The backyard soiree, a kickoff to June's Gay Pride events, was brimming with men in candy-hued polo shirts and slim pants, drag queens in sequins and women in brightly colored sundresses. Attorney General Kamala Harristhe event's guest of honor, stood out in the crowd. Dressed head-to-toe in cream, Harris took to the lucite stage in the middle of the garden and held forth with a preacher's fire that could have only been learned through years of Baptist church osmosis.
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has joined police officers from both sides of the border at Dublin Pride. It's only the third time I've been, my second time as Taoiseach and the first time joined here with the gardai and the PSNI, also defence forces and the public service too. So a really great turnout and a beautiful day in Dublin city so happy Pride everyone," he said.
By TOI staff. Quarter of a million people expected to turn White City into rainbow for annual extravaganza. By Melanie Lidman.
And their kids committed even more to the colorful atmosphere, with Harper rocking a unicorn tank and glittery shorts alongside her brother in a rainbow striped tank top. What a spectacular time. No problems. Just love.
Four million people and a sea of rainbow flags: that is what organizers of New York's "World Pride" parade expect this week for events marking the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, which launched the gay rights movement in the United States. Many want the vast gathering to act as a show of strength for the LGBT community at a time when homophobia is again on the rise in the country. The six-day festival will feature concerts, exhibitions, movie screenings, theatre shows and workshops as the city pays homage to those who took part in the Stonewall riots, a week-long protest against the police's constant harassment of the New York gay community at the time.
Campaign rallies can often stir up strong emotions. For college student Ally Maldonado, attending Senator Kamala Harris's presidential campaign kickoff rally in Oakland in January inspired her to make a life-changing decision. Harris said.
Steven L. Harris, of the block of South St. Lawrence Avenue, stands charged with one count each of felony criminal damage to property and one count of felony resisting a peace officer, police said.
It seems like another step in the neutering of the English language — suggesting there may be a plot to promote homosexual culture by stealth, exposing unwary youngsters to drag queens and lesbian floats and rainbow banners and pink cowboys. Quite the contrary. This is festival city.