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14 moving images from the earliest Pride protests

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    Pride season, otherwise known as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month, otherwise known as June, has come to a close.

    It honours the 1969 Stonewall riots in Manhattan, commonly seen as a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States. 

    The 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump, failed to recognise it this year.

    Around the world though, there will be multiple other Parades and celebrations; London for example is celebrating Pride on 8 July, while Taipei Pride is set to take place in October.

    So lets commemmorate the importance of Pride by looking over some images of marches and protests of the past:


    1. Paris, 25 June 1977

    People holding signs and a banner reading ‘Homosexual Liberation Group, Politics and daily life’ during the first Gay Pride to be held in Paris to promote lesbian, gay and bisexual rights.

    The Parisian Gay Pride celebrated its 40th anniversary on 24 May 2017.

    Picture: STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images

    2. New York, 1983

    Parents and friends of lesbians and gays taking part in the 1983 Gay Pride Parade, New York City, on the 13th anniversary of the founding of the Gay Alliance Association in Greenwich Village.

    Picture: Peter Keegan/Getty Images


    3. New York, c. 1980

    A group of men dressed in leather fetish clothing ride in a truck at the intersection of 32nd Street and Fifth Avenue during the annual Gay Pride parade in New York City, c. 1980.

    Picture: Leo Vals/Getty Images

    4. London, 19 June 1993

    Crowds on the annual Gay Pride march, promoting gay and lesbian rights, London, 19th June 1993.

    Picture: Steve Eason/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

    5. New York, 11 July 1976

    Gay Rights demonstration during the Democratic National Convention in New York City, 11 July 197.

    Picture: Granger/REX/Shutterstock

    6. London, 1984

    Picture: Photofusion/REX/Shutterstock

    7. London, 1987

    Picture: Photofusion/REX/Shutterstock

    8. London, July 1994

    A marcher dressed as Marilyn Monroe during the annual Gay Pride march in London, July 1994.

    Picture: Steve Eason/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

    9. London, 24 June 1995

    Men in camouflage trousers riding a pink tank and carrying rainbow flags during the Lesbian and Gay Pride event, London, 24 June 1995.

    Picture: Steve Eason/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

    10. London, 24 June 1995

    Picture: Steve Eason/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

    11. London, 4 July 1997

    Members of the Gay Liberation Movement protesting outside the Old Bailey over Mary Whitehouse’s court action against the Gay News Magazine.

    Picture: Malcolm Clarke/Keystone/Getty Images

    12. London, 30 June 1979

    Police accompany the carnival winding its way through London at the end of the International Gay Pride Week, an event marking the tenth anniversary of the Stonewall Riots in New York, and with them the birth of the gay Liberation Movement.

    Picture: PA Archive/PA Images

    13. San Francisco, c. 1972

    A participant at a Gay Pride gathering in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California: c. 1972.

    Picture: Underwood Archives / UIG/REX/Shutterstock

    14. Hollywood, 1982

    Picture: Fotos International/REX/Shutterstock

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