Hundreds of gay men and women are taking to the streets of Glasgow for the city's annual Scotia Pride event.
The festival, which begins in Blythswood Square, is Scotland's national Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) celebration.
The event is run entirely by volunteers and features a parade, live music and a community fair.
Lord Provost Liz Cameron said Glasgow was a champion of diversity and she was delighted it was hosting the festival.
She added: "The LGBT community has faced many challenges... [more]
San Francisco's annual Pride Parade festival and celebration is scheduled to kick off Saturday at noon, bringing hundreds of thousands of attendees to the city who are expected to infuse an estimated $100 million into the local economy over the course of the two-day event and the week leading up to it, president of SF Pride's board of directors, Joey Cain, said today.
This year marks the 36th San Francisco Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Pride Parade and Celebration, according to organizers.
"We are one of the biggest (LGBT parades) in ... [more]
The Third Annual Trans March will take place today, Friday, June 23rd in Dolores Park, San Francisco. Live bands, transgender and gender-variant activists, political speakers, drag kings, and musicians will perform from 3 pm till 7 pm, and the March itself will begin at 7 pm. The Trans March is a community-building political event, welcoming transgender, genderqueer, intersex, and all genders of people, as well as allies.
Sam Davis, director of the event, explains, "The Trans March is a grassroots social change event organized entirely by community... [more]
The Pride Experience! Every year at the beginning of June, 500 rainbow flags are hoisted the length of Market Street and San Francisco explodes with queerness. For a city known as "Gay Mecca" for the other eleven months of the year, June is Queer Heaven. Frameline (the International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival), the National Queer Arts Festival, the Transgender March, the Dyke March and Pink Saturday are just a few of the major events that take place in San Francisco during the month of June.
The energy reaches a crescendo the last weekend in June w... [more]
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Families and Friends to March 65 Miles from Colorado State Capitol to James Dobson's Focus on the Family - Arrive July 22, 2006
Colorado Springs, CO (PRWEB) June 14, 2006 -- This July, same-gender couples, families with c... [more]
Gender Bending Photography (Jun 13, 2006)
Dublin - As part of WERRC's next conference, the wonderful Sara Davidmann will be exhibiting her exquisite photography as well as joining in a discussion.
Davidmann will be speaking about her work at the Transgender and Queer Discussion in The Red Room, OUThouse,... [more]
Pride of the North: Darwin Pride (Jun 8, 2006)
SSONet.com.au - Ian Gould
Size isn't everything at Darwin's Offbeat but Friendly Pride Festival.
It’s the closing party at Darwin Pride and a pink-wigged performer has taken centre stage beneath the palms at the Gardens Park Golf Links.
Local drag identit... [more]
Drag show raises money for AIDS research (May 31, 2006)
As the lights dimmed and the crowd grew quiet, the stars took the stage. Friday night, the Apollo Room in the Student Union belonged to the Rainbow Alliance, family members and friends for the Third Annual Charity Drag Show.
With roughly 30 performances fr... [more]
Mainichi Daily News
Pattaya, Thailand - The Miss Tiffany's Universe pageant contestants were perfectly made up, coifed and draped in glamorous gowns, convincingly masking their hidden truth -- that they were all born boys.
Through extensive plastic surgery and hormone p... [more]
Eurovision fans await gayest night of the year (May 19, 2006)
PinkNews.co.uk - Marc Shoffman
The gay community is queering up for a camp packed Saturday night this weekend for Eurovision 2006.
Across the country Eurovision parties will be taking place with viewers cringing, laughing, and crying at the outfits, the dancing, and the... [more]
Miss Gay Massachusetts 2006 Contest (Apr 24, 2006)
Miss Gay Massachusetts 2006
I was one of four selected to Judge the Miss Gay Massachusetts contest at Jacque's Cabaret this year:)
The Contest started just after 9:30pm, last night on 4/22/06. There were 6 Contestants competing for the Crown and each Contestant ... [more]
Yell Bingo and watch the fun fly (Apr 20, 2006)
TheDesertSun.com - Maggie Downs
The woman licked her lips and fingered the tiny ball.
"If you want to date Michael Jackson, you must," she hollered.
"B-14!" screamed the crowd in response.
Subsequent numbers received the same treatment.
Students in Drag Open Pandora’s Box (Apr 15, 2006)
Oberlin Review - Kelsey Fuller
Oberlin is not known for being normal. Even after a decade and a half, Drag Ball is still going strong; the 2006 fiesta went off without a hitch. Doors opened at 9:30 p.m. to an unrecognizable Wilder. Students crowded the main lobby in anticipation of th... [more]
Drag performers support LGBTQA (Apr 11, 2006)
The Brown And White - Lehigh University's Student Newspaper - Margaret Martin
Eight professional drag performers and five cross-dressed students took the stage in Lehigh’s second annual drag show “Illusions,” Thursday night to raise money for PRIDE of the Greater Lehigh Valley.
Kansas City infoZine - A transsexual woman who is a national advocate for transgender issues will be the keynote speaker at a panel discussion on gender identity and expression Wednesday at the University of Kansas.
Transgender 101: Introduction to Transgender Issues, which will featu... [more]
Cancer's A Drag (Apr 9, 2006)
TCPalm Entertainment - Carol Saunders
Surprises — there were many April 5, when Connor Moran Children's Cancer Foundation hosted its first "Cancer's A Drag" night of comedy and colorful entertainment at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre.
The first big surprise came when guests ... [more]
John Hopkins Gazette
This year's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Awareness Days at Johns Hopkins — called Smile if You're LGBTQIPPIQA — will bring to Baltimore individuals at the forefront of the queer rights movement, including director Chi Chi La Rue, author and activist Wayn... [more]
Issue 1412 - Between The Lines News
LANSING - On March 23 at 9:30 p.m. the second "Kiss My Gender" event will take place at the Temple Club as a benefit for TransGender Michigan's TJ Jourian Scholarship Fund. The show is produced by Drag King Rebellion, a local drag troupe that combin... [more]
Transgender Job Fair (Mar 5, 2006)
Job Fair 6.1
Wednesday March 22 (1:00 – 4:00 PM)
This Job Fair will attract all levels of Transgender job seekers with qualifications in:
• Customer Service
• Entry, Management, and Executive
• Retail, Mail Order, Call... [more]
'Rebel girl' rattles boys' beauty bid (Jan 19, 2006)
By Kathy McCabe, Globe Staff | January 19, 2006
SAUGUS -- Twelve students will vie tonight to become Mr. Saugus High School, a coveted title that comes with a Burger King crown wrapped in velvet, a gift certificate for Chinese food, and unrivaled bragging rights.
But ... [more]