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June 25, 2014

Gay Star News will be live streaming the London Gay Pride parade from a terrace party overlooking Oxford Street, featuring free food, art shows and live musical performances

Don’t miss any of London Gay Pride this year... Join the Arts Pride terrace party overlooking the parade route in central London.

£7.50 ($13, €9) gets you entry into this year’s Arts Pride party where you will enjoy a panoramic view of the parade procession, a free drink upon entry, hot food with a veggie option, Krispy Kreme donuts and best of all for Pride: Access to toilets.

June 3, 2014

This weekend, I hope you enjoy my hometown’s impeccable weather, proximity to beaches, killer eateries and one hell of a gay scene

I envy every single person in LA this summer.

After living in London for over two years, I appreciate what London has that LA doesn’t, like proximity to Mediterranean beaches and an abundance of cider on tap.

That being said, we’re having trouble taking the LA out of the boy long after the boy has left LA.

Namely, we’re missing In-N-Out burgers, midnight drives to the beach and bars open past midnight.

May 22, 2014

From Tel Aviv to Texas, San Francisco to Sitges, June has more Gay Pride parades and parties than you know what to do with... and let's not forget the pride performances by Jennifer Hudson, Tegan and Sara, Rita Ora, Steve Grand and more!

Gay Pride means different things to different people.

For many countries and cities, pride is no longer about walking a few hours in the street, worried about an impending attack for being out in public.

The sad reality is many LGBTI people around the world can not celebrate their lives openly... all the more reason to join the Gay Pride celebrations close to you, to show solidarity and support for your LGBTI family 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.'

February 5, 2014

Lambeth Mayor Mark Bennett, an adovocate for gay rights, was a friend of Prime Minister Tony Blair

A gay mayor in London has died suddenly, at the age of 44, from a suspected heart attack.

Tributes have poured in to Lambeth Mayor Mark Bennett, who was first elected in 2005, died on Monday (3 February).

Tony Blair, former Labour Prime Minister, described him as an ‘intelligent, immensely hard-working and above all, a warm and generous spirit who was a pleasure to be around’.

Bennett, assistant to Alistair Campbell for the first four years of Blair’s government from 1997 to 2001, also paid tribute.

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.

June 21, 2013

Five photographs taken by iconic artist Andy Warhol at an early Gay Pride Parade are released to an online auction

Photographs taken by Andy Warhol at the 1984 New York Gay Pride Parade have been released as part of an online auction selling over 200 pieces of his work this month.

The sale includes five photographs taken during the 1984 Gay Pride Parade in New York City. The first LGBT Pride march was on 28 June 1970 - a year after the the Stonewall Riot.

May 2, 2013

Now NBA giant Jason Collins has come out as gay, Reverend Irene Monroe looks at what it will mean for sports fans and gay African Americans

The professional sports world has been waiting for a Jason Collins moment – a gay athlete currently playing in a major league to come out publicly. What you may not know is that the subtext is that it was hoped the moment would star an African American male.

The African American community, let alone the sports world, desperately needed an openly gay, current, male, professional player.

April 27, 2013

WikiLeaks Army private Bradley Manning has San Francisco Gay Pride marshal invite revoked

The organizers of the San Francisco Gay Pride Parade have been under intense scrutiny in the past 48 hours.

August 14, 2012

Iceland mayor Jon Gnarr wears pink dress and balaclava in support of pro-gay Russian punk group on trial in Russia

The mayor of Reykjavik dressed in a pink dress and balaclava during Iceland's gay pride parade to support Russian female punk band Pussy Riot.

Standing on the float marked with the words ‘Gayor’, Jon Gnarr dressed in the trademark clothes of the women who are currently on trial for staging a pro-gay protest against President Putin.

Maria Alekhina, Ekaterina Samutsevich and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova were accused of 'hooliganism on the grounds of religious hatred' for singing a song which also spoke out for gay rights.

June 29, 2012

LGBT campaigners in London call on Mayor Boris Johnson to intervene and help them save World Pride

Gay activists are begging London Mayor Boris Johnson to save World Pride which was massively scaled back in a cash crisis this week.

The LGBT campaigners say £66,000 would help them restore floats to the gay pride parade which was slashed to being just a ‘march’ with walking groups only.

Pride London bosses also cancelled a massive street party in the British capital’s LGBT district of Soho this week and cut down the World Pride rally in Trafalgar Square.

June 27, 2012

US Secretary of State will reportedly not attend Pride London gala dinner where she will be honored with gay rights accolade

Hillary Clinton will not be in London to accept her World Pride award in person, according to reports.

June 27, 2012

Activists have applied to hold pride parade in Russian city despite anti-gay laws and past rejections

Activists have vowed to hold a gay pride parade in St Petersburg despite the Russian city's law banning 'homosexual propaganda'.

Yesterday (26 June), LGBT group Ravnopravie (Equality) applied to city authorities to hold the third annual pride event in St Petersburg on 7 July.

Organizers expect 1,000 people to march for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights, with possible routes including passing well known landmarks such as the monument to Peter the Great and the Palace Square near the Winter Palace.

June 24, 2012

New York City honors the Stonewall Riots with its annual gay pride parade

There were gay Republicans, supporters for Obama, club kids, families with dogs, atheists, people from all walks of faith, and the occasional drag queen on the arm of some muscle daddy. New York City's annual gay pride parade was today.

June 23, 2012

National Hockey League forward Tommy Wingels will represent the You Can Play Project in Chicago Pride

One of the people marching in tomorrow's Chicago Gay Pride Parade will be Tommy Wingels, forward to the San Jose Sharks.

As reported by Outsports, the National Hockey League athlete will represent the You Can Play Project. According to the group's website it's committed 'to ensuring equality, respect and safety for all athletes, without regard to sexual orientation.'

June 22, 2012

Far right political party demands the first Pride in the city is banned for 'security reasons'

The first gay pride in Auxerre, France, was cancelled due to ‘security reasons’ yesterday (21 June).

Within the department of Yonne in Burgandy, the march was originally planned to take place throughout Auxerre on Saturday.

With a relatively small population size of 45,000, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people were left disappointed when the Pride parade was unexpectedly cancelled.

June 7, 2012

Russian gay activist Nikolay Alekseev will take fight to hold pride parades in capital city to European Court of Human Rights

Moscow has refused to allow LGBT activists to hold pride parades in the Russian capital for the next century.

The Tverskoy district court had previously banned public events that qualified as gay parades from March 2012 to May 2112.

In defiance, leading gay activist Nikolay Alekseev claimed to have found a loophole in Russian legislation and submitted requests for gay pride parades for the next 100 years to the Moscow Mayor’s office.

But the Moscow city court has now upheld the refusal of Alekseev's requests.

May 24, 2012

Her character is having lesbian fling on ABC Family's The Secret Life of the American Teenager

Molly Ringwald, star of such iconic films as The Breakfast Club, Pretty in Pink and Sixteen Candles, was announced Thursday (24 May) as grand marshal of the LA Pride Parade.

The parade takes place on June 10 and the honor comes at a time when Ringwald's character on ABC Family's The Secret Life of the American Teenager is about to embark on a lesbian fling. She has starred as Anne Juergens on the series, now in its fourth season, since 2008.

May 4, 2012

Rumors of a gay pride during this year Eurovision Song Contest to be held in Baku, Azerbaijan have been met with angry rhetoric from southern neighbor Iran

Iran has criticised its neighboring country of Azerbaijan, appearing to believe rumors that a gay pride will be part of the Eurovision Song Contest there this month.

The kitsch European pop tournament will be held in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan in the Caucasus on 22 May.

In January, nighttours.com, a website for listing and news about the international gay scene suggested that gay pride could take place in Baku during the lead-up to Eurovision content, but removed the article a few days later.

January 6, 2012

LGBT groups to demonstrate against Chicago's Catholic leader for comparing them to the Ku Klux Klan

A group of LGBT activists in Chicago plan to demonstrate against Cardinal Francis George on Sunday in an effort to get the leader of the city's Catholic Church to apologize for comparing them to the Ku Klux Klan.

Participating in a demonstration in front of Holy Name Cathedral will be the Rainbow Sash Movement and the Gay Liberation Movement who have the  support of Equality Illinois.

December 28, 2011

Cardinal Francis George had likened gay activists to the Ku Klux Klan

Cardinal Francis George does not want Chicago's Gay Pride Parade route to go by one of the city's oldest Roman Catholic chuches even though it is located just outside the city's famous Boystown neighborhood.

The LGBT community is calling for the resignation of Chicago's Roman Catholic leader is under fire for saying he believes the June parade could lead to a situation where marchers morph 'into something like the Ku Klux Klan, demonstrating in the streets against Catholicism.'

December 28, 2011

Chicago Cardinal Francis George's conciliatory tone on Christmas Day is now gone and calls for his ouster grow louder

Cardinal Francis George is now reiterating his controversial comparison of LGBT activists in Chicago to the Ku Klux Klan and calls for his resignation are growing louder.

The head of the city's Roman Catholic Church had appeared to be toning down his position on Christmas Day but in a statement on the Archdiocese of Chicago's website this week, he not only repeated the comparison, but expanded upon it.