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LGBT Pride

LGBT Pride (or gay pride) is the positive stance against discrimination and violence toward lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people to promote their self-affirmation, dignity, equality rights, increase their visibility as a social group, build community, and celebrate sexual orientation, diversity and gender identity. Pride is the predominant outlook that bolsters most LGBT rights movements throughout the world.

Common symbols of pride are the rainbow pride flag, the lowercase Greek letter lambda (λ), the pink triangle and the black triangle, these latter two reclaimed from use as badges of shame in Nazi concentration camps.

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Kentucky judge rules in favor of printer that refused to print t‑shirts for pride event

Monday, April 27, 2015
The shirts were to display the pride logo (seen above) on the front, and the names of event sponsors on the reverse.
The ruling by Fayette County Circuit Judge James Ishmael overturned a decision by the city's Human Rights Commission that ruled in 2014 that the print shop, Hands On Originals, violated a city law that bans discrimination based on a person's sexual orientation. [...]

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Cop who objected to riding in gay pride says he was unfairly branded a ‘bigot’

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Eric Moutsos
A former Salt Lake City police officer who was put on leave and later resigned after he objected to riding in the motorcycle brigade at the front of last year's gay pride parade is speaking out against what he believes was a violation of his religious liberties. [...]

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Hungarian court says sentence in gay pride attack too lenient

Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Hungary’s Supreme Court (Kuria)
Hungary's Supreme Court has ordered the retrial of three anti-gay protesters convicted of attacking police guarding the Budapest Pride march in 2011 because it considered the sentence too lenient. [...]

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Court throws out firefighters’ lawsuits over driving truck at gay pride

Monday, December 29, 2014
Two Providence, R.I., firefighters claimed their constitutional rights were violated when they were ordered to drive a truck in a gay pride parade. [...]

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‘Christian outfitter’ appeals ruling it discriminated by refusing gay pride shirts

Friday, December 12, 2014
The shirts were to display the pride logo (seen above) on the front, and the names of event sponsors on the reverse.
"Hands On Originals" argues that printing gay pride t-shirts is morally objectionable, and the ruling violates their freedom of religion and expression. [...]

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Gay rights activists march in New Delhi to demand an end to discrimination

Sunday, November 30, 2014
Participants carry placards and shout slogans during a gay rights parade in New Delhi, India, Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014. Nearly a thousand gay rights activists marched Sunday to demand an end to discrimination against gays in India's deeply conservative society.
NEW DELHI -- Nearly a thousand gay rights activists marched through central New Delhi on Sunday to demand an end to discrimination against gays in India's deeply conservative society. Holding balloons, flags and placards, activists and their supporters sang songs and danced to the beat of ... [...]

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Rio de Janeiro celebrates gay pride, calls for end to homophobia

Sunday, November 16, 2014
A man participates in the 19th Gay Pride Parade in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Nov.16, 2014. Thousands took part in Rio de Janeiro's 19th Gay Pride parade, to fight for a more just and inclusive society, which recognizes equal rights for all the gay community.
RIO DE JANEIRO -- Gay rights activists are using Rio de Janeiro's annual gay pride parade to demand laws against discrimination based on sexual orientation. Thousands of people paraded down Copacabana's main coastal boulevard with rainbow flags and thematic floats, many dressed in carnival costumes or wearing t-shirts saying "Fight [...]

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Florida marriage plaintiffs lead parade as Fantasy Fest wraps in Key West

Monday, October 27, 2014
Aaron Huntsman and William Lee Jones, who launched a landmark challenge to Florida’s same-sex marriage ban, led Saturday night’s procession atop a “wedding cake” float surrounded by 33 other couples in wedding attire.
KEY WEST, Fla. -- The elaborate 10-day Fantasy Fest costuming and masking ended Sunday on this subtropical island, following its highlight late-night parade that featured grand marshals who pioneered the Florida Keys' fight for marriage equality. [...]

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McAuliffe becomes Virginia’s first sitting governor to attend LGBT pride

Sunday, September 28, 2014
Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D-Va.) at Virginia Pridefest, Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014.
RICHMOND, Va. -- Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Saturday became the first sitting governor of the state to attend Virginia’s annual LGBT Pridefest. “It’ a new day in Virginia, I can tell you that folks,” said McAuliffe, speaking in front of thousands of enthusiastic and LGBT Virginians and allies. “I was [...]

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Serbia LGBT pride march takes place undisturbed as riot police stand guard

Sunday, September 28, 2014
Members of Serbia's LGBT community wave flags during the Pride March in Belgrade, Serbia, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014.
BELGRADE, Serbia -- Waving rainbow-colored flags, several hundred gay activists proceeded undisturbed through downtown Belgrade on Sunday thanks to the protection of thousands of riot police. The march advanced for only several hundred meters through the empty Belgrade streets where shops were closed and public transport was stopped.... [...]

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