Gay Pride

Country Singer Chase Sansing Celebrates His Gay Pride In MV For "Begins With You"

Country singer Chase Sansing is singing about his past struggles and his current pride as an openly gay man.

In his new single, “Begins With You,” Sansing is talking openly about his life as a gay singer in the world of country music.

“I wrote this song two and a half years ago after coming out,” says Sansing, “After coming out, I felt like I could finally sing the songs I really wanted to sing. I grew up struggling with balancing being a country singer and also being gay because I knew the two didn’t mix that well.”

“I wrote this song specifically to reach out to kids that are like me and are growing up in a small town thinking they are different and that there’s something wrong with them and that it’s a bad thing,” he continues. “I hope this song shows them that it’s not and they are perfect the way they are.”

Going along with that, the music video for the song features Chase Sansing visiting Gay Pride events in Louisville, Chicago, Murfreesboro, and Nashville.

“I began traveling to pride festivals to interview and film people who struggled just like me,” he explains. “It took me two years to finish the project because I wanted to do it right.”

“This song is basically my new start to being the singer I’ve always wanted to be because country music is about singing the truth, and if I’m not singing the truth and what I’m truly feeling then I’m not singing country music.”

You can check out the music video down below.

h/t: NewNowNext

Myanmar Holds First Public LGBT Pride Festival

For the first time ever, the LGBTQ community in Myanmar was able to celebrate a public pride festival. The &PROUD festival took place at Thakin Mya Park in Yangon with over 6,000 people in attendance. In prior years, the celebration had taken place at a private location at the French Institute. Currently, homosexual relations are illegal in the country, but the event organizers were allowed to host the event in a public space.



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The event was open to all in order to spread awareness of LGBTQ issues as well as celebrate diversity and those who live their lives in fear.



The event took place over two consecutive weekends with events that included musical performances, a “drag Olympics”, handbag throwing competition, as well as screenings of LGBTQ films and a ‘human library’ where members of the LGBTQ community shared their personal narratives.

Way to show your colors, Myanmar! Congratulations on a beautiful festival—keep celebrating with pride!



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India Celebrates 10th Annual Pride Despite Being Illegal

November 12th marked the 10th Annual New Delhi Pride, where members of the LGBTQIA community, allies and activists came together to show that love is love. In India, gay sex is still illegal punishable with up to 10 years in prison.

But that didn't stop the hundreds who marched regardless of the danger of persecution.

Reigning RuPaul's Drag Race All-Star champion Alaska Thunderfuck was part of the New Delhi Pride festivities, appearing at the popular Kitty Su nightclub.

Check out these videos and images of how India is celebrating pride.


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Happy Pride, India!

South Africa Held Its Annual Soweto Gay Pride March In Spite of Increasing Hate Crimes

200 people gathered to participate in Soweto Pride in South Africa.

The Pride parade marched through sections like Meadowlands and Dobsonville in Soweto before eventually settling at Dorothy Nyembe Park, a subsection of Johannesburg in the country of South Africa, to protest the increasing hate crimes against LGBTQ people.

Going along with that goal, the theme of this year’s march was “Reclaiming Our Right To Organize.”

The reason for that theme was not only because of the increase in crimes targeting gay people, but also because 2016's Soweta Pride had to be canceled.

The local police had scaled up the threat level before the event to “medium risk,” which would have caused the pride organizers to pay an additional R146,000 ($10,602) in staging and protection fees.

Later, the Forum for the Empowerment of Women accused the authorities of trying to discourage the event from happening. Whether they meant it or not, that ultimately happened.

Poet Selogadi Mampane also recited a piece about the plight of the black gay community in South Africa and spoke of the many people who have been hurt or killed by recent hate crimes.

"I keep thinking, who are we going to lose next?" she said. "I am alive, we are alive and we should be celebrating that fact."