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.

The gay chorus's "Make Them Hear You" might make you cry.

June 22 2017 2:31 PM

We're living in scary, divisive times. But we have much to be proud of, writes Roberta Sklar.

June 21 2017 6:01 AM

Russian immigrant Eugene Maysky experiences his first Pride Festival in Los Angeles.

June 21 2017 5:09 AM

Turkey is one of the 20 Muslim countries where homosexuality is technically legal. However, in 2016, officials banned the Pride Parade, and 11 LGBT activists were arrested. A year later, these activists were finally acquitted. 

June 20 2017 6:03 PM