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Encyclopedia > Pride parade
Baton twirlers perform in the 2002 Divers/Cité pride parade in downtown Montreal
Baton twirlers perform in the 2002 Divers/Cité pride parade in downtown Montreal

A pride parade is part of a festival or ceremony held by the LGBT community of a city to commemorate the struggle for gay liberation, gay rights, and gay pride. Baton-twirlers perform at the 2002 Divers-Cité pride parade in downtown Montreal. ... LGBT (or GLBT) is an abreviation used as a collective term to refer to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender people. ... The gay rights movement is a collection of loosely aligned civil rights groups, human rights groups, support groups and political activists seeking acceptance, tolerance and equality for non-heterosexual, (homosexual, bisexual), and transgender people - despite the fact that it is typically referred to as the gay rights movement, members also... The gay rights movement is a collection of loosely aligned civil rights groups, human rights groups, support groups and political activists seeking acceptance, tolerance and equality for non-heterosexual, (homosexual, bisexual), and transgender people - despite the fact that it is typically referred to as the gay rights movement, members also... Gay Pride in San Francisco Gay Pride banner, Duke University, NC Gay Pride, Place de la Bastille, Paris The gay pride or simply pride campaign of the gay rights movement has three main premises: that people should be proud of what they are, that sexual diversity is a gift, and...


The gay community of a city will typically present an annual parade, sometimes in the context of a longer celebration including performances, dances, street parties, and the like. Most gay pride parades take place in the summer, particularly in June, to commemorate the Stonewall riots. The notion of the gay community is complex and slightly controversial. ... Look up June in Wiktionary, the free dictionary June is the sixth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with a length of 30 days The month is named after the Roman goddess Juno, wife of Jupiter and equivalent to the Greek goddess Hera. ... The Stonewall riots, which as a whole is often called the Stonewall Rebellion, were a series of violent conflicts between homosexuals and police officers in New York City. ...

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History

Pride parades evolved from protest marches held by North American gay people to fight for their rights. Many parades still have this political or activist character (Pride March), especially in less gay-positive settings. However, in more gay-positive cities, the parades take on a festive or even Mardi Gras-like character. Large parades often involve floats, dancers, drag queens, and amplified music; but, even such celebratory parades usually include political and educational contingents, such as local politicians and marching groups from gay and queer institutions of various kinds. Other typical parade participants include local gay-friendly churches such as Metropolitan Community Churches and Unitarian Universalist Churches, PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays), and the gay employee associations from large businesses. A demonstration is the public display of the common opinion of a activist group, often economically, political, or socially, by gathering in a crowd, usually at a symbolic place or date, associated with that opinion. ... Mardi Gras (French for Fat Tuesday) is the day before Ash Wednesday, and is also called Shrove Tuesday or Pancake Day. It is the final day of Carnival (English:IPA: and Romance languages:IPA: ). It is a celebration that is held just before the beginning of the Christian liturgical season... Drag queens Luc DArcy and Jerry Cyr and friend at Montreals 2003 Divers/Cité pride parade Drag queens are performers - usually gay men, sometimes transgendered women - who dress in drag, clothing associated with the female gender, usually highly exaggerated versions thereof. ... The Metropolitan Community Church (in full, The Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches or UFMCC) is an international fellowship of Protestant Christian congregations. ... The flaming chalice is the universally recognized symbol for Unitarian Universalism. ... PFLAG contingent at San Francisco Pride 2004. ...

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Even the most festive parades often offer some aspect dedicated to remembering victims of AIDS. Some particularly important pride parades are funded by governments and corporate sponsors, and promoted as major tourist attractions for the cities that host them. In some countries, some pride parades are now also called Pride Festivals. Some of these festivals provide a carnival-like atmosphere in a nearby park or city-provided closed-off street, with information booths, music concerts, barbecues, beer stands, contests, sports, and games. ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (400x800, 92 KB) Summary Transvestite dressed in white lace at the 2004 Montréal Gay Pride Parade. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (400x800, 92 KB) Summary Transvestite dressed in white lace at the 2004 Montréal Gay Pride Parade. ... Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, or acquired immune deficiency syndrome (or acronym AIDS or Aids), is a collection of symptoms and infections resulting from the specific damage to the immune system caused by infection with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). ...


Historically these events were named Gay but have evolved over the years. First to Lesbian and Gay then to today's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT). Some of these changes met with initial resistance in their own communities.


Opposition

A portion of homosexuals and non-homosexuals regard pride parades, especially those of a more festive character, as vulgar flaunting of sexual orientation, charging them with an undue emphasis on sex and bizarre behaviour, which they see as detrimental to the cause of gay rights. The argument's sometimes taken further, arguing that they expose the "gay community" to ridicule, depicting them as emasculated "half-men".


Others criticize this position, seeing it as pandering to homophobia, and arguing that heterosexuality takes centre stage the other 364 days of the year and that pride parades promote visibility and discussion of gay and lesbian issues. Most argue that such parades are carnivals and that they should be taken as such rather than as representative of everyday life for someone who happens to be gay. The term homophobia means a fear of or contempt for homosexuality or homosexuals or the fear of becoming homosexual. ...


Notable pride events

Japan

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Jerusalem

On June 30 2005, a parade took place in Jerusalem. It had originally been prohibited by a municipal ban, which was canceled by the court. During the parade, a young ultra-Orthodox Jewish man tried to murder 3 people with a kitchen knife. June 30 is the 181st day of the year (182nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 184 days remaining. ... Jerusalem (31°46′N 35°14′E; Hebrew: (help· info) Yerushalayim; Arabic: (help· info) al-Quds), Greek Ιεροσόλυμα, is an ancient Middle Eastern city on the watershed between the Mediterranean Sea and the Dead Sea at an elevation of 650-840 meter. ... Separate articles treat Eastern Orthodox Christianity and Orthodox Judaism. ... Judaism is the religion of the Jewish people, with around 14 million followers (as of 2005 [1]). It is one of the first recorded monotheistic faiths and one of the oldest religious traditions still practiced today. ...


Latvia

On July 22, 2005, the first Latvian gay pride march took place in Riga, surrounded by protesters. It had previously been banned by the city council, and the Prime Minister of Latvia, Aigars Kalvītis, opposed the event, stating Riga should "not promote things like that", however a court decision allowed the march to go ahead [1]. 22 July is the 203rd day (204th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 162 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Riga (Latvian: RÄ«ga), the capital of Latvia, is situated on the Baltic Sea coast on the mouth of River Daugava, at 56°58′N 24°8′E. Riga is the largest city in the Baltic states and serves as a major cultural, educational, political, financial, commercial and industrial center... The Prime Minister of Latvia is the most powerful member of the Latvian government, and presides over the Latvian cabinet. ... Aigars KalvÄ«tis (born June 27, 1966) is a Latvian politician and the current Prime Minister of Latvia. ...


Taipei

On November 1, 2003 the first gay pride parade in the Chinese region was held in Taipei, with over 1,000 people attending [7], and the mayor of Taipei, Ma Ying-jeou, attended the event. Homosexuality remains a taboo in Taiwan, and many participants wore masks to hide their identities.


Internationally famous yearly pride events

Asia

City nickname: the City of Azaleas Capital District Xinyi Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 16 of 25 271. ...

Europe

Amsterdam Location Flag Country Netherlands Province North Holland Population 742,951(1 January 2005) Coordinates 52°22′N 4°54′E Website www. ... (help· info), IPA: , is the capital city as well as a state of Germany, and also the countrys largest city. ... The President of the German Bundestag (Parliament), Wolfgang Thierse, addresses the crowd at CSD Berlin 2001. ... The city from above Centenary Square. ... Cologne Cathedral with Hohenzollern Bridge Cologne (German: (help· info) [kœln]; Kölsch: Kölle) is Germanys fourth-largest city after Berlin, Hamburg and Munich and is the largest city both in the German Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia and within the Rhine-Ruhr Metropolitan Area, one of... For other uses, see London (disambiguation). ... Madrid is the capital and largest city in Spain, as well as in the province and the autonomous community of the same name. ... Manchester is a city in the North West of England. ... Warsaw (Polish Warszawa, (?), in full The Capital City of Warsaw, Polish: Miasto Stołeczne Warszawa) is the capital of Poland and its largest city. ...

Latin America

Buenos Aires (Good Airs in Spanish, originally Ciudad de la Santísima Trinidad y Puerto de Santa María de los Buenos Aires meaning City of the Holy Trinity and Port of Saint Mary of the Fair Winds) is the capital of Argentina and its largest city and port, as... Landmark buildings Edifício Italia (at left) and Copan (curved façade at center), in São Paulo Downtown. ... 2004 Gay Pride Parade in São Paulo, Brazil. ...

Middle East

Tel-Aviv was founded on empty dunes north of the existing city of Jaffa. ...

North America

This article is about the state capital of Georgia. ... Nickname: Space City Motto: Official website: www. ... City motto: Concordia Salus (Latin: Well-being through harmony) Province Quebec Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area  - % water 366. ... Baton twirlers at the Divers/Cité parade in 2002 Divers/Cité is a gay pride festival held in Montreal, and the committee that organizes it. ... Nickname: The Big Apple Motto: Official website: City of New York Location [[Image:|250px|250px|Location of City of New York, New York]] Location in the state of New York Government Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R... Heritage of Pride is a wholly volunteer-managed, non-partisan, tax-exempt, not-for-profit corporation that organizes Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride events in New York City to commemorate and celebrate the Stonewall Riots. ... The Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is Salt Lake Citys top tourist draw. ... Salt Lake City Library during Pride Festival The Utah Pride Celebration is a five-day festival held in downtown Salt Lake City in June, celebrating Utahs diversity and gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered populations. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... The San Francisco Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Pride Celebration, usually known as San Francisco Pride, is a parade and festival held in June each year in San Francisco to celebrate the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered people and their allies. ... Template:Hide = Motto: Template:Unhide = Diversity Our Strength Area: East to West: 43 km North to South: 21 km629. ... Gay Pride Week or Pride Week is an event held in Toronto, Ontario during the last week of June each year. ... Members of Parliament Libby Davies, Ujjal Dosanjh, David Emerson, Hedy Fry, Stephen Owen Members of the Legislative Assembly Gordon Campbell, David Chudnovsky, Adrian Dix, Colin Hansen, Jenny Kwan, Lorne Mayencourt, Wally Oppal, Gregor Robertson, Shane Simpson, Carole Taylor Mayor Sam Sullivan City Manager Judy Rogers Governing Body Vancouver City Council... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United... West Hollywoods logo illustrates the citys borders. ...

Oceania

Sydney is the state capital of New South Wales and with a population of over four million people is the most populous city in Australia. ... The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras is a parade and pride festival for the gay and lesbian community, held annually in Sydney, Australia. ...

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Pride parade - definition of Pride parade in Encyclopedia (531 words)
A pride parade is part of a festival or ceremony held by the LGBT community of a city to commemorate the struggle for gay liberation, gay rights, and Lesbian and Gay pride.
Large parades often involve floats, dancers, drag queens, and amplified music; but, even such celebratory parades usually include political and educational contingents, such as local politicians and marching groups from gay and queer institutions of various kinds.
Some particularly important pride parades are funded by governments and corporate sponsors, and promoted as major tourist attractions for the cities that host them.
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