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Marines Recruit ... at Gay Pride Event

Organizers surprised to see them

(Newser) - As usual, Marine Corps recruiters asked passersby to attempt 20 pull-ups from a bar. But this time they were asking gays and lesbians at a gay pride event yesterday in Pasadena, Calif.—possibly the first Southern California pride event to host military recruiters, the Los Angeles Times reports. The... More »

Sao Paulo OKs Pride Day—for Heterosexuals

Mayor must still sign it before it becomes law

(Newser) - We're here, not queer, get used to it? Sao Paolo's city council has just passed legislation designating an official Heterosexual Pride Day to be held on the third Sunday of each December, the AP reports. Mayor Gilberto Kassab must sign the bill before it goes into effect, however,... More »

No Gay Pride Parade for Me, Thanks

Let's hope they won't be necessary in the future: Bre Degrant

(Newser) - Bre Degrant is a lesbian—but she refuses to go to a gay pride parade. Pride is a feeling derived from one’s achievements, she writes in Salon , and being born gay isn’t an achievement. “So why do my fellow gays gather each June to parade through the... More »

Chicago's Gay Pride Parade Vandalized

Tires punctured on 51 floats

(Newser) - As New Yorkers celebrated arguably the best Gay Pride weekend of their lives, Chicago’s Pride Parade got vandalized. Tires were punctured on 51 floats overnight, including the float for openly gay state Rep. Kelly Cassidy, but many of the floats were repaired in time to join the parade by... More »

Why I Have No 'Gay Pride'

But 'the absence of pride is not shame,' Jesse Bering concludes

(Newser) - It's LGBT Pride month, but research psychologist Jesse Bering is certainly not proud of the fact that he's gay. The way he sees it, "pride" can be defined in three main ways, and none matches the way he feels about his sexual orientation. Pride is sometimes defined... More »

Catholic School Bans Rainbows

...at an anti-homophobia event

(Newser) - One Canadian Catholic school went a step further than banning the word gay : It banned rainbows at a recent anti-homophobia event. “We brought signs and posters with rainbows, and we were told that we can’t put them up,” the founder of St. Joseph Catholic Secondary School’s... More »

Gay Cop: Dept. Wouldn't Let Me March in Pride Parade

...and so he's suing

(Newser) - A gay police officer has enlisted Gloria Allred's legal help—so you know we're about to report on a buzzy lawsuit. The unnamed cop is filing a discrimination complaint against his department, which he says denied his written request that he be allowed to march in uniform during... More »

Planes Warn Disney Visitors: Gays Ahead

Florida family-values activists spend $7K on ads

(Newser) - A Florida activist group reportedly spent $7,000 to hire an airplane to pull banners that warned people about Disney World’s annual Gay Day celebration. The plane, which flew 10-hour shifts on Friday and Saturday, carried banners reading “WARNING GAY DAY AT DISNEY 6/4” and “WARNING GAY... More »

Carl Paladino Is Right About Gay Pride Parades

...but he's really wrong about gay marriage, writes William Saletan

(Newser) - Carl Paladino has caught a lot of flak for saying he wouldn't want his kids to see the Speedo-wearing, gyrating men that populate Gay Pride parades. And he's right, writes William Saletan for Slate . "Gay pride parades aren't the best thing to take little kids to, especially if you... More »

Anti-Gay Riots Mar Serbia's Pride Parade

Extreme nationalists: 'Death to homosexuals'

(Newser) - Serbia's first Gay Pride parade in nearly a decade was disrupted yesterday by anti-gay riots that left 100 people injured and saw another 100 arrested. The rioters threw petrol bombs and stones at the police during the march in Belgrade, and the office of the ruling Democratic Party was briefly... More »

Atlanta Tops Gayest-Cities List

College towns Burlington, Bloomington among Advocate 's top 5

(Newser) - Using criteria like the number of same-sex-couple households per capita, gay elected officials, gay bars and gay films among Netflix favorites, the Advocate crowns Atlanta as the gayest city in the US. Some reasons why, and the rest of the top five:
  • Though “Georgia isn’t the most gay-friendly
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