Pride Month

  • 72 Congressional Dems Blast Trump for No Pride Proclamation

    (WB) Congressional Democrats sent a pair of letters — one from U.S. House members, the other from U.S. senators — to President Trump late Friday lambasting for him for not issuing a proclamation recognizing June as Pride month.

  • A&E: LGBT Stories, Characters Prominent in Pride Month Premieres

    TV viewers will be treated to both the familiar and unexpected when they tune in to Pride month premieres. In addition to LGBT-themed storylines and characters, a record number of LGBT actors will be portraying those roles. And, three new documentaries also put our progress into perspective since the Stonewall riots 50 years ago. Here are some of the highlights:

  • Every school in Ontario to Fly Gay Flag for Pride Month

    For gay Pride month in June, every public elementary  school in Ontario, Canada will be required to fly the gay flag.

  • House Dems seek answers from DOD on ignoring Pride month

    A group of eight House Democrats led by Rep. Anthony Brown (D-Md.) is seeking answers from the Pentagon on the absence of any recognition of June as Pride month for the first time since “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” repeal certification in 2011.

  • Local Theaters Celebrate Pride Month with Thought-Provoking Plays

    In observance of Pride month, two local theater companies are offering thought-provoking plays that answer important questions in the lives of contemporary LGBTQ people:

  • Make it Official: Senators Aim to Recognize LGBT Pride Month

    Trump wouldn’t recognize pride month, but that won’t stop members of the Senate.

  • Mombian: Over the Corporate Rainbow

    This Pride Month has seen an explosion of rainbows on products from sneakers to snack foods, reenergizing the debate over whether and how corporate America should be involved in Pride.

  • No Proclamation (Again) from Trump for Pride Month

    (WB) The first day of June has arrived and President Trump again declined to issue a proclamation recognizing Pride month, breaking a tradition when Democrats occupied the White House.

  • Obama Proclaims June LGBT Pride Month

    Since our founding, America has advanced on an unending path toward becoming a more perfect Union. This journey, led by forward-thinking individuals who have set their sights on reaching for a brighter tomorrow, has never been easy or smooth. The fight for dignity and equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people is reflected in the tireless dedication of advocates and allies who strive to forge a more inclusive society. They have spurred sweeping progress by changing hearts and minds and by demanding equal treatment -- under our laws, from our courts, and in our politics. This month, we recognize all they have done to bring us to this point, and we recommit to bending the arc of our Nation toward justice.

  • Pride Month in Full Swing for Box Gallery

    LGBT activists and artists will come together next week to celebrate Pride month with The Box Gallery’s annual West Palm Beach Pride exhibition. On June 15, the free exhibition will feature work from LGBT artists like Earle and James “Jim” Goodman, as well as the late Connie Kurtz. 

  • State Department, Navy Recognize LGBT Pride Month

    While the White House remains silent, other federal agencies are recognizing June as LGBT Pride month.

  • Trump Recognizes Pride Month, Global Initiative to Decriminalize Homosexuality

    (WB) For the first time in three years in office, President Trump has recognized June as LGBT Pride Month, referencing his administration’s international initiative to decriminalize homosexuality.

  • U.S. Agencies to Celebrate Pride Month, but Without Cabinet Secretaries

    (WB) With Pride month approaching, many U.S. agencies in the second year of the Trump administration are continuing plans to hold celebrations for their LGBT workers, although Cabinet leaders will be absent and some annual events are in question.