Gay Pride

Go Green! Vermont Announces Pride Dates

By EDGE | Mar 26
The PRIDE Vermont Committee announced its plans today for the state’s annual Pride Vermont celebration, scheduled for Sept. 7-14, 2014 at in Burlington, Vt.

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.

George Ridgely

Ridgely Brings Event Experience to SF Pride

By Cynthia Laird | Feb 23
The new executive director of the organization that oversees San Francisco’s Pride parade and festival is concentrating on sponsorships and retaining the group’s longtime contractors to ensure a safe and fun event at the end of June.

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.

SF Pride treasurer David Currie

Pride Members Fail to Remove Currie

By James Patterson | Nov 14
At a planning meeting of the San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration Committee this week, members were unsuccessful in removing treasurer David Currie from the organization’s board of directors.

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.