USA:- 2017 Pride Parades Swap Celebration For Protest

In late June 1970, the New York Times reported on the first Gay Pride Parade, held a year after the Stonewall riots.

Thousands of young men and women, homosexuals from all over the Northeast marched from Greenwich Village to the Sheep Meadow in Central Park yesterday proclaiming “the new strength and pride of the gay people.”

From Washington, Boston and Cleveland, from Ivy League colleges, from Harlem, the East Side and the suburbs, they gathered to protest laws that make homosexual acts between consenting adults illegal and social conditions that often make it impossible for them to display affection in public, maintain jobs or rent apartments.

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USA:- National Pride March set for Washington on June 11th

The National Pride March on Washington now looks set to go ahead, on the weekend already set for Capital Pride (8th – 11th June).

It was a spur of the moment idea – and a good one – which Brooklyn resident David Bruinooge floated on Facebook while watching the Women’s March.  The Capital Pride team have worked with Bruinooge to develop the march plans further.  As Queerty reports, “this would mark the first large-scale LGBTQ march on Washington since the National Equality March in 2009”.  Continue reading “USA:- National Pride March set for Washington on June 11th”

America’s Got Gay Talent – Brian Justin Crum

Openly-gay Brian Justin Crum has reached the semi-finals of America’s Got Talent 2016, with polished performances of the usual mix of hits aimed at wowing a mainstream audience. He has a solid musical theatre background, so is well above karaoke standard. Although he’s filmed in the intro as though he’s the sweet and swarthy cub about to turn up at the apartment of a hot daddy in a gay porn movie (some will like this…a lot), what’s laudable is that it doesn’t dodge his sexuality and personal challenges he faced growing up. If he doesn’t win, he’ll doubtless pop up at Pride Events in 2017.