CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 17, 1997
Gay pride festivities in Long Beach this weekend are giving conservative churchgoers an occassion to spell out their opposition to a domestic partnership measure approved recently by the City Council. The Rev. Mark Chappell, pastor of the city's First Baptist Church, said the ordinance allowing registration of unmarried couples probably will come up during the church's third annual Family Pride Sunday, a counter event to the annual Lesbian and Gay Pride Parade.
June 29, 1992 |
Tens of thousands of homosexuals from the flamboyant to the political marched down Fifth Avenue in the annual gay pride celebration marking the 1969 riots that gave rise to the gay rights movement. The New York City parade and marches in at least 11 other cities around the nation featured a variety of participants, including representatives of AIDS organizations and ethnic gay groups.
October 3, 1985 |
A City Council decision to ban special events serving alcohol or charging a fee at Shoreline Aquatic Park during the summer has jeopardized a June lesbian and gay pride festival planned at the facility. Although city officials say they proposed the three-month prohibition to keep the park free for use by the general public during the peak summer months, leaders of the annual festival insisted the move had singled out their group.
June 24, 2000 |
Celebrating gay pride, thousands of Israelis in tank tops and shorts danced to deafening music and waved rainbow-colored flags Friday. The annual street party has become the latest venue in the culture war between secular Israelis and devout Jews who consider homosexuality an abomination. "We promise to support your struggle against the religious," legislator Tommy Lapid, leader of the secular rights party Shinui, told the cheering crowd.
April 17, 1986 |
An annual lesbian and gay pride festival may be in jeopardy because organizers have been unable to obtain the $1-million liability insurance policy required by the city. Leaders of Long Beach Lesbian and Gay Pride Inc., the group sponsoring the event, plan to appeal to city officials to reduce the insurance requirement.
April 2, 1987 |
The annual Long Beach Lesbian and Gay Pride Parade is slated for May 17, but the City Council made it clear this week that it does not want to co-sponsor the event, help advertise it or waive charges for police and other city services. And although the parade sponsors did not ask, the City Council majority let it be known that it also is not inclined to drop its $1-million liability insurance requirement if alcoholic beverages are sold at a gay pride festival that same weekend.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 24, 1985 |
Los Angeles' 15th annual Gay Pride parade Sunday, decked out as usual in outrageous costume and serious intent, drew festive crowds lined five-deep along a 1 1/2-mile stretch of Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood. Rivaling gay pride marches in New York and San Francisco in size, the West Hollywood parade drew between 50,000 and 150,000 well-mannered spectators, the Sheriff's Department reported. The smaller crowd estimate came from a sheriff's spokesman, the larger from event organizers.
June 9, 2000 |
Not many years ago, the Central Intelligence Agency automatically denied a security clearance to anyone it suspected was homosexual, on the theory that gay men and lesbians were ripe for blackmail. This week, the CIA held a gay pride celebration at its Langley, Va., headquarters, hosting gay Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) at a ceremony intended to underscore how far the agency has come from its homophobic past.
June 24, 2001 |
Paris and Berlin celebrated gay pride Saturday with rollicking parades that drew revelers who held hands, waved rainbow banners and danced to techno beats. The cities' mayors, both openly gay, were at the center of the festivities. Bertrand Delanoe, the first Paris mayor to participate in his city's parade, held a banner reading "All together against discrimination" as he led a parade of tens of thousands in the French capital.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 9, 2002 |
An ideological gap emerged this summer in the organization that stages San Francisco's annual gay pride parade. Some activists thought the organization had sold out its left-wing political roots for the sake of a few corporate backers. Others disagreed, saying the gay community must define itself more broadly and welcome all comers.