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Gay Pride 2013

Is Gay Pride Becoming Too Corporate?

AP | DAVID CRARY | Posted 11.16.2013 | Gay Voices

Initiated as small, defiant, sexually daring protests, gay pride parades have become mainstream spectacles patronized by corporate sponsors and straig...

Why Pride Matters

Adam Groffman | Posted 10.21.2013 | Gay Voices
Adam Groffman

I know from my own personal experience, seeing prominent and influential "out" gays and lesbians helped me overcome my own fears.

Embattled Gay Pride Celebration Marches On Despite Protests

AP | VYTAUTAS VALENTINAVICIUS | Posted 07.27.2013 | Gay Voices

VILNIUS, Lithuania -- A group of protesters tried to disrupt Lithuania's second gay pride parade ever on Saturday, defying an enormous police presence...

Taking Pride in Bradley Manning (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Elias Holtz | Posted 09.02.2013 | Gay Voices
Elias Holtz

The reaction from the crowd was incredible. They cheered and whistled when faux-Bradley was freed to salute them and dance to his liberation. Then, when the soldiers rearrested Bradley and put him back in his cell, they booed. They were pissed. They wanted Bradley to be free.

My Gay Pride

Alexis Bittar | Posted 09.01.2013 | Gay Voices
Alexis Bittar

This weekend was a very different Gay Pride Day. You could feel a sense of acceptance that had never occurred... ever. There was a real sense of pride, not coming from a place of anger, where you need to shout that you need to be seen because society wanted you to be closeted for hundreds of years.

LOOK: Latin America Celebrates LGBT Pride

Posted 07.01.2013 | Latino Voices

To end the LGBT Pride Month festivities, several Latin American countries held parades over the weekend. With an enormous display of colorful outfi...

PHOTOS: Gay Pride In NYC!

AP | VERENA DOBNIK | Posted 08.30.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- Only days after the Supreme Court used her lawsuit to grant same-sex couples federal marriage benefits, Edith Windsor helped lead New York...

Jaweed Kaleem

WATCH: Transgender Clergy Speak Out | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 06.30.2013 | Religion

Nearly four years ago, the Rev. David Weekley, a United Methodist minister, shared a secret that surprised many in his Portland, Ore., congregation: H...

LOOK: France Celebrates First Pride Since Legalizing Gay Marriage

Agence France Presse | | Posted 08.29.2013 | World

Tens of thousands of people thronged the streets of Paris to mark the city's Gay Pride on Saturday, exactly one month to the day since France celebrat...

Religiously Queer

Donna Minkowitz | Posted 06.29.2013 | Gay Voices
Donna Minkowitz

As we celebrate Pride Month and the anniversary of the Stonewall uprising by LGBT bar patrons fighting back against the police, who were trying violently to arrest them, I wonder why more liberals and progressives don't seek to learn about a fascinating ancient theology called Gnosticism.

Revolution vs. Reform: Moving Beyond the Assimilationist '4 Ms' of the LGB Movement

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 08.29.2013 | Gay Voices
Warren J. Blumenfeld

My discomfort in watching the joyous reactions to recent gains for marriage equality stems from my understanding of the Stonewall rebellion as an impetus for revolutionary change within an oppressive social structure, as opposed to mere reform, accommodation, or assimilation.

Being Queer Means...

Nadia Cho | Posted 08.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Nadia Cho

Being queer means constantly questioning what's considered "normal" and why that norm gets privileged over other ways of being. It means criticizing who sets these norms and recognizing the privilege that comes with being able to identify as "normal."

Stonewall x 2

Alice Carey | Posted 08.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Alice Carey

They say if you stay in the same place long enough, you get to see everything. So by staying on the same block in Greenwich Village longer than I ever expected, I've seen history being made in front of the Stonewall Inn, not once but twice.

Trans* Visibility at PrideFest St. Louis 2013

Robyn Carolyn Montague | Posted 08.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Robyn Carolyn Montague

Visibility is what the trans* community needs. It's a factor that is so paramount in our struggle for acceptance and our rights. Despite the rich history of PrideFest in Tower Grove Park, it's time that the trans* community take back to the streets and venues as we did in the past.

12 Moments to Remember During LGBT Pride Month

Posted 06.28.2013 | OWN

By Katie Arnold-Ratliff and Zoe Donaldson We spotlight a few notable moments in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender pop culture. First s...

Pride Taught Me to Embrace the Gay Lifestyle

David Michael McFarlane | Posted 08.28.2013 | Gay Voices
David Michael McFarlane

After coming out, I pointed a critical finger at Pride to distance myself from the hypersexual exhibitionists that many Christians consider gay people to be. Really, I was being a hypocrite. I didn't like Christians denouncing my sexuality, but I was doing the same thing to Pride participants.

Barefoot Wine Pride Celebration (PHOTOS)

Wayne Anderson | Posted 08.27.2013 | Gay Voices
Wayne Anderson

RuPaul's Drag Race star Manila Luzon held court and thrilled partygoers by socializing and posing for pictures, and she was joined by fellow entertainer Ivy Levan, whose vocal performance of her new single "Hot Damn" brought the house down!

Live Proud

Abbe Land | Posted 08.27.2013 | Gay Voices
Abbe Land

Thirty-five percent of LGBT 18- to 24-year-olds used their mobile device during the coming-out process, underscoring why AT&T and The Trevor Project are collaborating to encourage young people to celebrate their proud moments with the help of social networking.

LOOK: YouTube Celebrates Pride In An Awesome Way

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 06.27.2013 | Gay Voices

YouTube is ready to show its Pride! The video website, which was recently named the most popular lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) bran...

Google Timed It Perfectly

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 06.26.2013 | Technology

Could Google and Gay Pride month have timed it any better? If you're searching for terms like "gay," "gay marriage," "lesbian" or "LGBT" in Google ...

A Straight Mom's Pride

Julie Tarney | Posted 08.25.2013 | Gay Voices
Julie Tarney

"I just wanted you to know that my son's dry cleaning will include an occasional beaded dress or sequined tube top," I explained. "He's a performer, and those items are definitely his, not a girlfriend's."

To Russia With #VirtualPride

Cooper Smith Koch | Posted 08.25.2013 | Gay Voices
Cooper Smith Koch

Last year, a law was passed in Russia that made it illegal to hold LGBT pride parades for 100 years. But that's not stopping our LGBT Russian comrades, or any of us outside Russia, for that matter, from lining the streets of Moscow to celebrate all things LGBT -- virtually, at least.

PHOTOS: FIrst Weekend Of Pride Hits Chicago's Boystown

Posted 06.24.2013 | Chicago

Chicago's newly christened "Pride Week" kicked off over the weekend with the city's Pride Fest. For the first time, this year's festival was held t...

LOOK: American Apparel Goes All Out For Gay Pride

Posted 06.22.2013 | Gay Voices

American Apparel is ringing in LGBT Pride in a very big way. The Los Angeles-based clothing retailer has teamed up with GLAAD for an exclusive lin...

USA's Characters Unite Campaign and CB2 Join Forces to Celebrate Pride

Toby Graff | Posted 08.20.2013 | Gay Voices
Toby Graff

We know that signs and parties in stores, and commercials on television, will not end hate and discrimination. We recognize that real and lasting progress takes years, not months. But by supporting GLSEN's work, we can help ensure safe schools and communities for many more students.