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    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The second annual Floatarama was held in Fort Lauderdale Saturday to celebrate Pride Month. It was quite the sight as people decked out their boats with colors and rainbows on the New River. READ MORE: Event Held To Vaccinate Farmworkers In Homestead After so many events were canceled last year, people took to the water to...
    June 1 (UPI) — The Paley Center for Media, PBS, HBO Max and Shout! Factory have announced Pride Month programming for June. Each has curated LGBTQ-themed programming for the month. The Paley Center will mark its first Pride Month celebration with a new panel, A Salute to LGBTQ+ Pride Achievements in Television. The panel featuring Cynthia Nixon, Laverne Cox, Jason...
    It's Pride Month, and gay Americans should have a lot to celebrate: A new president who has pledged to advocate for LGBTQ people, an easing of a pandemic that has disrupted their communal activism, and increasing public acceptance of their basic rights, including record-high support for same-sex marriage.  Instead, the mood is somewhat bleak. Congress has so far failed to...
    Rainbow displays pop up all over the place during June for LGBTQ Pride Month. Often these displays are commissioned by local governments, companies, small businesses, or just people in the community. Depending on where you live, such displays can come with the risk of serious retribution or even violence. While LGBTQ folks often have mixed feelings on the commercialization of Pride—like wanting...
    MORNINGSIDE HEIGHTS, Manhattan (WABC) -- A cathedral in Manhattan is celebrating Pride Month big time -- with a huge, eye-catching lights display.At a cathedral where there are depictions of saints and civil rights leaders, it may be no surprise that during the month of Pride, the columns are lit up."It's the bringing together of the ancient and the modern," Malloy...
    Police in Fairfield County are investigating after balloons hung to celebrate Pride Month were removed from an area bridge. Westport Police said they responded to the Ruth Steinkraus Memorial Bridge on Friday, June 11, for a report of possible vandalism.  The complainant stated that as he was driving across the bridge, he noticed that several of the colorful rainbow balloons placed on the...
    JACKSONVILLE (CBSMiami/AP) — Florida leaders have reversed their decision and said a downtown Jacksonville bridge can be decorated in rainbow lights to celebrate gay rights, one day after it had ordered them to be removed. Taryn Fenske, a spokeswoman for Gov. Ron DeSantis, told The Florida Times-Union that she didn’t know why the Florida Department of Transportation had ordered the...
    Billie Eilish has been accused of queerbaiting by confused followers after she shared a slew of behind-the-scenes snaps from her Lost Cause video. In the images the singer, 19, frolics with her female pals at a party and puts on an animated display sticking out her tongue while they all pose closely together. However after sharing the edgy pictures with...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- ABC 7, Chicago's No. 1 station for news, will celebrate Pride Month on all of its platforms including two special virtual town halls on June 10 and June 24. This week's forum is moderated by ABC 7 Chicago's I-Team Consumer Investigative Reporter, Jason Knowles and will be available on abc7chicago.com Thursday, June 10, at 2:00 p.m.During this...
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    Chicago, Il -- The Chicago Transit Authority has released a new design for their Pride train that celebrates Pride Month. This is the CTA'S fifth year decorating a train in light of Pride Month. "No matter who you love, no matter who you identify as, whatever community you are a part of, CTA welcomes you and we look forward to...
    Summer is almost here and it’s time for Pride Month! This week on the Dear Culture podcast, we’re celebrating the Black queer folks who make our lives and culture a bit more colorful. This week we’re asking: Dear Culture, are you Black, proud and living out loud?  Pride Month began as a way to raise awareness around the fight for...
    A bridge in Jacksonville, Florida was illuminated in rainbow colors once again, after the Pride Month display was abruptly changed earlier this week. The Acosta Bridge was lit up to honor the LGBTQ community on June 7 — but on June 8, the colorful display was changed to blue lights, CBS affiliate WJAX reports. Jacksonville Transportation Authority planned to have...
    Chicago, Il -- The Chicago Transit Authority has released a new design for their Pride train that celebrates Pride Month. This is the CTA'S fifth year decorating a train in light of Pride Month. "No matter who you love, no matter who you identify as, whatever community you are a part of, CTA welcomes you and we look forward to...
                        Pop star Miley Cyrus held a free Pride Month-themed concert at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville on Wednesday – but only for vaccinated people. Less than 2,500 people were granted entry; no phones or cameras were allowed. In order to get a free ticket, fans had to flash...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The Charmery is partnering with Eddie’s of Roland Park to produce a limited-edition ice cream flavor to celebrate pride month. “We are so excited for this flavor!” said The Charmery owner and master creamer David Alima. “B-More Pride is definitely delicious and super fun, but beyond that to be able to join forces with Eddie’s of Roland...
    MINEOLA, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Dozens of health care workers on Long Island expressed their support for the LGBTQ+ community in a unique way Wednesday. Employees at NYU Langone Hospital lent their voices to help in an event called “Shouting From The Rooftop.” READ MORE: LGBTQ+ Mural Vandalized In Elizabeth, N.J., But Activists Say They Will Restore It To Symbolize Subjects...
    The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) on Wednesday said it will allow Jacksonville’s Acosta Bridge to display rainbow lights this week in honor of Pride Month a day after it said the display was not in line with the city’s existing permit.  Confusion and backlash erupted in the city after the Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) said in a public statement...
    Canada has announced the launch of its “Pride Season,” which will run from June to September to celebrate “LGBTQ2+” people. The month of June, which has been established as “Pride Month,” marks the beginning of Canada’s Pride Season, and will feature a series of events and parades for the “LGBTQ2+” community. Major Canadian cities such as Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal and...
    ANGELINA COUNTY (CBSNEWS.COM) – Confections in Texas announced that it would be selling rainbow cookies for Pride Month. The bakery, located in East Texas, soon faced backlash for its decision. According to Tyler, Texas, CBS affiliate KYTX, Confections was soon inundated with messages of support from across the U.S. ♦♦♦ Click Here To Read The Complete On cbsnews.com ♦♦♦ (Originally...
    Nickelodeon is promoting Pride Month to children with a new video featuring drag queen Nina West, who sings about the meaning of all the colors on the “pride flag.” “Every color on the pride flag is a symbol in the sky. And I’m proud to be me every time that I see that pride flag waving high,” West sings for...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- ABC 7, Chicago's No. 1 station for news, will celebrate Pride Month on all of its platforms including two special virtual town halls on June 10 and June 24. This week's forum is moderated by ABC 7 Chicago's I-Team Consumer Investigative Reporter, Jason Knowles and will be available on abc7chicago.com Thursday, June 10, at 2:00 p.m.During this...
    June is dedicated to “pride month,” when LGBTQ people celebrate their sexualities. Pride month prompted a spike in LGBTQ-themed content featuring drag queens, niche sexual identities and more in children’s education and programming intended for young or very young audiences. Nickelodeon, a popular children’s network, featured a drag queen singing to explain the pride flag to children, saying that light...
    Newsmax host Grant Stinchfield claimed that Nickelodeon has 'gone off the deep end' with its 'transgender indoctrination' after the children's channel aired a music video performed by a drag queen in honor of Pride Month. The music video features 42-year-old performer and RuPaul's Drag Race alum Andrew Levitt, who also goes by the name Nina West. Over the course of...
    As people celebrate Pride Month in June, the proliferation of Pride flags and rainbows cropping up at corporate businesses can be a bit of an inner-community joke among LGBTQ+ folks. The big question being, of course, how much is this company or mega-corporation actually helping LGBTQ+ folks with their dollars? Is their workplace actually queer-inclusive? That said, when small businesses...
    Prominent kids' networks – Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network – are celebrating Pride Month with a variety of content. Last week, Nickelodeon debuted "The Meaning of Pride" music video, which featured a dancing drag queen who sang about the colors of the rainbow and other flags associated with liberal causes. The drag queen known as "Nina West" sang: "With the pride...
    Newsmax host Grant Stinchfield accused Nickelodeon of “transgender indoctrination” of American children after playing a clip the children’s network aired to celebrate Pride Month. Media Matters’ Jason Campbell flagged the video on Twitter, showing the Newsmax host, along with guest Isabella Riley, decrying the Nickelodeon clip despite Riley insisting she doesn’t “have a problem with gay people,” and Stinchfield voicing a similar...
    Confections in Lufkin, Texas announced on Thursday that it would be selling rainbow cookies for Pride Month. The bakery, located in East Texas, soon faced backlash for its decision. Confections took to Facebook to reveal that many of its customers had sent hateful messages and canceled orders and claimed its "likes" were also plummeting. "Today has been hard. Really hard,"...
    An East Texas bakery is claiming it lost business and received a “hateful message” after it posted a photo of rainbow heart cookies in celebration of “Pride Month.” Confections, a locally owned and operated bakery in Lufkin, Texas, shared the photo of their available cookies to Facebook last week to kick off “Pride Month.” “More LOVE. Less hate,” the bakery wrote...
    Republican National Committee chairwoman Ronna McDaniel faced a wave of backlash after a tweet celebrating Pride Month. "Happy #PrideMonth!" she tweeted last week. "@GOP is proud to have doubled our LGBTQ support over the last 4 years, and we will continue to grow our big tent by supporting measures that promote fairness and balance protections for LGBTQ Americans and those...
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    CHICAGO (WLS) -- The CTA "Pride Train" is going back in service starting Monday for Pride Month.The new design adds a black and brown stripe to the traditional Pride Flag. The CTA has also added the blue, pink and white colors of the Transgender Flag.Resources for the LGBTQ+ CommunityThe CTA Pride Train is now in its fifth year of service.The...
    SAN JOSE — About 25 people waved signs Sunday on the side of Calvary Chapel San Jose to protest the appearance of a national speaker who leads what the Southern Poverty Law Center describes as an anti-LGBTQ hate group. The rally was held on the first weekend of Pride month, when LGBTQ  groups organize community events in the Bay Area...
    Throughout June, Californians can buy a cannabis-infused gummy that looks and tastes like rainbow sherbet. When they do, San Mateo-based edibles company PLUS will give money to a nonprofit that advocates for incarcerated people who are trans and gender-variant. Customers who buy upscale joints or cannabis flowers this month from Venice-based Stone Road will be supporting the LGBTQ Freedom Fund,...
    In this article LGBTVIDEO4:3704:37Pride Month meets Wall Street as new LGBTQ ETF hits the marketETF EdgeJust in time for Pride Month, Wall Street has its first LGBTQ-focused ETF. ProcureAM, in partnership with LGBTQ Loyalty Holdings, launched the new LGBTQ100 ESG ETF this week. The first-of-its-kind fund uses LGBTQ community data to identify the top 100 companies that most align with...
    The Stonewall Inn in New York City is where Pride Month started. Getty Images Pride Month's activist roots have been overshadowed, but it needs to be about taking action again. In 2020, amid the Black Lives Matter movement and COVID-19, Pride refocused on activism. After an uptick in LGBTQ hate crimes and anti-trans bills, that change needs to...
    Far-left “Squad” member Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) has attempted to pressure large corporations into taking political stances on state-based measures by asking them what they’re doing to combat what she considers to be “hateful anti-trans bills.” Several companies — including Coca-Cola, Walmart, AT&T, and Verizon — have signaled their support for “Pride Month” in some way, mostly by changing their social...
    RIDGEWOOD, New Jersey (WABC) -- The Ridgewood Police Department unveiled its first Pride themed patrol vehicle.The vehicle took to the street Friday, with two large rainbow stripes, flags and lettering on both sides of the Chevy Tahoe.During Pride Month, the car will serve as a symbol of the department's year-round commitment to equality.ALSO READ | Pride Month 2021: What to...
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