|| The pride
parade was initially called Gay Pride,
then Lesbian & Gay Pride and LGBT
(each time claiming the rights for an additional
It is now called Pride Parade and
it promotes the equality and the freedom for
all the sexual orientations and behaviors.
Every year in June, a colorful parade invades
the streets of Paris to defend the rights
of sexual minorities.
In most of the city of the world the parade
takes place in May or June to remember the
fight of Stonewall, in the Christopher
Street of New York on the 28 June 1969.
In 1969 a group of lesbians, gay and transexuals
rebelled against the irruption of the police
in a gay bar of New York.
A hard fight between the police and the gay
community lasted several days.
Since that day the fight of Stonewall are
considered the starting point of the claims
of justice and equality of the gay community.
Brenda Howard, known as "Mother of the
Pride", head of the Gay Liberation
Front and of the Gay Activists Alliance,
organized a first commemoration of those events
a month after the fight. Commemorative parades
were also organized in San Francisco and Los
Over the years, these kinds of parades are
organized in several cities of the world.
Each parade has its own particularities but
they all have the same organization.
The official people are at the front of the
parade (like politicians for example) followed
by the organizers, associations and so on.
Behind this first representative part of the
parade there are a lot of camions encircled
by people dancing.
The camions are equipped with powerful amplification
system and they play continuously house and
Every year in June.