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Rose Parade

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

Reuters | Posted 03.03.2014 | Gay 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...

Great News For Gay Couple Planning To Wed During California's Rose Parade

AP | JOHN ROGERS | Posted 12.31.2013 | Gay Voices

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Aubrey Loots and Danny Leclair joke that they're getting married New Year's Day in front of 80 million of their closest friends, ...

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 02.19.2014 | Gay 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 01.25.2014 | Gay 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.

WATCH: ESPN Anchor Opens Up About Fiery Accident

AP | BEN WALKER | Posted 03.03.2013 | Sports

-- With a wave of her bandaged left hand, and boosted by well wishes from Dr. Phil, Chris Evert and even a young woman she once babysat, Hannah Storm...

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...

Pentagon Makes 'Magnificent Gesture' To Honor Veterans

AP | JULIE WATSON | Posted 01.01.2013 | Politics

SAN DIEGO -- It's been almost 60 years since James McEachin returned home with a bullet still lodged in his chest, finding an America indifferent towa...

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...

ESPN Anchor Returns After Accident

AP | BEN WALKER | Posted 03.02.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK -- ESPN anchor Hannah Storm will return to the air on New Year's Day, exactly three weeks after she was seriously burned in a propane gas gri...

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 03.04.2012 | Gay 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...

PHOTOS: Rose Parade Features Pageantry & Protest

AP | CHRISTINA HOAG | Posted 03.02.2012 | Los Angeles

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The 2012 Tournament of Roses brought its flowery floats and strutting bands to a worldwide audience Monday under clear blue ...

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...

Grand Marshal Of The Rose Bowl Game!

AP | Posted 01.01.2012 | Los Angeles

PASADENA, Calif. — J.R. Martinez, the "Dancing With the Stars" contestant, "All My Children" daytime soap opera star and Iraq War veteran seriou...

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...

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...