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The first gay pride parade took place in 1970 in New York on the one-year anniversary of the Stonewall riots, to commemorate the struggle of the first dissenters and to protest social and legislative discrimination against LGBT people. Since then, the gay pride parade has spread to the four corners of the globe, becoming the most extravagant, ostentatious, multihued event in the queer calendar, characterized by glitz, glamour, feathers, and gravity-defying heels. But no matter how wild the parades have become, the underlying message remains unchanged: We’re here, we’re queer, get used to it!

Lauper honors drag queens' role in the origins of Pride in a new YouTube series featuring top musicians and Drag Race faves.

June 26 2020 1:33 PM

It comes as the country votes to further institutional and systemic anti-LGBTQ+ practices.

June 26 2020 11:00 AM

LGBTQ+ service members are being remembered and cherished, but the honorable mention didn't sit well with some homophobes. 

June 24 2020 2:24 PM

The 44th president will be part of a star-studded virtual fundraising event benefiting groups that provide sorely needed services to the LGBTQ+ community.

June 23 2020 3:00 PM

Betty Who, Pussy Riot, Princess Nokia, Diplo, and more will all take part.

June 22 2020 10:07 AM

Young, queer activist Ava Mackin convinced local businesses to celebrate Pride with a cascade of Pride

June 18 2020 8:27 AM