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LGBTQ Pride 2013

Pride Parades: More Than Just a Party

Shane Bitney Crone | Posted 08.10.2013 | Gay Voices
Shane Bitney Crone

Admittedly, I used to be uncomfortable with Pride parades, and even just Pride in general. My own impressions of these events came from stereotypical images shown throughout mainstream media: pictures of half-naked individuals and extravagant drag queens.

The 8 People You'll Encounter at Chicago's Pride Parade

Terrence Chappell | Posted 08.10.2013 | Gay Voices
Terrence Chappell

Regardless of your sexuality, the Pride parade is a time to toast to being you. A colorful celebration decorated with personality, passion, and countl...

On Being Proud

Jason Guberman | Posted 08.10.2013 | Gay Voices
Jason Guberman

There's something about Pride that never fully resonated with me, but now that I'm in a certain place in my life and a father, my pride is much subtler, but much more powerful than I ever could have expected.

Weeklings!: Why You Should Go to LA Pride (VIDEO)

Louis Virtel | Posted 08.07.2013 | Gay Voices
Louis Virtel

How many parades do you honestly see? Not that many, right? C'mon. Get out of the house, put on yer old Keith Haring poster shirt, and watch the floats twinkle by. I'll be there reciting monologues from Lady Windermere's Fan in full Oscar Wilde regalia.

FAQs About God, Jesus, the Bible and Gay People

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 08.06.2013 | Gay Voices
Rev. Susan Russell

Here's the 2013 version of my annual update to "Frequently Asked Questions About God, Jesus, the Bible and Gay People," offered in hopes that together we truly can be the change we want to see in the world, and in rebuttal to the rabid rhetoric of the anti-gay religious right.

Black Pride: Distinct and Emblematic

Irene Monroe | Posted 08.06.2013 | Gay Voices
Irene Monroe

Mainstream Prides have themes focused on marriage equality for the larger community, whereas Prides organized by and for LGBTQ people of African descent have focused not only on HIV/AIDS but also unemployment, housing, gang violence, and LGBTQ youth homelessness.

Feeling Proud, Showing Love

Steve Majors | Posted 08.05.2013 | Gay Voices
Steve Majors

Being a parent who is LGBT has pushed all my identities out of the closet. If I want my kids to be proud of their family -- two dads, one Catholic, one Jewish, both gay -- then I realized I had to rid myself of any shame or embarrassment I felt about my own family.

Pride's Mix of Protest and Revelry

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 08.05.2013 | Gay Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

We not only have a right to celebrate small advances; we need to celebrate them and give one another encouragement. But yes, we also need to express our legitimate anger and frustration.

Celebrating National LGBTQ Pride Month: Acknowledging LGBTQ People With Disabilities

Joseph LoGiudice | Posted 08.05.2013 | Gay Voices
Joseph LoGiudice

Both gay and disabled people have had a lifelong struggle with the hegemony of normality. Gay and disabled people were compelled by their families, communities, and culture to "pass" or "overcome" their deviant classifications, which is what the dominant culture sought from them.