RGV Pride set to return to South Padre Island
RGV Pride is returning with an all-in-person event at South Padre Island to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community and be proud of living openly and authentically, the Valley AIDS Council announced Monday. The purpose is also to recognize the impact that LGBTQ individuals have had on history locally, nationally and internationally. For those 21 and older, the event will cost $10, which the release said is a PRIDE donation. Previously, the event was known as “PRIDE in the PARK,” but was newly rebranded as “RGV PRIDE” aimed towards inclusion and healing as one. “RGV PRIDE allows us to live out authentically, feel loved and supported by family and friends.myrgv.com
Students shake up the toy box in time for Pride Month
Just in time for Pride Month, a team of student creators is bringing diversity and inclusion to the toy box with a new twist on a retro play pattern updated with characters as diverse as today’s world: Truly You! Character Creator from Spin Master, a fashion illustration activity set made for youth by youth.
Rainbow Flap: Biden Pride tweet draws objection from Kuwait
A U.S. Embassy tweet of a rainbow-flag-festooned message by President Joe Biden in support of Pride Month has drawn a face-to-face diplomatic protest from Kuwait and sparked a rare Twitter fight between the two close allies. On Friday, U.S. diplomats were doubling down with rainbow flag postings and statements in support of LGBTQ rights on social media. The messages appeared in response to the Kuwaiti government's official objection the day before to what Kuwait's state news agency called the “pro-gay rights post” of the U.S. Embassy there.news.yahoo.com
Performing with pride: Houston singer Christina Wells shares inspiration behind new song ‘Somebody’
One of Houston’s favorite powerhouse vocalists has been singing with pride all over H-Town in honor of Pride Month. Like many artists, Christina Wells had to cancel numerous shows last year due to the pandemic and find creative ways to share her music. This year, the former America’s Got Talent contestant is happily singing to a different tune, celebrating a new single, performances at the Rockets and Astros games and a new addition to her family.
Walk the Moon Frontman Nicholas Petricca Comes Out as Bisexual
Nicholas Petricca decided to speak his truth on the last day of Pride Month. The Walk the Moon frontman came out as bisexual in an Instagram post on June 30. "My whole life i have passed for a 'normal person', cisgender straight guy, and this has afforded me a life of privilege. my heart is with so many LGBTQ+ human beings who have had a much more challenging experience than I have," Petricca wrote. RELATED CONTENT:Hairspray Star Nikki Blonsky Comes Out as Gay in TikTok VideoSpanish Singer Pablo Alborn Comes Out as Gay in Heartfelt Video'Riverdale's Lili Reinhart Comes Out as a Proud Bisexual Woman After Split From Cole Sprouse
Google Doodle of Marsha P. Johnson, beloved trans-rights activist, will close out Pride month
(CNN) -- Google is paying tribute to Marsha P. Johnson -- a pioneering figure in the country's LGBT rights movement -- on the last day of Pride month. The company said it chose June 30th to honor Johnson as it will be the first anniversary since she was posthumously honored as a grand marshal during WorldPride in New York. "Thank you, Marsha P. Johnson, for inspiring people everywhere to stand up for the freedom to be themselves," Google wrote. Who is Marsha P. Johnson? Google.org will also donate $500,000 to the Marsha P. Johnson Institute, the company said.
Paula Abdul on Pride-Fueled Will You Marry Me Video Remake (Exclusive)
Paula Abdul is celebrating Pride Month with a fun revamp of the music video for her '90s song Will You Marry Me. The singer has redone the video using footage of fans getting engaged or married during quarantine. Talking to ETs Keltie Knight, the 58-year-old artist said she hopes the video promotes messages of inclusivity. Inclusion -- it's love is love and I wanted to remind people that you all deserve to be celebrated, and I had the perfect song for that, Abdul said. Every time I watch the video it warms my heart.The video redo comes 18 years after the songs release, as the fifth and final single from her second studio album, 1992s Spellbound. The album also featured fan favorite, Rush Rush.Looking back at the popular song, Abdul recalled how eager she was to meet Hollywood star Keanu Reeves, who guest starred in the music video for the track.
Houston dance music artists perform in honor of Pride Month
HOUSTON In honor of the last day of Pride Month weve got a special performance. For decades people have fought for equality within the LGBTQ+ community and our next guests, both Houston natives, are sharing their brand new single. Its a song that speaks to the equality movement and the right to be Free To Love anyone, and its hit the #1 spot on the dance music charts.
'Hairspray' Star Nikki Blonsky Comes Out as Gay in 'I'm Coming Out' TikTok Dance Video
Nikki Blonsky is coming out this Pride Month! The Hairspray star shared her Pride on TikTok on Sunday, posting a video of herself lip syncing to Diana Ross' iconic 1980 song, "I'm Coming Out." "Hi, it's Nikki Blonsky from the movie I'm Gay! The caption references her meme, in which she frequently introduces herself as "Nikki Blonsky from the movie Hairspray." @therealnikkiblonsky Hi, its Nikki Blonsky from the movie Im Gay!
Andy Cohen Officiates a Virtual Gay Wedding and Patti LaBelle Performs: Watch
"I want to get started before we lose the venue, oh wait, we're all at home," Cohen quipped, kicking off the virtual ceremony. "We are gathered here tonight in front of Patti LaBelle, a gay shark, [and] the woman who wrote 'Bugaboo.'" Justin and Robert leaned into the campy-event cracking some jokes during their vows while also sharing some heartfelt sentiments. Cohen and the WWHL teamed up with The Real Real to sponsor the wedding. The Real Real gave the couple Cartier watches and donated a portion of proceeds from their site to the National Black Justice Coalition.
Janet Mock on the Parallels Between the George Floyd Protests and the 1969 Stonewall Riots (Exclusive)
So on that fateful night in 1969, when they [rose up] together to say, Were tired of this policing. Furthering Mocks point, GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis says that the LGBTQ movement really caught fire [with] allies coming on. Now were having less conversations about why we should center black lives in this conversation. So what I would say to them, in this time period, is to refocus yourself in this. And then from there, you build more and more and more to be an activist or to be a co-conspirator in our movement.
Drag Queens Discuss the Importance of Celebrating Black Lives This Pride Month (Exclusive)
"Pride Month came about because we were protesting police brutality," explains RuPaul's Drag Race queen Shea Coule. Drag queens, nowadays, serve as patron saints of Pride and keepers of our history, as well as activists, the art of drag innately political even as it becomes increasingly mainstream. So ahead of last week's premiere of RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars 5, ET's Brice Sander spoke with this season's cast of queens about the intersection of Pride Month and the ongoing protests. But Pride Month and Pride season is about remembrance and also reinforcing the fact that we still have work to do. RELATED CONTENT:'RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars 5' Queens React to the Lip Sync Assassin Twist (Exclusive)Justice Smith Comes Out as Queer While Encouraging Inclusion in Black Lives Matter MovementPride 2020: A Guide to Virtual Events and Ways to Donate