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Sponsorship of Gay Pride Parades on the Rise

By Brady McCombs | Friday Jun 27, 2014
From Starbucks to eBay to Macy’s, the increasing visibility of corporations at the parade in Utah and at others across the country in recent years comes as same-sex marriage bans fall in the courts and polls show greater public acceptance of gay marriage.

Pride Intramurals: So Big, One Parade and Party Isn’t Enough

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Jun 24, 2014
Many cities have more than one Pride celebration. EDGE takes a look at some urban areas that duke it out for Pride Supremacy in the Battle of the Prides!

Mayor, Diplomats Join Gay Pride March in Greece

Sunday Jun 22, 2014
Police say more than 6,000 people have marched through the streets of Greece’s second largest city, Thessaloniki, in its third gay pride parade.

Columbia, SC Overrides Police Chief on Gay Parade

By Bobby McGuire | Friday Oct 4, 2013
Columbia officials have overridden a decision by interim police chief Ruben Santiago to order two officers to march in the South Carolina Gay Pride Parade even though they did not want to participate.

Too Edgy? Too Tame? Gay Pride Parades Spark Debate

By David Crary | Monday Sep 16, 2013
Initiated as small, defiant, sexually daring protests, gay pride parades have become mainstream spectacles patronized by corporate sponsors and straight politicians as they spread nationwide.

For LGBT New Yorkers, No Luck of the Irish on St. Patrick’s Day

By Winnie McCroy | Saturday Mar 16, 2013
The fight for gay rights in New York has led to watershed success seemingly everywhere except the city’s biggest parade on St. Patrick’s Day. A much smaller "inclusive" parade celebrates LGBT Irish-Americans excluded from the Fifth Avenue event.

Vegas to Celebrate Third Annual Halloween Parade

Sunday Oct 14, 2012
The Las Vegas Halloween Parade is dedicated to the cultural and creative life of Las Vegas and to the advancement of large-scale participatory events.
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