Christel van der Boom

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Thousands marched, emboldened by recent events: ‘We still have people who don’t want to bake wedding cakes for us’<p>A detachment of “black dykes on trikes” were to the fore as the New York pride march began on Sunday, a year short of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, the event now agreed …

New York City

LGBT rights,New York,US news,US constitution and civil liberties,Law,World news,Protest,Activism<p>Sunday saw Manhattan host the 49th New York pride march, a procession of color on a winding route from 16th Street up to 29th

U.S. Constitution

Pride Parade brings SF together in celebration of LGBT rights

Thousands marched up Market Street on Sunday in a display of rainbows and resistance for the 48th annual LGBT Pride Parade in San Francisco as many …

LGBTQI

'We're here': Thousands in rainbow colors make a statement at New York City's Gay Pride parade

NEW YORK – Thousands of people clad in rainbow colors marched Sunday through Greenwich Village and up Fifth Avenue for the annual Gay Pride parade, a massive celebration of LGBTQ identity.<p>One of this year's grand marshals is tennis legend Billie Jean King, along with transgender advocate Tyler Ford …

LGBTQI

Study: male political reporters retweet other dudes 3 times more than their female colleagues

A new study reveals why female journalists are so much less influential on Twitter than men.<p>Anyone that follows Beltway Twitter knows it’s a deeply insular and self-involved world dominated by men who almost exclusively speak to each other. But now there’s research to prove it.<p>“When male …

Journalism

Tennis legend Billie Jean King talks Pride — and her dream wedding plans

<i>Tennis legend Billie Jean King will be a 2018 NYC Pride March grand marshal.</i><p><b>You’re a grand marshal for NYC’s Pride March this year — what does that</b> …

LGBTQI

'Pride in who I can and choose to love': People on what rainbow flag means to them

ABC News' "Nightline" went to New York's Stonewall Inn to ask people what the rainbow flag means to them.

LGBTQI

British royal family will make history this summer with its first-ever same-sex wedding

Meghan Markle made history in May as the first black and American woman to marry into the British royal family. Less than a month later, the royal family announced plans for yet another historic union: Lord Ivar Mountbatten will marry James Coyle, his partner of two years, in the monarchy’s …

Family

Saga of same-sex marriage in California: It’s legal, but it hasn’t been without a fight

June is big month for weddings, and for legislation about same-sex marriage. On June 16, 2008, clerks in several California counties began issuing …

Same-sex Marriage

10 Brands That Give Back to LGBTQ Organizations for Pride Month​​

Say it with me: Love is love is love is love. June is Pride Month—the time was chosen to commemorate the Stonewall riots, which occurred June 1969—and brands are participating in the celebration by releasing rainbow-themed merchandise.<p>If you think you don't need another T-shirt or tote bag, well, …

LGBTQI

Photos Of A Mike Pence LGBTQ Dance Party Reveal The "Rainbow Resistance" In Columbus, Ohio

While the White House hasn't acknowledged June as Pride Month, that didn't stop a LGBTQ dance party outside Mike Pence's hotel in Columbus, Ohio. …

LGBTQI

Orrin Hatch honors Pride Month, talks LGBTQ suicide prevention on Senate floor

Senator Orrin Hatch, Republican of Utah, broke with his party on Wednesday and honored LGBTQ Pride Month from the floor of the United States Senate. During his impassioned 10-minute speech, the 84-year-old conservative spoke about suicide prevention awareness and the disproportionate mental health …

LGBTQI

Planning For LGBTQ Couples: Distinct Financial Challenges Persist

Three years ago, <i>Obergefell vs. Hodges</i> upended financial planning for LGBTQ couples, legalizing same sex marriage throughout the United States for the first time ever. It was a momentous change, obviously, and now people often ask me if there are any remaining differences between financial planning …

LGBTQI

My Life Isn’t Your Porn: Why South Korean Women Protest

On June 9 South Korea saw the biggest women's rally in history, against the epidemic of spycam porn. Find out why they are so angry, and why the …

South Korea

As transgender ban looms, Pentagon leaders distance themselves from LGBT pride events

Senior leaders at the Pentagon are distancing themselves <b></b>from the Defense Department’s <b></b>annual LGBT Pride Month celebrations, declining to formally acknowledge the observances for the first time since the practice became routine after President Barack Obama repealed the military’s ban on homosexuals …

LGBTQI

LGBT Latino artists express their diversity and creativity in an exhibit traveling across Texas

The word "maricón" is no longer an insult — at least for a group of Latino LGBT artists who want to embrace the word, just as "queer" has been …

Texas

Why Heteronormativity Is Harmful, And 5 Proactive Steps We Can Take

Last month while at an educational event, I spoke on a panel with an elementary school teacher who has two decades’ worth of experience. What I …

LGBTQI

Commentary: All educators should be allies for our LGBTQ students

The Utah Pride Center, having just successfully presented Utah Pride Week, asks all of us in Utah to come together for the LGBTQ community, including …

LGBTQI

Congressman: Despite Trump's backward views, we celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month

Rep. Frank Pallone: It is time that all LGBTQ people are able to live without fear of discrimination regardless of the setting, whether at school, …

LGBTQI

Andrew Garfield Dedicated His Tony Win to 'LGBTQ People Who've Fought & Died for the Right to Live'

As expected, Andrew Garfield won a Tony Award on Sunday night for his excellent performance as Prior Walter in the current Broadway run of <i>Angels in</i> …

LGBTQI

Female Historians Try to End the I-Didn’t-Know-Any-Women Excuse for Men-Only Panels

A new database of female historians joins a growing group of lists that aim to promote a more diverse group of experts.Â

Feminism

19 Gigantic Flower Sculptures Celebrate Van Gogh In World’s Largest Flower Parade

Parade floats are magnificent enough already, but Dutch people top that with their Van Gogh inspired flower floats. Bloemencorso (flower parade) …

Rocklin teacher on mental health leave after bullying from students

If you're viewing this on the ABC10 App, tap here for multimedia.<p>A middle school teacher in the Rocklin Unified School District says she had to go on …

Mental Health

‘There’s a glass ceiling’: Confessions of a gay media executive

Progress in making the media and advertising industries more diverse has happened in leaps and bounds in the last few years, but there’s still a lot …

Advertising Industry

Supreme Court considering taking same-sex wedding flowers case

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Fresh from siding with a baker who declined to make a cake to celebrate the wedding of a same-sex couple, the Supreme Court met behind closed doors on Thursday to consider a similar case concerning a florist in Washington state who declined to make a floral arrangement for a …

Washington State

Same-Sex Couples Score Victory in Phoenix Calligraphy Fight

A Phoenix law making it illegal for businesses to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation was upheld by an Arizona appeals court in a blow to …

Same-Sex Couples

Gay adoption fight looms after Supreme Court's cake ruling

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A major legal fight similar to the blockbuster Christian baker case decided by the Supreme Court on Monday is already brewing in several U.S. states over laws allowing private agencies to block gay couples from adoptions or taking in foster children.<p>The justices, in a 7-2 …

LGBTQI

#Pride30: Bethy Leonardi, Sara Staley are redefining how students learn about LGBTQ issues

The story of A Queer Endeavor, a grass-roots organization dedicated to supplying teachers with LGBTQ educational resources, is also the love story of its founders. Both projects began at the same time: at a bar in Boulder, Colorado, where Sara Staley was working on her dissertation in 2010 while …

LGBTQI

Political ad shows candidate kissing his same-sex spouse

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> A new television ad showing a gubernatorial candidate kissing his husband is the first political spot in US history to feature a kiss between a candidate and his or her same-sex spouse, according to LGBTQ Victory Fund's records.<p>"At a time when the White House and other anti-LGBTQ …

Planned Parenthood

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<b>In 1968, President Lyndon B. Johnson’s</b> National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders—better known as the Kerner Commission—released a report that, …

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