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Pride Parades Around the World

June 27, 1969 marked an important turning point in lesbian, gay, The following year, gay communities from New York City to Los Angeles In honor of pride month, below is a look at the state of the PUBLIC PRIDE bisexual, and transgender history when the patrons Stonewall Inn- organized marches-called pride parades-to commemorate the riots. pride parade around the globe. Which countries celebrate openly? a popular gay bar in Manhattan's Greenwich Village-galvanized a 6-day Since then, the movement has spread across the globe in support of the And which countries force gay communities to embrace their PRIDE PARADES AROUND THE WORLD protest against routine police raids on gay-friendly establishments. 1969 event's original mission: civil rights for the LGBT community. identities in the dark? PRIDE PARADES EMBRACED. PRIDE PARADES EITHER DON'T OCCUR OR OCCUR IN HOMOSEXUALITY OUTLAWED. O Countries where only male THE FACE OF VIOLENCE OR POLITICAL OPPOSITION. NO PRIDE PARADES. homosexuality is illegal. NOTABLE EVENTS IN PRIDE PARADE HISTORY 2009 » The Stonewall rebellion celebrates its 40th 1969 anniversary. • The Stonewall riots in Manhattan inspire the creation of the pride parade movement. 2010 After numerous Congressional filibusters, 1970 the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" (DADT) policy- • One year later, the Christopher Street Liberation which bans gay men and women from openly serving in the U.S. military-is repealed on December 22, 2010. In celebration and Day March-named after the site of the rebellion-begins the pride parade tradition as we know it. support, active-duty troops and veterans march proudly in gay pride parades around • Other LGBT pride parades are held in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Chicago. the country. 1977 • Anita Bryant, a former Miss Oklahoma, stirs up controversy after openly supporting anti-gay 1994 2011 Japan has its first pride parade in Tokyo. legislation and leading the highly-visible "Save our Children" campaign to repeal a •With an estimated 3.5 million attendees, 1971 In 2012, the city will host two pride events: São Paulo, Brazil, hosts the world's largest • The Georgia Gay Liberation Front organizes a gay rights ordinance in Florida. In defiance, Tokyo Rainbow Pride on April 29 and Tokyo Pride on August 11. pride parade. 1990 march in Atlanta. scores of pride parade marchers turn out that year holding hands in unity as a public • The first African LGBT pride parade takes place 2012 expression of gay love and acceptance. in Johannesburg. To this day, South Africa 1972 2001 remains the only African country to host a President Obama officially declares June to be 1981 Pride parades spread to Texas, Florida. pride celebration. Attendees at Serbia's first pride parade are LGBT Pride Month. 1978 Minnesota, and other states. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention violently attacked by protestors who manage 2003 • The first rainbow flag makes its debut at the San Francisco Pride Parade and comes to publishes the first official documentation of AIDS. During the 1980s and 1990s, to break up the event. Since its inception, Moscow's district courts determine that gay 1992 the event has been called off twice- • Turkey becomes the first Muslim nation to pride parades in the city are to be banned 1975 symbolize the LGBT community. The original a growing number of AIDS awareness groups • Europe holds its first pan-European pride in 2009 and 2011-by government hold a pride parade when a small group of marchers gather in Istanbul. In 2011, until at least 2112-a century from now. • 2,000 gather in Washington, DC for its first pride parade, "Capital March. design has eight colors, including pink and march in the annual pride parades to bring event called "Europride" in London. Each year, authorities who can't guarantee protection LGBT activists express intentions to appeal indigo. attention to the disease. a different European city hosts the event. from extremist groups. attendance reaches 10,000. the decision. SOURCES: GAYPRIDEINDEX.COM | ADVOCATE.COM | DEFENSE.GOV | THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION | THE NEW YORK TIMES A COLLABORATION BETWEEN GOOD AND COLUMN FIVE 2020 RIOZ OL0Z 8002 /007 9007 1993 1992 0661 b261 0961

Pride Parades Around the World

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June 27, 1969 marked an important turning point in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender history when the patrons of Stonewall Inn—a popular gay bar in Manhattan's Greenwich Village—galvanized a...




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