Tag Archive | Black Lives Matter

Paris: LGBT Pride activists protest against racial injustice

Paris: LGBT Pride activists protest against racial injustice

(Reuters) – A pared-down LGBT Pride march drew thousands of people to the streets of Paris on Saturday, without the colourful trucks blasting out techno music, but with powerful slogans demanding racial equality and protesting against police violence. The French capital’s official Pride parade was postponed to November because of the coronavirus epidemic, but organisers […]

‘No more rainbow capitalism’ in protests about Black trans lives

‘No more rainbow capitalism’ in protests about Black trans lives

(Reuters) – Protests and marches for the rights of Black trans people drew thousands to the streets under the banner of ‘Black Trans Lives Matter’ in recent weeks, amid global demonstrations against racism. Reuters digital editors, Ben Kellerman and Arlene Washington, hosted a conversation featuring the Black trans community as part of the #AskReuters Twitter […]

LGBT+ marches from London to New York call for end to racism

LGBT+ marches from London to New York call for end to racism

As thousands of people marched in support of Pride and racial justice globally this weekend, many demonstrators called for an end to often-overlooked racism within the LGBT+ community. Pride events to celebrate LGBT+ rights are held globally throughout June – although most were cancelled or moved online this year, due to the coronavirus pandemic – […]

LGBT+ Pride marches return to radical roots to support Black Lives Matter

LGBT+ Pride marches return to radical roots to support Black Lives Matter

Pride is set to return to its radical protest roots this weekend, with a small number of pared-down parades supporting Black Lives Matter and an LGBT+ community hit hard by global coronavirus lockdowns, that have forced hundreds of marches to be cancelled. Parades and rallies are planned in London, New York, Berlin, and Taiwan’s capital, […]

Isolation: Global Pride to unite LGBT communities

Isolation: Global Pride to unite LGBT communities

(Reuters) – After the cancellation of hundreds of Pride parades due to the COVID-19 pandemic, national Pride networks have set up a new digital Global Pride Day on June 27, to unite people all over the world in celebration and support. The 24-hour stream of music, performances, and speeches will feature politicians, including US presidential hopeful […]

Black actors and singers to headline livestream for global gay pride

Black actors and singers to headline livestream for global gay pride

Black actors, writers, and musicians, including US singer-songwriter, Todrick Hall, and actress, Laverne Cox, will take part in a 24-hour online celebration of LGBT+ pride attended by world leaders, organisers announced on Saturday. LGBT+ campaigners will work with founders of the Black Lives Matter movement, to demand racial justice, at the event on June 27, […]

US: Gay Pride teams up with black activists

US: Gay Pride teams up with black activists

(Reuters) – Floats, all-night parties and parades may be out, but the LGBTQ community is returning to its roots by teaming up with black activists for Pride month celebrations in the United States. While the coronavirus epidemic has forced the cancellation of traditional Pride events in June, US gay groups are using virtual gatherings to […]

US: Calls to support black trans women rise amid

US: Calls to support black trans women rise amid

The US protests over racial injustice should address the violence and discrimination faced by black transgender women, rights groups said on Monday, with at least a dozen trans people murdered this year in the United States. Targeted for their race and gender identity, trans black women are overlooked and their cause should be included in […]