Pride

Serbian president Aleksandar Vučić allowed the march to go ahead, but on a smaller route. (Getty) Serbia’s government has been forced into a screeching u-turn after its decision to ban EuroPride’s parade was met with fierce opposition. EuroPride is an international celebration of the LGBTQ+ community hosted by a different European country each year. Serbia
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Police secure serbian LGBT Info centre during the ‘Litiya for salvation of Serbia’ in Belgrade. (Getty) Politicians from across Europe have condemned the Serbian government over the effective ban of this year’s EuroPride. Serbian police announced a ban on the route of the march on Tuesday (13 September) after weeks of hostile back-and-forth between EuroPride
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Maria Walsh speaks in an Instagram clip. (Maria Walsh/Instagram) MEP Maria Walsh has urged EuroPride to continue despite backlash from anti-LGBTQ+ groups. The Midlands-North-West member of the European Parliament insisted that the Pride festival – which is hosted in a different European city each year – should go ahead as scheduled from 12 to 18
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Dr Will Nutland says the team wanted to offer monkeypox vaccines at UK Black Pride after seeing a “huge inequality in who’s getting the vaccine”. (Twitter/@TeamPrepster/PinkNews) A not-for-profit team gave free monkeypox vaccines to attendees at UK Black Pride to address the “huge inequity” in who is able to get the vaccine.  Dr Will Nutland
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Major of London Sadiq Khan says it’s important to recognise the LGBTQ+ community and allies “can’t be complacent” as hatred still thrives in the world. (Getty/Chris J Ratcliffe) Sadiq Khan has said the LGBTQ+ community and allies “can’t be complacent” in the fight for equality as the capital celebrates Pride in London. The Mayor of
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The cast of Heartstopper helped out a young Pride in London attendee who encountered anti-LGBTQ+ protestors at the event. (Twitter/@SkyScottBeasley) The cast of Heartstopper have rebuffed hateful anti-LGBTQ+ protestors with a joyous dance while marching at Pride in London. The cast of Netflix’s beloved LGBTQ+ drama Heartstopper – including Joe Locke, Jenny Walser, Kit Connor, Sebastian Croft, Tobie Donovan,
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Jamie Greene speaking at the PinkNews summer reception in Edinburgh. (Ashley Coombes) The Scottish Conservatives’ shadow justice secretary Jamie Greene has said he can’t “defend the indefensible” when it comes to the UK government’s approach to LGBTQ+ rights. Speaking at PinkNews’ summer reception in Edinburgh on Wednesday (29 June), Greene, who is the most senior
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People wave rainbow flags at Istanbul’s Taksim Square during a protest in 2016 (Getty) Istanbul Pride appears to have been brought to a screeching halt after two Turkish governor’s banned all Pride-related events for a week. According to Ahval, both the Beyoğlu and Kadıköy district governors issued the ban on Monday (June 20), citing the
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Members of the Horry County Council on June 7 (Image: Horry County Council website) A South Carolina county council rescinded a Pride Month proclamation it apparently voted through by accident. Horry County Council approved a slate of items without discussion in a May session, including a resolution that proclaimed June as Pride Month in the county. “The
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Turkish police descended on a peaceful Istanbul Prude protest. (Screen capture via Twitter) Turkish police brutally beat and allegedly “tortured” nearly a dozen LGBTQ+ activists in Istanbul who were simply celebrating the start of Pride Month. On 5 June, members of İstanbul LGBTİ+ Onur Haftası, which organises Istanbul Pride, gathered in the Yeldeğirmeni neighbourhood of the
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Ugg releases its apparel and slides collection to mark Pride Month. Ugg has unveiled its truly unique collection to celebrate Pride Month 2022. The brand has released rainbow-inspired versions of its classic slides that will definitely turn heads. As part of the campaign Ugg is donating money to helplines that are available specifically for LGBTQ+
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Emeli Sande and Lorraine Kelly issued Pride messages. (PinkNews) Heartstopper star Joe Locke, Emeli Sandé and Lorraine Kelly are among those who sent supportive messages to the LGBTQ+ community to kick off Pride Month. To mark Pride Month, PinkNews is hosting Pride for All, an entirely online celebration that champions the LGBTQ+ community worldwide. The 2022 theme
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Diesel pay homage to queer artist Tom of Finland with their Pride collection. Diesel has released a Pride collection featuring Tom of Finland’s iconic homoerotic artwork. The capsule collection features artwork selected from the Tom of Finland Foundation’s catalogue on gender neutral pieces. This includes his recognisable designs of leather daddies with bulges printed on
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Bratz is releasing its first ever same-sex couple dolls for Pride Month. Bratz is releasing its first ever same-sex couple dolls to celebrate Pride. The new set from queer-favourite brand, Bratz features characters Roxxi and Nevra, who came out as girlfriends in 2020. The brand say they’re releasing the set “to honour” the many LGBTQ+
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Disneyland Paris Pride will feature live music, a parade and more. Disneyland Paris has announced details of its huge Pride 2022 celebration. The event will return to Walt Disney Studios Park on 11 June with live music, a parade and late-night attractions. The music lineup will feature Mika, Becky Hill and Bilal Hassani, who will
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London Mayor Sadiq Khan during the parade at Pride in London 2019 on 6 July 2019 in London, England. (Tristan Fewings/Getty for Pride in London) LGBT+ leaders have called on Sadiq Khan to reform Pride in London following accusations of racism and bullying, ahead of its 2022 return. The non-profit has been bombarded with demands
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The LGB Alliance supporter was escorted away from the Manchester Pride Protest by police. (Twitter/ Pudz890) When a man showed up to Manchester’s Pride Protest decked out in LGB Alliance merch, queer demonstrators told him exactly where to go. On Saturday (28 August), as the official Manchester Pride festival kicked off, an alternative Pride event
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