7th July 2012
London: Showers and cuts fail to dampen spirits at WorldPride 2012 39
5:49 PM — Rain showers, a ban on floats and the absence of one high-profile politician failed to dent the enthusiasm of parade-goers and passers-by as London celebrated WorldPride today.
6th July 2012
London: WorldPride time was changed to reduce numbers 28
6:32 PM — Information seen by PinkNews.co.uk today from inside the GLA confirms that the start time of the WorldPride event tomorrow was moved from 1pm to 11am in order to deter visitors from the event.
Comment: London Mayor accused over WorldPride fiasco 59
12:02 PM — Peter Tatchell argues that the Mayor of London Boris Johnson "could have rescued Pride but has apparently chosen not to do so".
UK Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg orders Government to fly pride flag 49
9:12 AM — In a first for central Government, the Cabinet Office is flying a rainbow flag to mark World Pride being held this weekend in London. The iconic flag has been flown on the personal request of Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg.
4th July 2012
Pride London chair stands down 32
1:26 PM — Pride London's chair has stepped down following criticism of the organisation's handling of WorldPride 2012, which has been scaled back at the last minute.
Derby: Muslim group plans ‘biggest ever’ Pride protest despite gay hate convictions 153
12:17 PM — A 'bigger than ever' protest by a group of Muslim fundamentalists is being planned for Derbyshire's upcoming Pride parade this weekend.
Mayor of London Boris Johnson will not attend WorldPride ‘Plan B’ 55
11:17 AM — The GLA has confirmed today the Mayor of London Boris Johnson will not attend the heavily scaled back WorldPride parade in the capital this Saturday, as sponsors confirm the event in its original form has become 'unsalvageable'.
3rd July 2012
London: Calls to replace Pride organisers for 2013 39
2:59 PM — While a last minute meeting takes place at City Hall to see if it is possible to save parts of London's WorldPride event this weekend, calls have been made to hand the organisation of the event on to a new body in future.
Comment: Reflections on Lima Pride 4
11:09 AM — Junior Moya reflects on religious protestors after coming across Lima's eleventh gay pride parade.
2nd July 2012
Paris pride celebrates commitment to equal marriage and adoption laws 5
4:59 PM — Organizers say approximately 700,000 people took place this year in Paris’s gay pride which was exceptionally energised given France’s newly elected socialist government's pledge to swiftly legalise gay marriages and adoption rights.
Edinburgh: Pride marchers demand marriage equality 16
2:33 PM — Over a thousand marchers took to the streets of Edinburgh on Saturday marching for gay marriage equality as part of Pride Scotia.
Comment: For those who will never blend in, we will always need Pride 34
11:49 AM — Bruno Selun argues that for as long as 'white, heterosexual, able-bodied, middle-class, Christian and masculine' remains the cultural golden standard, the LGBT community will always have something to fight for.
29th June 2012
Kenya: Media link US ambassador’s resignation to Pride reception 7
4:23 PM — The US ambassador to Kenya has resigned citing 'differences' with Washington DC, but reports from Africa have suggested a link between the decision and a gay pride event hosted at the embassy in Nairobi this week.
Comment: In defence of Pride 37
2:34 PM — Nicolas Chinardet defends Pride, writing of the parades' many 'normal' participants largely ignored by the media, adding that only those who want to be shocked wil be shocked.
Edinburgh: Pride Scotia kicks off tomorrow 2
1:46 PM — Celebration and fun promised tomorrow at Edinburgh’s Pride Scotia.
Comment: In the fight for equality, Pride is starting to do more harm than good 201
12:33 PM — Ahead of Pride Scotia, Topher Gen argues that when the events become about corporate marketing, drunkenness and high heels, they no longer make a statement, but start to 'fuel the flames of hate'.
Comment: London’s WorldPride? It’s really WorldShame 75
10:11 AM — A former Associate Director of Pride London argues the event has lost its way and defines the route, through giving back to the community and fighting for rights and unity, it now needs to take.
28th June 2012
Santiago: Twelfth annual pride parade attracts 80,000 and British ambassador 4
6:20 PM — On Saturday, Santiago's twelfth annual pride parade, March for Equality, took place with over 80,000 people demanding further advancement of LGBT rights in Chile.
Pride London funding ‘shortfall’ sees WorldPride heavily scaled back 43
4:50 PM — The WorldPride event in London on 7 July has been severely cut back with floats banned from the route and start times moved after a funding "shortfall", organisers Pride London confirmed today.
27th June 2012
Bulgaria: Government ‘should condemn priest’s call for stoning at Pride’ 15
1:00 PM — The Bulgarian justice minister has been called on to repudiate a priest's call for physical violence against Pride marchers in the country's capital city.