BEYOND PRIDE MONTH: MAKE RAINBOW CROSSWALKS PERMANENT

A little over a month ago, I started a campaign to get Atlanta to commit to permanent rainbow and/or transgender pride–colored crosswalks at the intersection of 10th and Piedmont, a location many consider to be the epicenter of the city’s LGBTQ community. My petition, which was hosted on Care2, received over 20,000 signatures, including that…

AS PRIDE MONTH COMES TO A CLOSE…

Gay pride is a powerful human quality that has no limits. Nothing on earth has the capacity to propel our community forward. From movie land in Hollywood to space age inventions to our personal imaginations reflecting our desires inspirations endlessly unfold, we are truly blessed with the unlimited ability to picture anything we want, and…

WATCH: YouTube CELEBRATES PRIDE MONTH WITH #ProudToBe VIDEO

YouTube released a moving #ProudToBe new video celebrating Pride yesterday (27 June). YouTube Spotlight launched this video as part of the campaign and already has more than 3 million hits on YouTube. The video features famous LGBTI YouTubers, clips of viral videos including Rachel Evan Woods, Human Rights Campaign, LGBTI marches, and clips of same-sex parents…

¡GAY PRIDE MONTH WILL ONLY REFLECT YOU IF YOU ARE APART OF IT!

The LGBTI community is diverse, and any Pride parade has to reflect that diversity. If you don’t think it reflects you, the best way to remedy that is to ensure you are there. Whether you’re walking in the parade, or watching from the sidewalk, Pride will only reflect you if you are part of it. No, you won’t…

GAY PRIDE & FEELING EXCLUDED…

Who is pride for, anyway? It’s supposed to be a celebration of the entire LGBTQ+ community, a time to feel a sense of, well, pride in who they are. But have you ever felt unwelcome? What are your reasons for feeling excluded from pride events?  Being bisexual? Don’t feel like the “L” LGBTQ+ is really…

GAY PRIDE & THE PURSUIT OF COMMUNITY HAPPINESS…

As we expand beyond the boundaries of our individualistic pursuit of happiness gay pride celebrations can be a welcome reality shift. We often find that it is much easier to be happy when we are motivated in an effort to make the world better in tangible ways, by coming together as a group. Considering the…

THE LGBTQ COMMUNITY FINALLY STARTS HOLDING CORPORATE ‘ALLY’ FEE TO THE FIRE

LGBTQ rights advocates have long pointed to the problematic nature of tying the fight for equality with corporations, who provide needed funds but can come with political and social baggage that increasingly cannot be ignored. The nation’s politics has taken a hard right, and at the same time advocacy groups are recognizing that comp romise may not…

BLACK GAY PRIDE…

Around this time each year I start to see tweets, Facebook statuses and blogs debating the current relevance of Pride events. Those who doubt the need for such events usually talk about the fact that they have become corporate circuses and are now focused around partying and getting drunk. To understand Pride and it’s significance…

THIS CONTROVERSIAL PRIDE MEME IS MAKING A LOT LGBT PEOPLE VERY ANGRY

A meme ‘slut-shaming’ some Pride goers has caused outrage online among members of the LGBT community. It’s a time of year that most LGBT people love. Pride season gives many across the globe the chance to celebrate their history and sexual freedom loudly and proudly – as witnessed in London last weekend. However, one internet user seems…

‘MAKE AMERICA GAY AGAIN’: NEW COLLECTION CELEBRATES AMERICAN GAY PRIDE

American Apparel’s new clothing range celebrates gay pride month and mocks Donald Trump. The clothes feature bright colours and slogans reminiscent of the Republican candidate’s ‘Make America Great Again’ campaign, but without the racist undertones. An iconic sloganed red cap even features in the fabulous collection that ranges between $24 and $30. The clothes have…

¿PRIDE SHOULD MORE THAN A MONTH, RIGHT?

It is only within the last 160 or so years that there has been an organized and sustained political effort to protect the rights of people with same-sex attractions, and those who cross traditional constructions of gender identities and expression. As we enter the momentous month of June, a time set aside in countries throughout…