LGBTQ Pride

LGBTQ Pride (or gay pride) is the positive stance against discrimination and violence toward lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBTQ) people to promote their self-affirmation, dignity, equal 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 LGBTQ 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.

Disney’s ‘Gay Day at the Magic Kingdom’ red shirt is going international
Disney’s ‘Gay Day at the Magic Kingdom’ red shirt is going international

"Gay Day" at Disney's Magic Kingdom theme park has become a tradition since it first launched 28 years ago.

A group of strangers was shopping in a bookstore when a suicidal gay man called the shop
A group of strangers was shopping in a bookstore when a suicidal gay man called the shop

As the clerk frantically talked to the closeted man, a kindly lesbian stepped up and took the phone. What happened next will leave you in tears.

New York will have competing pride parades for 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots
New York will have competing pride parades for 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots

A rival organization has asked the city for a permit to host a parade without corporations, police, politicians or metal barriers.

Every LGBTQ youth should read Laverne Cox’s autobiographical Instagram message
Every LGBTQ youth should read Laverne Cox’s autobiographical Instagram message

"Hopefully more adults will come to believe you shouldn’t lose your life simply for being who you are and do something about it."

The transgender Miss Universe contestant got a standing ovation
The transgender Miss Universe contestant got a standing ovation

Miss Spain didn't win, but she made history.

A man was arrested at Pride for stripping down to his underwear. Now he faces 6 months in jail.
A man was arrested at Pride for stripping down to his underwear. Now he faces 6 months in jail.

Police were not amused by the 21-year-old walking around in his briefs.

I founded Trans Day of Remembrance 20 years ago. Here’s why.
I founded Trans Day of Remembrance 20 years ago. Here’s why.

Two decades ago, a trans woman was stabbed multiple times in her first-floor apartment in Boston. Her death has yet to be solved.

Thousands march in Taiwan’s pride ahead of marriage equality referendum
Thousands march in Taiwan’s pride ahead of marriage equality referendum

The ballot initiatives could turn back the clock on LGBTQ rights in Taiwan.

Here’s your complete list of LGBTQ holidays & commemorations just in time for ‘Spirit Day’
Here’s your complete list of LGBTQ holidays & commemorations just in time for ‘Spirit Day’

And if you don't know what Spirit Day is, don't worry. We've gotcha.

Police had to use tear gas & water cannons to protect a pride parade from a vicious mob
Police had to use tear gas & water cannons to protect a pride parade from a vicious mob

Around 200 anti-LGBTQ protesters clashed with police over the weekend as the city's first pride parade kicked off.