The Sign That This Dad Brought To A Gay Pride March Will Make You Believe In Better Tomorrows

 By Dominique Mosbergen Email Posted: 07/11/2014 9:38 am EDT Updated: 9 minutes ago Print Article Share Tweet 0 Email Comment

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Turkey: Thousands march in Istanbul Pride despite religious objections

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Tens of thousands of people turned out on Sunday to celebrate LGBT Pride in Istanbul, slated as the largest gay pride celebration in any majority Muslim country.

100,000 or more participants marched peacefully under the watchful eye of the Turkish police, waving celebratory rainbow flags and signs to celebrate LGBT pride.

The celebrations were heavily criticised in religious circles due to the event’s overlap with the Muslim holy month of Ramadan this year.

Istanbul Pride has traditionally been celebrated on the last weekend of June. Ramadan changes from year to year based on the lunar calendar.

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US: Boy Scouts to march in NYC Pride in historic first

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A group of gay and allied Boy Scouts will this year march in New York City Pride for the first time, in defiance of a ban on gay scouting leaders.

The 44th Annual NYC Pride March, which will take place on Sunday 29 June, will include a local group from Scouts for Equality (SFE), an organisation consisting primarily of Boy Scouts of America (BSA) alumni dedicated to ending the ban on gay members.

The SFE contingent will be given the prestigious duty of forming the Color Guard, which marches with the US flag.

New York’s scouting troops fall under the organisation of the BSA’s Greater New York Councils, which announced in May 2013 that it has

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Amnesty to march at Pride in London for LGBT people in Belarus

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Human rights charity Amnesty International has announced that it will march at Pride in London this weekend on behalf of LGBT people in Belarus.

In a statement on the Amnesty site, the charity notes that there are currently no official registered LGBT organisations, and such organisations are continually denied applications to register, often citing administrative “mistakes”.

Following failed applications, Amnesty notes that organisers are subjected to police raids and investigations, as well as verbal and physical abuse.

In a video, activist Ihar Tsikhanyuk discusses problems he faces as an openly gay activist and drag performer in Belarus.

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UK’s oldest hospice to march in this year’s Pride London Parade

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Next weekend’s Pride London Parade will feature staff and volunteers from a hospice for the very first time.

Trinity Hospice will join a whole host of other groups for the annual LGBT march on Saturday 28 June.

Around 20 nurses, doctors, staff and supporters are taking part.

Trinity provides services for 750,000 people living in central and south-west London.

For many years the charity has been an important provider of care for the LGBT community.

Chief Executive Dallas Pounds said:

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