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.

Kiev Pride takes place from June 9-18. During the opening ceremony, anti-LGBT protesters scuffled with police and burned a rainbow flag. 

June 17 2017 4:14 PM

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