Starbucks union calls strike over Pride displays, but the company calls it a misinformation campaign
Workers at 150 Starbucks locations will strike in the coming week over what their union says is a clash over decor supporting LGBTQ+ causes, but the company denies it's banned any such displays and accused the union of using misinformation as a tactic in labor talks.
LGBTQ+ Pride month kicks off with protests, parades, parties
The start of June marks the beginning of Pride month around the United States and some parts of the world, a season to celebrate the lives and experiences of LGBTQ+ people and to protest against the recent rollback of hard-won civil rights gains.
U.S. Soccer is making a statement with Pride Crest during World Cup in Qatar
There are many reasons to criticize FIFA for the way they’ve handled the Men’s World Cup that is about to begin in Qatar, and at the top of that list is that they chose to have it in a nation with egregious human rights violations.
Show us your Pride to celebrate National Coming Out Day
Oct. 11 is National Coming Out Day, and for many LGBTQ+ Americans, there are many reasons to celebrate their Pride. National Coming Out Day has been celebrated for 32 years now, and it’s an important reminder on just how far the queer community has come since earlier times. There was an entire generation of LGBTQ Americans who had live inside the closet because of laws and discrimination. So if you’re proud to be out and want it to shout it from the rooftops, tell us about it below! If you have advice for people still in the closet struggling with their identity, maybe offer some advice, and tell us how your life has improved since coming out.
Lil Nas X makes people think he came out
Lil Nas X performs onstage at the 2019 BET Awards on June 23, 2019, in Los Angeles. (CNN) - Lil Nas X closed out Pride month with some tweets that have people thinking he's made a declaration about his sexuality. His tweets were met with some support, including fellow rapper JackBoy who said he "respects" Lil Nas X for coming out. "Kudos to Lil Nas X for sharing his truth," Murray tweeted. CNN has reached out to Lil Nas X for comment.
Thousands expected to take to NYC streets for WorldPride
(CNN) - New York has always been a major Pride destination, but this year's celebration is expected to draw record crowds. "The LGBTQ community is an essential part of NYC," New York Police Department Commissioner James O'Neill said at a news conference on Tuesday. Sunday's march caps off a month of events that included a rally commemorating Stonewall 50, Youth Pride and Pride Island, a three-day outdoor music festival. "New York City is the birthplace of the modern LGBTQ rights movement," Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted last week. Last year's march in New York City featured more than 550 groups and more than 100 floats.
Looking back at 50 years of achievements for LGBTQ community
Ever since the Stonewall riots in 1969, there have been many achievements for the LGBTQ community. "I was an 18-year-old kid outside the Stonewall," Mark Segal, 68, told Local 10s Christian De La Rosa. Segal said he was outside the Stonewall Inn on June 28, 1969, when the LGBTQ community pushed back against police oppression, catapulting the fight for gay rights. High-profile opponent Anita Bryant said the LGBTQ community was not deserving of those protections. But it wound up a historic win for gay rights, as commissioners approved the ordinance 5 to 3.