Gay Pride typically involves a series of events and is often capped by a parade involving marchers and colourful floats from the LGBTQ community and its supporters. Before the Stonewall riots, LGBTQ individuals had generally not broadcast their sexual orientation or identity, but the event galvanized the gay community and sparked greater political activism see gay rights movement. Early Gay Pride events often called Freedom Day or Gay Liberation Day were often sparsely attended and encountered protests, particularly because of the outlandish costumes that some marchers wore. In what is perhaps the most-recognized symbol of Gay Pride made its debut at the San Francisco event: the rainbow flag. The flag, with its eight colours sexuality symbolized by hot pink, life by red, healing by orange, the Sun by yellow, nature by green, art by blue, harmony by indigo, and spirit by violet , was designed by San Francisco artist Gilbert Baker and has been adopted worldwide. But by the s—particularly after the spread of AIDS —political and social activism had become central to Pride events, and many of the marchers carried placards that focused on the social issues of the day.
Long Beach Lesbian & Gay Pride Festival 2008 Setlists
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Pride Parade , San Francisco, USA
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If this message is not displayed properly, click here to launch your browser. Dear Friends, The countdown to Pride has begun. The theme is set-- Sustaining Our Community, Conserving Our World-- the marshals have been chosen see below ; and our Committee is in full swing to bring you another breathtaking Pride Week. All we need now is YOU. We need your voices, your energy and your activism.
Gay-rights activists form a human chain around a rainbow flag in Hong Kong. There were no drag queens in sexy ensembles with heavy makeup strutting down the streets in platform heels or buff shirtless sailor boys splayed like starfish on moving floats. But Hong Kong's first official gay-pride parade Saturday was still a colorful gathering; in fact, for a country that rarely acknowledges homosexuality, let alone celebrates it, it was downright revolutionary.