When was the first Pride Parade? 

Fifty years ago this weekend, June 28, 1970, was the first Gay Pride demonstration and march.  The Christopher Street Liberation Day Parade, commemorated the Stonewall Riots that took place the year before. 

If there were Parades this year, this would have been the 50th Annivesary of that first March. Along with the usual Pride festivals and events that take place on many weekends in the month of June. Known to most of us as Pride Month. 

This date is also now recognized as Stonewall Day. An initiative that started in 2018, by the group Pride Live. ( https://pridelive.org/ ) Their mission is: dedicated to accelerating awareness and support for the LGBTQ+ community via social advocacy and community engagement to advance the fight for full equality. 

The livestream of the event can be seen here:  Watch: Barack Obama's Message in Honor of Stonewall Day

It may be the end of Pride Month, but Pride is every day of the year.  

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