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.

Watch the story of the couple who created this "rainbow lighthouse," and hear how it's different from LGBT monuments honoring darker times.

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Around 40,000 people participated in this month's Gay Days at Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif.

October 16 2017 5:03 AM

Organizers of a flag dedication ceremony near the Stonewall Inn denounce the Park Service's withdrawal, while the Park Service apologizes for sending mixed signals.

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On October 10, over 300 people marched through Pristina, the capital of Kosovo, waving rainbow flags and celebrating LGBT pride.

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