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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.  

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 …

london pride pride in london

London was awash with the colours of the Rainbow Saturday afternoon as some 600 groups marched in London Pride. Hundreds of thousands of people gathered to make it the biggest and most diverse Pride in London ever. Celebrities like Sam Smith and Sir Ian McKellen joined the marchers. Launching the parade, Mayor of London Sadiq …

rainbow pride flag fashion pride 2019

Celebrities donned Rainbow Pride inspired fashion in droves for Pride 2019. Once the preserve of drag queens, Rainbow Pride Flag inspired clothes this year made the move to haute couture. Indeed, it seems the days of home-sewn disco-sequin rainbow-layered dresses are gone. With discount stores everywhere selling rainbow themed leis, sunglasses and bowties, fashion divas …

five husbands vodka utah mormon

Utah-based Ogden’s Own Distillery in the Mormon heartland released the polygamy-themes  Five Husbands vodka to celebrate Pride month in June. The limited edition bottle features five muscular men in denim cut-offs each holding onto a large rooster in front of their crotch. The Utah Pride Festival announced Five Husbands Vodka as the official liquor of …

pride rainbow beer bottle turkey

Bomonti, a leading Turkish beer launched a special Pride rainbow beer bottle in defiance of bans on Pride marches in the country. Efes, maker of Bomonti, brew 80% of all beer sold in Turkey. Bomonti is stocked in bars and stores nationwide across the country. Also, it is one of Turkey’s most popular beers. The …

hatersville lil nas x straight pride gay penguins

The haters went crazy this week and the knives came out in Hatersville. A month of Pride taunted and tormented the  homophobes who believe LGBTIQ people should be out of sight and out of mind. From Straight Pride to gay penguins and people deleting ‘Old Town Road’ because Lil Nas X is gay. What a …

rainbow garden gnomes

Police kicked a man out of an Asda store in Plymouth England after he threw a giant tanty over Rainbow Pride garden gnomes. And then the internet took over. Scroll down for Twitter jokes The tantrum took place after the man took offence at the rainbow-themed garden gnomes for sale in the store. A witness …

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