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.

Amid criticism for a controversy involving Jewish Pride flags, the collective is now requesting community support to "rest, re-energize, and be in a space of pure love."

June 30 2017 8:29 PM

Participants braved the cobblestone streets of Calle Pelayo for WorldPride's High Heel Race​.

June 30 2017 7:24 PM

London Pride is apologizing for a poster campaign that proclaimed "Being homophobic is sooo gay." Still, it might have hit a larger point.

June 30 2017 2:59 PM

Just some highlights from the gayest Pride party ever.

June 30 2017 2:15 PM

When we look back at 2017, let's be proud of how we responded and resisted, writes Rea Carey of the National LGBT Task Force.

June 30 2017 5:06 AM