VIDEO: Belgrade Pride Week Organizers Open Information Center

VIDEO: Belgrade Pride Week Organizers Open Information Center


Serbian LGBT activists have opened an information center to support September's Pride Week in Belgrade. The venue offers a history of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender movement in Serbia, along with practical details for the week's events which run from September 11, culminating with the Pride Parade on September 17.

#PrideMonth Encore Celebration of Friendship, Community & Pride

#PrideMonth Encore Celebration of Friendship, Community & Pride


Brought to us by Bud Light for #Pride2017, we have the unique opportunity to hear from a diverse set of voices, describing in their own words what LGBT Pride means to them! 

Tech Pride: Celebrations and Challenges for LGBT Members of the Tech Community

Tech Pride: Celebrations and Challenges for LGBT Members of the Tech Community


June is a month for celebrations: not only for weddings but also commemorations of advances in civil rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities. Just as technology …

June 2017 Updates from Pink Banana Media - Happy Pride

June 2017 Updates from Pink Banana Media - Happy Pride


Check out some of our latest updates for June 2017, LGBTQ Pride Month around the world!  We'll be in Southern California in June, both for Orange County Pride and to conduct a workshop focused on how to maximize your company's outreach on Twitter.


Matt Skallerud's insight:

Also learn more about our #ILoveGay Ambassador program, as well as other LGBT business events coming to the US and Canada this summer.

After Fleeing Bias at Home, Gay Russians Say It Persists in Brooklyn

After Fleeing Bias at Home, Gay Russians Say It Persists in Brooklyn


On Saturday, about 200 people rallied in Brighton Beach to protest discrimination in what was described as the country’s first Russian-speaking march for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

In Texas, You Shall Go to the LGBT Prom

In Texas, You Shall Go to the LGBT Prom


When Taylor Ries’ prom was canceled after a fight over her desire to bring a same-sex date, some locals stepped in to hold it—in the name of LGBT inclusion.

LGBT London: what venue closures mean for the capital's future

LGBT London: what venue closures mean for the capital's future


London has lost many LGBT venues in recent years as rents skyrocket and property development accelerates. But with the mayor’s ‘night tsar’ and new spaces emerging, there are signs of revival for the capital’s queer nightlife

Region's first LGBT scholarship fund to honor Pulse victims

Region's first LGBT scholarship fund to honor Pulse victims


Barry Miller, an Orlando attorney, businessman and patron of the arts, is leading a drive to raise $1 million for a scholarship fund honoring the 49 whose lives were cut short.

A Night Out in L.A.'s Newest

A Night Out in L.A.'s Newest "Gayborhood," Downtown Los Angeles


For decades many have considered West Hollywood the gay capital of Los Angeles. While countless young homosexuals, including myself, have turned to WeHo to sow their wild oats, others have wished for an alternative. Especially as you enter your 30s (as I begrudgingly did last year), Santa Monica Boulevard sometimes feels a little too crazy.


Matt Skallerud's insight:

Luckily for people like me, a new "gayborhood" has emerged in downtown Los Angeles. While divey Mexican gay bar the New Jalisco has been around for years, three new gay establishments all opened their doors in 2015: Bar Mattachine, Redline and Precinct. I went with some friends to check out the burgeoning downtown LGBTQ scene and explore how a night out in DTLA compares to Silver Lake and West Hollywood.

LGBT North Dakotans look ahead after discrimination law fails

LGBT North Dakotans look ahead after discrimination law fails


Reachel Benson sits in a chair in the living room, wearing a bright pink T-shirt and long hair draped across her shoulders. She tells the story of growing up. Animated at times, her voice becomes louder, more forceful — her hands in motion as she recalls trying to figure out who she was.


Matt Skallerud's insight:

Benson is disappointed once again at the failure of North Dakota House Bill 1386, legislation that would have specifically banned discrimination against LGBT individuals in the state on matters from employment to service at a restaurant, with certain hiring and admission exceptions included for religious groups. The bill failed 22-69 in the North Dakota House on Feb. 10.

Pridecorps a safety net for young LGBT people

Pridecorps a safety net for young LGBT people


Bobby Cushman was a truck driver and then a Realtor. Then he was a truck driver and was a Realtor again.

Gay Bar Crawl: Holiday Edition

Gay Bar Crawl: Holiday Edition


From hotel lobbies to neighborhood dive bars, be sure to check out these local favorites.

5 things to experience in gay-friendly Sweden in 2017

5 things to experience in gay-friendly Sweden in 2017


Sweden offers so much to the gay traveller. Being gay in this Scandinavian nation has been legal since 1944, and next May they’ll also be celebrating eight years of equal marriage. So there’s no surprise that it is quite the destination for gay people to visit, despite the amazing landscapes, delicious food, great design and beautiful people, you’ll be sure to be greeted with a welcome across the country, from its cosmopolitan cities on the water, to its picturesque and quaint interiors.