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The winning design for San Francisco's rainbow sidewalks is similar to this crosswalk in Vancouver, BC.

San Francisco’s Castro neighborhood to get rainbow crosswalks

Saturday, March 15, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO -- San Francisco's famed LGBT-friendly Castro district will be showing more of its gay pride when the city paints four crosswalks in the colors of the Rainbow Pride flag. [ Read more → ]
APRob Ford

Toronto mayor demands rainbow flag be removed from city hall

Friday, February 7, 2014
TORONTO -- Toronto Mayor Rob Ford wants a rainbow flag flying at City Hall protesting Russia's law restricting gay rights activities to be removed. [ Read more → ]
Andrei Nasonov, APSecurity personnel detain Pavel Lebedev, a gay protester who unfurled a rainbow flag during the Olympic torch relay as it passed through his hometown of Voronezh, 334 miles south of Moscow, on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014.

Gay Russian protester detained for unfurling rainbow flag at Olympic relay

Saturday, January 18, 2014
MOSCOW -- A gay Russian protester was detained on Saturday for unfurling a rainbow flag during the Olympic torch relay as it passed through his hometown of Voronezh, 560 miles north of Sochi, where the games will begin Feb. 7. [ Read more → ]

Rainbow Christmas lights in memory of gay teen spark controversy in Italy

Sunday, December 8, 2013
ROME, Italy -- The rainbow-themed Christmas lights that were illuminated Friday on Rome's main shopping street have sparked controversy in the Italian capital city. [ Read more → ]

Poll: Republicans more tolerant of students wearing Confederate flag over rainbow flag

Wednesday, November 13, 2013
A new poll finds that Republicans are more tolerant of high school students wearing a Confederate battle flag to school than they are of students wearing a gay pride (rainbow) flag to school. [ Read more → ]
MT Lambda display at MTSU.

Tenn. university student arrested over stolen ‘stars and stripes’ rainbow flag

Wednesday, October 9, 2013
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Police say they have recovered a controversial rainbow-colored flag that was taken from a display at Middle Tennessee State University. [ Read more → ]
Joshua Rigsby

‘Stars and stripes’ rainbow flag stolen at Tenn. university following complaints

Sunday, October 6, 2013
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- A rainbow pride flag that emulates the American flag's stars and stripes has stirred a controversy at Middle Tennessee State University. [ Read more → ]

Swedish embassy in Moscow refuses to fly rainbow flag during Stockholm Pride

Wednesday, July 31, 2013
MOSCOW -- The Swedish embassy in Moscow rejected calls to raise the rainbow flag during Stockholm Pride week, which started Tuesday. [ Read more → ]

La. GOP councilman proposes flag law after veteran complains of pride flag

Saturday, July 6, 2013
LAFAYETTE, La. -- A south Louisiana official says he's drafting a proposal to limit the types of flags that can be flown on government property after hearing complaints about a gay pride flag being hoisted temporarily in a local park. [ Read more → ]

NY college debates whether to display rainbow flag alongside national banners

Tuesday, June 18, 2013
LONG ISLAND CITY -- A debate over display of the rainbow "pride" flag has broken out at a Long Island City college. [ Read more → ]

Edmonton base first Canadian military installation to raise LGBT pride flag

Sunday, June 9, 2013
EDMONTON, Alberta -- In a ceremony attended by senior military officers and civilian members of the LGBT community, the rainbow pride flag was raised at Canadian Forces Base Edmonton, and will remain this week to coincide with Edmonton's LGBT Pride Festival. [ Read more → ]

West Hollywood to make rainbow crosswalks permanent in honor of gay pride

Monday, September 10, 2012
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA -- The city of West Hollywood has announced that it make permanent the temporary rainbow crosswalks installed back in June in honor of gay pride month. [ Read more → ]

Bishop Harry Jackson: Gays ‘want to recruit your kids’

Friday, August 3, 2012
Speaking at Glenn Beck’s Under God Indivisible Conference, anti-gay Bishop Harry Jackson unleashed a screed against marriage equality and called upon Christians to unite against gay rights in a new ‘rainbow coalition,’ saying that religious leaders must “steal back the rainbow. [ Read more → ]
At the finish line in Jacksonville, Fla., on June 17, 2012.

Richard Noble walks across America to spread his dream of LGBT equality

Sunday, July 1, 2012
On a March day last year, Richard Noble decided it was high time to take a walk; after 15 months and 2,700 miles, he became the first man to walk across America with the rainbow pride flag. Noble and the rainbow pride flag left San Francisco with hopes of spreading what he calls “the dream.” [ Read more → ]

Not everyone is pleased with General Motors’ support for Pride

Friday, June 22, 2012
FORT WAYNE, Ind. -- LGBT employees and allies at the General Motors truck assembly plant in Fort Wayne, Ind., celebrated this year's Pride with a rainbow flag raised at the factory on Sunday. [ Read more → ]

Effigy of Obama on American soil: Beyond offensive, sadly typical

Sunday, June 10, 2012
The gloves are off and the masks have been removed in the United States as apparently it has become acceptable, even fashionable, to bully your fellow citizens -- or better still, hang an effigy of your president, who happens to be black, with a noose, and in a part of the country where not too long ago, that in of itself was quietly approved. [ Read more → ]
Artist rendering of the Hillcrest Pride Flag project.

Rainbow flag will fly high over San Diego’s Hillcrest neighborhood

Tuesday, May 15, 2012
SAN DIEGO -- Very soon, San Diego's LGBT community will see a colorful symbol of their pride flying high above the Hillcrest neighborhood. On Tuesday, the City Council voted 7-0 to approve a proposal by the Hillcrest Business Association. [ Read more → ]

Scott Lively’s anti-gay lunacy: ‘The Global Threat of Homosexuality’

Thursday, February 2, 2012
Scott Lively delivered an hour long speech recently entitled "The Global Threat of Homosexuality" at Resurrection Life of Jesus church in Sacramento and it was, as you can imagine, chock full of all sorts of anti-gay lunacy as Lively sought to make clear that homosexuality is not a sin just like any other sin, but rather a warning sign that our society is on the verge of collapse. [ Read more → ]

Millions expected to dress in purple, in person and online, for Spirit Day

Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Millions of Americans will dress in purple on Thursday -- both in person and online -- to mark the second annual Spirit Day, a day demonstrate support for LGBT youth and to speak out against bullying. [ Read more → ]
Manus Sheridan (left) and Greg George

North Wales police stations to display rainbow stickers to encourage reporting of anti-gay crimes

Friday, October 14, 2011
The North Wales Police Department on Friday said that it will be reinforcing its commitment to equality and diversity by displaying rainbow flag stickers at police front counters across its jurisdiction to encourage LGBTQ people to report anti-gay bias-based crimes. [ Read more → ]

Virginia lawmaker says flying gay pride flag at Federal Reserve is a felony

Friday, June 3, 2011
The decision of the Federal Reserve Bank of Virginia on Wednesday to fly a gay pride flag in honor of LGBT pride month, has drawn criticism from conservative groups, and at least one state lawmaker who said flying the flag is a crime. [ Read more → ]

Neighborhood association, gay community square off over rainbow flags in Castro district

Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Community activists in San Francisco's predominantly gay Castro neighborhood are outraged by a recent statement by the Mission Delores Neighborhood Association calling for removal of the Rainbow flags that are hung from the light posts in the Castro. [ Read more → ]
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