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Pride

  • 28th November 2011

    India celebrates second annual Pride events since decriminalisation 3

    An earlier Bangalore Pride event, held in 2009 (Photo: Nick Johnson)

    9:39 AM — Two of India's largest cities held Pride events this weekend, with organisers saying it was a chance to "rejoice that we are here and will always be here".

  • 25th November 2011

    New Delhi prepares for fourth annual Pride event 15

    India decriminalised homosexuality in 2009 (Photo: Flickr user Jepoirrier)

    2:22 PM — Indian capital city prepares for the third parade since homosexuality was decriminalised in 2009.

  • Liverpool Pride begins fundraising earlier to keep 2012 event free 2

    Liverpool Pride says the festival contributed £2.6m to the local economy this year (Photo: Jeb Smith)

    12:45 PM — Pride organisers say potential funding cuts mean community fundraising efforts are beginning in December of this year, for the first time. Last year, event numbers doubled despite a 60% funding cut.

  • 24th November 2011

    Minister calls for Tesco boycott over support for Pride London 102

    Tesco say they are not "favouring" one community cause over another.

    1:50 PM — Rev Andrew Allan was commenting on incorrect claims that Tesco’s involvement with the gay pride festival came at the expense of its support for Cancer Research’s annual Race for Life competition.

  • 2nd November 2011

    Serbian MP convicted for saying Pride would promote gay “illness” 24

    Markovic is a member of the Serbian Parliament (Photo: Konrad-Zielinski)

    2:56 PM — Dragan Markovic, the leader of United Serbia, made the comments ahead of Belgrade Pride 2011, which had to be cancelled due to security fears.

  • 24th October 2011

    Tesco becomes major London Pride sponsor 38

    London will host WorldPride next year

    2:28 PM — Supermarket giant Tesco has become a major sponsor of London Pride. Next year, London will host WorldPride across two days of festivities and marchers will follow an extended parade route.

  • 30th September 2011

    Police ban Serbia Pride over violence threats 81

    Serbia Pride has been banned - but organisers have not yet said whether they will comply

    5:10 PM — Serbia's gay Pride march has been banned by police. Authorities fear a repeat of the violence that marred last year's event and injured almost 100 police officers.

  • 26th September 2011

    500 attend East London Pride 15

    Marchers at East London Pride

    5:15 PM — Five hundred people joined a Pride march through east London on Saturday after a troubled year for the area.

  • 23rd September 2011

    East London celebrates Pride after a rocky year 26

    East London Pride will be held tomorrow (Photo: Kevin Wong)

    11:26 AM — East London Pride is to be held tomorrow. The event comes after a tumultuous year for the local gay community.

  • 31st August 2011

    Burnley Pride postponed until 2012 4

    Burnley Pride will take place next year (Photo: Kevin Wong)

    2:39 PM — East Lancashire's first gay Pride festival has been postponed until next year. Organisers of Burnley Pride said it had been "too adventurous" to plan the event in time for September.

  • 27th August 2011

    Video: Manchester Pride sees thousands celebrate their 21st pride 44

    Coronation Street's Antony Cotton and Pan Ann led the pride(Photo credit: @Danniejudge)

    7:05 PM — The LGBT community of Manchester have celebrated the 21st Manchester pride with hundreds of thousands lining the streets with rainbow flags and 'I Love MCR' banners supporting the fightback after the riots that broke out in the city earlier this month.

  • In Photos: Pink Lake boat party 6

    6:12 PM — The fun at Austria's Pink Lake festival, held around Lake Wörthersee continued last night with a boat party on the crystal clear waters.

  • In photos: Pink Lake kicks off in traditional style 11

    4:01 PM — The Pink Lake festival, held around Lake Wörthersee in Austria has kicked off in its own unique style. The festival, which is sponsored by PinkNews.co.uk sees just under a thousand LGBT tourists descend on the relatively small town of Velden for three nights of parties.

  • 22nd August 2011

    Comment: East London needs a show of Pride 51

    Mr Tatchell wants London to react to homophobic attacks

    5:12 PM — An open letter from Peter Tatchell, encouraging a public display of gay solidarity to show that the East End of London is not a 'gay-free zone'.

  • 17th August 2011

    Manchester Pride’s festival director steps down 4

    Manchester Pride parade takes place next weekend

    2:38 PM — The director of Manchester Pride, Jackie Crozier, has announced she will leave her role. Ms Crozier announced today she would step down after six years with the event, although she will leave once a replacement has been found.

  • 14th August 2011

    In Photos: Brighton Pride 2011 112

    1:36 AM — Alexandra Burke, Joe McElderry, Sonia, Hollyoaks star Kieron Richardson and human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell were among the celebrities attending the 19th Brighton Pride held yesterday. Here are the best photos of the day

  • 10th August 2011

    Riot damage won’t stop Manchester Pride, organisers say 53

    Manchester Pride will go ahead

    3:30 PM — Manchester Pride will go ahead this weekend, organisers have said. The city centre is recovering from yesterday's widespread riots and looting and businesses in the gay village suffered some damage.

  • 8th August 2011

    Liverpool Pride doubles its numbers 6

    Liverpool now has its own Pride festival

    2:17 PM — An estimated 40,000 people joined Liverpool Pride on Saturday - double the number who turned up last year. The festival, now in its second year, was held at the city's waterfront, where it is thought around 35,000 people joined the celebrations.

  • 5th August 2011

    Sao Paulo city council backs ‘heterosexual pride’ 53

    Sao Paulo Pride is the largest in the world

    2:47 PM — The city council of Sao Paulo, Brazil, has passed a measure calling for an annual Heterosexual Pride Day to be celebrated each December. City alderman Carlos Apolinario, who authored the legislation, said the idea is "not anti-gay but a protest against the privileges the gay community enjoys".

  • 4th August 2011

    Triple-booked X Factor stars Diva Fever pull out of Liverpool Pride 14

    Diva Fever won't appear at Liverpool Pride

    2:19 PM — X Factor stars Diva Fever have had to pull out of Liverpool Pride - because they were booked to play three Pride festivals on the same day. The band, comprising friends Craig Saggers and Josef Al-Smadi, were due to play Liverpool, Swindon and Cotswold Pride festivals on Saturday, leaving fans wondering whether they would be able to make each event.

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