Gay Pride

Bill Donohue

Bill Donohue to March in NYC Pride Parade: ’Straight is Great!’

By Jason St. Amand | Mar 20
After the St. Patrick’s Day Parade debacle, the anti-gay Bill Donohue challenged NYC’s Gay Pride organizers and requested to march in the event with the sign "Straight is Great!" Officials, however, will allow him to participate.

’Manatee Pride’ in Bradenton

By Mike Halterman | Mar 16
Manatee County, just south of Tampa, will have a reason to be proud this year as the Prism Youth Initiative organization ushers in the very first Manatee Pride. This celebration will be held on the Riverwalk in downtown Bradenton on Saturday, March 22.

Brian Basinger

SF Pride Announces Grand Marshal Nominees

By Seth Hemmelgarn | Mar 2
Organizers of San Francisco’s LGBT Pride parade and celebration have announced the nominees for the 2014 grand marshals, and voting went live this week.

HotSpots! Magazine’s Exclusive Interview with Sheena Easton

By Mike Halterman | Feb 28
Sheena Easton, hailing from a small town outside Glasgow, Scotland, rocketed to stardom back in 1980 when she was signed to a record contract with EMI Records. Here’s what she had to say before headlining Fort Lauderdale Pride.

Gay rights activists display a rainbow-colored banner as they march in New Delhi, India, Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013

Indian Gays Demand An End To Discrimination

By Nirmala George | Nov 24
Gay rights activists sang songs and carried rainbow-colored flags while marching to the beat of traditional Indian drums Sunday, as they paraded through India’s capital to demand an end to the stigmatization of gays in the deeply conservative country.

River City Pride

By Mike Halterman | Oct 12
River City Pride, Jacksonville’s 34th annual Pride celebration, will be bringing LGBT pride to the First Coast this month with two major events, each on consecutive weekends.

Organizers Estimate 500 at Little Rock Gay Pride Parade

Oct 7
Organizers estimate about 500 people turned out for a gay pride parade in downtown Little Rock, but no protesters were spotted along the route.

Serbian gay community marching down a street in Belgrade, Serbia, in 2010.

Serbian Gay Rally Banned For 3rd Straight Year

By Dusan Stojanovic | Sep 27
Serbian authorities banned a gay pride march in Belgrade for a third consecutive year because of threats made by right-wing groups, officials said Friday.

Gilbert Baker, Creator of the rainbow flag, accepts key to the city of Miami Beach

Miami Beach Hosts Creator of Rainbow Flag Gilbert Baker

By Andrea Richard | Sep 18
A little bit of fabric and a vision can go a long way. Just ask gay rainbow flag creator Gilbert Baker, who spoke to a captivated audience Thursday, Sept. 12 at Miami Beach Botanical Garden.

Miss Veda Chardonnay, center, rides in a car during the 30th Annual Dallas Gay Pride Parade

Too Edgy? Too Tame? Gay Pride Parades Spark Debate

By David Crary | Sep 16
Initiated as small, defiant, sexually daring protests, gay pride parades have become mainstream spectacles patronized by corporate sponsors and straight politicians as they spread nationwide.