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Guide To Gay Pride

Cuide Pride to A History of Pride First organised Gay Pride march Legalisation of gay marriage 1969 1970 1972 The Stonewall Inn, a Mafia-run gay bar in Greenwich Village, was frequently targeted by police raids. On the 28th A commemorative march was held in New York, one year after the Stonewall riots. It was organised by the Christopher Street Liberation Day New York June 1969, the patrons refused to United Kingdom cooperate with police during one of these raids. The situation rapidly escalated, with several hundred people Committee. The march covered 51 blocks, and there was little resistance from spectators. That weekend, smaller events also took place in Los gathering to challenge the police. Rioting continued the following evening, sparking a change in attitude towards homosexuality and gay rights. 1973 Angeles, San Francisco, and Chicago. The next year, pride events were held in a number of cities worldwide. Brighton's first pride parade was organised by the Sussex Gay Liberation The riots were widely seen as a From that moment onwards, the gay Front. much-needed catalyst for the gay liberation movement expanded liberation movement. across the globe. 1978 1979 1982 Australia Canada France Mexico 1990 Germany Spain South Africa 1991 1995 1997 Argentina Brazil Israel 1994 1996 1998 Around 1500 people took part in Japan Netherlands Reykjavik's first Gay Pride event, back in 1998. The parade grew steadily in popularity, and the celebration is now Phillippines Austria an important part of Iceland's social Denmark calendar. Iceland 1999 2002 2005 Belarus Croatia Greece India Latvia i 2003 Thailand Canada Spain C* Turkey 2001 Taiwan 2006 Poland 2004 Serbia Mauritius Slovenia Portugal Massachusetts is the first US state to Netherlands legalise gay marriage. Russia South Africa 2008 2009 2010 The first official Antwerp Pride celebration took place in 2008, and has The US states, lowa and Vermont The US state of New Hampshire and the District of Colombia legalise gay legalise gay marriage this year. grown in popularity each year. Two American states (California and Connecticut) also legalised gay marriage this year. marriage this year. Sweden Greenland Norway Lithuania Bulgaria Nepal China Argentina Czech Republic Iceland Portugal 2011 2013 2014 Eight US states legalise gay marriage The American state of New York Three US states legalise gay marriage this year. (Minnesota, New Jersey, New Mexico, Maryland, Rhode Island, Delaware, Hawaii) California also reinstated its laws this year, after the this year. (Pennsylvania, Illinois and Oregon) legalises gay marriage this year. 2012 2008 law was overturned. Bali It's now legal to marry your same sex partner in the US states of Washington Scotland and Maine. Cape Verde Ukraine Uganda Brazil Denmark Uruguay New Zealand France England Wales Where To Go and What to Wear Brighton & Hove Pride 2nd August 2014 Despite difficult beginnings and an initial lack of support, the Brighton and Hove Pride parade has since grown into one of Britain's best loved events. More than 160,000 people are set to join the celebrations this year. Revellers can enjoy music from top performing artists, a raucous Pride Village Party, and the vibrant Parade - the centrepiece of Brighton Pride. Get the Look The 2014 theme is 'The World's a Disco', so put on your platform shoes and get ready for a night on the tiles. Channel your inner disco diva with a pair of spandex flares, or pay homage to dance styles around the world with a fetching flamenco outfit. Photos courtesy of Dominic Alves https://www.flickr.com/photos/dominicspics/ Amsterdam Gay Pride 1st - 3rd August 2014 The Netherlands was the first country to legalise gay marriage, and Amsterdam is one of the world's most LGBT-friendly cities. In fact, Amsterdam Pride has long been supported by the government. The main event is the Pride Canal Parade, where colourful boats and barges process down the city's canals, as supporters cheer from the banks. Around half a million revellers are expected to descend on the city for 2014 Pride. Help carry a 25 metre rainbow flag in the Pride Walk or join one of the many buzzing street parties as night falls. Get the Look The 2014 theme is 'Listen'. Party-goers are encouraged to 'listen and be creative'. Show off your creative streak with unusual materials and bold, bright colours. Be loud, proud, and unique. Photos courtesy of Alf Van Been and Kristiaan https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected] Reykjavik Gay Pride 5th - 10th August 2014 Iceland was the first country to be led by an openly gay head of government, and the gay community is well supported. Some 100,000 people - around a third of the country's population - attend each year. The festivities begin at the exuberant Opening Ceremony. March along in the central parade, before dancing the night away at the Pride Ball. Get the Look Although there is no official theme for 2014, organisers have loosely suggested 'everything that goes against what is considered normal'. means anything goes at Reykjavik Pride. Pay homage to Björk with a swan dress, or go full-on Lady Gaga in a Kermit suit. Photos courtesy of Helgi Halldórsson https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected] Antwerp Pride 7th - 10th August 2014 Antwerp has played host to various demonstrations and Pride parades over the years. The local authorities openly support the festival, and the organisers receive a financial contribution from the city's tourist department. Antwerp is notoriously LGBT-friendly, and the city is home to a number of gay bars and clubs. Over 20,000 visitors are expected to join the celebrations and festivities. Various parties are set to take place, along with Saturday's main Pride Parade. The closing ceremony will feature Eurovision star Conchita Wurst. Get the Look Each day has its own theme - Marveling Thursday, Incredible Friday, Glorious Saturday, and Magnificent Sunday. Make like Conchita with an evening gown and beard, or dazzle the crowd with rainbows and glitter. ESCAPADE escapade.co.uk FANCY SOMETHING DIFFERENT!

Guide To Gay Pride

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The world’s first pride march took place in 1970, to commemorate the Stonewall riots. Gay pride has since evolved into a colourful and vibrant celebration of life, and some of the biggest parades at...

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