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April 6, 2015

The drag kings and queens were out in force in New Orleans on Sunday to raise money for people with HIV through the city’s annual Gay Easter Parade

Hundreds took part in the 16th annual New Orleans Gay Easter Parade on Sunday – one of the largest pride events to take place each year in the state of Louisiana.

The parade featured entries transported by 29 carriages, wagons and trolleys and 10 vehicles including limousines and featured marching bands and seven marching groups.

Participants dressed up for the event, wearing tuxedos, summer suits and dresses with Easter hats.

March 11, 2015

Lou Queernaval in France was a massive hit – with drag queens and leather daddies marching side by side

It's probably the oldest event of its kind in the world (dating back to 1294 to be exact). And just like a certain flesh-flashing pop star, Nice Carnival knows the key to survival is reinvention…as well as appealing to the gays.

In its debut year, Lou Queernaval – an LGBTI offshoot of the world-famous parent festival – proved a huge success last month, pulling in an estimated 15,000 spectators; gay, straight and everything in between, all eager to see the local queer community flex some creative muscle on a Friday night.

February 10, 2015

Police are investigating and appealing for information

A British gay couple are furious after a pink triangle was spray-painted on their pub.

Gareth Bentham, 36, and fiancé Iain discovered the graffiti on their pub The Old Roebuck in Altrincham, Greater Manchester around noon on Sunday (8 February).

Considering they have been running a 'straight' pub for the past six years, and they say they are not openly affectionate together in public, the couple is finding it 'very odd' and want to know why they are being targeted in this way.

Police are investigating the incident as a hate crime.

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.'

July 7, 2014

'Monumental in scale’ and ‘tantalizingly clear', the carvings include a boast from an ancient Greek couple about their active sex lives

The world’s oldest erotic graffiti has been found, and it is a carving of two penises and a boast from an ancient Greek gay couple.

Dr Andreas Vlachopoulos, a specialist in prehistoric archaeology, stumbled upon the artwork in the ruins of Astypalaia.

The inscriptions are reportedly ‘monumental in scale’ and ‘tantalizingly clear’.

Found on the Vathy peninsula, the graffiti dates back to the fifth and sixth centuries B.C.

June 18, 2014

An openly gay Swedish high school student says his principal told him it was his job to clean up homophobic graffiti that had been put up by bullies that were targeting him

An unnamed Swedish teenager has complained that it was left to him to erase homophobic graffiti at his school targeting him by name and says his teachers and principals failed to protect him.

The student has since left his school in Western Sweden to take up an internship but has complained that his principal told him to go and ‘erase the words himself,’ after he was named as a ‘dirty fag’ in graffiti on bathroom walls.

Other graffiti targeting the teen had been scrawled all over the school.

June 11, 2014

Officer did not want to be viewed as an advocate for gay pride

A Salt Lake City police officer who was suspended for allegedly refusing to provide traffic control for the Utah Pride Parade last weekend has quit his job.

The officer, whose name has not been released, had cited his religious beliefs for balking at the assignment that called for him to be among the Salt Lake City Police Department officers riding in front of the parade.

His attorney said he felt uncomfortable with that role, did not want to be seen as a gay pride advocate, and asked for another assignment.

May 2, 2014

A teen was shocked after he discovered an arrow spray-painted pointing to his bedroom, letting others know a 'fag' lived there

A gay teen’s house was spray-painted with homophobic graffiti, it was reported today (2 May).

Levi Peabody, 16, from Kansas, was shocked to discover an anti-gay slur and a red and black arrow pointed towards his window on the outside of his house.

While they have tried to wipe away the graffiti, the traces still remain.

‘It does hurt,’ Peabody said. ‘As much as I don’t want to admit it, it does hurt that someone would dislike me that much to do something to my window.’

His parents believe Levi’s classmates are behind the attack.

June 23, 2013

LGBT people are homeless at double the rate of heterosexuals in San Francisco according to the city’s Human Services Agency

A study has found that LGBT people make up 29% of the homeless population in San Francisco despite making up only 15.4 % of the general population in the city.

The Human Services Agency of San Francisco conducted a census of homeless people to maintain federal funding for its programs and found 6,436 people to be homeless in the city.

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.