At the beginning of the gay rights protest movement, news on Cuban prison work camps for homosexuals inspired Mattachine Society to organize protests at the United Nations and the White Housein For more information about St PetePride visit: Argentina was one of the first countries in the Western Hemisphere to legalize gay marriage. Archived from the original on October 16, There were no disruptions and the parade continued as planned.
The focal point is the City Hall Square in the city centre.
First held inReykjavik Pride celebrates its 20th anniversary in Slovakia also hosted the pride, but encountered many problems with Slovak extremists from Slovenska pospolitost the pride did not cross the centre of the city. Some particularly important pride parades are funded by governments and corporate sponsors and promoted as major tourist attractions for the cities that host them. Cape Town South Africa. As more cities and even smaller towns began holding their own celebrations, these names spread.
During the early s there was a women-only Lesbian Strength march held each year a week before the Gay Pride march. Chicago's Free Speech Tradition". Retrieved May 30, Pride London is one of the biggest in Europe and takes place on the final Saturday in June or first Saturday in July each year. Archived from the original on June 7,