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December 3, 2014

Dust down your sequins – France's first gay carnival slated for February 2015

Fluff up your feathers, stock up on glitter and get that headdress sorted – a new gay and lesbian carnival, or 'Queernaval,' is to launch in Nice, France next year.

The free event will take place in the sunshine city on the 27 February, with a burlesque procession passing through the streets of Nice Old Town.

Its organizers – including Jean-Louis Longo of July's Pink Parade, the city's annual gay pride event – promise an evening of 'feathers, sequins and extravagant make-up.'

August 29, 2014

Reverend Irene Monroe reflects on how the LGBTI community saved a remote part of Massachusetts, allowing it to become the carnival hub it is today

The best week to be in Provincetown, Massachusetts is the week of Carnival. The parade is its signature extravaganza.

While many would contest that any week in P’town during the summer months is a carnival, the official date is always week 33—this year it was from August 16th - August 22nd.

The 2014 Carnival theme was 'Comic Book Capers', and what the theme evoked for revelers and tourists alike varied widely and wildly.

March 16, 2014

'It's time for Guinness, other sponsors and Irish New Yorkers to speak out in favor of an inclusive parade that welcomes the Irish spirit of love and family'

The Stonewall Inn will stop serving Guinness beer because the company has not withdrawn support of the New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade.

The reason for the boycott is because New York City Saint Patrick's Day Parade, Inc, the organizer of the oldest St. Patrick's Day celebration in the US, bans gay organizations from marching.

The Stonewall Riots, the start of the modern gay rights movement, started at the bar in 1969 June.

March 14, 2014

Boston Mayor Martin J Walsh will also refuse to march in the parade over the decision to ban any 'political' statements

It’s going to be a dry St Patrick’s Day in Boston as a brewery has pulled out over the decision to ban gay veterans from marching openly.

Boston Beer Company, maker of Sam Adams brew, says they have attempted to negotiate but in the ‘current state’ it is no longer possible.

The parade sponsor has said veterans are allowed to march but any mention of being LGBTI would be seen as ‘political’ – which is banned.

This is in despite of, as seen in the picture used, mayoral election signs can be seen in the 2009 parade.

February 26, 2014

New York City Council will have no official involvement in this year’s St Patrick’s Parade as organizers continue to refuse to allow gay Irish Americans to march openly

New York City Council will have no official presence at this year’s St Patrick’s Day Parade to protest the event’s continued refusal to allow LGBTI Irish American groups to take part in the event.

Individual Council members will still be allowed to march in the parade – as will city employees - but the event has been denied the use of a City Council banner, sergeant at arms, or any other official presence.

June 2, 2013

São Paulo's 17th pride parade, the world's largest, kicks off with a more political message

Despite heavy rain showers and cold temperatures millions participate in São Paulo’s gay parade, the world’s largest.

The march started today (2 June) at 1pm local time next to São Paulo’s Museum of Arts (MASP) winding its way through the city’s main avenue, Avinda Paulista.

February 1, 2012

Kylie Minogue, theme park and fair scheduled for 3 week LGBTQI festival

The 2012 Sydney Mardi Gras kicks off in just 10 days time and the festival looks set to be one of the best yet!

The event will begin on 12 February with a special Fair Day to celebrate the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex members of the Australian community.

Held in Victoria Park, Camperdown the free event will have live entertainment, a boys versus girls tug-of-war and even a Doggywood pet pageant.