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MAIN Arrow to Society Society Arrow to Gay Pride Parades & Festivals 2017 Gay Pride Parades & Festivals

gay pride ribbonMore than four decades ago, the Stonewall Riots in New York City became the historic scene of a battle between that city's Greenwich Village gay population and the city police department.

Although few could have known it at the time, the local street disturbance soon sparked a civil rights movement that reverberated throughout the world beginning with the New York City Gay Pride Parade in 1970.

Today, international public shows of gay pride continue to commemorate that fateful New York day in June in far-flung places from Amsterdam to Azerbaijan.

"Loud and proud" is usually the order of the day, with parades led by local celebrities and politicians, participants in wild and outlandish parade costumes marching or dancing under the iconic rainbow Gay Pride banner.

Amid the raucous party atmosphere, the festivities also help raise public consciousness — in a serious and continuing struggle to grant people of all sexual orientation the basic right of equal protection under the law.

Just up ahead, check out a list of major cities kicking off their festivities throughout the summer this year in the US and around the planet, drawing millions of participants and spectators annually in a spirit of close-knit community and celebration:


2017 USA Gay Pride Parades & Celebrations:

NYC Gay Pride WeekLos Angeles Gay PrideSan Francisco Gay Pride
Brooklyn Gay PrideChicago Gay Pride MonthFresno Gay Pride
Boston Gay PrideCleveland Gay PrideSan Diego Gay Pride
DC Gay Pride Motor City Detroit Gay PrideSeattle Out and Proud
New Jersey Gay PrideHouston Gay Pride WeekPortland Gay Pride


2017 Worldwide Gay Pride Parades & Celebrations:


Amsterdam Gay Pride: the planet's only floating gay pride parade?

London Gay PrideParis Gay PrideRome Gay Pride
Dublin Gay PrideToronto Gay PrideBerlin Gay Pride
Madrid Gay PrideRio Gay PrideMoscow Gay Pride



also see in Society -> Gays & Lesbians | Same Sex Marriage

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