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Rose Parade

Meet Kids Who Gave Their Elders The Ultimate Gift

Nancy Brown | Posted 12.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

The scenes are simple: Steve Griffith playing catch with his son, Lewis. Boris Govzman doing card tricks for his grandsons, Daniel and Jonathan Tyshle...

Answering Earthquake and Tsunami, U.S. to Japan Five Years Ago: 'Tell Us What You Need'

Scott Van Buskirk | Posted 03.15.2017 | Home
Scott Van Buskirk

Five years ago this month, a megathrust earthquake shook the northeast coast of Japan and triggered a tsunami that swallowed whole communities. The de...

Tradition: It's What We Do

Angela Schonberg | Posted 01.08.2017 | Good News
Angela Schonberg

Traditions are as diverse from one country to another as they are from family to family but the commonality of them all intersecting has a way of connecting us.

'Ranchers' Demand Less Protected Lands; Native Tribes Call for More

Audrey Peterman | Posted 01.05.2017 | Politics
Audrey Peterman

While this faction of extremist "ranchers" flout our laws and demand that the federal government reduce the land set aside for public use, the original inhabitants of the American landscape are petitioning President Obama to protect more land for the benefit of this and future generations.

Of Rose Parades in Pasadena & Marriage Equality in Florida

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Rev. Susan Russell

Yes, we are still on a journey toward making that dream of liberty and justice for all not just a pledge we make to our flag but a reality we live in our nation. And next week -- when same-sex couples start getting married in Florida -- we will be a little closer to that goal.

Rose Parade Features First-Ever Sikh Float

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 01.02.2015 | Religion

Every year on New Year's Day the Pasadena Rose Parade hits the streets to showcase the history and culture of Southern California and the country at l...

'Of Course, Let's Celebrate Our Love In Front Of The World'

Reuters | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

By Dana Feldman LOS ANGELES, Dec 31 (Reuters) - A gay Los Angeles couple plans to exchange wedding vows on a flower-covered float tru...

Backlash Brewing Over Rose Parade's Gay Wedding Plans

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles

A small backlash is brewing over plans to include a gay wedding ceremony at the 2014 Rose Parade, which this year is themed "Dreams Come True." Lon...

'There's Nothing Like Marching In The Rose Parade'

Los Angeles Daily News | Christina Villacorte | Posted 02.25.2014 | Los Angeles

What the teenage band members lacked in experience, they more than made up for in enthusiasm. Practicing outside Dodger Stadium on Monday, the Los An...

Of Rose Parades and Dreams Coming True

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Rev. Susan Russell

One distraught woman from Florida pleaded with me -- in a conversation I'll never forget -- to "Please, please, please don't ruin the Rose Parade for us! We're Christians and watch it every year with our grandchildren. Homosexuality is an abomination. Jesus said so in Genesis." Seriously. "Jesus said so in Genesis." I couldn't make that up.

MAJOR Gay Event To Happen At This Year's Rose Parade

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

At this year's Rose Parade, attendees can expect to enjoy the usual array of flowers, floats and marching bands, as well as an unexpected surprise to ...

No Odious Hate Crime Can Ever Mar Jackie Robinson's Legacy

Rabbi Abraham Cooper | Posted 10.09.2013 | Sports
Rabbi Abraham Cooper

There were many heroes of the road to equality but no one did more to show Americans the road to a level playing field than Jackie Robinson.

LOOK: This Year's Rose Parade Floats

Posted 01.01.2013 | Los Angeles

Preparations for this year's Tournament of Roses parade started almost a year ago, as builders and designers began dreaming up new floats soon after t...

Rose Parade Route, Street Closures, Parking Options

Posted 01.01.2013 | Los Angeles

The 124th Rose Parade will kick off Tuesday morning, Jan. 1, 2013 at 8 a.m. PST. On Monday morning, CBS News reported that eager spectators have a...

The Beginning

Amy D. Waterman, Ph.D. | Posted 02.25.2013 | Impact
Amy D. Waterman, Ph.D.

Our float's central image, two intertwined hearts, will stand above us: a beacon of what is good and hopeful about humanity. We begin again, as we must, standing strong against pain, loss and resignation.

Should Kim Kardashian Be Part Of The Rose Parade?

Posted 11.28.2012 | Los Angeles

The City of Pasadena has already chosen their royal court for the 2013 Rose Parade, but another Southern California city could raise the stakes by inv...

Would YOU Get Married On A Rose Parade Float?

Posted 09.25.2012 | Los Angeles

Instead of a string quartet, a 100-member marching band. Instead of bridesmaids and groomsmen, a royal court. Instead of one photographer, dozens of T...

Historic Rose Parade Featured AIDS Healthcare Foundation Tribute to Elizabeth Taylor

Karen Ocamb | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Karen Ocamb

It was the first time in the parade's 123-year history, and the first time in the 30 years since HIV/AIDS was identified, that a float acknowledged those who died of AIDS and the advocates who helped them.

Order of Floats In The 2012 Pasadena Rose Parade

Posted 01.02.2012 | Los Angeles

The 123rd Tournament of the Roses Parade has officially kicked off on the corner of Green Street and Orange Grove Boulevard in Pasadena, California wi...

Watch The Rose Parade LIVE Online

Posted 01.02.2012 | Los Angeles

Television-less parade fans looking for a way to watch the 2012 Rose Parade live on the Internet are in luck thanks to local station KTLA, who is offe...

Occupy The Rose Parade Gears Up For 'The People's March'

Linda Milazzo | Posted 03.02.2012 | Los Angeles
Linda Milazzo

Undeniably, military might and corporate cachet will be front and center in the Just Imagine Rose Parade. But, immediately following the might and money march comes the occupiers' march -- the people's march.

How To Watch The Pasadena Rose Parade

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 01.02.2012 | Los Angeles

The 2012 Rose Parade, which takes place on Monday, January 2nd in accordance with the "Never On A Sunday" tradition, steps off at 8am PST. Souther...

Stop and Smell the Roses

Soren Petersen | Posted 02.27.2012 | Green
Soren Petersen

Every New Year, the world turns it's eyes toward Pasadena, California for the annual Tournament of Roses Parade. This year's parade will have 43 float...

Rose Parade Floats: Street Art by Another Name

Mat Gleason | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Mat Gleason

The Pasadena City College parking lot had lots of plastic orange parking poles arranged in order to get people to stand in line for a row of shuttle b...

PHOTOS: Floats, Ponies, And Paula Deen At The Rose Parade

AP/HuffPost | DAISY NGUYEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

By AP/Daisy Nguyen UPDATE: In all, 22 bands performed and 47 floats dazzled the crowd. Some floats had whimsical themes featuring dogs boogie board...