Gay Pride Going Global: LBGT Pride Parades Now Celebrating All Over The World
Gay Pride Parades Celebrated Globally
“Gay-Okay” is spreading internationally…
Via Daily Digest:
Gay Pride parades are ready to step off around the world. In the U.S., celebrations are planned from coast to coast, in New York, Chicago, Seattle, San Francisco, as well as many smaller cities. Festivals were held Saturday in France, Spain, Mexico and Peru.
New York marchers will commemorate the 45th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, which are credited with launching the modern gay rights movement in 1969. On the morning of Saturday, 28 June 1969, a group of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people rioted following a police raid on the Stonewall Inn. The Stonewall Inn was a gay bar which was popular with the gay community, transvestites, transgender people, effeminate young men, hustlers, and homeless youth.
The parade starts at 36th Street and Fifth Avenue, and ends at Christopher and Greenwich Street at the Stonewall Inn. Sunday will mark New York’s 45th parade and among the many marchers spectators can expect to see Mayor Bill de Blasio and his wife Chirlane as well as New York Governor Andrew Cuomo who will also join the parade.
This year has been an eventful one since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the statute that denied federal recognition to same-sex marriages and cleared the way for gay couples to wed legally in California. Since then, 7 more states legalized same-sex marriage, taking the total to 19, plus Washington, D.C.