Tag Archive | Pride

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 […]

US: YouTuber buys town and renames it Gay Hell

US: YouTuber buys town and renames it Gay Hell

YouTube star, Elijah Daniel, has bought the town of Hell and renamed it Gay Hell, only allowing Pride flags to fly, in protest at President Donald Trump’s administration’s refusal to allow US embassies to hoist the flag for LGBT+ Pride month. The California-based comedian and rapper – who goes by the name Lil Phag – […]

US: NYPD apologises for Stonewall raid 1969

US: NYPD apologises for Stonewall raid 1969

(Reuters) – The New York Police Department on Thursday apologised for the first time for the raid on the Stonewall Inn gay bar 50 years ago, and anti-gay laws of the time, that gave rise to the modern LGBT rights movement, describing them as discriminatory and oppressive. Gay rights advocates welcomed the apology, which they […]