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April 2, 2014

Ever been to a dog pride show? If you answered no, you’ll be barking mad to miss this… *warning terrible puns oncoming*

They’ve been brushed, clipped and covered in glitter… It’s the Brighton and Hove Dog Pride Show 2014!

The event will be held to give a new leash of life to the Brighton Pride 2014 event series, featuring awards for the best categories and even a glamorous catwalk for the dogs to strut down.

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March 14, 2014

Bosses hint ticketing might be introduced for the UK capital's festivities similar to the model currently used in Brighton

London Pride will be raising money for this year’s festival by crowd-funding, it was announced today (14 March).

Organizers have announced they need more than £25,000 ($41k, €30k) to be able to put on a Pride people expect.

With sponsors becoming harder to find, the planners are hoping the London LGBTI community will take a ‘personal stake in Pride’s success’.

They say it costs over £70,000 ($116k, €87k) to put on the parade each year, and they need help.

March 14, 2014

Bosses hint ticketing might be introduced for the UK capital's festivities similar to the model currently used in Brighton

London Pride will be raising money for this year’s festival by crowd-funding, it was announced today (14 March).

Organizers have announced they need more than £25,000 ($41k, €30k) to be able to put on a Pride people expect.

With sponsors becoming harder to find, the planners are hoping the London LGBTI community will take a ‘personal stake in Pride’s success’.

They say it costs over £70,000 ($116k, €87k) to put on the parade each year, and they need help.

March 11, 2014

Moral questions raised over BAE Systems walking in the parade, with the firm's LGBT group saying they have every right to be there

Manchester Pride is to review whether a British firm that provides arms to anti-gay countries should take part in its annual march.

BAE System's LGBTI group participated in the parade in 2013 and intends to do so again. But Manchester Pride's new director, Mark Fletcher, has told GSN he will 'seriously' look at whether they should be allowed.

Campaign Against the Arms Trade (CAAT) has campaigned for arms industry giant BAE Systems to be excluded from future pride festivals, LGBTI awards and events, having been involved amid some controversy in the past.

February 6, 2014

Dazzling floats and fabulous parties are expected to make this year's London Pride one of the biggest pride events ever. The annual pride parade will be held 28 June

London's summer is sure to sizzle with this year's pride celebrations, as organizers and volunteers strive to out-do last year's festivities.

London Pride, one of the globe's biggest pride events, will see LGBTI people and allies descend on the city to join in on the parties and parade.

The pride parade is set for Saturday 28 June, on the 45th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots.

February 4, 2014

After its first event in 2005 Student Pride comes to the Uk's capital in hopes for a bigger and better turnout

National Student Pride is coming to London, with promises to be bigger and better than before.

Having grown every year since its beginning at Oxford Brookes University in 2005, the 2014’s Student Pride has come to the UK capital to celebrate on 21-23 February.

‘More than anything, our move to London is a sign of our growth and a tribute to all the students, sponsors, supporters and friends who have helped us develop from a one-off event to an essential part of the UK’s LGBT calendar,’ said Tom Guy, National Student Pride President.

January 27, 2014

Black-tie guests at Supersonic will dine under the wings of the world's most famous aircraft to raise cash for Manchester Pride charities

Manchester Pride hope its fundraising total will soar sky high when it holds a lavish charity dinner under the wings of Concorde this April.

The 'Supersonic' event will be held on 11 April in the Concorde Hangar at Manchester Airport – following a successful maiden voyage last year.

Supersonic aims to raise money for the Manchester Pride Community Fund which provides support for LGBTI and HIV charities in greater Manchester.

December 24, 2013

A two-story ‘pride house’ steals the show in Irvine, California

Hate mails asked Dr Mary Pham to keep sexuality private after the Vietnamese American put up a pride flag at the house she built in Irvine, California in June.

The single mother of three children did not back down then, and now she is standing even straighter and taller.

Pham put her Christmas lights on last week. Now her pride flag with the Italian word for ‘peace’ stood atop a two-story ‘pride house’ at nights, reports the Orange County Register.

December 10, 2013

New organizers made small loss after having to put together 2013’s pride in the UK capital in just five months

A well-wisher has stepped forward to save Pride in London with a personal loan after it made a loss of £24,000 ($40,000 €29,000) in 2013.

It means the event can continue in 2014. New organizers took it over at short notice last year after 2012’s pride faced a cash crisis and was almost cancelled at short notice.

The event cost £491,000 ($808,000 €587,000) in 2013 and delays from London’s City Hall meant organizers only had five months to raise cash and make it happen.

December 6, 2013

Event in June will mark the 45th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots with the theme of ‘Freedom to…’

Pride in London 2014 will pay tribute to the 45th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots in New York, a turning point for the LGBTI liberation movement.

Organizers have set the theme as ‘Freedom to…’ and are holding a public meeting on 10 December to report back on 2013’s event and look forward to next summer.

The British capital saw a new team take over in 2013 after facing a cash crisis which almost saw it cancelled in 2012.

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 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.

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.

September 19, 2013

The first QueerFest since Russia banned 'homosexual propaganda' will see over 1500 visitors attend the 10 day event to take a stand against gay hate

Risking fines and arrests, the fifth annual international QueerFest launched in St Petersburg today.

Attracting nearly 2000 visitors every year, Russia's 'queer pride and culture festival' comprises seminars, discussions, photo exhibits and concerts to make a statement against homophobia.

It will be the first festival to take place under the country's law banning 'homosexual propaganda' where individuals and organizations can face fines and jail time for promoting LGBT rights.

August 20, 2013

A married couple in Manchester have expanded their gay greeting card company website into a shop based in the city

Gay people now have a shop dedicated to their unions as a store selling gifts, greeting cards and merchandise has opened in Manchester's Northern Quarter.

After launching online in March, Pride To Be is believed to be the first shop in the UK dedicated to same-sex marriages.

Sara, 31, and Lorraine Donnelly, 32, first came up with the idea of Pride To Be when looking for gifts to celebrate their own civil partnership.

Open in time for the city's Pride Weekend on Friday (23 August), eager customers can visit the shop in Affleks Palace.

August 17, 2013

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn calls the suspects in the latest anti-gay hate crime in New York City 'cowardly individuals'

Two gay men were punched and kicked in New York City's historically gay neighborhood Chelsea.

Michael Felenchak and his partner, Peter Notman, were walking away from a movie theater early 14 August (Wednesday). They were arm and arm, when the suspects approached them.

'What are you looking at, faggot,' one of the suspects said, as reported by the website DNAInfo.

August 1, 2013

Gay Star News learns how Barclays uses enthusiasm, innovation and even ATM messages to prove their LGBT credentials at pride

Nowhere are LGBT rights more visible around the world than during a gay pride event.

As businesses have evolved to become more LGBT-inclusive, many have demonstrated their support of gay prides by marching in parades or sponsoring events.

Banking giant Barclays, with its LGBT employee network group Spectrum, has taken its corporate social responsibility to new heights of diversity and inclusion.

July 29, 2013

Dr Patrick Williams, the former boss of Pride London was paying rent with charitable money but denies using office as home

The former chairman of Pride London has continued to use the failed charity’s old office himself for a year – and paid for it with LGBT charitable money.

The organization effectively collapsed last year amid public anger after World Pride, hosted by London in 2012, had to be scaled back.

Now an entirely new body is running LGBT pride in the city and many thought the saga was over.

July 21, 2013

Thousands of LGBT people are crowding the German city, where the Christopher Street Day has been welcomed by the mayor

Forget its reputation of a grey and dull city, the place where European finance is struggling to cope in the modern times: Frankfurt can be fun as well.

The German city is hosting its 21st gay pride, called in this country ‘Christopher Street Day’.

CSD is Germany's and Switzerland's counterpart to the pride parades and took its name from New York’s Christopher Street, of course, where the historic bar Stonewall is located.

The name is slightly different, but the fun is just the same as everywhere else in the world.

July 19, 2013

A bright and sunny forecast smiles on Britain’s gayest seaside city for their pride weekend 3-4 August

Anticipation for Brighton Pride is in full swing with only two weeks left until the highly anticipated festivities.

Tickets to the Brighton Pride are on sale for £17.50 ($26.50 €20) until Saturday 3 August, when they’ll be available for £20.

You can also win Brighton Pride tickets by signing up to their newsletter on the Brighton Pride home page. £1 of every ticket sold will go directly to Rainbow Fund to support the LGBT community in Brighton.

July 2, 2013

Brighton is going barking mad for its Doggy Pride day to prove man’s best friend is sometimes found in a kennel, not on Grindr

Glossy coats, bright eyes, wagging tails and wet noses… it could be any gay pride in the world but actually is a special one – for dogs.

Doggy Pride is coming to Brighton, the gay capital of Britain’s south coast, and you’d be barking mad to miss it.

It features awards for numerous categories, retail stalls, a glamorous catwalk doggy fashion show, bar and refreshments at an event designed for dog lovers of all ages.

This years Doggy Pride takes place at Hove RFC (Shirley Drive, Hove) on 28 July. Entry is free although all donations are welcome.

June 28, 2013

UK Prime Minister David Cameron, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and Labour leader Ed Miliband send official messages to Pride in London

British Prime Minister David Cameron says equal gay marriage will help gay kids in school ‘to stand that bit taller, be that bit more confident’.

He was expressing his pride in the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill for England and Wales which is set to complete its course through the UK Parliament next month (July).

June 28, 2013

After a disappointing year, London Pride is back bigger and better with big acts, themed nights out, and a family day out

After the disappointment of London Pride last year, the England capital had to step it up.

But with a brand new team of organizers, this weekend is set to bring a new rainbow to London.

Several athletes will also be attending, with Pride supporting London’s bid to host the next Gay Games.

With 150 groups parading through the heart of the capital and attracting hundreds of thousands, it is shaping up to be one of the best Prides yet.

June 28, 2013

From coming out confessionals to the overturning of DOMA, YouTube has created an amazing video in support of gay rights

YouTube are joining in on celebrating the LGBT community, and the video they have created has gathered together some of the most moving, funny and inspirational moments.

The clip is compiled from various YouTube videos uploaded in the past few years, from coming out confessionals to It Get Better, from Obama at the LGBT conference at the White House in 2012 to the overturning of DOMA.

They are also encouraging other users of the site to join in on the Gay Pride conversation.