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.

Kamala Harris has become the only Democratic senator with a Pride flag outside her office in Washington.

June 09 2017 8:02 PM

The Los Angeles mayor gave an empowering speech at a Pride reception: "Who cares who’s in the White House? I care who’s in this house."

June 08 2017 7:29 PM

At L.A. fundraisers for GLSEN and the OnePulse Foundation, queer celebrities and survivors of the tragedy discuss why this year's Pride celebration is different.

June 08 2017 5:45 AM

By not issuing a Pride proclamation or hosting a reception, Trump proves he's determined to roll-back all the LGBT progress of the last administration.

June 08 2017 4:37 AM