Starbucks union calls strike over Pride displays, but the company calls it a misinformation campaign
Workers at 150 Starbucks locations will strike in the coming week over what their union says is a clash over decor supporting LGBTQ+ causes, but the company denies it's banned any such displays and accused the union of using misinformation as a tactic in labor talks.
LGBTQ+ Pride month kicks off with protests, parades, parties
The start of June marks the beginning of Pride month around the United States and some parts of the world, a season to celebrate the lives and experiences of LGBTQ+ people and to protest against the recent rollback of hard-won civil rights gains.
U.S. Soccer is making a statement with Pride Crest during World Cup in Qatar
There are many reasons to criticize FIFA for the way they’ve handled the Men’s World Cup that is about to begin in Qatar, and at the top of that list is that they chose to have it in a nation with egregious human rights violations.
Jax’s Queen of Cabaret stops by the studio!
Karrissa T Wade is Jacksonville’s queen of cabaret and comedy as well as a dynamic community activist fighting for the equal rights of all people . Today Karrissa joins River City Live to talk about the exciting events going on around our community and the best way to celebrate Pride. Although June brings a flourish of bright colors and bold celebrations, Pride also honors the anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, a keystone event in LGBTQIA history. Make sure you follow Karrissa online and on social media to learn more! Step out and show your support at some of these great local hot spots honoring Pride this June!
Show us your Pride to celebrate National Coming Out Day
Oct. 11 is National Coming Out Day, and for many LGBTQ+ Americans, there are many reasons to celebrate their Pride. National Coming Out Day has been celebrated for 32 years now, and it’s an important reminder on just how far the queer community has come since earlier times. There was an entire generation of LGBTQ Americans who had live inside the closet because of laws and discrimination. So if you’re proud to be out and want it to shout it from the rooftops, tell us about it below! If you have advice for people still in the closet struggling with their identity, maybe offer some advice, and tell us how your life has improved since coming out.
Businesses raise money for LGBTQ+ community after pandemic cancels Jacksonville Pride
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The first weekend in October is usually when Jacksonville celebrates LGBTQ+ Pride. Thousands would pack Riverside and participate in the Pride Parade and a block party, raising money for the LGBTQ+ youth organizations, local businesses and more. Now, local restaurants, businesses and nightclubs are trying to raise money for the community while keeping social distancing in mind. Below are some local events and fundraising opportunities to give money to non-profit organizations to help keep them running smoothly. Hamburger Mary’s Jacksonville held events last weekend, raising money for the LGBT+ community.
Lil Nas X makes people think he came out
Lil Nas X performs onstage at the 2019 BET Awards on June 23, 2019, in Los Angeles. (CNN) - Lil Nas X closed out Pride month with some tweets that have people thinking he's made a declaration about his sexuality. His tweets were met with some support, including fellow rapper JackBoy who said he "respects" Lil Nas X for coming out. "Kudos to Lil Nas X for sharing his truth," Murray tweeted. CNN has reached out to Lil Nas X for comment.
Thousands expected to take to NYC streets for WorldPride
(CNN) - New York has always been a major Pride destination, but this year's celebration is expected to draw record crowds. "The LGBTQ community is an essential part of NYC," New York Police Department Commissioner James O'Neill said at a news conference on Tuesday. Sunday's march caps off a month of events that included a rally commemorating Stonewall 50, Youth Pride and Pride Island, a three-day outdoor music festival. "New York City is the birthplace of the modern LGBTQ rights movement," Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted last week. Last year's march in New York City featured more than 550 groups and more than 100 floats.
Pride versus prayer at Museum of Science and History on Saturday
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Nearly two dozen protesters met outside The Museum of Science and History in Jacksonville Saturday morning to speak out against the fourth annual Pride celebration day downtown. The demonstrators began hand in hand with a prayer then held up signs against the Pride celebration. "This is a 'protect our children and family rally and family march and prayer rally,'" said Raymond Johnson, president and founder of Biblical Concept Ministries. Protesters gathered outside as MOSH kicked off its fourth Pride celebration day with LGBTQ organizations, resources and drag performances. Pride Celebration Day is in partnership with JASMYN, LGBT UNF Resource Center, River City Pride and the Women's Center of Jacksonville, with activities planned throughout the day.