Before the event began, the mayor, Wally Scott canceled it, saying that the flag “represents a political movement,” which is against city policy.
The alleged banning of the book, Love is Love, about the Pulse nightclub shooting, "was followed by silence from leadership," and "an eventual cover-up by the district,” according to a former English teacher, Anna Waugh.
“In my lifetime — as someone in his 50s who came out at 18 — I never thought I’d see a viable, openly gay presidential candidate,” said one supporter.
Trans influencers Lilah Gibney and Kendall Raindrop open up about "heartbreaking" experience of being kicked out of Team 10's house.
One Straight Pride Parade organizer called the letters "terrorism," though no laws appear to have been broken.
The flag was removed by the Legislative Council, which oversees that Capitol complex, because it was deemed a “non-conforming display.”
High school valedictorian Mason Bleu put the pride in Pride Month when he ended his graduation speech by coming out as bisexual. In a video that went viral on Twitter, he spoke on the importance of pride and in being proud of who he is, and quite frankly brought the house down with some real words of wisdom. "I've dodged it and ignored it because I wasn't proud of who I am," said Bleu in his speech. "But today I'm changing that. I'm proud to be a bisexual man." > So I came out during my valedictorian speech. It was definitely the scariest thing I've ever done but the reaction was amazing. Thank you to everyone who supported me! Pride2019 LGBTQ pic.twitter.com/u8ih03NTJd> > -- mason (@maasonbleu) June 29, 2019Students, parents, and faculty all gave him a standing ovation at that point in his speech, and he finished his speech by thanking everyone who came out for his graduation, "because I just came out."SEE ALSO: The best Pride Month memes of 2019After his video went viral, Bleu wrote a short thread encouraging others to take pride in themselves and offered to talk to other people who may struggle with their own sexuality. > The overarching theme of the speech was about being proud (it is pride month) so I decided that I couldn't tell people to be proud of who they are when I was in hiding for so long. Anyways, I did this not only for me but for anyone else who has struggled being closeted.> > -- mason (@maasonbleu) June 29, 2019> With that being said, you're not alone. Reach out to me or anyone else you trust. I'll definitely be willing to talk to anyone. ♥️ thank you so much and happy pride!> > -- mason (@maasonbleu) June 29, 2019Bleu, who is an aspiring actor, also noted that he'd be celebrating coming out at NYC Pride over the weekend. > Thank you for all the support ❤️ really means a lot to me. On that note, I'll be at NYC pride tomorrow. I hope to see some of y'all> > -- mason (@maasonbleu) June 29, 2019Happy Pride Month indeed . WATCH: Stonewall participant talks facing the riots, queer community coming together
New York City is hosting a massive Pride march on Sunday, topping off a month of rallies, parties and conferences celebrating the LGBTQ community.
Ronnie and Reggie got together in 2014, adopted an egg that another penguin couple abandoned.
Two vocal advocates — Elle Hearns and Ashlee Marie Preston — offer guidance on how to be an trans ally, specifically a black trans ally, offering five points of advice.
The teen gamer spent three hours adding rainbow decorations to the digital castle after his gay friend's parents threatened to kick him out.
The Ark Encounter founder is taking issue with public libraries for being homes to books "dedicated to LGBTQ topics."
"We felt unsafe," one of the women said of allegedly being booted out of the show, which took place during the fair's LGBTQ-supporting event.
A co-owner of the restaurant explained that the server was not aware her written comments would be visible to the customer.
"The high school kids went over and drew rainbows and messages of inclusion all over the sidewalk out front. The next generation is not taking any BS.”
Second Baptist Church in Palermo, Maine is defending its anti-LGBTQ sign. Longtime resident Stan York, a gay married man, says he's "sad" his children have to be exposed to homophobia.
A lesbian couple in Texas received a letter from a neighbor who said that the women inspired them to come out.
Yahoo Lifestyle caught up with LGBTQ celebs to gather some words of wisdom and inspiration, both for young folks just coming out and for the community at large.
Laura Muldoon was flying from London to Seville, Spain when she says a group of men started harassing her.
Students, faculty and alumni balked after the sign — which featured a Lady Gaga quote about being gay — was removed.
The pastor, who is also a detective, made headlines when he delivered a sermon at his church calling for the government to execute members of the LGBTQ community.
“As the mother of a transgender student who will be attending your school this year," said one parent, "I am upset, embarrassed, and worried for my child."