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 2014: Size matters in São Paulo
Pride in Pictures 2014: Size matters in São Paulo

Millions make some Prides bigger than metros.

Pride in Pictures 2013: Pride & pro sports
Pride in Pictures 2013: Pride & pro sports

A hero in the macho world of professional football.

Pride in Pictures 2012: Police & Pride
Pride in Pictures 2012: Police & Pride

It's been a precarious relationship. But love blossoms.

Chuck Schumer introduced his daughter & her fiancee to America at NYC Pride
Chuck Schumer introduced his daughter & her fiancee to America at NYC Pride

The most powerful Democrat in the Senate is happy to announce that his daughter is marrying a woman.

This lesbian couple got engaged at NYC Pride & the crowd loved it
This lesbian couple got engaged at NYC Pride & the crowd loved it

The women work for the fire department and were marching with other emergency personnel when one of them popped the question.

Two men were thrown into the sea in a brutal hate crime during Pride
Two men were thrown into the sea in a brutal hate crime during Pride

The attackers allegedly said, "We will kill you and your types."

Pride in Pictures 2011: Muslim Pride
Pride in Pictures 2011: Muslim Pride

Islamic conservatives clamp down on Istanbul's Pride.

Pride in Pictures 2010: British Pride
Pride in Pictures 2010: British Pride

Sir Ian McKellan comes out swinging against Section 28.

Remember to obey the subway rules as you travel to NYC pride
Remember to obey the subway rules as you travel to NYC pride

"How does this affect my trip? It doesn't."

Pride in Pictures 2009: NoH8 goes to DC
Pride in Pictures 2009: NoH8 goes to DC

National Equality March lights a fire under Don't Ask, Don't Tell.