Iceland: Reykjavik street turns rainbow for Gay Pride

A huge rainbow has appeared in the centre of Iceland’s capital city – but it’s underfoot. One of Reykjavik’s central streets has been painted in rainbow colours as part of the city’s annual Gay Pride festival, the Visir news website reports. Dozens of people gathered to help to transform the road, including Mayor Dagur Eggertsson,

Gay Pride to take place in Uganda, despite hostility

The country’s LGBT community is preparing for its annual gay pride parade, taking place this weekend. This year’s event has special significance – it has been a year since the controversial anti-gay law was scrapped – giving marchers even more reason to celebrate. Richard Lusimbo – who is heading up the committee behind this year’s parade –

Japan’s first lady joins crowds at Tokyo gay pride parade

Akie Abe, the first lady of Japan, joined gay, lesbian and transgender people celebrating gay pride in Tokyo, Japan today (27 April). Abe was joined by over 3,000 participants in the Shibuya district of Tokyo. The 51-year-old, who is the wife of conservative Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, wore a white suit adorned with rainbow badges.

Record turnout for gay pride march in Mumbai

Some 5,000 people turned out for the first LGBT pride march in the country held after the Supreme Court in December reinstated a colonial-era law that criminalises gay sex. t was a record turnout for Mumbai’s seventh gay pride parade where some 5,000 people marched from August Kranti Marg to Girgaum Chowpatty on Saturday afternoon,

Minsk Gay Pride 2013. Currently not rainbow

In Minsk on December 6  started Minsk Gay Pride 2013, however, instead of rainbow news, information about events related to the Gay Pride is more like police reports. Gay Pride organizers have faced problems in the first stage of activities. Institutions in which  planned Pride activities, one after another began to refuse to provide their

150,000 march in Buenos Aires Gay Pride Parade

Massive crowds came out to take part in the 22nd Buenos Aires Gay Pride Parade on Saturday, starting with a group kiss before 150,000 took to the streets. The parade wound its way through the city’s streets to the Plaza de Mayo for an open air festival and fireworks show. Many of the signs and

Minsk Pride needs your help

According to the website, organizers of Minsk Pride 2013 are collecting signatures on a petition supporting their efforts to hold a Pride event this year in Belarus. “The organizing committee of the Minsk Gay Pride 2013 , issued a statement calling on all concerned people all over the world to sign the online petition in

Amid heightened security, several hundred participants carried banners and rainbow flags, and blew whistles on the city’s streets. The chief organizer, Daneijel Kalezic, told marchers that gay people would “not give up” until homosexuals had obtained freedoms “like everyone else.” The police in Podgorica used tear gas against opponents of the city’s first ever gay