Tag Archive | Pride

Giant rainbow flag unfurled in front of Taiwan autocrat’s memorial hall

Giant rainbow flag unfurled in front of Taiwan autocrat’s memorial hall

(Reuters) – Hundreds of people thronged a central square in Taiwan’s capital Taipei for a Pride event on Sunday, unfurling a giant rainbow flag in front of the main memorial hall for late autocratic leader, Chiang Kai-shek, before being ushered away by police. Proudly democratic Taiwan is a bastion of liberal values, in a part […]

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 – […]

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: LGBT+ Pride events focus on racial injustice

US: LGBT+ Pride events focus on racial injustice

The killing of George Floyd has prompted LGBT+ groups to shift the focus of Pride events to racial justice. Organisers of LGBT+ Pride events in major US cities are shifting their focus to racism and police violence, they said this week, addressing the concerns and demands raised by protesters over the killing of a black […]

US: As protests rage, LGBT+ activists call for return to ‘radical roots’

US: As protests rage, LGBT+ activists call for return to ‘radical roots’

As widespread protests over racial injustice roiled the US, LGBT+ campaigners on Monday, start of the annual Pride month, called for a return to the rebellious origins of the US gay rights movement. Pride celebrations have come under criticism for becoming heavily commercialised, and straying from their roots, and the outrage sparked by the killing of […]

Beirut:  Pride organisers cancel opening event after threats

Beirut: Pride organisers cancel opening event after threats

Organisers of Beirut Pride said they have cancelled the event’s opening concert, after threats meant they could not guarantee the safety of attendees at Lebanon’s third annual LGBT+ week. Organiser, Hadi Damien, said a concert planned for Saturday at The Palace theatre was axed, after the venue received threatening phone calls and posts on social […]

UK: Not just for Pride – top firms urged to back LGBT+ rights

UK: Not just for Pride – top firms urged to back LGBT+ rights

Many UK firms adopted rainbow branding for Pride month, but one in three of Britain’s 100 biggest companies did not mention LGBT+ policies in their annual reports, research showed on Friday. Just 2% of FTSE 100 company reports referred to staff LGBT+ role models, who are visibly out or a vocal ally, despite 17% changing […]

Amsterdam Canal Pride parade celebrates Stonewall anniversary

Amsterdam Canal Pride parade celebrates Stonewall anniversary

(Reuters) – One of Europe’s biggest annual Gay Pride parades kicked off on the canals of Amsterdam on Saturday, with over 500,000 visitors from around the world to cheer on 80 boats representing a wide variety of organizations from the LGBTI+ community. “Remember the past, create the future”, is this year’s theme, as the parade […]

OPINION: The 50 years before Stonewall were decades of violence

OPINION: The 50 years before Stonewall were decades of violence

By James Polchin – writer, cultural historian, and a professor at New York University. He is the author of “Indecent Advances: The Hidden History of True Crime and Prejudice Before Stonewall” This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising when gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender patrons at a Greenwich Village bar in New York […]

OPINION: After Pride, it is time to focus on mental health for LGBT+ employees

OPINION: After Pride, it is time to focus on mental health for LGBT+ employees

By Simon Blake – chief executive of Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England, and deputy chair of UK LGBT+ campaign group, Stonewall This month, around 1.5 million people turned out for London Pride and UK Black Pride. From PwC to Virgin Atlantic, many organisations took to the streets to celebrate the LGBT+ community. It is […]