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  Gay pride - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The gay pride or simply pride campaign of the gay rights movement has three main premises: that people should be proud of their sexual orientation and gender identity, that sexual diversity is a gift, and that sexual orientation and gender identity are inherent and cannot be intentionally altered.
Symbols of gay pride include the rainbow flag, the Greek lambda symbol, and also the pink and fl triangles reclaimed from their past use.
Within the gay community, some reject the notion of gay pride, perceiving therein an undue emphasis on sexual orientation and a lack of discretion and modesty to the detriment of either public morals or the cause of gay rights; they propose to soften strident activism in order to better integrate into the mainstream.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Gay_pride   (832 words)

 Gay Pride New Orleans
The 1978 event, held in Jackson Square, was the first to be identified as "gay pride." Later that year, a larger event called "Gay Fest" was presented in Washington Square, just outside of the French Quarter.
Pride celebrations today have evolved into an annual ritual and have mushroomed to encompass hundreds of thousands of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender participants throughout the entire world...
Gay Pride also allows the community to establish a presence, and create an awareness that hopefully stimulates intelligent discussions.
www.gayprideneworleans.com   (811 words)

 Blue Bayou: Gay pride 101
Gay pride is a chance for them to relax and be themselves.
Boston's gay pride parade marked that special, brief time of year when the endless, depressing winter was finally done with, but everyone hadn't run off to the beach yet.
When gay people are equal, gay pride will get more corporate sponsors and more people will bring their kids to it (plenty already do now).
blogs.chron.com /bluebayou/2006/06/gay_pride_101_1.html   (3092 words)

 Gay pride parade is brought to you by ...
Gay pride parade is brought to you by...
Despite boycott threats from anti-gay groups and the perception of a gay marriage backlash from the American public, corporate sponsorship of gay pride festivities held around the country this month remains strong, according to event organizers nationwide and advertising agencies that specialize in reaching gay and lesbian consumers.
Although most companies that participate in pride events are reluctant to discuss it, they have to evaluate the risks as well as the rewards of so visibly entering the lesbian and gay market.
seattlepi.nwsource.com /business/230034_gaypridebusiness25.html   (1230 words)

 Gay Pride - Its Meaning and Its Goals & Flag   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Nonetheless, Pride events remain one of the few times of the year when the community comes together in all its diversity, a time when all types, flavours, and styles of gay men and lesbian people along with straight friends and family, rub elbows with each other.
One which will celebrate and strengthen the pride and health of gay men and lesbian people, their families and the community as a whole.
Sometimes, our own communities are divided between gay and lesbian, between "gay" and "queer", between those in big cities and those in the suburbs and small towns, between "assimilationists" and those who want to live apart from the mainstream.
www.times10.org /meaning.htm   (921 words)

 Welcome to PRIDE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
PRIDE is working to amend this Act to include "sexual orientation" under its umbrella of protection.
PRIDE champions the right to love, benefits of civil marriage, and lesbian and gay families, with an aggressive statewide education campaign.
PRIDE is working to amend this Act to include "sexual orientation" in its coverage.
www.gaymontana.com /pride/index.html   (390 words)

 Ousted Newton priest cheered at gay pride service - The Boston Globe
A Catholic priest preached yesterday at the main worship service associated with Boston's gay pride week, setting up a potential conflict with a church hierarchy that has been increasingly vocal in its criticism of the growing acceptance of gay relationships in Western societies.
However, the symbolism of a Catholic priest appearing at a gay pride worship service is likely to raise eyebrows at the chancery.
In 2000, Pope John Paul II called a gay pride parade in Rome an ``offense to the Christian values," and last year, his successor, Pope Benedict XVI, issued a document declaring that men who ``support the so-called `gay culture' " should not be admitted to Catholic seminaries.
www.boston.com /news/local/articles/2006/06/11/ousted_newton_priest_cheered_at_gay_pride_service   (1030 words)

 Pride Houston
Pride Houston is delighted to be one of the beneficiaries for this year's Houston Black Tie Dinner, which will be held on Saturday, November 4, at 7 pm at the InterContinental Hotel.
Pride Houston is looking for individuals interested in performing throughout the nighttime Pride Parade in June.
Pride Houston brings the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community together to celebrate individual pride, commemorate our community's history, and educate society for the liberation of all people.
www.pridehouston.org /home   (1249 words)

 Pride Toronto :: Welcome   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Pride Week is the fun and fabulous arts and culture festival that happens each year in Toronto.
Pride Week in Toronto is one of the largest Prides in the world, and one of the three largest Prides in North America.
Pride Toronto has been in existence, in various forms, since the late 1970s and annually since 1981.
www.pridetoronto.com   (268 words)

 PinoyPride.Org Portal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The story of the anti-gay firemen, the safety leaflets and the gay pride parade has unfolded in many directions since the summer.
Anti-gay riots in protest of the November 11th gay pride parade escalate in Israel with a Tel Aviv synagogue attack.
Gay media watchdog GLAAD, The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, has criticised the New York Post for publishing a questionable cartoon as a response to last week’s New Jersey gay unions ruling.
pinoypride.org   (1471 words)

 Pride Toronto :: Pride Parade 2006 - Sunday, June 25, 2006   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The Pride Parade is the climax of Pride Week; a week during which we honour our history and our future with everyone who chooses to support us.
The Parade is the community's opportunity to express freedom, gratitude and pride for being able to live in harmony.
The Pride Parade starts at the corner of Bloor Street East and Church Street, moves westward to Yonge Street, proceeds south on Yonge Street to Gerrard Street, moves eastward on Gerrard Street and finishes at Church Street.
www.pridetoronto.com /parade/index.htm   (319 words)

 History of the Gay Pride Rainbow Flag
To manifest the community's solidarity in the aftermath of this tragedy, the San Francisco Pride Committee elected to use Baker's flag in honor of the slain Milk.
Soon, it was universally known and accepted as a symbol of gay pride and diversity.
During New York's Gay Pride celebration in 1994, over 10,000 people carried a 30-foot-wide by one-mile-long rainbow flag through the streets of Manhattan, commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots.
www.gayprideneworleans.com /articles/002.htm   (499 words)

 Baltimore Pride 2006
For over 30 years, Baltimore has celebrated the diversity of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in Maryland and throughout the mid-Atlantic.
This year’s Pride is a grand celebration, with events and celebrations held throughout the city to reach every corner of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community.
Baltimore Pride is produced by the Gay & Lesbian Community Center of Baltimore, the second oldest LGBT community center in the country.
www.baltimorepride.org   (144 words)

 Pride Northwest, Inc. - Portland, OR
Pride NW is gearing up for the 2007 Pride Festival on June 16-17, 2007.
This year we are celebrating the glory of being LBGTQ in the Pacific Northwest and, specifically, in Portland.
To apply for a board member position, you may download a board application or contact us here, or sign up to be a volunteer here.
www.pridenw.org   (107 words)

 Gay News From 365Gay.com
Gays and lesbians can already marry in over than 80 percent of the country, the federal legislation would extend that to the rest of the nation.
In Houston gays marched on Saturday, denouncing a proposed amendment to the state constitution to ban same-sex marriage.
In St. Petersburg, Florida, the annual Pride parade was a rebuke of Hillsborough County Commissioners who voted this month to prevent Pride from being recognized in any county faculty.
www.365gay.com /newscon05/06/062705prideWrap.htm   (977 words)

 Boston Pride : Home
Working for Pride is a very rewarding experience, both personally and professionally (you will meet and work with lots of influential and interesting people).
The event was sponsored by Boston Pride, In Newsweekly, the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association, and Harvard Law School LAMBDA.
Our volunteers claim that Boston Pride Week is one of the most rewarding experiences of their lives, and we feel the same way about working with them.
www.bostonpride.org   (1809 words)

 Gay pride parade - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A pride parade is part of a festival or ceremony held by the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community of a city to commemorate the struggle for LGBT rights and pride.
The very first Eastern European Pride, called The Internationale Pride, was assumed to be a promotion of the human right to freedom of assembly in Croatia and other Eastern European states where such rights of the LGBTIQ population are not respected and a support for organizing the very first Prides in that communities.
On November 1, 2003 the first gay pride parade in the Chinese region, Taiwan Pride, was held in Taipei, with over 1,000 people attending [7], and the mayor of Taipei, Ma Ying-jeou, attended the event.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Pride_parade   (1906 words)

 NYC Gay Pride 2003
To many New Yorkers, gay pride weekend is the perfect opportunity to get out of the city.
Many of my friends are "over" pride, which they say loudly and as often as possible as if this postsensibility were some sort of badge or rights of passage into gay adulthood (or more likely cynicism).
I love it for the simple reason that it is the one time in the year when we all come together and act as a cohesive whole.
www.gayguynyc.com /nyc_gaypride.htm   (178 words)

 Pride Week (Toronto) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Pride Week is an event held in Toronto, Ontario during the last week of June each year.
It is the one of the largest organized Gay Pride festivals in the world, featuring several stages with live performers and DJs, several licensed venues, a large Dyke March, and the Pride Parade.
The epicentre of Pride Week is the city's Church and Wellesley village, and both the Dyke March and the main Pride Parade are primarily routed along the nearby Yonge Street.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Gay_Pride_Week   (296 words)

 Gay Pride 1973 - Gay Liberation hits the streets of Sydney
Gay Pride Week in 1973 was a celebration, a coming out, a protest, and a dialogue with the mainstream.
Earlier in the day a group of 12 gay activists had invaded the Macquarie Street offices of a doctor famed for his lobotomies as a cure for homosexuality.
There was the usual platitudes to organise an even bigger gemonstation of Gay Liberation, and condemnation of the brutality of the NSW POlice Force.
www.takver.com /history/sydney/gay_pride1973.htm   (2918 words)

 Pride St. Louis - Home
Pride St. Louis is now accepting submissions for the 2007 Theme and Logo contest.
Pride St. Louis, Inc. is a 501c3 nonprofit organization.
Pride St. Louis, Inc. is a tax-exempt educational and charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, dedicated to increasing the awareness of the general public of the presence of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered individuals in the community in an effort to eliminate prejudice and achieve harmony.
www.pridestl.org   (504 words)

 BBC NEWS | England | Thousands party at Gay Pride
The Gay Pride festival is thought to be Europe's biggest gay festival.
Pride has always been a joke and a commercial sham, and shows no sign of turning around.
I attended my first Gay Pride in 1987 when I was 16yrs old and I'm ashamed to say that it just isn't what it used to be.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/england/3862351.stm   (1045 words)

 Brighton Pride :: Home
The ‘Carry On Pride’ Parade was the most spectacular and colourful with over 50 LGBT charities, groups and companies proudly displaying their hard work over the past months helped by the free workshops funded by the Arts Council.
Pride organisers appeal to residents to be patient as it is a massive task and has to be carried out meticulously and safely with further recycling efforts as it progresses.
Pride would like to thank residents for their patience and are confident the park will be completely clear a day ahead of schedule (Thursday).
www.brightonpride.org   (2405 words)

 The Black Commentator - Black Gay Pride - Issue 140
As Black gay pride organizers scramble to provide comprehensive cultural celebrations for their thousands of anticipated guests this year, the Herald's top ten list was a slap in the face and further feeds into the notion that gay and now gay pride is white.
Black pride organizations cater to the Black gay community and unfortunately, this community is still being affected in large numbers by the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
So while, the Miami Herald probably boosted the incoming sponsorship dollars for the 10 prides it listed in its article, it did a disservice to people of color gay prides across the nation and further fed into corporate America's notion that gay is white.
www.blackcommentator.com /140/140_black_gay_pride.html   (955 words)

 Buenos Aires Gay Pride Parade - Buenos Aires Gay Travel Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The Gay Pride Parade will be held this year on November 25, 2006 at 18 hs starting from Plaza de Mayo.
Buenos Aires Gay Pride Parade has been postponed to November 19, 2005 at 18 hs, because of Bush visit to OAS meeting in Mar del Plata, Argentina for scheduled for first week of November.
The pride usually starts in Plaza de Mayo around 18 hs., and moves along Avenida de Mayo to finish in front of the Congress Palace.
www.thegayguide.com.ar /pride.htm   (333 words)

 SFGate: Pride 2006
As always, members of Dykes On Bikes led the way as the 36th annual gay pride parade cruised down Market St. Hundreds of thousands gathered to watch the joyful celebration.
Drag queens, gay Christians and many same-sex marrieds were among the hundreds of thousands at the 35th annual GLBT Pride Parade.
Dykes on Bikes got the annual Pride Parade started, but the stars of this year's celebration were the newlyweds.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/living/gay/pride2006   (387 words)

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