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.

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July 11 2017 5:38 AM

Now in its 42nd year, Utah continues to elevate Pride to new heights. 

July 10 2017 5:01 PM

A California firefighter sparked controversy for insulting a store's rainbow colors.

July 08 2017 8:37 PM

Trans and gender-nonconforming people of color and their allies came together for New York City's Trans Day of Action in June.

July 06 2017 7:56 PM