Tag: pride

‘Why Does My Truth Need a Label?’: Jaah Kelly, Daughter of R. and Drea, Talks About Coming Out

Photo: Christian Cody (Paper Magazine) Coming out is, in and of itself, a journey. When you’re the child of a famous father multiply accused of sexual abuse and predation, one can only imagine how much more difficult that journey becomes. For Jaah Kelly, child of embattled R&B star R. Kelly, confusion and fear marked her […]

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We Know Pride Month Is Technically Over, but Can We Revisit Kamala Harris’ Bedazzled Rainbow Jacket?

Democratic presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) rides in a car during the SF Pride Parade on June 30, 2019 in San Francisco.Photo: Justin Sullivan (Getty Images) No, it’s not #ThrowbackThursday, but remember a time, say, exactly four years and one week ago today (a much happier, more hopeful time), when same-sex marriage was […]

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Powerful Photos from This Year’s NYC Pride and Queer Liberation Marches

This weekend, New York City looked and felt like the LGBTQ capital of the world. Fifty years after the Stonewall Riots, Stonewall 50 and World Pride flourished in the heart and soul of the city, bringing tens of thousands of LGBTQ folks and allies from across the country and beyond to celebrate this momentous anniversary. […]

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Alphonso David Becomes 1st Black President of Human Rights Campaign: ‘I Will Fight for Each and Every One of Us’

Screenshot: Human Rights Campaign Video (YouTube) The Human Rights Campaign has hired civil rights lawyer Alphonso David as its seventh president. According to the Advocate, he is the first person of color to lead the organization in its nearly 40-year history. He will assume the role in August, replacing Chad Griffin, who served as president […]

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Gay History Is Black History: These 10 Icons Prove It

From left (top): Audre Lorde, Angela Davis, Miss Major, Lorraine Hansberry, Barbara Jordan (bottom): Stormé DeLarverie, Joan Jett Blakk, Bayard Rustin.Photo: Getty & AP Images (Collage by Michael Harriot) LGBTQ African Americans have always been here. (Drag) Kings and Queens, dykes, homos, gender nonconforming, same-gender loving, queer and trans folk populate our history and have […]

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For World Pride, Andre J. Pays Homage to Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera With Excuse Me, Hello

Andre J. performs on stage during the Vienna Life Ball to benefit HIV Research at the Vienna Town Hall on May 26, 2007, in Vienna, Austria. Photo: Alexander Hassenstein (Getty Images) Today is the kickoff to World Pride weekend, which just happens to be hosted in New York City this year, coinciding with the 50th […]

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Taylor Swift’s LGBTQ Anthem ‘You Need to Calm Down’ Is Pretty Clueless

Late Thursday night, Taylor Swift released a new single titled “You Need to Calm Down,” which some have dubbed a Pride anthem. On paper, it has all the trappings of an ally Pride song: It gives a shoutout to long-running LGBTQ advocacy organization GLAAD; calls out online anonymous harassment culture; and throws shade at people […]

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8 Great: LGBTQ Pro Wrestlers

Chaotic Wrestling 8 Great is our new, extremely original listicle series where we take a break from snark and negativity to focus on the positive and list eight of our favorite examples of something great from pro wrestling. Matches, performers, shows — whatever is helping us enjoy wrestling in a particular week, that’s what this […]

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I Kept Hearing My Masculinity Was Under Attack by The Gay Agenda, So I Went to Pride to Test This Theory

Vogue Ball on Day One of LA Pride at West Hollywood Park on June 7, 2019, in West Hollywood, Calif.Photo: Chris Tuite (Courtesy of LA Pride) On June 11, 2016, Omar Mateen—armed with a semi-automatic assault rifle, a 9mm Glock and an insatiable disregard for human life—destroyed 49 innocent lives while causing irreparable harm and […]

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Janet Mock: Why Gender Pronouns Matter

What’s in a name? A hell of a lot when it comes to someone’s identity. Pose’s writer, director and producer Janet Mock speaks on the use of preferred gender pronouns, how they are building blocks in communication, and how they help people feel fully seen and heard. Watch the complete video above. Pose returns to […]

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Philadelphia’s First Openly Gay Deputy Sheriff Found Dead of Apparent Suicide

Photo: iStock On Friday, Deputy Sheriff Dante Austin was found dead inside the Philadelphia Sheriff’s Office from what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was 27. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that the city’s first openly gay deputy sheriff died by suicide, according to findings confirmed by the Philadelphia Medical Examiner’s Office. Advertisement Amber […]

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Brad Pitt Wants The Straight Pride Parade Supporters To Stop Calling Him Their Mascot

Getty Image There are some great events going on this Pride month… and some not so great. A small group of definitely-not-insecure men obtained a permit for a Straight Pride Parade in Boston following the same route as Boston’s Gay Pride Parade. Plenty of jokes have been made about the event, but few people noticed […]

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Your Celebration of Pride Must Go Further Than Putting Up a Rainbow on Social Media

Illustration: iStock With the coming of June marks another year where I celebrate being 55 shades of gay. Indeed, I do celebrate my homosexuality every day I chose to take a breath, but June marks Pride Month and with that, the celebration gets kicked up a couple decibels. Unless you’ve been under a rock—and honestly, […]

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Marlon Wayans Defends 19-Year-Old Daughter Against Homophobic Internet Trolls: ‘Love Her for Her, Not What I Want Her to Be’

Photo: Tommaso Boddi (Getty Images) To kick off Pride month, Marlon Wayans took to Instagram to deliver a touching tribute to his 19-year-old daughter Amai. “Happy pride 🌈 to my pride and joy,” he wrote. “I wouldn’t change one effing thing about you. Love you to the moon around the sun through the galaxies and […]

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Can’t Visit Stonewall in NYC? You Can Still Get Get There Via a ‘Living’ Pride Monument

Photo: Courtesy Google.org Today, New York City’s LGBT Community Center, Google and the National Parks Service launched Stonewall Forever, a “living” monument to 50 years of Pride, to half a century of resilience, and to many more years of resistance. Stonewall Forever is a living monument to 50 years of Pride. It was created through […]

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