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Soccer Hooligans Battle Police at Belgrade Pride March

Event had been prohibited earlier by Serbian president

(Newser) - Riot police clashed Saturday with soccer hooligans in downtown Belgrade, where an international Pride march started despite threats from anti-gay groups and an official ban earlier . Tensions were high in the Serbian capital as the ultranationalist fans hurled stun grenades, stones, and flares at a police cordon, which repelled the...

This Nation Just Nixed a Huge LGBTQ Event in Europe

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic says his nation can't host EuroPride due to extremist threats

(Newser) - Serbia won't allow a pan-European LGBTQ Pride event to take place in Belgrade next month, the president said Saturday, citing threats from right-wing extremists and fears of clashes. Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic announced the decision to cancel the Sept. 12-18 EuroPride celebration during a news conference, in which he...

Panel Rejects Logo as Too Close to Pride Flag

Montana commission chair is among those who don't see much resemblance

(Newser) - The commission that oversees the Montana State Library has rejected a proposed new logo after a member said the main feature—a prism—brought to mind the rainbow LGBTQ pride flag, something she suggested would set off a political firestorm. Two commissioners and the state librarian are meeting again this...

London Marks Milestone Pride Parade
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London Marks Milestone Pride Parade

Mayor predicts events will draw more than 1M

(Newser) - Hundreds of thousands of people turned out on the streets of London on Saturday to mark the 50th anniversary of the UK's first Pride parade, filling the streets of the British capital with color. A vibrant crowd turned out to either take part in or watch the festivities, forming...

Ukraine Can't Have 'KyivPride' in Kyiv, but It's Still Having It

Country's largest LGBTQ event will take place in Poland, joining huge Pride event in Warsaw

(Newser) - Ukraine's largest LGBTQ rights event, KyivPride, is going ahead on Saturday. But not on its native streets, and not as a celebration. It will instead join Warsaw's yearly Equality Parade, the largest gay pride event in central Europe, using it as a platform to keep international attention focused...

Shooting at Pride Fest Leaves 2 Dead, 10 Seriously Injured

Police investigating mass shooting in Norwegian capital of Oslo as possible terror attack

(Newser) - A gunman opened fire in Oslo's nightlife district early Saturday, killing two people and leaving 10 seriously wounded in what police are investigating as a possible terrorist attack during the Norwegian capital's annual Pride festival. Investigators said the suspect, identified as a 42-year-old Norwegian citizen originally from Iran,...

In Possible Hate Crime, Men Storm Drag Queen Story Hour

No arrests have yet been made

(Newser) - Authorities were investigating a possible hate crime after a group of men allegedly shouted homophobic and anti-LGBTQ slurs during a Drag Queen Story Hour at a San Francisco Bay Area library, a sheriff's official said. Deputies responded to the San Lorenzo Library on Saturday afternoon following reports of a...

School Board Bans All Political Signs

Next, members will look at rewriting anti-racism policy

(Newser) - On a 4-3 vote, members of an Oregon school board decided to prohibit signs, flags, and clothing with political messages on district property. The Newberg board members didn't specify what they consider "political," but community members who spoke at the meeting brought up pride flags and Black...

Pride Flag Replaced With Confederate Flag on Campus

Police investigating what Virginia Tech's Wesley religious center calls a 'hate crime'

(Newser) - A gay pride flag has been stolen from a religious center at Virginia Tech for the third time in two weeks, and this time a Confederate flag was erected in its place. Police in Blacksburg, Va., are investigating the vandalism at the Wesley center, which campus minister Bret Gresham spotted...

Sesame Street Introduces Gay Dads and Their Daughter

Nina's brother and his family showed up for family day

(Newser) - There’s a new family on Sesame Street. Nina, a regular character, introduces her brother Dave on family day. Dave, his husband, Frank, and their daughter, Mia, all come to a party. It’s a very natural introduction, providing only the information a kid needs. Kids “just need to...

Cops: Parade Crash Caused by Senior Driver's Mistake

Man driving truck was 77, accidentally accelerated

(Newser) - The driver who allegedly ran into marchers at a Pride parade in Florida Saturday, killing one and seriously injuring another, was himself a participant in the event, authorities say. The 77-year-old is a member of the Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus, as were both men who were hit, and...

City Official: Fatal Crash at Pride Parade Looks Accidental

1 killed, 1 injured when pickup truck slams into crowd in Florida

(Newser) - A gay pride parade near Fort Lauderdale was brought to a tragic halt just as it began on Saturday when a pickup truck fatally struck one person and injured another, reports the Miami Herald . Though initial reports suggested otherwise, it looks "increasingly probable" that the incident at the Stonewall...

Supporters Rally to Small Bakery's Cause After Backlash

Texas shop drew anger because it made rainbow treats for Pride month

(Newser) - For two days in a row, a cookie shop in East Texas had no cookies to sell. In fact, Confections in Lufkin—a bakery specializing in cookies, cupcakes, and sandwiches—had zero inventory at all, per CBS News . For the owners, sisters Dawn Cooley and Miranda Dolder, it was a...

Burger King Takes Dig at Chick-Fil-A With Donations

Chain gives part of chicken sandwich proceeds to LGBTQ group, 'even on Sundays'

(Newser) - There’s a new battle underway in the chicken sandwich war . Burger King will donate part of the price of each Ch’King sandwich to an LGBTQ civil rights organization throughout June—Pride month, reports USA Today . And because the restaurant tweeted that they’ll make the donations to...

Andrew Cuomo's Daughter Has a Big Message for Pride Month

Michaela Kennedy-Cuomo: 'Today, I stand in my queer identity with pride'

(Newser) - One of the New York governor's daughters shared a celebratory message to the LGBTQ community this week, wishing a "#HappyPrideMonth to the whole spectrum of sexualities!" There was more, however, to Michaela Kennedy-Cuomo's Thursday Instagram post , which was accompanied by a photo of her sporting a...

Greene Mocks Colleague's Trans Flag With 'Gender' Sign

Congresswoman goes after House neighbor Marie Newman, whose daughter is transgender

(Newser) - Rep. Marie Newman, a freshman Democratic congresswoman from Illinois, has been going to bat to get an LGBTQ rights bill known as the Equality Act passed. Newman has shared that her daughter, "the strongest, bravest person I know," identifies as transgender. So Newman wasn't pleased when Georgia...

Very Few Big Events Are Happening. Here, a Huge March

LGBT rally takes place in Taipei, Taiwan, where COVID has been kept at bay

(Newser) - A huge and festive crowd marched in Taiwan's capital on Saturday in an annual LGBT Pride event. Turnout was down from last year, but organizers said it still topped 100,000 on a mostly sunny day in Taipei. Many participants didn't wear protective masks, but others did, some...

Tweet May Finally Settle SpongeBob's Sexuality

Nickelodeon tweets about the character for Pride month

(Newser) - Nickelodeon rekindled the question of SpongeBob Squarepants' sexuality Saturday with a tweet celebrating Pride month, USA Today reports. "Celebrating #Pride with the LGBTQ+ community and their allies this month and every month," the tweet reads along with images of Spongebob, Michael Cohen from Henry Danger, and Avatar Korra...

Man Gets 15-Plus Years for Burning Pride Flag

Adolfo Martinez said it was his 'honor' to set LGBT banner on fire in Ames, Iowa

(Newser) - An Iowa man will have a lot of time to reflect on how burning an LGBTQ flag in June wasn't the right move. The AP reports that Adolfo Martinez, 30, was convicted last month, and Wednesday he was sentenced to at least 15 years behind bars for an arson...

Parades in NYC, Other Big Cities All Commemorate This 1969 Event

It's the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, which sparked modern gay-rights movement

(Newser) - As Pride Month comes to a close, New York threw a massive LGBTQ Pride March, as other cities, including San Francisco, Chicago, and Seattle, also hosted parades commemorating the 50th anniversary of the clash between police and gay bar patrons that sparked the modern gay-rights movement. New York's Pride...

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