Tag Archive | Rainbow Flag

Spanish village makes its own rainbow after council’s gay pride flag banned

Spanish village makes its own rainbow after council’s gay pride flag banned

(Reuters) – When police ordered a local mayor in southern Spain to take down a rainbow flag put up to celebrate gay pride on Friday, because it was illegal, more than 300 households in the village rallied to the cause, and flew their own flags. By the time gay pride celebrations took place in Spain […]

Gay marriage upends Costa Rica’s presidential election

Gay marriage upends Costa Rica’s presidential election

A debate over gay marriage has upturned Costa Rica’s presidential race, giving ammunition to conservative frontrunners ahead of Sunday’s vote, and challenging the Central American country’s image as a progressive bastion. Evangelical Christian singer and congressman, Fabricio Alvarado, who leads recent polls, has pitted himself against a January ruling from the Inter-American Court of Human […]

Egypt: Seven arrested for raising rainbow flag at concert

Egypt: Seven arrested for raising rainbow flag at concert

(Reuters) Egyptian police arrested seven people on Monday after they were seen raising a rainbow flag at a concert, security sources said, in a rare public show of support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights in the conservative Muslim country. Security sources said the seven were arrested for “promoting sexual deviancy,” a euphemism in […]

Louisiana To Ban Rainbow Flags?

Louisiana To Ban Rainbow Flags?

A city councilman in the state of Louisiana is drafting local legislation that would ban non-official flags from being flown, including the rainbow flag. The move comes in light of the Pride in the Park festival in Lafayette, LA, which had extra cause for celebration this year due to the repeal of DOMA. The Daily […]