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LGBT Pride 2013

Will Serbia Host Its First Gay Pride Parade In 3 Years?

Reuters | Posted 11.26.2013 | Gay Voices

* Gay rights threatened in conservative Serbian society * Serbia under EU pressure to allow Pride march * 2010 Pride met...

Lawmaker Proposes Gay Rainbow Flag Ban In Louisiana

Posted 07.08.2013 | Gay Voices

A Louisiana city councilman has proposed banning the rainbow flag from being flown on government property after receiving complaints from local vetera...

A Major First For Russia's Gay Community In NYC

Posted 07.05.2013 | Gay Voices

Russia's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community continues to face increasing levels of persecution in Moscow and St. Petersburg. But ...

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.

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.

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...

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.

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.

America Is Almost OK With the Gays, but When Will It Be Cool With People Like Me?

Samia Mounts | Posted 08.20.2013 | Gay Voices
Samia Mounts

You could say I'm a gender-bent pansexual polyamorist. Not gay, straight, or bi but something else altogether. My best relationships are with people who are like me: queer and highly sexual, with an appreciation and respect for all the gray areas that human sexuality has to offer.

More Gay Pride! More Gay Friction!

Michael Carosone | Posted 08.19.2013 | Gay Voices
Michael Carosone

It is that time of year again: June, when we celebrate gay pride. It is also that time of year when the gay media ask the stupid, meaningless questio...

What's the Point of Pride Marches?

Charlene Obernauer | Posted 08.19.2013 | Gay Voices
Charlene Obernauer

Pride parades, or "gay liberation protests," as they were first called, have been critical to bringing about LGBT rights all over the world. But we've abandoned their initial purpose as a call for equality. We owe it to ourselves, and to our history, to call upon our rich activist traditions.

An Intergenerational Exchange: Two Black Perspectives on Celebrating Pride

Robert West | Posted 08.18.2013 | Gay Voices
Robert West

Of course, the events that are celebrations will receive the greatest visibility, especially if they seem to reinforce the public's notions of who we are, but there are deeper sentiments that need to be expressed about Pride and what it means to us.

Cher To Headline NYC Pride

Posted 06.20.2013 | Gay Voices

Singer, actress, and all-around pop icon Cher will headline NYC Pride's annual Dance on the Pier. As part of her June 30 performance, the diva wil...

To Show Real Gay Pride, How About Reframing Safe Sex as What Proud, Healthy Gay Men Naturally Do?

John-Manuel Andriote | Posted 08.17.2013 | Gay Voices
John-Manuel Andriote

When we have new generations who didn't watch their friends die horrific deaths from AIDS now dismissing condom use as "political correctness," and serious writers claiming that "hedonism" is what drives reckless sexual behavior, it's time for a reality check.

The Meaning of Pride

Eunbyul Lee | Posted 08.15.2013 | Gay Voices
Eunbyul Lee

Recently, one of my close straight friends messaged me excitedly on Facebook: "I can't wait for NYC Pride! I'm gonna meet sooo many gay guys and make them my BFF." There were so many things wrong with that statement that I had to pause and stop myself from cussing her out.

What a Riot: Taking Pride in Our Past (PHOTOS)

Jamie Scot | Posted 08.14.2013 | Gay Voices
Jamie Scot

In honor of LGBT Pride Month, we wanted to take a little walk down LGBT history lane to explore the origins of Pride, and take a closer look at those electrifying evenings in June when the LGBT community decided to stop hiding and start fighting.

If Only We Could Celebrate 'Purple Day'

Kim Corsaro | Posted 08.13.2013 | Gay Voices
Kim Corsaro

This is the time of year when I wish my favorite fantasy would come to life. What if, for one day only, everyone on Earth who'd ever slept with a same-sex partner, or wished they had, turned purple? Just for a day, we'd get to see what is really going on for most of the world out there.

Coping With the Consumer Side of Pride

Mitch Kellaway | Posted 08.12.2013 | Gay Voices
Mitch Kellaway

My internal dialogue: "Why are these companies trying to sell me their merchandise in my space? Why should we consider it a victory that we've become another niche market to sell to? This day isn't about them, no matter how hard they try to make it so."

LOOK: Nike Goes Gay For New Clothing And Shoe Line

Posted 06.12.2013 | Gay Voices

Nike is getting into the LGBT Pride Month spirit in a very big way -- with the expansion of its all-new, gay-friendly shoe and clothing line. Acco...

Stonewall and Gay Pride: Echoes From 1969

Gregory G. Allen | Posted 08.11.2013 | Gay Voices
Gregory G. Allen

As a 44-year-old man born in 1969, I can only imagine what it was like for those who were in New York City during the Stonewall riots that year. This is why it is wonderful to be able to talk to someone who witnessed it firsthand: Donald Reidlinger, who was a teen during the summer of '69.