All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Gay Pride’

Ian McKellen Pride Speech Inspires

Sir Ian McKellen, who is both Magneto and Gandalf, walked among the 20,000+ revelers at the Pride Parade in London this weekend. McKellen was there to introduce Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst to the crowd. “Show business has always led the way when it comes to the freedom to be yourself,” said Sir Ian. “So, Conchita is following in the footsteps …

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Ian McKellen Salutes Gay Pride Parade Revellers

Sir Ian McKellen made an appearance at the Pride in London Parade on Saturday. The parade is just one part of the city’s week-long Pride in London festival, which takes place every year to celebrate gay rights. McKellen, 75, who came out at the age of 49 during a BBC radio interview, was on-hand to introduce Eurovision song contest winner …

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Betsy Smittle, Half-Sister to Garth Brooks Dies

Betsy Smittle, country star and half-sister to Garth Brooks, died on Saturday, November 2nd. She was sixty-years-old. She performed live with her half-brother, Garth Brooks, and even toured with his band (Stillwater) before releasing her solo album (Rough Around The Edges) in 1994. Smittle sang on multiple albums for her half-brother such as Ropin’ the Wind. She even made television …

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Mark Zuckerberg & 700 Facebookers Marched in San Francisco’s Pride Parade

Facebook employees marching in San Francisco’s annual gay pride parade is nothing new – but CEO Mark Zuckerberg participating is something new. At Sunday’s Pride Parade, Zuck led a giant crew of Facebook employees, more than 700, through the streets of downtown San Francisco. That’s more than 300 more employees than Facebook had last year, and more than 10 times …

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Gay Pride Fines Law Passes Russian Parliament

Gay pride is a dangerous thing to publicize in many parts of the world. Now those who want to do so in Russia will face heavy fines. Fox News reports that the lower house of Russian parliament has approved a law that would fine those who publicly display gay pride. The bill was overwhelmingly approved with 436 members voting in …

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Drag Queens Sing Their Support for Chick-Fil-A Food

When the Henson Company dumped Chick-Fil-A in support of gay marriage, it turned up the heat on the debate over gay rights in America. Culture war lines were drawn around chicken sandwiches while gay kiss-ins, Christian Chick-Fil-A appreciation days, and horrible public relations drew huge attention. Not all Americans are taking sides for or against Chick-Fil-A, though. For some, the …

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Google, Once Again, Shows Gay Pride With Colorful Search Bar

June is LGBT Pride Month, a celebration officially begun in 2000 when President Clinton declared the month “Gay & Lesbian Pride Month.” Every June since President Obama took office, he has declared the month “LGBT Pride Month,” which recognizes two additional groups – bisexual and transgender. In 2011, President Obama called upon Americans to “observe this month by fighting prejudice …

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