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.

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

Drag queens on the courthouse lawn

Pride in Pictures 2017: Cheers for Edie
Pride in Pictures 2017: Cheers for Edie

Edith Windsor, the woman who dominated DOMA.

Pictures of Pride 2015: Same-sex marriage
Pictures of Pride 2015: Same-sex marriage

The Supreme Court decision produces Pride pandemonium.

Pride Month doesn’t have to stop. Where to find Pride after June.
Pride Month doesn’t have to stop. Where to find Pride after June.

Pride Month is winding down, but never fear: there are more Prides happening all over the country.

Pictures of Pride 2016: Remembering Pulse
Pictures of Pride 2016: Remembering Pulse

Spontaneous commemorations mourn the Orlando massacre.

Pride in Pictures 2014: Who’s paying for Pride?
Pride in Pictures 2014: Who’s paying for Pride?

Corporate sponsors turn Pride into big business.

Pride in Pictures 2017: Trudeau & Toronto Pride
Pride in Pictures 2017: Trudeau & Toronto Pride

Canada's prime minister shows some impressive Pride.

Pride in Pictures 2014: Strike up SF’s Freedom Band
Pride in Pictures 2014: Strike up SF’s Freedom Band

A transplanted Kansan founds 2 musical institutions.

The history of the iconic LGBTQ rainbow flag
The history of the iconic LGBTQ rainbow flag

There's one symbol that has risen over all others for the LGBTQ community: the rainbow flag. How did this become the symbol of the community?

Rainbow crosswalks were vandalized in 4 different cities recently
Rainbow crosswalks were vandalized in 4 different cities recently

Rainbow crosswalks are part of Pride Month all over the world. They're also targets for hate.