

After years of exclusion, Staten Island will host LGBTQ-friendly St. Patrick's Day parade

The New York City government is responding to years of LGBTQ+ exclusion by hosting a new, second parade, which will welcome queer groups in Staten Island for the first time.

D.C.'s popular Little Gay Pub gets new 'GREAT Love' mural thanks to British Embassy

In collaboration with the British Embassy, the vibrant mural is a beacon of LGBTQ+ pride and community spirit at the trendy spot.

Tennessee city ordered to give $500k to LGBTQ+ groups over ordinance that blocked Pride events over drag

The repeal of Murfreesboro's "public indecency" ordinance came in the settlement of a lawsuit brought by the Tennessee Equality Project and other groups.

Soldiers from prestigious U.S. Army unit charged with stealing Pride flags in Virginia

A community rallies behind an LGBTQ+ couple in south Arlington, transforming the neighborhood into a beacon of solidarity and support, after soldiers allegedly stole their Pride flags.

Flying the Pride flag is a gateway to ISIS, a Connecticut official claims as town passes ban

Almost immediately after coming under Republican control, a Connecticut town council has voted to ban the LGBTQ+ Pride flag at its town hall.

Christianity Is Complex to LGBTQ+ People–But These Facts Are Certain

Depending on who you ask, Christianity is complicated in the LGBTQ+ community. Some groups have noticeably benefited from their religion, whereas others have been hurt.