Pride

  • Apple Introduces Pride Watch Face and Watch Band

    (WB) Apple introduced its new rainbow watch face and matching rainbow watch band in celebration of Pride month on Monday.

  • Arkansas Group Requests Temporary Gay Pride Pole on Capitol Grounds

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - An out-of-state advocacy organization is seeking approval to temporarily place a symbol of gay pride on state Capitol grounds in Little Rock.

  • Arrest at Pittsburgh Gay Pride Event Investigated After Video Shows Officer Punching Woman

    A Pittsburgh police officer has been put on desk duty after video surfaced showing him punching a woman at the city's gay pride parade and festival.

  • Arts Beat: Picasso, New Plays Make South Florida Debuts

    Picasso Exhibit Comes to Miami

  • Asbury Park Holds Annual Gay Pride Parade

    ASBURY PARK - (AP) - Thousands turned out for Asbury Park's 23rd annual gay pride parade.

  • Auckland Pride Bans Police In Uniform From Marching At The Parade

    As a result of members of the gay community feeling unsafe around uniformed police, New Zealand’s largest gay pride parade has banned them from attending.

  • Awkward Tension as Pentagon Hosts Pride While Pushing to Ban Trans Members

    Pride is supposed to be a time for celebration, but there was palpable tension Monday at the annual Defense Department Pride event as LGBT civilians and members of the armed forces recognized the occasion.

  • Bear Weekend Comes To Key West Nov. 8-11

    For award-winning party curator Shane Tate his second annual Key West Bear Weekend is all about body positivity. 

    “It doesn’t matter if you’re 90 pounds or if you’re 300 pounds, you’re going to feel sexy, you’re going to have a good time and you’re going to be accepted exactly as you are,” Tate said. 

    This will be Tate’s second iteration of KWBW. The event kicks off Nov. 8. 

    KWBW began with a trial run in 2017, which saw more than 100 patrons descend on the island for a weekend of parties, fun and charity. This year organizers expect around 300 attendees –more than double last year’s attendance.

    Tate has cultivated a long career of community centric and inclusive events. In asking the secret to his success, Tate said he takes a local approach to curating parties for the LGBT community by analyzing the community and its needs to ensure the charitable component of Key West Bear Weekend speaks to the local community. 

    The 2018 KWBW will also welcome the crowning of the first Mr. Key West Bear. Along with the crown, the winner will have a platform to raise contributions to local Key West charities. Serving fun with purpose has catapulted Tate’s parties to must attend status within the community. 

    The “Bear” culture within the greater LGBT community was historically carved out of an under-represented portion of the community, who felt they didn’t quite fit the perfect smooth muscular body type that has been pervasive in the community as the standard for acceptance for many years. Seeking a space within the community to be body positive expressive, gave way to the emergence of this safe community space of expression which is rooted in an all accepting, all inclusive approach to LGBT togetherness. 

     When examining Shane Tate’s parties over his career, the connecting fiber in all of his events is a sense of inclusion, respect and moving the representation of the community forward.  

    This year, KWBW will add new parties and events. Party-goers will find a social calendar for the weekend that is chock full of pool parties, art and shopping trips and dance parties, including the Bubble Bear Foam Party and the Butch Queen Drag Bar Crawl. 

    Plus, new for 2018, the organizers are excited to welcome Joe Fiore’s legendary FURBALL party to Key West as their headline event featuring South Florida’s premier DJ Alex Ferbeyre on Saturday, Nov. 10.

    Attendees are encouraged to purchase an all-access pass for $65, which waives the cover charge for all official events over the weekend, gets the holder unlimited access to the Island House Resort, and also includes a number of exclusive discounts and offers at businesses around the island. Local residents of Key West will get a discounted pass for $50. 

    Visit KeyWestBearWeekend.com for more info and to purchase a pass. Key West Bear Weekend is presented by Shane Tate and Bear World Magazine, and sponsored by Island House Resort, Scruff, 127 Travel, Gun Oil and The Leather Master Key West. The weekend of bear celebration begins on Thursday, Nov. 8 and runs through Sunday, Nov. 11. 

    Side Bar:

    Event: Meat Happy Hour
    When: Friday November 9
    Where: Island House Key West 1129 Fleming Street
    Description: Start the weekend right by meeting your furry friends for an all-male, clothing optional oasis. This MUST attend KWBW pass inclusive happy hour includes 2-4-1 on everything. Enjoy FREE gourmet appetizers passed around poolside.
    More info: IslandHouseKeyWest.com

    What: Bubble Bear Foam Party
    When: Friday November 9
    Where: Bourbon St. Pub
    Description: Pool and hot tub filled with hot bubbly bears while live DJ’s and Go-Go bears entertain.
    More info: Bourbonstpub.com/upcomingevents.html

    What: Mr. Key West Bear Contest
    When: Saturday Nov. 10
    Where: Back Bar 711 Duval Street
    Description: KWBW crowns its first Mr. Key West Bear.
    More info: TheBackBarkeyWest.com

    What: FURBALL powered by Scruff
    When: Saturday November 10
    Where: Side Bar 504 Angela Street
    Description: KWBW Main Event featuring Joe Fiore’s bear dance party featuring DJ Alex Ferbeyre.
    More info: SideBarKeyWest.com

    Event: Butch Queen Bar Crawl
    When: Sunday November 11
    Where: Aqua Night Club 711 Duval St
    Description: Sissy that walk with bears dressed in their fiercest butch queen looks for an epic bar crawl.
    More info: AquaKeyWest.com

  • Betty Crocker Mixes Up Some Pride

    Betty Crocker celebrates Pride by posting rainbow recipes and asking others to do the same.

  • Big Crowd Turns Out for Colorful Gay Pride Parade in Rio

    (AP) Tens of thousands of people have celebrated at Rio de Janeiro's annual gay pride parade at Copacabana beach.

  • Boy Scouts to Lead NYC Pride March

    This Sunday, when an estimated group of 14,000 registered participants step off to take part in the New York City’s 44th Annual Gay Pride March down Fifth Avenue, a group of New York area Boy Scouts will be on hand to present the American flag during the national anthem and serve as the march’s Color Guard, GLAAD reports.

  • British Study Shows Majority of Gay and Bi Men Abandoning Condoms

    Are gay and bi men giving up on safe sex? According to a new study, they may be.

  • Burger King Offers 'Proud Whopper' To Celebrate Gay Rights

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - Burger King is celebrating gay pride with a message on its Whopper wrappers.

  • Campus Pride Releases List of LGBTQ-Friendly Campuses; Florida Colleges Snubbed

    Back to school means it’s time for high school seniors to start thinking about prospective college campuses — LGBT students especially need to factor in safe universities. Now the decision is even easier with the list of top 30 LGBT-friendly campuses released by Campus Pride.

  • Canadian Priest: Pride Flag Invented By Satan!

    Criticism and demands for an apology have followed in the wake of a Canadian Catholic priest's claims that the rainbow flag

  • Caribbean Pride Festival on Saturday in Wilton Manors

    The first South Florida Caribbean Pride Festival will take place from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, March 7 in Wilton Manors at Eucalyptus Gardens. Cost is $5.

  • Celebrate in Key West; Iraq War Vet to Be Grand Marshal

    From a foam party to men in tutus this year’s 5-day Key West Pride celebration is sure to keep guests entertained. This year’s event takes place all over the island from June 11 to June 15.

  • Celebrate Pride Melbourne on Sunday

    This year organizers are hoping the seventh annual Space Coast PrideFest really takes off. Seven years ago the event launched with 100 supporters at a picnic; this year they’re hoping for more than 2,000.

  • Celebrate Your Pride; Win a Trip to Toronto’s PrideFest

    We could all use a vacation, preferably to a place that isn’t a sweltering mess during the summer. Now is your chance to enter to win a vacation to Toronto’s PrideFest where the weather the temperature is a blissful seventy degrees.

  • Celebrating Gay Pride in Uganda: 'We Want To Show That We're Not Aliens'

    (CNN) -- Uganda's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual and intersex (LGBTI) community is preparing for its annual gay pride parade, taking place on Saturday 8 August. This year's event has special significance -- it's been a year since the controversial anti-gay law was scrapped.