LGBT Pride

Burger King displays Pride, sells 'Proud Whopper'

Written by The Associated Press Wednesday, 02 July 2014 06:50

Burger King is celebrating LGBT Pride with a message on its Whopper wrappers.

The fast-food chain says it will post a video online today that shows scenes from a San Francisco location where it sold a "Proud Whopper." Customers were not told what is in the burger, which comes wrapped in rainbow paper. Once opened up, a message inside the wrapper states, "We are all the same inside."

Brand identity: Pro-LGBT campaigns celebrate Pride

Written by Lisa Neff,
Staff writer
Thursday, 26 June 2014 18:27

Many recognizable brands are showcasing their support for equality through high profile LGBT-centered advertisements and social media promotions as Americans celebrate Pride Month.

In years past, many companies and brands rarely — if ever — used LGBT-specific themes in marketing or advertisements. Today, businesses recognize that a pro-equality stance is a way to entice the millions of fair-minded Americans who champion LGBT civil rights as an important issue, according to a survey by the Human Rights Campaign. The nation’s largest LGBT civil rights group keeps track of corporate policies and positions for a ratings guide that’s released annually.

We can be heroes: In pursuit of equality in the courts

Written by Lisa Neff,
Staff writer
Thursday, 26 June 2014 17:24

Jamie Nabozny as an adult. Photo: lgbthistorymonth.com

Eight same-sex couples — with a team of lawyers — committed earlier this year to overturn Wisconsin’s constitutional amendment barring gays and lesbians from the freedom to marry in the state. Their fight continues, but already their pursuit of equality has resulted in the marriages of at least 555 same-sex couples in Wisconsin.

“These families simply want the security and recognition that only marriage provides,” Larry Dupuis, legal director of the ACLU of Wisconsin, had said when he filed the equality case in Madison in February. “They have built their lives and raised children here. It is wrong for the state to treat these loving and committed couples as second-class citizens, and it is cruel to place them in a catch-22 where they can’t even travel elsewhere to obtain federal protections without their marriage being labeled a crime.”

In the game… WiG’s annual Pride pop quiz

Written by Lisa Neff,
Staff writer
Thursday, 26 June 2014 13:16

Tennis legend Billie Jean King. - PHOTO: WikiCommons

No doubt you know the words to “Go! You Packers! Go” and the name of that guy who wears No. 12 — maybe you know his career passing yards.

And probably you know which Major League Baseball team is No. 1 in the National League’s Central Division and how many games are left until the All-Stars head for Minneapolis.

But how do you score on WiG’s LGBTQuiz?

Israel hosts Mideast’s only Pride parades

Written by Ian Deitch,
AP writer
Thursday, 26 June 2014 12:11

Israeli dancers perform during the annual Gay Pride Parade in Tel Aviv, Israel, June 13. — Photo: AP/Oded Balilty

Shirtless Israeli men, colorfully dressed drag queens and others partied June 13 through central Tel Aviv as tens of thousands of people took part in the city’s annual gay Pride parade, the largest event of its kind in the Middle East.

Tel Aviv is one of the few places in the Middle East where gays feel free to walk hand-in-hand and kiss in public. The city has emerged as one of the world’s most gay-friendly travel destinations in recent years, in sharp contrast to the rest of the region.