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.

LGBT community members and activists joined together on Sunday for the Resist March at the 2017 Los Angeles Pride Festival.

June 12 2017 1:06 PM

And to other forces standing in the way of equality for all, participants in today's marches made clear.

June 11 2017 7:52 PM Updated