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NYC Pride bans law enforcement from events until 2025

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Pete and Chasten Buttigieg

US Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and husband Chasten today announced the birth of two children. A photo posted to Twitter showed Pete and Chasten Buttigieg each holding a child. Pete Buttigieg also announced the names of the two children in his tweet. “Chasten and I are beyond thankful for all the kind wishes since first …

anita bryant mother of modern homophobia

The news that Anita Bryant’s granddaughter will soon marry a woman no doubt brought a smile to the faces of people of a certain vintage. In the 1970s, Bryant positioned herself as America’s leading anti-gay rights activist. But to her chagrin, her gig as the mother of modern homophobia did not set her singing career …

atlanta georgia three arrested homophobic abuse 12-year-old boy gay

Police in Atlanta, Georgia have arrested three people on child cruelty charges after they filmed themselves verbally and physically abusing a 12-year-old boy and shaving “gay” into his hair. This week Atlanta Police charged Jordan Jarrode Richards-Nwankwo, 18, Lorkeyla Jamia Spencer, 19, and Brittney Monique Mills, 35, with cruelty to children over the shocking abuse …

rainbow flag letter from lgbtq young person paris arkansas

A mum in the US has shared a moving anonymous letter she received from a young neighbour who noticed the rainbow pride flag flying on her home. She lives in Paris, a city in Arkansas, population about 3,500. Last weekend her son Levi posted the note to his social media that’s signed a “young LGBTQ+ …

florida pride parade fort lauderdale truck smash accident wilton manors

A reveller has died after a truck plowed through participants at a Florida Pride parade in what police confirmed was a tragic accident and not an intentional act. The annual Stonewall Pride parade in Wilton Manors in South Florida was about to begin on Saturday evening when the smash occurred. The driver of a pickup …

victoria's secret megan rapinoe

In a dramatic shift, previously hypersexed lingerie giant Victoria’s Secret will partner with Megan Rapinoe. The football star will join other diverse women including trans model Valentina Sampaio in a collaboration known as the VS Collective initiative. Victoria’s Secret previously enjoyed renown for the annual Angels fashion show featuring busty bedazzled models in lingerie and …

joe biden orlando pulse nightclub massacre mass shooting

US President Joe Biden will designate the Pulse nightclub site in Orlando, Florida as a national memorial, five years after the horrific mass shooting that took 49 lives. The June 12, 2016 shooting was the deadliest attack on the LGBT+ community in American history. Around 320 people were inside gay club Pulse celebrating a Latin …

rainbow flag pride flag homeowners association

A Reddit user who was banned from flying a rainbow pride flag on their front porch has found a genius loophole. In the United States, real estate developers can form what are called “homeowner associations” to manage and sell homes and lots in a residential subdivision. After the lots are sold, the developers typically pass …

boat of homophobes bursts in flames washington pride flag

A Twitter user has gone viral after sharing a group of boaters who allegedly harassed his family for flying a rainbow pride flag had their boat then burst into flames. On Monday, queer Twitter user Cosmic Robbie claimed the group of people hurled abuse at them because they were flying the gay pride flags on …

nyc pride

NYC Pride yesterday announced a ban on police and other law enforcement officials at Pride events. The organisation committed to maintaining the ban until 2025. “Effective immediately, NYC Pride will ban corrections and law enforcement exhibitors at NYC Pride events until 2025.” Further, the organisation challenged local law enforcement to acknowledge past harm. NYC Pride …

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