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Serbian police intervene to protect gay pride parade

Sep. 15, 2019 1:23 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Police in Serbia briefly clashed with far-right supporters who tried to prevent a gay pride parade attended by the country's openly gay prime minister on Sunday. Prime Minister Ana Brnabic and her partner joined several hundred activists in the annual march through downtown...

No kites, pigeon flying as China preps for 70th anniversary

Sep. 15, 2019 1:13 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China has banned flying kites, drones and captive pigeons over central Beijing for more than two weeks as it prepares for a military parade and other celebrations to mark the 70th anniversary of Communist Party rule on Oct. 1. Flying activities that affect flight safety are prohibited in...

Detroit Youth Choir to perform at Thanksgiving Day parade

Sep. 14, 2019 9:44 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Youth Choir is on a musical roll. The group of 8 to 18 year olds earned a spot in the finals of NBC's "America's Got Talent" and also will perform the opening act during the 93rd America's Thanksgiving Parade on Nov. 28 in Detroit. The choir also will give a special performance...

Hundreds march against Bosnia's first LGBT pride parade

Sep. 7, 2019 3:10 PM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Several hundred people marched in Bosnia's capital Saturday to show their disapproval of a weekend LGBT pride parade that will be the country's first. A pride parade is scheduled for Sunday in Sarajevo, the only capital city in the Balkans that hasn't hosted one yet....

Oh how sweet it isn't: Navajo president bans candy at parade

Sep. 6, 2019 4:36 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Oh how sweet it isn't. Thousands of people will line a highway on the Navajo Nation this Saturday for the largest Native American fair parade in the country. But children gripping grocery bags, pillow cases or empty flour sacks eager to scoop up candy might not get any. Rather than...

Bosnia's 1st LGBT parade defies threats, urges tolerance

Sep. 6, 2019 4:56 AM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnia's embattled LGBT community will defy threats of violence to hold the Balkan country's first ever pride parade this weekend and appeal for tolerance and unity in a society torn by war-era divisions and gripped by poverty. The event, dubbed 'Ima Izac!,' which...

UAW president joins Labor Day march days after FBI search

Sep. 2, 2019 4:32 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The United Auto Workers president walked a portion of Detroit's traditional Labor Day parade just days after FBI agents searched his home while a small group of protesting union members called for his resignation. UAW President Gary Jones exited Monday's parade route before its completion...

NYC's West Indian parade brings cultural pride to rainy day

Sep. 2, 2019 3:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Steel bands and revelers sporting elaborate feathered costumes, Caribbean flags and some rain ponchos marched and danced Monday in a West Indian American Day Parade dampened by weather and awash in cultural pride. The annual parade in Brooklyn is one of the nation's largest celebrations of...

Louisiana's Little League champs to ride in Bacchus parade

Sep. 2, 2019 9:25 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana's Little League World Series champions are getting more recognition. Krewe of Bacchus Captain Clark Brennan says the East Bank team and the Eastbank girls World Series finalists will ride on a special float in the krewe's Mardi Gras parade on Sunday, Feb. 23. Brennan says the...

'Straight pride' parade draws marchers, protesters

Aug. 31, 2019 11:17 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A "straight pride" parade and counter-demonstration went off in Boston Saturday without any major conflicts reported between the two groups. An organization calling itself Super Happy Fun America announced the parade as Boston celebrated LGBTQ Pride Month earlier this summer, saying it...