A flier for the Straight Pride Parade asks attendees to celebrate "heterosexuality, masculinity, femininity, babies (born and unborn), Western civilization, our wonderful country and Christianity."
Before the event began, the mayor, Wally Scott canceled it, saying that the flag “represents a political movement,” which is against city policy.
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.
"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.”
“I was upset. It’s a right of freedom of expression," says Robin Chipman.
A lesbian couple in Texas received a letter from a neighbor who said that the women inspired them to come out.
“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."
A popular YouTube star announced Monday that he’d bought a town in Michigan and renamed it “Gay Hell” in protest of President Trump’s decision to prevent U.S. embassies from flying rainbow flags during the month of June — LGBTQ pride month.
People are not happy that Victoria's Secret Pink tweeted its support for the LGBTQ community just in time for Pride.
A critic accused the grooming brand of being "uninclusive and intolerant" for not supporting "straight pride."
People around the country are outraged over one man's plans to hold a Straight Pride Parade in Boston.
Jiwandeep Kohli's turban took him "about an hour of tying, untying and safety pinning" and said that his efforts were well worth it.