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Pride ParadesHow a Parade Changed the World$
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Katherine McFarland Bruce

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781479803613

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9781479803613.001.0001

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“We’re Here, We’re Queer, Get Used to It!”

“We’re Here, We’re Queer, Get Used to It!”

Cultural Contestation at Pride

(p.97) 3 “We’re Here, We’re Queer, Get Used to It!”
Pride Parades

Katherine McFarland Bruce

NYU Press

Chapter Three describes the similarities and differences among contemporary Pride parades. While varying greatly in size and local cultural climate, Pride parades have in common the messages of visibility, support, and celebration of LGBT identity. As a cultural protest, Pride parades deliver these new cultural meanings through both the words of participants' signs and slogans and their actions of cheering, dancing, and staging such a parade. The promotion of these meanings are mainly outside-in as opposed to an inside-out model of cultural change. By sharing common messages, signals and symbols, the celebrations act as expressions of a shared cultural movement and solidarity.

Keywords:   contemporary Pride parades, local cultural climate, visibility, support, celebration, cultural protest, solidarity

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