PHOTOS: COWP’s Pride Festival at Lake Eola had something for everyone

By : Jeremy Williams
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ORLANDO | Thousands of people gathered, danced and showed their Pride around Lake Eola in downtown Orlando to celebrate Come Out With Pride on Oct. 13.

The day-long festival included live performances, vendors and entertainment for all ages. Rainbow colors were on display everywhere you looked.

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PHOTOS: Protest at Pulse after trial verdict

By : Maia Monet
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After Noor Salman was found not guilty on all charges today, protesters made their feelings on the verdict known at Pulse. As cars passed by honking their support, the protesters stood stoically and silently carrying signs that read “We will not let hate win.”

More photos after the jump below.

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Bernie Sanders supporters protest the Democratic National Convention

By : Michael K. Lavers
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PHILADELPHIA — Bernie Sanders supporters protested July 25 outside the Wells Fargo Center in which the Democratic National Convention is taking place.

Thousands of protesters started marching from Philadelphia City Hall to the DNC.

Check out the videos from our NGMA partners at The Washington Blade.

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10 sit-in protesters freed after being arrested at Rubio’s office

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Ten gun control protesters arrested for refusing to leave the lobby of an Orlando building where U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio has an office have been released from jail.

The protesters were released late July 11 on $250 bond. They face misdemeanor trespass charges after a sit-in during the one-month anniversary of the Pulse nightclub shooting.

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Protests and arrests over North Carolina’s anti-gay law

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Raleigh (AP) – A day of protests and arrests around North Carolina’s statehouse marked what’s likely to be weeks of impassioned debate over a law limiting protections for LGBT people.

Officers arrested 54 protesters who came to voice opposition to the law late April 25 as legislators returned to start their session. The arrests capped a day of dueling demonstrations that also included thousands of people who gathered to praise the law.

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High school principal applauds students for defending gender-neutral restroom

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Los Angeles (AP) – The principal of a Los Angeles high school where a scuffle broke out with adult protesters over a new gender-neutral bathroom praised his students as “trailblazers” for campaigning to install the restroom.

In a statement, Principal Martin Gomez said he is proud of students at Santee Education Complex for their efforts to establish the first multi-stall, gender-neutral restroom at the Los Angeles Unified School District, the nation’s second-largest.

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25 gay rights activists arrested in Idaho Capitol protest

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Boise, Idaho (AP) – Gay rights activists once again returned to the Idaho Capitol to protest lawmakers’ refusal to pass anti-discrimination protections, this time by refusing to leave the state’s bill-drafting offices.

Idaho State Police made 25 arrests, including six people who were arrested twice, March 16 for trespassing in the Statehouse. Protesters staged three different demonstrations March 16.

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Hungarian court says sentence in gay march attack too soft

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BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary’s Supreme Court has ordered the retrial of three anti-gay protesters convicted of attacking police guarding the Budapest Pride march in 2011 because it considered the sentence too lenient.

A statement Feb. 4 from the Kuria, as the court is now called, said the sentence condemning the unidentified defendants to community service did not fit the crime in which two of them threw cans and full plastic bottles at police while a third person hit and pushed police body armor.

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Arizona pastor’s anti-gay remarks draw protests

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TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) – A Tempe pastor drew protests outside a church for his comments about being gay and AIDS.

The Arizona Republic reports that roughly 100 people demonstrated outside the Faithful Word Baptist Church in Tempe, where Pastor Steven Anderson giving a Sunday morning sermon.

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