Gay pride or LGBTQ pride is the notion that the people from lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) group should be proud of their sexuality and gender identity. This concept aims in promoting equality, uniqueness and a sense of pride amongst the people belonging to this community. The practice of gay pride help also ensures that the gay, lesbian or transgender people should come out and not keep their sexuality a secret. Instead they should come out of their closet and mix well with the community. Pride here is an assertion of one’s self and the community as a whole. The word “pride” is used as an antonym to shame and social disgrace. The modern “pride” movement began on a larger scale after the “Stonewall riots” of 1969.
What happens in a Gay Pride Parade?
- Huge numbers of people gather in the Gay pride parade to celebrate their existence