Pride

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 inclusion of the flag was seen by many as an insult to Black Lives Matter, racial minorities, and a community still reeling from Michael Brown's killing in nearby Ferguson, Mo.

June 27 2017 7:03 PM

Firefighter Brooke Guinan was celebrated at this weekend's Pride parade.

June 26 2017 8:17 PM

About 5,000 people marched in the Metro Manila Pride to expand LGBT rights in the Philippines, currently being led by a Trump-like figure, Rodrigo Duterte.

June 26 2017 8:09 PM

Activists in Istanbul planned to hold the Pride march this weekend, but police fired rubber bullets and tear gas, and detained several people.

June 26 2017 7:53 PM

The venue's owner discovered that the event was not a Pride celebration but rather a release of Dangerous, the alt-right provocateur's self-published book.

June 26 2017 6:57 PM
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