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Sydney Chosen to Host 2023 WorldPride Festival

Sydney, Australia has been chosen to host the quickly-growing 2023 WorldPride international Pride event that recently took place in New York City. SBS reports: ‘The biennial WorldPride festival – an international promotion of LGBTIQ+ issues via parades, festivals and other cultural activities – will be held over February and March to coincide with the 2023 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. Sydney, which will become the first city in the southern hemisphere to host the event, was announced as the successful bidder at a ceremony in Athens on Sunday, beating...
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Arsonist Burned Family’s LGBTQ Pride Flag as They Slept Inside Home

A Kansas family posted photos of a scorched LGBTQ Pride flag they said someone had set on fire overnight outside of their home while they were sleeping. The flag was stolen two weeks ago and was found in a neighbor’s yard. After that incident, several of their neighbors also put up Pride flags in solidarity. Wrote Micala Gingrich-Gaylord on Facebook: “Last night between 12 midnight and 7am someone set our pride flag on fire. After it was stolen last week many folks in our neighborhood put up flags. Police and...
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Thousands Take Part in First LGBTQ Pride in Sarajevo Amid Threats from Far Right Extremists: WATCH

Thousands of people in Sarajevo, the capital and largest city of Bosnia and Herzegovina, took part in the city’s first-ever LGBTQ Pride parade on Sunday amid threats from counter-protesters, who said “a great evil” had entered the city. The march’s theme was “Ima Izac!” which translates to “coming out.” VIDEO: More than two thousand people turned out in Sarajevo for the city's first Gay Pride march to protest against discrimination in Bosnia, but were met with a counter protest condemning 'a great evil' that had supposedly entered the Bosnian capital...
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Companies Promoting Causes Can Be Accused of ‘Wokewashing’ – Allying Themselves Only for Good PR

More consumers want companies to address societal problems, including climate change and crumbling infrastructure. Additionally, more than half want to buy from brands that take stands on social issues. At the same time, consumers are increasingly skeptical about these partnerships, seeing them as marketing stunts. It’s called wokewashing. I’m a professor of brand responsibility, and my forthcoming research investigates brands and their relationships with social issues, including the importance of both allies and advocates. Allies or advocates In marketing terms, allies are members of a dominant social group that bring...
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Justin Trudeau Visits Gay Bar in Canadian First: WATCH

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made history on Monday when he stopped by a gay bar in Vancouver to kick off Pride week and enjoy a beer. Media outlets reported that it was the first time a Canadian PM has done such a thing. Trudeau stopped by the Fountainhead Pub on Davie Street, shook hands with applauding patrons, and took photos. View this post on Instagram Here’s @justinpjtrudeau when he made a stop at @thefountainheadpub on Davie Street today. It may have been the first time a sitting PM stopped...
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Woman in Niqab Hurls Homophobic Abuse at Pride Attendee Wearing Rainbow Flag: WATCH

Police are investigating after a video circulated on social media showing a woman wearing a niqab hurling homophobic abuse at a man wearing a rainbow flag at Waltham Forest Pride in the Walthamstow borough of northeast London over the weekend. Apparently this is from Waltham Forest Pride today. Slightly surreal to hear the Muslim woman quote a line from Alan Partridge when berating this poor man. pic.twitter.com/EYp2O6vivQ— Paul Embery (@PaulEmbery) July 27, 2019 In the clip, a security person is seen protecting the man, as the woman verbally assaults him,...
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Mayor Who Axed LGBTQ Pride Flag from City Hall Has Change of Heart: WATCH

Last week Reading, Pennsylvania Mayor Wally Scott pulled the plug on an LGBTQ Pride flag-raising ceremony outside City Hall at the last minute. Scott said he opposes flags that stand for “movements” and said that’s what the Pride flag stands for. But Scott has changed his mind, after speaking with a constituent. ABC6 reports: ‘In a video posted on his Facebook page yesterday, the mayor said he had changed his mind after a recent conversation with a “prominent woman.” Scott says the woman recounted the time she came out to...
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This Mayor Axed Raising the LGBTQ Pride Flag Outside City Hall at the Last Minute in ‘Show of Blatant, Unacceptable Discrimination’ — WATCH

LGBTQ groups in Reading, Pennsylvania plan to file a complaint with the city’s Human Relations Commission after Mayor Wally Scott pulled the plug on an LGBTQ Pride flag-raising ceremony outside City Hall at the last minute. Scott said he opposes flags that stand for “movements” and says that’s what the Pride flag stands for. “I’m just not part of that and don’t think we should be,” said Scott. The LGBT Center of Greater Reading released a statement, saying, in part, “What was supposed to be a proud and historical moment...
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Minnesota Mayor Who Won’t Sign Pride Proclamation Denies She’s Anti-LGBTQ: WATCH

Facing angry residents, the mayor of Columbia Heights, Minnesota defended her decision to not sign a proclamation supporting the city’s upcoming Saturday’s LGBTQ Awareness Day and Pride festival, citing policies that suspiciously were developed the same week LGBTQ groups began inquiring about the proclamation. FOX9 reports: “Members of the Columbia Heights Pride Organization and other partners say they reached out to the city’s mayor a few weeks ago to inquire about the process of having her sign a proclamation to officially recognize Saturday as an LGBTQ Awareness Day in Columbia Heights....
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Minnesota Mayor Refuses To Sign Proclamation Honoring City’s First Ever-Pride Festival

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); A Minnesota mayor, who has this year approved ceremonial proclamations for a retiring city manager, National Library Week and “Tibet Day,” refused to sign a proclamation honoring the city’s first-ever Pride festival. Members of the LGBTQ community reportedly confronted Mayor Donna Schmitt of Columbia Heights during a city council meeting on Monday night over her refusal to sign a proclamation honoring LGBTQ Awareness Day. Schmitt said she would not recognize the proclamation because organizers did not follow guidelines necessary for ceremonial documents, KSTP reported. (adsbygoogle...
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