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 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

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.