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Pride Parades: How a Parade Changed the World

Katherine McFarland Bruce

Abstract

Pride Parades tells the story of Pride in two parts. In Part I, the author explores how gays and lesbians established the event in the early 1970s as a parade to affirm gay identities. Situating this story at its beginning in mid-1970, the book outlines the scene where approximately 5,000 gays and lesbians (and surely a handful of straight allies) marched through the streets of Manhattan, West Hollywood, and downtown Chicago in the first ever Pride events. The events were a curious mix of protest march and parade - more festive than a typical angry march but with more contention than a typical ... More

Keywords: LGBTQ, Pride parades, queer identities, queer sexuality, heteronormativity, history of Pride, protest

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781479803613
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479803613.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Katherine McFarland Bruce, author
Salem College in Winston-Salem