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The 10 Best US Cities to Celebrate Pride in This Year
Pride is all about celebrating who you are and who you love, and really, what's not to love about that? From the rainbow flags to the parades to the declarations of love, there are so many cities in the US that celebrate Pride in style. Every year, the streets of these cities transform into one big party, and it's always so much fun to be a part of it. The events around the nation vary in size, but all share a universal mission of promoting LGBTQ+ equality and human rights. From the streets of New York City to the beaches of Miami, check out our list of the best cities in America to party in for Pride Month.
Limited Edition Gay Vodka Comes to Utah for Pride
One Utah-based distillery is making the most out of the combination of living in Mormon country and everyone gearing up for Pride season.
Ogden’s Own Distillery is launching a limited edition vodka — Five Husbands.
Taron Egerton: ‘I Had a Period of Feeling I Might Be Gay’
“I felt Richard’s penis … on my leg,” he told Attitude. “We shot a scene where we are both naked on a bed, and we are rolling around. I don’t really know how much further we could have gone.”
“In the script, this is the scene of Elton losing his virginity, and we wanted to try to do that justice, and also at that point, their relationship hasn’t broken down yet,” Egerton explained. “They were falling in love, and it’s beautiful because it should be. We didn’t want to play like they were a couple who were eventually going to fall apart, we wanted to play it like two guys in their early twenties who are falling in love and who are incredibly sexually attracted to each other.”
In the same interview, Egerton also opened up about discovering his sexuality saying, “When I was 14 or 15, I had a period of thinking I might be gay and I spoke to my mother about it.”
Madonna's next video 'tribute to Stonewall, drag queens and LGBTI rights'
Judith Light to receive honorary Tony Award for LGBTI and HIV activism
Massive Boost in Herpes Cases Reported During Coachella
Much like hidden fees and $15 bottles of water, herpes is among the assortment of things you last want to see or otherwise experience during a music festival.
Still, 'twas a spike of the herpes variety that coincided with the recent Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio. According to a TMZ report filed Thursday that admittedly contains some truly inspired stock photo interpolating, the herp warners over at HerpAlert noticed quite a growth in Southern California cases during the first two days of the festival.
Gonorrhea, syphilis rates skyrocket in N.W.T.: public health officer
Ewan McGregor's daughters come out as bisexual while criticizing Coachella
Woman Charged After Throwing Puppies in Dumpster at Coachella
This Mom Asked Guests to Pay a Cover Fee at Her Daughter's Birthday Party – Sorry, but Nope
I've thrown a handful of birthday parties for my kids so far, and I will be the first to tell you — they're damn pricey. For two to four hours of pizza, cake, and ice cream, you'd think they wouldn't break the bank, but I always end up spending more than I budgeted for and wondering if they're even worth the expense.
One thing I've never wondered, however, is how much to charge guests to attend. That's because the answer, without room for argument, is zero dollars and zero cents.
So it came as a complete shock when the Boston Globe's "Miss Conduct" advice column was hit with an impossible scenario: a mom has been making guests pay a cover charge to attend her kid's birthday parties.
"Every year, she charges people to come to her daughter's birthday party," an anonymous friend of the mom wrote. "If it is at a venue, the e-mail will say something along the lines of 'please bring $20 to cover the cost of your child.' If it is at her home, there will be an envelope or basket asking for 'donations.' They're not poor."
Trans woman targeted and shot to death at family gathering in Mexico
A trans woman who owned a LGBTI bar in Mexico is one of 14 dead. Armed assailants stormed a family gathering, believed 52nd birthday celebrations of a woman.
Known as ‘La Becky’, she owned the La Esquina del Chacal bar in Minatitlán, in the southeastern state of Veracruz.
Masked assailants stormed the family gathering on Friday night (19 April), killing 13 adults and a one-year-old child. They wounded a further four people.
The Veracruz Public Security forces (SSP) said the assailants raided the party allegedly looking for ‘La Becky’.
Gay Star News
Dallas transgender woman brutally attacked by mob in broad daylight
Pride organizers cancel parade citing ‘current political & social environment.’ They mean racism.
Pride organizers in a city in Canada have canceled this year’s parade, citing “the current political and social environment.”
The parade was scheduled for this coming June as part of the city’s ten-day Pride festivities, but the Edmonton Pride Festival Society (EPFS) board just announced in an email that the parade has been canceled.
Stars Help L.A. LGBT Center Open Campus for Youth and Seniors
The Los Angeles LGBT Center Sunday opened the first phase of its Anita May Rosenstein Campus, a two-acre complex in Hollywood designed to serve LGBTQ youth and seniors, making it the world’s first intergenerational LGBTQ facility.
The opening was celebrated with a six-hour block party featuring celebrities including Lily Tomlin, Kathy Griffin, and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, along with guided tours and musical performances by Betty Who, VINCINT, the Trans Chorus of Los Angeles, and Alexandra Billings.
The campus includes 100 beds for homeless youth, a new Senior Community Center, a Youth Drop-In Center, and the Ariadne Getty Foundation Youth Academy. It will also house the organization’s headquarters, being relocated from the McDonald/Wright Building, which will be transformed entirely into a health center. The second phase of the campus, scheduled to open in mid-2020, will have 99 units of affordable housing for seniors and 25 supportive housing apartments for youth.
Taylor Swift made a major donation to an LGBTQ group to fight Tennessee’s ‘slate of hate’ laws
Attorney General will investigate hostile work environment & issues LGBTQ nondiscrimination order
Queer today, gone tomorrow: the fight to save LGBT nightlife
On a summer’s day in 2017, in gardens near the Royal Vauxhall Tavern in London, an unusual drag show took place. A lot of work had gone into the costumes, but these were not of the kind you’d expect: there were no rhinestones or wigs. Each performer was wearing an architectural model on their head, and instead of lip-syncing, they were reading out snippets of planning and licensing documents. The models didn’t represent buildings of any great distinction, but to members of the audience they were a familiar lineup: the Black Cap, the Joiners Arms, the Glass Bar, the Lesbian and Gay Centre. They were London’s queer spaces, past and present.
The event had been organised by the architecture academics Ben Campkin and Lo Marshall as a riff on the famous 1931 Beaux Arts Ball in New York, at which attendees dressed as the Chrysler building and the Waldorf Astoria hotel. They have been analysing the changing landscape of the queer community in London since 2016, and dragged up once again in front of the press at the Whitechapel Gallery to mark the opening of Queer Spaces: London, 1980s–Today.
“American Horror Story” is harming this actor’s mental health, so they’re sitting one out
Peters — who has acted in all eight seasons of the FX series (and also plays in Murphy’s ’80s era NYC ballroom drama, Pose) — recently told an interviewer that he has decided to “sit a season out” because the show is taking a negative toll on his mental health.
Peters has said:
“[Being in the show] has been all a massive stretch for me and really difficult to do. It’s hurting my soul and Evan as a person. There’s this massive amount of rage that’s been called upon from me, and the emotional stuff that’s been called on me for Pose has been heartbreaking, and I’m sick. I don’t feel good.”
Pride: La oportunidad de curar, empoderar y respetar a la comunidad LGBT
Entrevista con Fernando López, director ejecutivo de San Diego LGBT Pride, una organización sin fines de lucro que trabaja para fomentar respeto e igualdad para la comunidad LGBT a nivel local y global.
Tener un lugar en la mesa no significa mucho si la mesa es demasiado pequeña para ser inclusiva de alguna manera significativa, y eso es algo que Fernando López Jr. no ha perdido de vista desde que se unió a San Diego LGBT Pride como director ejecutivo el año pasado.
“En la comunidad LGBT no sólo ves necesidades no compensadas, sino que te encuentras con un gran potencial que no se ha explotado. Mi objetivo ha sido construir una mesa más grande, venir de una mentalidad de abundancia y generosidad”, dijo López, quien se identifica como no binario y usa el pronombre elle (they, en inglés).
“La gente quiere sentirse escuchada, vista y valorada. Todos buscamos algún tipo de conexión y una forma de sentir que nuestras vidas están al servicio de algo más que de nosotros mismos”.
The San Diego Union Tribune
Married Indians are looking for same-sex affairs after decriminalization
In the six months since India decriminalized gay sex, users looking for same-sex encounters on an extramarital affairs service have increased by 45%.
‘People feel freer to express their sexual preference and to pursue homosexual or bisexual encounters outside the wedlock’ Gleeden said in a press release.
Based in France, Gleeden is a female-run dating app for people looking to cheat on their husbands or wives. It has more than 4.5 million registered users.
Three percent of Gleeden’s 500,000 users in India’s are listed as homosexual while 1% are listed as bisexual.
In September last year, India’s Supreme Court ruled that a colonial-era law banning gay sex with up to 10 years in prison was unconstitutional.
What’s more, in October the same court scrapped a law which criminalized adultery.
Gay Star News
North Carolina legislators introduce slew of pro-LGBTQ bills
Lawmakers in North Carolina have introduced a trio of bills designed to protect LGBTQ North Carolinians, including legislation to halt the use of conversion therapy throughout the state.
The Mental Health Prevention Act, HB 516 and SB 426, would protect LGBTQ youth and disabled adults from attempts to change their sexual orientation or gender identity using psychological or spiritual means. In many cases, the practice of conversion therapy can be extreme, causing profound harm to those who are treated by such – including dramatic increases in suicide attempts.
Gay Couple Told: Take Down Your LGBTQ Pride Flag or Be Evicted — WATCH
Amid Pressure, Google Finally Drops Conversion Therapy App
Arizona is being sued for banning teachers from speaking positively about LGBTQ people
Gay Sex Will Be Now Be Punishable by Stoning in Brunei
A Renewed Call for Beverly Hills Hotel Boycott Amid Brunei Anti-Gay Policies
A Dallas Man Used Grindr To Target, Assault, And Rob Gay Men
Sean Hayes Is the Last of the Will & Grace Cast to Get a GLAAD Award
UK, George Clooney lead calls for Brunei to drop LGBT+ death penalty
How Hollywood Legend Doris Day Plans to Celebrate Her 97th Birthday
Screen and song legend Doris Day will celebrate her 97th birthday on April 3 with her favorite sweet treat: Edy’s slow-churned chocolate fudge ice creamthis link opens in a new tab.
“Doris will be spending a quiet birthday at home again this year surrounded by a few close friends,” her business manager Bob Bashara tells PEOPLE. “She always gets lots of phone calls wishing her happy birthday. And, in the evening, she’ll enjoy a special birthday dinner followed by cake and ice cream.”
Ahead of her birthday, her adopted hometown of Carmel-By-The-Sea, California, where she moved in the 70s, is hosting the Doris Day Animal Foundation this link opens in a new tab Annual Benefit on Thursday, March 28 at the Cypress Inn.
Drag queen performs 'Baby Shark' at toddler's request, and Twitter applauds
Drag performer Marti Gould Cummings fancies himself a crowd pleaser, but he may have met his biggest fan yet: a 2-year-old boy who saw Cummings perform the hit children’s song “Baby Shark” at a drag brunch this weekend in New Jersey.
The performance was caught on camera and posted to Instagram and Twitter, where it has amassed more than 500,000 views in two days.