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No-Wristbanders Resist Pride Regimentation

No-Wristbanders Resist Pride Regimentation

BY ANDY HUMM | The theme of this year’s LGBTQ Pride Parade was “Defiantly Different,” but when activists from Reclaim Pride, a group I’ve participated in, organized Wristband Resisters to challenge the requirement from the parade organizers, Heritage of Pride (HOP), that all marchers register and obtain wristbands from them, the organizers pushed back, sought the […]

Google Supports Stonewall National Monument With $1MM

Google Supports Stonewall National Monument With $1MM

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | In an unmistakable sign of the role private philanthropy can — and may have to — play with federal funding threatened across a broad array of worthy social goals, Google has committed $1 million to support efforts at the LGBT Community Center to develop oral histories and other narratives related to […]

Blasting Past the Dyke March

Blasting Past the Dyke March

BY KELLY COGSWELL | A couple of Saturday mornings ago, I was sitting in a Toronto café watching the news when its World Pride rundown included a blurb on the Dyke March. They actually said it on TV: “Dyke.” And no buildings collapsed or fire rained down from the sky, though it was pretty hot. […]

Can Pope Francis Forestall the Vatican’s Irrelevance?

Can Pope Francis Forestall the Vatican’s Irrelevance?

BY MICHAEL LUONGO | During my years of covering Buenos Aires and living there, I have photographed an equal number of Christmas Eve Midnight Masses held at Catedral Metropolitana, the city’s main Catholic church, and Gay Pride marches, which step off from in front of the same building. One of those events has stagnated, with fewer […]