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.

On The Advocate's 50th Anniversary Gala red carpet, Noah's Arc actor Darryl Stephens spoke about his thoughts on the new Pride flag.

June 16 2017 3:03 PM

Here's a snippet of how the Bostonians celebrated their queer community.  

June 15 2017 5:27 PM

The brown and black stripes on Philadelphia's Pride flag are not an attack on anyone, writes Amanda Kerri.

June 15 2017 2:30 PM Updated