What is PRIDE?

Hello everyone! It is June and you all know what that means, it is PRIDE month!. I know I am a bit late with this post but I was busy this last few days, Sorry! However, here I am and we will talk all about PRIDE and the basic information we all should know.

  1. What is PRIDE month?

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The 50s and 60s was a period of extreme repression  in the USA,  it was in this homophobic context when two organizations in particular carried out pickets called “Annual Reminders” to inform and remind that LGBT people did not receive basic civil rights protection, the annual reminders began in 1965 and it took place the 4th of July in Philadephia.  “Gay is Good” phrase came saw the light in 1968 by Frank Kameny a gay civil right pioneer and participant of this annuals reminders. it was in the early morning of the 28th of June of 1968 were a series of spontaneous, violent demonstrations by members of the LGBT community against police raid took place in New York City, this event has been considered the ground base leading the gay liberation movement in our modern society and it is because of these that the month of June was chosen for the LGBT pride month and commemorate the Stonewall riots, as result many events are held during this month to recognize the impact LGBT people in the world.

2. Who created the Rainbow Flag?

The father of the flab is Gilbert Baker, 1951-2017, an American artist, gay rights activists, this flag is widely known as the PRIDE flag and is a symbol for the LGBT social movements.

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3.  Top 10 PRIDE Events (Base on statistics)

  1. São Paulo, Brazil. (Parade)
  2. Madrid, Spain (Festival)
  3. New York City, USA (Parade and Festival)
  4. San Francisco, USA (Parade and Festival)
  5. Cologne, Germany (Parade)
  6. Toronto, Canada ( Festival)
  7. London, England (Parade)
  8. Colombus, USA (Parade)
  9. Chicago, USA (Parade)
  10. Rome, Italy (Festival)

4.  Best Countries to go and celebrate PRIDE

  • USA
  • Brazil
  • Netherlands
  • Canada
  • Spain
  • Australia
  • Germany

5. Where in China can I celebrate PRIDE?

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There are different places where you can celebrate PRIDE, here is the list of place that will host PRIDE events.

1. Shanghai PRIDE,  Shanghai.  Offical Website 

2.Hong Kong PRIDE Parade,  HK  Offical Website 

3. Shenzhen PRIDE, SZ    Offical Website

4. Guangzhou PRIDE,    Offical website pending.

 

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