Toronto Gay Pride 2012 in Photos

Author: , July 6th, 2012

From Edge Boston, 10 great photos of Toronto’s 2012 Pride Week.

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Video From Toronto Gay Pride 2012

Author: , July 2nd, 2012

Did you know that Toronto Pride is the most-attended gay event in North America?

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ManCamp Returns to Brisbane in Late September

Author: , July 2nd, 2012

ManCamp 2012ManCamp is returning to Brisbane. The three-day camping, music and social event for men will host a bonfire, fire twirlers, a horror movie screening and live DJs through the night.

During the day, there will be stalls and activities available, including archery, canoes, a dragon boat competition and a rope workshop.

ManCamp will be held in a secret location within a one-hour drive of Brisbane’s CBD. When you buy a ticket, you will receive an information pack for the weekend and details with the registration.

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A Lesbian’s Take on San Francisco Pride

Author: , July 2nd, 2012

SF Gay Pride - Lesbian EditionSimply put, San Francisco Pride is an event that any and every gay person must experience at least once in their life. I repeat: go to San Francisco Pride. Not only is this the world’s largest Pride event, but it’s notorious for its weekend of festivities of absolutely epic proportions. I was lucky enough to attend San Francisco Pride last weekend and I am still crazed, to say the least.

The weekend’s activities began on Saturday with an all day festival in Dolores Park in honor of the city’s lesbian community. The event featured excellent DJ’s, food trucks, and vibrant people watching. It culminated with a rally of speakers and a march from the Park to the Castro. This Dyke March was a way for the lesbian community to have their moment to shine during the predominantly gay male oriented pride weekend.

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Gay Pride on the French Rivieras in Photos

Author: , June 29th, 2012

French Riviera Gay PrideAlong the sun-kissed and sparkling French Riviera, the city of Nice hosted its 9th annual Pink Parade on June 16, with thousands of queers and their friends marching from Avenue Saint-Jean-Baptiste to the glitzy seaside Promenade des Anglais.

Though traditionally conservative (as moneyed getaways often are), Nice has flowered into a true queer darling in recent years. Now even the city’s tourism bureau is embracing the LGBT demographic as a target market. And, really, what’s not to love? Warm sun, beautiful beaches, and impossibly blue skies that’ve had artists swooning for centuries–not to mention the totally gracious and gorgeous locals.

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Edinburgh’s Pride Scotia Starts Tomorrow

Author: , June 29th, 2012

Gay Travel: Edinburgh's Pride Scotia Starts TomorrowGet your kilt on, Edinburgh and the south east of Scotland is ready to celebrate Pride Scotia tomorrow.

The event offers a march and party, hosted by Kieron Richardson, star of TV shows Hollyoaks and Dancing on Ice.

The setting for the march is one of the most stunning for any Pride. It will kick off at 1pm with a colorful procession which promises to be a fun street party through the beautiful Royal Mile where it will be joined by floats past the Scottish Parliament and Holyrood Palace before passing a number of popular LGBT venues and finishing up at the Omni Centre.

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Carlos Melia Spends 48 Hours at Berlin Gay Pride

Author: , June 29th, 2012

Carlos Melia at Berlin Gay PrideGreetings everyone from the western side of Turkey in Istanbul. I am transitioning along Europe and Asia, for over a month, but this is for another post.

This week for my column on Luxury Gay Travel, I will be sharing with all of you my 48 hours in Berlin, Germany for the CSD Pride Event and more. I will be brief, since I am on the road and taking most of my time to explore a new destination to bring all the inside tips to you.

Invited by Lufthansa to test and review their brand new Boeings 747-8 and Business Class configuration in between United States and Germany, I packed my bags and head once again to the old Continent.

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London’s World Pride in Trouble Over 2011 Unpaid Debts

Author: , June 27th, 2012

London World Pride in Trouble?Pride London’s World Pride celebrations are reportedly under threat following a dispute between the organisers and contractors according to the London Evening Standard.

Sources close to the organisers told the newspaper that there is 24 hours left to save significant parts of the event after four contractors were reportedly not paid in full for the work that was carried out last year.

The paper claims that there have been crisis talks held between Pride London, Westminster council and City Hall about the event which is due to take place on Saturday 7th July.

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Glee Actor Joins San Diego Pride

Author: , June 25th, 2012

San Diego PrideJust got this from San Diego Pride:

San Diego LGBT Pride is thrilled to announce the addition of Alex Newell, who plays “Unique/Wade,” a transgender character, on the smash hit show, ‘Glee.’ In line with the mission of Pride, Alex Newell has been an amazing addition to the diversity of the Glee cast. Newell will also take part in the Pride Parade.

Other new entertainment additions to the “America’s Pride” celebration July 20 – 22, 2012 are:

Sandra Bernhard guarantees to have festival revelers laughing with her classic mix of bitter critique for both celebrity culture and politics. Bernhard was previously scheduled to lead the Pride Parade as Grand Marshal and will continue to do so. Her stand-up set will follow her parade appearance on Saturday evening July 21st,.

Wynter Gordon is sure to have festival goers partying and dancing Saturday evening with an energetic performance from her latest album. Her current hit single ‘Dirty Talk’ went triple platinum and shot to the top of Billboard’s ‘Hot Dance Club Songs’.

Over at the Country Pride Dance Tent, Justin Utley will be performing. In 2010, Justin’s single ‘Stand for Something’ won the LGBT Academy of Recording Arts award for Best Country/Folk Song of the Year. The song was written to inspire people to take action towards securing LGBT equality in America.

Headlining the Pride of Hillcrest Block Party on Friday, July 20th is Neon Hitch, who’s current hit songs ‘Love U Betta’ (radio title) and “Ass Back Home’ with Gym Class Heroes are dance club favorites. The block party will take place immediately after the Flag Raising and Stonewall Rally. This new, official Pride event will kick-off the weekend fun with urban style and flair. More info at www.PrideofHillcrest.com

“We are excited to announce these additions to the Pride weekend lineup. Not only are these performers popular and high energy, but it is particularly exciting that several of them come from the LGBT community,” said San Diego Pride Executive Director, Dwayne Crenshaw. “Our team is hard at work to make this an amazing Pride celebration for all. From country to comedy to dance and everything in between, there is something for everyone in this year’s entertainment lineup.”

These artists join Pride’s already announced energetic and high powered festival entertainment lineup featuring Natasha Bedingfield (headlining Sunday, July 22), Frankie Negron, BETTY and Danny Extreme. Previously announced artist, Kelly Rowland, has cancelled her performance at this year’s Pride festival.

For the full entertainment lineup at the Pride Festival’s six entertainment zones and to purchase tickets, go to www.sdpride.org/entertainment.

More New York Gay Pride Photos from GayCities

Author: , June 25th, 2012
NY Gay Pride 2012

Photos: GLAAD, Lawrence Ferber, NYC Pride

New York City tasted the rainbow at Gay Pride on Sunday, as an estimated 1.5 million people watched the 43nd annual LGBT Pride March sashay along Fifth Avenue in Midtown down to Greenwich Street in the West Village.

Joining grand marshals Cyndi Lauper (above), Chris Salgardo (President of Keihl’s, Inc.) and Phyllis Siegel and Connie Kopelov (the first NYC couple to wed under New York State’s year-old marriage-equality law) were contingents from dozens of nonprofits, community groups and corporations, including Housing Works, GLAAD–who hosted lesbian Boys Scouts leader Jennifer Tyrrell and actor-activist George Takei–HRC, Occupy Wall Street, Big Apple Softball, Coca-Cola, GMHC, ACT UP, NORML, Bank of America and many more.

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