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  • Hillary, Huma make ‘surprise’ visit to NYC Pride parade — walk 4 blocks

    06/27/2016 6:37:43 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 79 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | 6/27/2016 | Kyle Olson
    Ticking the LGBT box on her weekly campaign checklist, Hillary Clinton made a “surprise” appearance at New York City’s Gay Pride parade on Sunday. With close aide Huma Abedin at her side, Clinton walked with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Al Sharpton. Bill Clinton was nowhere to be found. Multiple videos show the chaotic security scene as Secret Service agents, police and campaign staffers yell and push to keep the perimeter around Clinton moving. (Watch video of Hillary and Huma at link) One chap is looking forward to Bill serving as “first...
  • ISIS Announced Florida Threat THREE Days Ago: “We Will Attack Florida”

    06/12/2016 9:11:30 AM PDT · by bobsunshine · 54 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 12, 2016 | Jim Hoft reported on the threat three days ago. ISIS Muslim terrorists released a statement on their plan to attack Florida, and even put out a list with the names of people in Florida that they plan on killing. According to one report: “ A pro-Isis group has released a hit list with the names of more than 8,000 people mostly Americans. More than 600-people live in Florida, and one security expert believes that many of those targeted live in Palm Beach County and on the Treasure Coast. The “United Cyber Caliphate” that hacked U.S. Central Command, 54,000 Twitter accounts and...
  • Man with weapons, possible explosives arrested, said he was going to L.A. gay pride parade

    06/12/2016 10:04:19 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 59 replies
    Early Sunday, there was a call into Santa Monica police of a suspected prowler near Olympic Boulevard and 11th Street. Patrol officers responded and encountered an individual who told officers he was waiting for a friend. That led officers to inspect the car and found several weapons a lot of ammunition as well as tannerite, an ingredient that could be used to create a pipe bomb. The car had Indiana plates. He did make comments that he was in town for the pride event in WeHo this weekend. Source said they did not know of any connection between what happened...
  • Israel Gay Pride Police Arrest Nursery School Teacher to Protect Parade [Rev 11]

    06/03/2016 8:51:11 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 11 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | 6/3/2016 | David Israel
    After their abysmal failure to stop ultra-Orthodox murderer Yishai Schlissel, who in 2015 stabbed to death an Israeli teenage girl at the Jerusalem gay pride parade, police have gone several shades of crazy on the eve of the Tel Aviv Friday parade. According to the legal aid society Honenu, police have been raiding the homes of rightwing activists, warning them against attending and protesting the parade. According to attorney Itamar Ben Gvir, despite the fact that an Israeli court refused to sign restraining orders without the shred of a proof against individuals, police nevertheless showed up in their homes and...
  • Court rejects ban on gay parade opponents [Tel Aviv, Israel]

    06/01/2016 10:36:37 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    INN ^ | 6/2/2016, 8:10 AM | David Rosenberg
    A Tel Aviv court on Wednesday struck down dozens of restraining orders Israeli police had issued against opponents of this Friday’s planned gay pride parade. The orders, which would have barred the individuals from approaching the route of the parade in Tel Aviv, were issued against dozens of haredi and national religious activists. Police had called the individuals in question, requesting that they report to local police stations to sign the orders, agreeing to voluntary temporary restraining orders. …
  • At Least 6 Stabbed at Jerusalem Gay Pride Parade

    07/30/2015 9:41:50 AM PDT · by Eurotwit · 16 replies
    Haaretz ^ | Jul 30, 2015 7:15 PM | Yair Ettinger and Yarden Skop
    At least six people were stabbed at Jerusalem's annual Gay Pride Parade on Thursday. Two of the wounded were seriously injured, Magen David Adom emergency services reported, adding that another person sustained moderate injuries and two others were lightly to moderately wounded. Magen David Adom emergency services treated the victims on the scene, and then rushed them to three different hospitals in Jerusalem. According to witnesses, the assailant, an ultra-Orthodox Jew, emerged behind the marchers and began stabbing them while screaming. A police officer then managed to tackle him to the ground and arrest him. The attack took place on Keren Hayesod Street in Jerusalem. Afterward,...
  • NYPD Officer Bumps, Grinds, Simulates Sex with Gay Pride Parade Member

    06/30/2015 5:37:42 AM PDT · by ETL · 40 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | June 29, 2015 | William Bigelow
    On Sunday, one NYPD officer joyfully danced with a member of the gay pride parade, bumping and grinding and letting the parade member get behind him and simulate sex on the street in front of appreciative onlookers. Afterward, the gay pride parade member gave the officer a nice hug and kiss, while the officer beamed...
  • Court throws out firefighters’ gay pride lawsuits (Rhode Island)

    12/29/2014 11:44:35 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 29, 2014 3:08 PM EST | Michelle R. Smith
    The Rhode Island Supreme Court has thrown out lawsuits brought by two Providence firefighters who said their constitutional rights were violated when they were ordered to drive a truck in a gay pride parade despite their religious objections.The firefighters, Theodore Fabrizio and Stephen Deninno, argued that they are Roman Catholics and therefore do not support or condone homosexuality. Justice William Robinson, writing for all five members of the high court this month, said the men appeared in the 2001 parade as public servants who were “relatively anonymous.” He called it a legitimate work assignment. …
  • Cop refuses to work at gay pride parade in Utah

    06/07/2014 2:46:55 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 7, 2014 4:24 PM EDT
    A Salt Lake City police officer has been placed on leave after refusing an assignment to work at a gay pride parade Sunday. Department spokeswoman Lara Jones says the officer was among about 30 officers assigned to provide traffic control and security for the annual Utah Pride Parade in Salt Lake City. …
  • ‘Diversity float’ will be part of St. Patrick’s Day Parade

    03/16/2014 4:36:23 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 44 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 3-16-14 | Andrew Ryan
    The dank South Boston warehouse held a chill last weekend when the flatbed arrived, a 20-foot-long landscaping trailer with a wood plank floor stained by dirt. Around the flatbed gathered almost a dozen people — predominantly men from the surrounding blocks — wearing winter coats and work gloves. The job ahead was daunting: transforming the flatbed into a parade float with seven faux cannons. From each cannon would flow a different color of the rainbow — fabric draped over plastic piping — landing in a pot of gold. Randy Foster and Steve Martin had done this before. They built a...
  • Vancouver police, officials would not uphold laws against public nudity at Pride Parade

    08/12/2013 7:07:32 PM PDT · by Morgana · 46 replies
    life site ^ | Peter Baklinski
    VANCOUVER, B.C., August 12, 2013 ( – When homosexual news service Daily Xtra reported last week that both Vancouver police and city officials “confirmed they had no issues with public nudity” at the city’s annual gay Pride Parade, (LSN) deemed necessary a fact check with the guardians of law and order. Canada’s Criminal Code makes it illegal to be nude in a “public place.” Section 174 states that a person who is “so clad as to offend against public decency or order” is “guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction.” While reports about this year’s August 4 gay...
  • Watch the Gay Pride Parade live from Miami Beach [Pro-Sodomy flag flies over City Hall]

    04/14/2013 8:47:21 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 27 replies ^ | 4/14/13
    About 80,000 revelers are expected at this year’s fifth annual Miami Beach Gay Pride festival, says Babak Movahedi, board chairman of the pride committee and owner of Mova lounge off Lincoln Road. “To my great surprise, the newborn that was created five years ago has become a teenager,” says Movahedi, who has chaired four of the first five festivals. “People are coming in from all over the world and all over the county. The fact that it is Miami Beach and an amazing place to be will help. ... It helps that we are a completely free event the day...
  • DOD DIRECTIVE: 1344.10 Political Activities by Members of the Armed Forces (Uniforms Gay Parade)

    07/26/2012 12:00:43 PM PDT · by xzins · 12 replies
    > Department of Defense DIRECTIVE NUMBER 1344.10 February 19, 2008 USD(P&R) SUBJECT: Political Activities by Members of the Armed Forces References: (a) DoD Directive 1344.10, “Political Activities by Members of the Armed Forces on Active Duty,” August 2, 2004 (hereby canceled) (b) Sections 973, 888, 101, and Chapter 47 of title 10, United States Code (c) DoD Instruction 1334.1, “Wearing of the Uniform,” October 26, 2005 (d) Section 441a of title 2, United States Code (e) through (i), see Enclosure 1  1. PURPOSEThis Directive: 1.1. Reissues Reference (a) to update policies on political activities of members of the Armed...
  • Pentagon: Service members now allowed to wear uniforms in gay pride parades

    07/20/2012 4:23:22 AM PDT · by markomalley · 36 replies
    AP/NY Daily News ^ | 7/19/2012
    The Department of Defense is allowing service members to march in uniform in a gay pride parade for the first time in U.S. history. The Pentagon on Thursday issued a military-wide directive saying it was making an exception to its policy that generally bars troops from marching in uniform in parades. The exception is being made for San Diego’s Gay Pride Parade that will take place Saturday.
  • Car hits, kills marcher in PrideFest parade

    06/27/2011 10:40:01 AM PDT · by skeptoid · 55 replies
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | June 26th, 2011 | CASEY GROVE
    A convertible carrying the grand marshal in Saturday's gay PrideFest parade struck and killed a man just as the event began in downtown Anchorage, police said.
  • Court: San Diego wronged firefighters [cannot be forced to participate in gay "pride" parades ]

    10/16/2010 12:50:05 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 36 replies
    One News Now ^ | 10/16/2010 | Charlie Butts
    A court says San Diego firefighters cannot be forced to participate in homosexual "pride" parades -- and that the city's forcing four of them to do so three years ago subjected them to "sexual harassment." Four San Diego firefighters filed suit against the city in 2009 and won in the case surrounding their forced participation in a 2007 "gay pride" parade. The city, however, appealed that decision -- and Alliance Defense Fund attorney Joe Infranco tells OneNewsNow that the appellate court agreed Thursday with the lower court. "[The court found] that they had been sexually harassed by the city's compelling...
  • hicago children march in gay pride parade...or not

    06/26/2009 1:40:52 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 28 replies · 854+ views
    One News Now ^ | 6/26/2009 | Pete Chagnon
    The Chicago Tribune is reporting that Chicago's Nettlehorst Elementary School will be the first public school in the community to march in the city's gay pride parade. According to the Tribune, the school's fence is adorned with thousands of green, blue, purple, and red strips of fabric -- each hand-tied by a student. A sign by the gate stated that the elementary school will "be the first Chicago public school to march in the city's gay pride parade." The sign also stated that the school believes that family means everybody. OneNewsNow contacted Nettlehorst Elementary School and requested an interview with...
  • State-sponsored homosexual Youth Pride Day "celebration" on Boston Common

    06/01/2009 6:25:02 PM PDT · by massmike · 21 replies · 968+ views ^ | 6/1/2009 | n/a
    Homosexual Youth Pride Day: State-sponsored homosexual & transgender activities for children PART I: "Celebration" in downtown Boston. With lots of strange adults everywhere. You can't make this stuff up. The MC of the day's event was a man dressed as a woman. This is what your politicians think of you and your children.
  • Pastor arrested at gay pride festival (Handed out flyer: Homosexuality is a sin)

    07/01/2008 7:23:43 PM PDT · by Coleus · 88 replies · 729+ views ^ | 06.30.08 | DANIEL MCCOY
    For the second consecutive year, a gay pride parade and festival was marked by the arrest of a Wichita pastor. But for the vast majority of those who gathered Sunday afternoon at Naftzger Park for the event, the day was one of celebration. "It means a lot to me," said Ken Gehmlich, president of Wichita Pride, which sponsors the annual event. "I think it's great that we can come together as family." Organizers estimated that about 100 people walked in the parade and that more than 1,000 attended the festival, which featured live music and vendors. After the parade traversed...
  • Caption the leftists at this NYC "Fall Out For Peace" surrender-fest

    11/07/2007 9:39:19 AM PST · by redstates4ever · 39 replies · 1,524+ views
    Flickr Photos ^ | 11/01/07 | Kate Ann
    t-shirt reads: "Our new weapon in the war against terrorism" - a peace sign(!)Sweatshirt reads "War is not the answer". (I guess, by the looks of it, Krispy Kremes are?)
  • Russian Court Upholds Moscow Ban on Gay Pride Parade

    09/07/2007 8:28:35 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 8 replies · 570+ views ^ | September 5, 2007 | By Peter J. Smith
    Russian Court Upholds Moscow Ban on Gay Pride Parade By Peter J. Smith MOSCOW, September 5, 2007 ( - A Russian Court has vindicated the city of Moscow's decision to ban Gay Pride parades. On Tuesday Moscow's Tverskoi District Court rejected the protest filed by Pride organiser Nikolai Alekseev ruling that the ban enforced by Mayor Yuri Luzhkov and city authorities was legal under Russian law and justifiable over security concerns. Aleckseev and approximately 100 other homosexual activists including Marco Cappato, an Italian member of the EU parliament, and German MEP Volker Beck, had gathered before City Hall to protest...
  • Pushing a Perverse Agenda on the Next Generation

    07/16/2007 10:40:11 PM PDT · by notaliberal · 7 replies · 910+ views
    California Catholic Daily ^ | July 16, 2007 | not listed
    A Placerville church has announced plans for a demonstration today outside the offices of California education superintendent Jack O'Connell following his endorsement of the 2007 San Diego "Gay Pride Parade." Jack O'Connell
  • Pride event: "Democracy lost"

    11/12/2006 5:43:13 AM PST · by kindred · 13 replies · 430+ views
    YNet News ^ | November 10, 2006 | Aviram Zino
    Pride event: ‘Democracy lost’ After weeks of public riots against holding gay pride parade in Jerusalem, event held in reduced proportions – enclosed in Givat Ram stadium. Anti-gay protestors arrested, one in possession of gun Aviram Zino At the end of a week of soaring tensions, High Court petitions, threats, riots and compromises, on Friday afternoon the pride event kicked in Jerusalem around 11:00 a.m. 'Violence won't silence us' (Photo: Gil Yochanan) The event, which took the form of a rally instead of the original intended parade which was supposed to march through the capital, is being held in Hebrew...
  • FLASHBACK: Gay-Pride Flag-Burning Ohio Courts.: US Flag good to burn - Gay Flag is protected

    06/29/2006 12:32:51 PM PDT · by rface · 27 replies · 1,313+ views
    AP - 1st Amendment Center ^ | 03.25.03 | staff AP
    COLUMBUS, Ohio — A state appeals court has overturned a lower court ruling that a flag-burning was protected by the Constitution, saying a city has a right to regulate open burning. The 10th Ohio District Court of Appeals ruled March 20 in the case of two men who burned a gay-pride flag during a parade in Columbus in 2001. The men, Charles Spingola, 47, and Thomas Meyer, 49, both of Newark, had been charged with open burning, a first-degree misdemeanor punishable by as much as six months in jail. But former Franklin County Environmental Judge Richard Pfeiffer ruled that the...
  • EU Uneasy with Poland's Move to Right

    02/22/2006 4:34:30 PM PST · by Coleus · 17 replies · 832+ views
    NPR ^ | 02.19.06 | Rachel Martin
    EU Uneasy with Poland's Move to Right by Rachel Martin Weekend Edition Sunday, February 19, 2006 · Poland's new conservative government intends to clean up corruption and re-instill moral values in Polish society. The cultural shift is already causing waves in the European Union.Warsaw. Ruling Conservatives in Poland reached an agreement to form a coalition with Populist formation Samoobrona and ultra catholic extreme-rightist party League of Polish Families (LPF), French newspaper Le Figaro reads today. The agreement eliminates the risk of new parliamentary elections only four months after the last vote. Government of Conservative Prime Minister Kazimierz Marcinkiewicz was in...
  • “I can love anyone I want!” Three-year-old’s gay pride sign

    06/27/2005 8:14:00 AM PDT · by dead · 87 replies · 2,761+ views
    CJ Trentacosta, 3, of Dumont, N.J. walks down Fifth Avenue in New York's 2005 Gay Pride Parade with his family, Sunday, June 26, 2005. (AP Photo/Jennifer Szymaszek)
  • Gay pride parade, festival Sunday

    06/24/2005 5:47:12 AM PDT · by Dane · 8 replies · 938+ views ^ | 6/23/05
    Gay pride parade, festival Sunday After a four-year absence, Wichita's Gay Pride Parade and Festival are back this Sunday. "Frankly, it was the vote against gay marriage that brought it back," said Bruce McKinney, who helped organize the first Wichita gay pride events in 1990. "We had gotten a little apathetic. There wasn't a lot of politics in 2000, and the parade just kind of imploded. "But that vote showed us we needed to do the parade again." Parade participants will gather at 2 p.m. at Central and Waco. The route is east on Central to City Hall, south on...
  • Leather crowd cracks the whip - An alley of kinky discipline beckons the curious at gay pride fest

    06/22/2005 9:17:05 PM PDT · by SmithL · 22 replies · 571+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 6/22/5 | Joe Garofoli
    This Sunday in a Wells Fargo bank parking lot near San Francisco's City Hall, August Knight will demonstrate for any adult who cares to stop by what it's like to be flogged -- and enjoy it. An Oakland hairstylist by day and co-owner of a South of Market dungeon popular with the whip-cracking crowd by night, Knight, 46, is an ambassador of kink. She and about 70 other volunteers will staff Leather Alley, one of the fastest-growing niches at the annual San Francisco Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Pride Parade and Celebration.
  • Hiltons at gay pride parade

    06/11/2005 2:46:06 PM PDT · by missyme · 14 replies · 492+ views
    CNN ^ | June 11th, 2005
    WEST HOLLYWOOD, California (AP) -- Paris Hilton and her mother, Kathy, will be grand marshals for the annual gay pride parade, one of the city's biggest celebrations. They will greet tens of thousands of people expected Sunday at the Los Angeles Gay, Lesbian, Bi-Sexual & Transgender Pride Parade. Paris Hilton, the 24-year-old star of television's "The Simple Life" reality show, provoked controversy recently by appearing scantily clad in a Carl's Jr. burger commercial. The hotel heiress is engaged to Greek shipping heir Paris Latsis, a grandson of John Latsis, the last of Greece's shipping billionaires from the postwar boom years,...
  • Sacramento Straight Pride Parade?

    06/07/2005 5:03:23 PM PDT · by Craig DeLuz · 2 replies · 308+ views ^ | 6/7/2005 | Craig DeLuz
    This weekend Sacramento will be hosting the Sacramento Pride Parade. Sounds innocent Huh? Well the event is put on by the Lambda Community Center with is a Gay, Lesbian, Tran gendered Bisexual advocacy group. So in actuality, it is a Gay Pride Parade. Well I was talking with a representative of a local pro-family advocacy group and in her frustration, she asked, “What can we do?” And before I could even think I blurted out. “We should have a Straight Pride Parade!” She was so excited about he idea I could hardly contain her. She was ready to start organizing....
  • An odd way to bring gays into the mainstream

    08/03/2004 12:11:22 PM PDT · by ladyesk · 24 replies · 1,034+ views
    The San Diego Union Tribune ^ | 8/1/2004 | Steve Yuhas
    What is it about gay pride festivals that have mainstream media so enamored that they fail to report on critical issues when evaluating the festivities? Reporters around the country talk to the organizers of the events and take their word that the festivals are positive for the gay community and are helpful in sending a message to the nation that gay people are just like everyone else, we just happen to be gay. Advertisement Fearful, or complicit, journalists have decided that a serious review of gay pride activities, the events that precede them and the effects they have on mainstream...
  • Boston's Gay Pride Parade Held for First Time Since Gay Marriage Legalized

    06/12/2004 8:14:51 PM PDT · by ijcr · 15 replies · 467+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 12, 2004 | Theo Emery
    BOSTON (AP) - Court approval of same-sex marriage gave extra flair Saturday to the Boston Pride gay and lesbian parade, where men and women gyrated in tuxedos and wedding gowns atop floats and an oom-pah band played "Chapel of Love." The crowd, which police estimated at between 50,000 and 100,000, grabbed necklaces and trinkets thrown from floats that crept from Copley Square to the Common. Drag queen Payton St. James, 30, of Everett, donned a long white wedding dress and wore a gigantic fake diamond ring aboard a float dubbed "My Big Fat Gay Wedding," which featured a matrimonial archway...

    07/05/2003 4:30:45 PM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies · 151+ views
    Envoy Magazine ^ | July 4, 2003 | Pete Vere
    In response to recent advances of the culture of death in Canada, my friend John Pacheco from Ottawa is working to organize a Eucharistic Procession on Parliament Hill.  For an aweful example of what our Canadian Constitution now protects as a right, please click on the following pics from Toronto's Gay Pride Parade this past weekend.  [WARNING: (PORNO)GRAPHIC CONTENT - DO NOT VIEW WITH CHILDREN AROUND]  Please note that these pics are not taken late in the evening at some illicit secret bath-house, but rather in broad daylight, on one of the busiest streets of Canada's biggest city.  In fact, among...
  • Hundreds watch rare gay parade in Kolkata, India

    06/29/2003 9:46:54 AM PDT · by MACK_DADDY · 7 replies · 277+ views
    SIFY NEWS ^ | Sun, Jun 29, 2003 | HOOTHAFUK NOES
    Kolkata: More than 100 people marched Sunday in a rare gay rights parade in Kolkata, braving the rain and the glares of onlookers unsympathetic to their cause. Carrying umbrellas in the rainbow colors of the gay rights movement, the marchers held up banners urging more acceptance for sexual minorities, including one saying "Let us love and be loved." Armed police escorted the marchers through the muddy streets to avert trouble. While Kolkata has had small gay "public walks" before, organisers said Sunday's march was hoped to be Kolkata's most visible rally for homosexual rights. Hundreds got out of bed early...
  • Straight 'Pride Idol' ruffles some gays' feathers

    06/29/2003 9:24:12 AM PDT · by I_Love_My_Husband · 25 replies · 270+ views
    SF Chronicle ^ | 6/29/03 | Matier & Ross
    Watch out, "American Idol." San Francisco's first "Gay Pride Idol" makes her debut at today's big parade and rally -- only guess what? She's not gay. Or lesbian, bisexual or transgender, for that matter. She's straight. And boy, are some people ticked. "It is a huge slap in the face," fumed one losing "Pride Idol" contestant. "Completely outraged," another Pride-proud woman from Corte Madera wrote in an e-mail to parade organizers. "This should have been an opportunity for someone . . . who lives their life as a Queer and feels the joys and the pain of being Queer." Those...
  • Parade Treatment Irks Gay Groups (Gays whine about exclusion from Christian family parade)

    06/29/2003 10:20:24 AM PDT · by Mr. Mulliner · 47 replies · 907+ views
    The Hawaii Channel ^ | June 27, 2003
    Parade Treatment Irks Gay Groups Activists Preparing To Clash With Christian Coalition POSTED: 8:28 p.m. HST June 27, 2003 UPDATED: 8:37 a.m. HST June 28, 2003 HONOLULU, Hawaii -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii is suing Honolulu city and county officials for excluding gay groups from a parade next week. The ACLU filed suit Friday in U.S. District Court. According to the complaint, the city and the Hawaii Christian Coalition promoted the July 5 "Family Day Parade" as co-sponsors. But after gay groups repeatedly tried to join, the suit says the organizers claimed the event was privately...
  • Gay Pride Parades Celebrate Supreme Court Ruling

    06/29/2003 10:10:30 AM PDT · by Mr. Mulliner · 10 replies · 347+ views
    Fox News ^ | June 29, 2003
    <p>SAN FRANCISCO  — Days after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down laws against sodomy, Gay Pride parades (search) around the country offered gays and lesbians a chance to celebrate an historic victory they hope marks a new era of equality and respect.</p>
  • Court ruling gives Pride Parade an extra spark (Houston Texas gay pride parade)

    06/29/2003 3:16:13 AM PDT · by weegee · 25 replies · 582+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | June 28, 2003, 11:40PM | By ROBERT CROWE
    By ROBERT CROWE Copyright 2003 Houston Chronicle From exotic drag queens strutting their stuff to colorful floats sporting gay and lesbian activists, the Houston Pride Parade on Saturday night attracted a large, festive crowd. While just as flamboyant as it has been during its previous 24 years, the atmosphere was charged by the U.S. Supreme Court's recent ruling that overturned Texas' sodomy law. "This is overwhelming and still seems a little unreal after all these years -- more than three decades of struggle -- that we're finally free in Texas and free all over the country," said Lee Harrington. A...
  • Gay Pride Events Becoming Family Affairs

    06/28/2003 2:33:12 PM PDT · by LurkedLongEnough · 27 replies · 747+ views
    Excite News ^ | June 28, 2003 | LISA LEFF (AP)
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - For 10 years, Bryan Nadeu strutted in the Gay Pride parade as part of a marching band, hammering out a beat on a drum while wearing a rainbow-plumed hat. But that was B.F. - Before Fatherhood. Now, with a 14-month-old toddler in tow, he has other things to worry about while preparing for Sunday's San Francisco parade: Baby backpack or stroller? Will there be diaper-changing stations? And how to retreat if his kid melts at the loud music and crowds? "It's like I'm figuring out how I can be a father and still be gay," Nadeu...
  • Gay pride events become family gatherings

    06/28/2003 11:49:21 PM PDT · by ATCNavyRetiree · 32 replies · 496+ views
    Saturday, June 28, 2003 · Last updated 7:33 p.m. PT Gay pride events become family gatherings By LISA LEFF ASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER Lyn Shimuzu, left, and her partner, Silvia Castellanos, right, play with a train set with their children, 6-year-old twins Che, left, and Liana, right, at their home in San Francisco, in this photo taken June 25, 2003. An estimated 1 million to 9 million U.S. children have gay, lesbian, transgender or bisexual parents, according to the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. These parents are making their influence felt beyond once-a-year gay pride events, transforming social dynamics both...
  • Gay pride - and Israel's, By Bret Stephens (YOU'LL DIE VOMITING)

    06/20/2003 1:23:06 PM PDT · by Alouette · 32 replies · 651+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | June 20, 2003 | Bret Stephens
    Today, June 20, gay and lesbian Israelis will parade through Jerusalem's streets, from City Hall to Independence Park. The march was supposed to have taken place last week; it was postponed after one of its organizers, 47-year-old American immigrant Alan Beer, was murdered by a Hamas suicide bomber aboard Bus 14A. For those of us who devote a good amount of thought and breath defending Israel from various calumnies - particularly those coming from the hard Left - the fact that this march is taking place at all is excellent news. So Israel is a theocratic state? Show me an...