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.

Lesbians explain what the word "dyke" means to them while celebrating Pride on Saturday at Dyke Day L.A.

June 14 2017 5:47 AM

Protesters say the D.C. parade has catered to corporations and police while ignoring the concerns of marginalized people.

June 13 2017 10:52 AM Updated