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.

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.

Colorado makes history as the 1st state issuing intersex birth certificates
Colorado makes history as the 1st state issuing intersex birth certificates

Anunnaki Marquez identifies as a gender non-conforming androgynous gay man.

Yankees to spend $50,000 on LGBTQ scholarships for Stonewall’s 50th anniversary
Yankees to spend $50,000 on LGBTQ scholarships for Stonewall’s 50th anniversary

Outsports once said that the "Yankees have never held an LGBT pride night because they’re the Yankees," but that narrative may be changing now.

Bi Visibility Day is turning 20 & here’s what you should know about it
Bi Visibility Day is turning 20 & here’s what you should know about it

According to the Pew Research Center, 40% of LGBTQ Americans identify as bisexual.

This man is trying to ban Pride in his town. So someone sent him a horrifying package.
This man is trying to ban Pride in his town. So someone sent him a horrifying package.

He hates Pride because people "frolic unashamedly" on "rainbow floats."