It's Friday and that means another Poll Position question and this week's chance to sound off on a topic facing the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community. Today we're celebrating the kick off of Pride, as throughout June cities across the country and around the world will hold events to celebrate LGBT people and their history. We'll be featuring news stories, Pride previews, photo slideshows, blog posts, and more all month long on our special Pride page. For many people, Pride parades are a chance to come together and celebrate the community and how far it's come, to remember and honor those who came before us, to support each other in our continued efforts to achieve equal rights and to celebrate what it means to be LGBT -- both personally and politically. Some fault them for giving foes of the community ammunition with which to disparage the movement. They cite the often sex positive and flamboyant displays that are customarily part of the parades as enforcing the stereotype that LGBT people are silly, genderbending, sex-crazed freaks.
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Gay Pride typically involves a series of events and is often capped by a parade involving marchers and colourful floats from the LGBTQ community and its supporters. Before the Stonewall riots, LGBTQ individuals had generally not broadcast their sexual orientation or identity, but the event galvanized the gay community and sparked greater political activism see gay rights movement. Early Gay Pride events often called Freedom Day or Gay Liberation Day were often sparsely attended and encountered protests, particularly because of the outlandish costumes that some marchers wore. In what is perhaps the most-recognized symbol of Gay Pride made its debut at the San Francisco event: the rainbow flag. The flag, with its eight colours sexuality symbolized by hot pink, life by red, healing by orange, the Sun by yellow, nature by green, art by blue, harmony by indigo, and spirit by violet , was designed by San Francisco artist Gilbert Baker and has been adopted worldwide.
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The world has bear witness to many protests and revolutions. It was not long ago that bisexual people were considered a curse to our society and tagged abnormal people. The bar was very popular with the most marginalized section of the gay community. These events led to the beginning of the famous gay pride marches that has now found popularity all-over the globe. The event is very colorful and bold helping in bringing out the best in cities.
This article is part of our latest Pride special report , featuring L. Gay bars, drag shows, concerts, performances, galleries — and, of course, Pride marches. These are among the places and spaces that have long fostered camaraderie and community among L. Connections so often centered on in-person events, particularly in urban areas.