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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 Are Family”

“We Are Family”

Building Community at Pride

(p.173) 5 “We Are Family”
Pride Parades

Katherine McFarland Bruce

NYU Press

Chapter Five extends beyond the protest aspect of Pride, examining the lively and communal characteristics of the celebrations. Pride parades are not just about challenging cultural stigmatization, they are also about building LGBT community by having fun together. Parades bring the small, sometimes hidden LGBT segment of the population together both physically and emotionally and give many a welcome release from everyday hostile culture. In Chapter Five, the author shows how Pride’s central messages of visibility, celebration, and support work simultaneously to challenge external power and foster community.

Keywords:   LGBTQ community, cultural stigmatization, visibility, celebration, support

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