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.

This Texas church offered ‘free Mom hugs’ at Pride. What happened next was amazing.
This Texas church offered ‘free Mom hugs’ at Pride. What happened next was amazing.

A small church tried to spread some love to LGBTQ people at Pride. They definitely succeeded.

This video of a man spitting on a rainbow crosswalk has gone viral
This video of a man spitting on a rainbow crosswalk has gone viral

No one knows who the man in the video is, but his intention looks clear.

This church had the most amazing message for Pride: ‘We’re sorry’
This church had the most amazing message for Pride: ‘We’re sorry’

The group of Christians brought the crowd to tears with their signs and their message of love.

This airport is flying a rainbow flag made of 6,000 kisses
This airport is flying a rainbow flag made of 6,000 kisses

Pride in London is this weekend, and Heathrow International Airport found a creative way to participate.

This video of dads surprising their LGBTQ kids on Pride will give you the feels
This video of dads surprising their LGBTQ kids on Pride will give you the feels

The Pride Bus picked up dads who wanted to surprise their kids and go to Pride with them.

Pride in Pictures 2017: Amsterdam’s boys on boats
Pride in Pictures 2017: Amsterdam’s boys on boats

Who says you need a street for a parade?

Pride in Pictures 2018: Pride comes to Starkville
Pride in Pictures 2018: Pride comes to Starkville

A close-minded vote opens the love in Mississippi.

Police used tear gas & rubber bullets to stop Istanbul Pride
Police used tear gas & rubber bullets to stop Istanbul Pride

Turkey used to have a huge yearly Pride. Now the government is trying to suppress it.

Pride in Pictures 2015: Small towns with big Pride
Pride in Pictures 2015: Small towns with big Pride

Drag queens on the courthouse lawn