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lgbtiq pride

LGBTIQ Pride is the positive stance against discrimination and violence toward lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) people. Also, LGBTIQ communities design Pride events to promote their self-affirmation, dignity and equal rights. In addition, the events increase the visibility of LGBTIQ communities, build community, and celebrate sexual diversity and gender variance. Pride Festivals Cities around the world hold Pride events throughout the year. Pride, as opposed to shame and social stigma, is the predominant outlook that bolsters most LGBT rights movements throughout the world. Pride festivals generally encompass a range of events, from serious commemorations to festive parades. Marches, rallies, fair days commemorations, community forums, dance parties, and festivals are all popular Pride events. Around the world, many Pride events generally occur during June to commemorate the Stonewall Uprising (or riots) In New York in June 1969. Australian Pride Calendar. In Brisbane, Brisbane Pride hold the annual Queens Ball in June. The Brisbane Pride Festival occurs in September each year. It includes a march down Brunswick Street from Fortitude Valley to New Farm Park. Following in New Farm Park, Brisbane Pride organises the Pride Fair Day. In 2017,  more than 10,000 LGBTIQ community members and allies  gathered for the annual Pride march. The event coloured inner city Brisbane in Rainbow colours. The event had added meaning that year because of same-sex marriage postal vote, conducted over that time. Other Pride events are scheduled throughout September. Other regional Pride celebrations occur in Cairns and Noosa. Tropical Fruits Inc organise events in the Northern Rivers region of NSW. Sydney Pride occurs during June and Melbourne Pride in February. Events are held in Darwin in October.  

global pride line-up

The organisers of the 27 June online Pride event today announced the first wave of speakers and artists appearing in the Global Pride line-up. Organisers expect the event to attract up to 300 million viewers. Global Pride entertainment line-up Pabllo Vittar, Ava Max, Olivia Newton John, Deborah Cox, Kristine W, Dixie Chicks, Thelma Houston, Bright …

rusy rose first lesbian kiss as batwoman

Okay, so Ruby Rose has kissed women on the show as lesbian Kate Kane, but CW just released stills of her kissing a female as Batwoman.  It’s Batwoman’s first kissing scene since coming out publically in a recent episode. Up until now, we’d only seen her with women outside of her alter-ego — as Batwoman, …

narelda jacobs

Studio 10 presenter, Narelda Jacobs has revealed what it was like coming out to her “devastated” religious family.  Jacobs said she made the revelation in 1998 — the same year she attended her first Mardi Gras. Now this year, the Perth journalist will be hosting the celebrations. She’s come a long way. Jacobs said initially her …

gay man pays ode to straight best friend

A gay man uploaded a touching video on social media to highlight his close relationship with his straight friend. Scroll down to have your heart crushed in the best possible way. Adrian Alvarez posted the video about his friend to Twitter with the caption: “Straight boys take notes.” In the video, Adrian (who is gay) …

taspride

Earlier this weekend, 1,100 marchers took to the streets of Hobart to celebrate the 16th annual TasPride Festival parade. The marchers mustered in North Hobart, then waved rainbow flags on a parade route that wound into oak-lined Franklin Square in the city centre. A rainbow flag flying proudly from Hobart Town Hall signified the end …

beccy cole tamworth country music festival pride float

Beccy Cole and wife Libby O’Donovan today proudly took their place on the first Pride float in the Tamworth Country Music festival cavalcade. 11-time Golden Guitar winner Beccy Cole told the ABC that any Pride float in a cavalcade was wonderful. “But to have one in a cavalcade that I feel so connected to and …

US man burns pride flag,receives 16 years prison

An Iowa man will spend 16 years behind bars after stealing a local church’s LGBTIQ flag and setting it alight. Adolfo Martinez, 30 stole the LGBTIQ flag from the Ames United Church of Christ in Iowa back in June. Then Martinez doused the flag in lighter fluid and burnt it outside of a strip club …

Boston man attacked with shovel and box cutter, stitches

A Boston man had his face sliced open with a box cutter in what he says was a vicious homophobic hate attack. The victim, 25-year-old Victor, said he knew his alleged attacker. He told 7 News Boston 58-year-old Eddie Smith had harassed him on many occasions in the past. However, it was Victor’s response of …

Johannesburg Pride

Over 20,000 people turned out for the parade to celebrate the 30th annual Johannesburg Pride at the end of October. Johannesburg Pride is the longest-running pride event in Africa and also one of the largest such parades in South Africa. The Pride of Africa This year organisers debuted a new flag inspired by the flags …

lizzo

Singer, songwriter, rapper and actress Lizzo shares this month’s split Billboard magazine cover with Lil Nas X. Previously, Lizzo told Variety during American Pride month, “It’s called Pride, not hide… It’s time to represent and it’s time to persist and keep going. There’s progress to be made and we’re moving forward.” Scroll down for Lizzo’s …

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