37 Facts About Pride parades


Pride parades parade is an outdoor event celebrating lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer social and self acceptance, achievements, legal rights, and pride.

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The Pride parades seek to create community and honor the history of the movement.

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Many Pride parades still have at least some of the original political or activist character, especially in less accepting settings.

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However, in more accepting cities, the Pride parades take on a festive or even Mardi Gras-like character, whereby the political stage is built on notions of celebration.

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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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The Joburg Pride parades organising body disbanded in 2013 due to internal conflict about whether the event should continue to be used for political advocacy.

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Pride parades held in other South African cities include the Cape Town Pride parade and Khumbulani Pride in Cape Town, Durban Pride in Durban, and Nelson Mandela Bay Pride in Port Elizabeth.

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The pride parades were successful, given that no right-wing group attacked or protested against the pride parade, although the opposition party BJP expressed its disagreement with the concept of gay pride parade.

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Pride parades have been held in smaller Indian cities such as Nagpur, Madurai, Bhubaneshwar and Thrissur.

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In May 2011, Tokyo Pride parades was dissolved and most of the original management went on to found Tokyo Rainbow Pride parades.

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Viet Pride parades has since expanded, now taking place in 17 cities and provinces in Vietnam in the first weekend of August, attracting around 700 bikers in 2014 in Hanoi, and was reported on many mainstream media channels.

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Copenhagen Pride parades is a colourful and festive occasion, combining political issues with concerts, films and a parade.

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Eighteen other Pride parades take place at cities throughout France in: Angers, Biarritz, Bayonne, Bordeaux, Caen, Le Mans, Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Montpellier, Nancy, Nantes, Nice, Paris, Rennes, Rouen, Strasbourg, Toulouse and Tours.

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Later, a system of "national Pride parades" observances designated one city to hold the official events, starting with Rome in 1994.

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In 2009, the annual Baltic Pride parades was launched, with the first edition being held in Riga with a march.

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Baltic Pride parades event returned to Riga in 2018, the year of the centenary of the independence of Latvia and all three Baltic states.

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Utrecht Canal Pride parades is the second largest gay pride in the country, organised annually since 2017.

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Smaller Pride parades are organised in many larger cities across the country.

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In Lisbon, the Pride parades Parade, known as Marcha do Orgulho LGBTI+, has been held every year since 2000, as well as in Porto since 2006.

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In 2016, for the first time alternative pride parade called Pride parades Serbia was held on 25 June, and the Belgrade Pride parades was held on 18 September.

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In 2017, three pride parades were held with no incidents, two in Belgrade and one in Nis.

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In 2018, Belgrade Pride parades was attended by thousands of people and it became one of the biggest Pride parades Parade festival in the region.

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Madrid Pride parades Parade, known as Fiesta del Orgullo Gay, Manifestacion Estatal del Orgullo LGTB and Dia del Orgullo Gay, is held the first Saturday after June 28 since 1979.

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Madrid Pride parades Parade is the biggest gay demonstration in Europe, with more than 1.

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In 2014, Winter Pride parades Maspalomas was held for the first time at Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, one of one Europe's most popular LGTB tourist destinations.

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The Stockholm Pride parades is notable for several officials such as the Swedish Police Authority and Swedish Armed Forces having their own entities in the parade.

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Liverpool Pride parades was launched in 2010, but by 2011 it became the largest free Gay Pride parades festival in the United Kingdom outside London.

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Manchester Pride parades has been running since 1985 and centres around the famous Canal Street.

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Pride parades events happen in most other major cities such as Belfast, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Hull, Leeds, Leicester, Newcastle, Nottingham and Sheffield.

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Montreal's LGBTQ+ Pride parades Parade is held in mid-August and has taken place every year since 1979, when a group of 200 people commemorated New York City's 1969 Stonewall Riots with "Gairilla", a precursor to Montreal's gay pride parade celebrations.

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Gay pride parades have spread to the cities of Leon, Guanajuato, Puebla, Tijuana, Toluca, Cancun, Acapulco, Merida, Xalapa, Cuernavaca, Chihuahua, Matamoros, Saltillo, Mazatlan, Los Cabos, Puerto Vallarta, and Hermosillo, among others.

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Brisbane's Pride parades March began in July 1990, and is organised by Brisbane Pride parades.

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Perth's Pride parades March was established in October 1990, by the newly formed WA Pride parades Collective .

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Adelaide's Pride parades March was established in 2003, on the anniversary of their first Pride parades March in 1973.

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Sao Paulo Gay Pride parades Parade happens in Paulista Avenue, in the city of Sao Paulo, since 1997.

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Southern Brazilian Pride parades take place in Curitiba, Londrina, Florianopolis, Porto Alegre and Pelotas, and Center-Western ones happen in Campo Grande, Cuiaba, Goiania and Brasilia.

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In some countries pride parades have been banned, including Russia, Turkey, and Poland.

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