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pride parade

Two proud dogs dressed in rainbow for pride month in the US

June is recognised in many countries around the world as Pride Month, and thousands of people clad in rainbow colors marched through US cities last weekend in a massive celebration of LGBTIQ identity. Thousands turned out today to celebrate New York City’s Pride parade on Sunday, with a theme this year of “Defiantly Different” which …

Fiji LGBTIQ Community

Fiji’s LGBTIQ community has made history with what local activists say is the country’s very first pride parade. Local LGBTIQ group Rainbow Pride Foundation organised the event, held on this year’s International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBT), on Thursday last week. The group decided to hold the parade in Fiji’s second biggest city, …

Pride Toronto

Pride parades always include rainbow colours in their celebrations but Pride Toronto’s parade next month will close with a sea of black. The tribute is to honour the alleged victims of Toronto man Bruce McArthur, who has been charged with the murders of eight local men police allege he targeted through gay dating apps. Olivia …

Mississippi pride

Thousands of people have marched in the first-ever gay pride parade in the Mississippi city of Starkville after local officials initially tried to block it. Despite widespread support, including from the city’s mayor Lynn Spruill, the Starkville Board of Aldermen voted 4-3 last month to deny parade organisers a permit to host the event. But …