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April 2, 2014

S Club 7, Stooshe and Foxes also to perform at the two-day event in the West Midlands

A star studded line-up of headline acts for this year’s Birmingham Pride have been announced ahead of the festival next month.

Conor Maynard, and ‘90s legend Gabrielle will be headlining the two day bank holiday festival alongside acts like S Club 7, Ms Dynamite, Stooshe and heartthrob Elyar Fox.

This year’s parade will start in Birmingham’s Victoria Square on 24 May, and will follow the theme of Equality and Freedom around the world.

April 2, 2014

S Club 7, Stooshe and Foxes also to perform at the two-day event in the West Midlands

A star studded line-up of headline acts for this year’s Birmingham Pride have been announced ahead of the festival next month.

Conor Maynard, and ‘90s legend Gabrielle will be headlining the two day bank holiday festival alongside acts like S Club 7, Ms Dynamite, Stooshe and heartthrob Elyar Fox.

This year’s parade will start in Birmingham’s Victoria Square on 24 May, and will follow the theme of Equality and Freedom around the world.

March 22, 2014

Bigot Bill Donohue asked to march in New York's Heritage of Pride Parade, but now charges organizers are forcing him to follow rules he rejects

Anti-gay marriage advocate Bill Donohue is declining to march in the New York City Gay Pride Parade, after he charging he would never be invited.

The president of the Catholic League fumed when Guinness stopped sponsoring the New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade because of its exclusion of gay organizations.

He demanded to march in June's Heritage of Pride parade with a banner 'Straight is great.'

March 6, 2014

The Grammy-grabbing salsa queen and the Dirty Dancing choreographer will lead the 13 April parade, expected to attract nearly 100,000 attendees

Gloria Estefan and multi-hyphenate Kenny Ortega have been named Grand Marshals for this year’s Miami Beach Gay Pride.

Ortega, who’s choreographed the likes of Madonna, Michael Jackson and Elton John, will join the Miami resident Estefan in a vintage Rolls Royce to lead the parade of floats, charities and pride-goers.

This is the sixth annual Miami Beach Gay Pride, and over 80,000 fans and supporters are expected to turn out to join the festivities.

March 3, 2014

Get a front-row seat to the goings-on of Australia’s biggest pride celebration, with photos thanks to SameSame.com.au

Variety is an understatement when it comes to pride parades.

From the politically outspoken to the scantily clad, every community and organization is sure to find their place in the now iconic gay pride events that take place throughout the globe.

Weeks of revelry and pride celebrations wrapped up this weekend in Australia with the closing party of the season: Sydney Mardi Gras.

February 11, 2014

King's Parade in Cambridge came alive with music, dancing, and rainbow flags in a demonstration provoked by the oppression of LGBTI people in Russia.

The UK's smartest students have staged a gay kiss protest to fight against Russia's anti-gay laws.

Hundreds of Cambridge University students, the top ranked college in the country, staged a Gay Pride flash-mob in solidarity with LGBTI communities in Russia and around the world.

On Saturday (8 February), same-sex couples kissed, danced, and showed their love for each other on midday, while businesses on King’s Parade blasted music and flew rainbow flags from their windows.

February 6, 2014

To celebrate the north becoming the last part of Europe to decriminalize homosexuality, Cyprus will celebrate gay rights in a 'long overdue' event

Cyprus will be holding their first ever Gay Pride this year.

To celebrate the north being the last part of Europe to decriminalize homosexuality, the country will celebrate gay rights for 15 days.

Gay rights campaigners believe the ‘time is ripe for an elusive dream of ours’, allowing LGBTI people to be heard and accepted as equals.

The official parade will take place in Cyprus capital of Nicosia.

February 2, 2014

Three people were injured after hooligans wearing hoods and balaclavas stormed a movie theatre hosting a gay film festival in the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo on Saturday

A police official, who asked to remain anonymous, told AFP that “several” hooligans entered the Art Cinema Kriterion on the second day of the 3-day Merlinka festival, which opened on Friday.

December 25, 2013

Straight ally and former rugby star Cohen posts picture on Twitter as he prepares his festive feast

Former rugby star and anti-gay bullying champion Ben Cohen has been showing a bit of gay pride while cooking his Christmas dinner.

The 35-year-old pin-up, while straight, has become an LGBTI activist, founding the Ben Cohen StandUp Foundation in 2011 to fight bullying.

He tweeted this picture this afternoon (25 December) with the caption: ‘Wearing my apron with Pride whilst cooking Christmas dinner!’

The apron declares his ‘Gay Icon’ status.

November 13, 2013

A new poll has found that more Americans feel it is acceptable for teenagers to wear clothing with the flag of the side that lost the Civil War to school than the gay rainbow pride flag

Americans find the public display of the Confederate Civil War rebel flag more appropriate than the rainbow gay pride flag according to a recent poll.

A Public Policy Polling robocall telephone poll reported last week that 43% of those surveyed thought that high school students should be allowed to wear Confederate flags while at school, whereas only 28% thought it was appropriate for students to wear the rainbow gay pride flag in school.

Only 9% of Americans thought it was more appropriate to wear the rainbow gay pride flag to school than the Confederate flag.

November 12, 2013

Gay Star News captured the lesbian-lovers, grandmas and Lady Gaga's Little Monsters who came out to support the Chinese LGBT community

Hong Kong LGBT Pride drew over 5,000 marchers and supporters this year.

Gay Star News photographed locals and visitors from neighboring countries including Malaysia, Singapore, Korea, Thailand and the Philippines, all who took to the streets to celebrate the theme of 'We stand for love. We stand for LGBT'.

The streets were flowing in rainbow and red, the signature color of this year's parade to signify love.

November 11, 2013

It is estimated that nearly 150,000 turned out for Saturday’s annual Buenos Aires Gay Pride Parade, the third since Argentina legalized same-sex marriage

Massive crowds came out to take part in the 22nd Buenos Aires Gay Pride Parade on Saturday, starting with a group kiss before 150,000 took to the streets.

The parade wound its way through the city’s streets to the Plaza de Mayo for an open air festival and fireworks show.

Many of the signs and speeches at the event referenced Pope Francis I who in his former role of Catholic Archbishop of Buenos Aires had vocally opposed efforts to legalize same-sex marriage in the Latin American nation.

October 28, 2013

Gay Star News captures the enthusiastic and supportive vibe at this weekend's Taipei LGBT Pride parade

The great thing about gay pride events is they don't discriminate against age, sex or race.

This pride-goer was all smiles at the weekend's march, flashing a smile with his Manhunt fan as he joined an estimated 60,000 marchers.

Taipei's LGBT pride is being called Asia's biggest gay pride event, with approximately 4,000 attendees coming from abroad.

October 28, 2013

Google and Goldman Sachs representatives joined pride-goers of all ages in Taipei's overflowing streets for what is being called Asia's biggest LGBT pride event

Fortune 500 companies welcomed Taipei Pride as a sign of Asia's progress on LGBT rights.

Gay Star News reported an overwhelming show of support for the Taiwanese LGBT community this weekend. An estimated 60,000 attendees took to Taipei's streets to celebrate what is being called Asia's biggest gay pride event.

Now global companies join local community representatives who endorsed the pride parade saying it shows a growing 'LGBT inclusiveness' in Taiwan. 

October 20, 2013

Anti-gay protestors throw stones and firecrackers at police who were protecting the first gay pride parade in Montenegro's capital

The police in Podgorica used tear gas against opponents of the city's first ever gay pride parade.

According to the Associated Press, dozens of attackers tried to push through the hundreds of police who were protecting participants in Sunday's (20 October) march.

October 18, 2013

Trans artist and prostitute Paola Revenioti shares photos of her former lovers and clients from 19 October to 3 November at East London’s George and Dragon gay bar

Paola Revenioti has been discussing transgender rights, a topic still highly taboo in Greece and other parts of the world, since the early 1980s.

The Greek artist, filmmaker and sex worker is making her UK premiere tonight (18 October) at 8pm in East London’s George and Dragon bar, where the White Cubicle Toilet Gallery will be showcasing photographs from her time as a sex worker in Greece in the ‘80s and ‘90s.

October 16, 2013

An anonymous objector contacted a Kremlin flag expert in order to see whether the seven colored symbol was offensive to Russian sensibilities

Russia has ruled a Jewish rainbow flag, which bears a very similar resemblance to a gay pride flag, does not violate the country’s ‘gay propaganda’ laws.

An anonymous objector consulted the Kremlin’s top flag expert concerned the Jewish Autonomous Region’s seven-colored flag was breaking federal rules.

‘Regarding the similarity of this flag with the symbol of the gay movement, we explain that not every rainbow image is linked to sexual orientation,’ official Kremlin advisor Georgy Vilinbakhov said.

October 14, 2013

British Columbia's biggest city is reminiscent of vibrant New York and lovely London, but sets itself apart with its own nature and architecture... and loads of nice men to be found in gay-borhood Davie Village

‘I first saw the Queen when I was 6,' says Angus Praught, my exclusive gay guide in Vancouver.

This is British Columbia: a piece of Europe in North America, where 'Lizzie' says 'hello' from every coin or every banknote.

I meet Angus in Vancouver’s gay area, Davie Village, where one can find most of LGBT bars, clubs, restaurants and venues. Angus, a renowned publisher in Vancouver, loves this area and that’s why he lives here with his Japanese partner.

October 10, 2013

Home to the Girl from Ipanema and the 2016 Olympic Games, Rio also hosts one of the world’s best known and most-visited gay prides

A million faces are expected this weekend at Brazil's Rio gay pride.

This year’s theme 'We are millions of voices' is a nod to the million people who flooded Rio’s streets during pride 2012.

In April this year Rio joined 13 Brazilian states in legalizing gay marriage, but pride organizers are still pushing a powerful political message this weekend for the 18th annual LGBT pride: a Rio without homophobia.

October 6, 2013

Orlando Pride organizers say people from South Africa, Brazil, Germany and Great Britain enjoyed the entire day of events

Yesterday's (5 October) Orlando Pride parade ended the only way a day of fun can: with  a firework display.

Held in the  hometown of Walt Disney World Resort, and other major tourist attractions, the entire affair is the largest LGBT-organized event in Florida.

October 4, 2013

Under pressure from the Council of Europe, President Tomislav Nikolić promises a secure gay pride, despite ban this year

Serbia’s president has promised Belgrade will have a pride next year – but LGBT organizers remain skeptical.

Speaking at the parliamentary assembly of the Council of Europe, Tomislav Nikolić claimed the event was banned this year because people might have been killed or injured.

But Nikolić also promised to allow Belgrade Pride to go ahead this year and failed to deliver.

And his comments come after Prime Minister Ivica Dačić, who is also Minister of Internal Affairs, said ‘homosexuality is not normal and natural’.

October 4, 2013

The antidote to the madness of Gay Pride returns for the Anaheim Gay Days at Disneyland in California

Remember when gay used to mean happy? Well, now Disney is going to be The Gayest Place On Earth.

On 5 October, Gay Days Anaheim returns to Disneyland where many gay people, couples and families will be wearing red.

An antidote to Gay Pride, it allows normal gay families and their children to feel content, included and enjoy an amazing day out at the theme park.

Obviously (and sadly) unofficial for Disney, Gay Days Anaheim is a weekend packed full of parties, talks and events attracting over 30,000 LGBT fans from across California and the world.

October 1, 2013

Serbia’s President Tomislav Nikolic has said preparations for Belgrade Pride in 2014 should begin immediately after his country’s national security Bureau banned the event for the third year in a row

Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic has warned that banning LGBT pride events may damage his country’s efforts to join the European Union after authorities banned the 2013 Belgrade Pride march which was due to be held on Saturday.

Serbian Prime Minister Ivica Dacic announced Friday that the march could not go ahead after police warned that far right extremists were stockpiling weapons to attack marchers like they did in 2010 – the last time an LGBT pride march was attempted in Serbia.

September 25, 2013

Despite thugs breaking into her home to hold a gun to her head, the chief of Johannesburg Pride is determined the event will go ahead

Being beaten, having thugs break into your home to hold a gun to you head and being threatened with rape and death is enough to break anyone.

Not the chief organizer of Johannesburg Pride.

Despite fearing for her life, Kaye Ally is determined for the event to go on.

She has revealed since the preparations for the gay pride rally began in earnest, she has become the target of an ongoing hate campaign.