Pride.1970: In an event widely considered the birth of gay pride, 10,000 gays and lesbians march in New York City New York City: see New York, city.
New York City
City (pop., 2000: 8,008,278), southeastern New York, at the mouth of the Hudson River. The largest city in the U.S. on June 28 to commemorate the Stonewall riots Stonewall riots
(June 28, 1969) Series of violent confrontations between police and gay rights activists in New York City. In response to the second raid in a week by police on the Stonewall Inn, a popular gay bar in Greenwich Village that had been selling liquor without a of a year earlier.
1978: What would become the Sydney Gay Mardi Gras Mardi Gras (mär`dē grä), last day before the fasting season of Lent. It is the French name for Shrove Tuesday. Literally translated, the term means "fat Tuesday" and was so called because it represented the last opportunity for takes root in a gay rights demonstration on a chilly evening in June.
1979: About 100,000 people take part in the the first March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights.
1982: The National Association of Lesbian and Gay Pride Coordinators, which later becomes InterPride, is founded.
1990: About 300 people, some in drag and others with paper bags over their heads, take part in the first pride parade in Johannesburg, South Africa South Africa, Afrikaans Suid-Afrika, officially Republic of South Africa, republic (2005 est. pop. 44,344,000), 471,442 sq mi (1,221,037 sq km), S Africa. .
1992: London welcomes the first annual EuroPride, with over 60,000 people in attendance.
1994: An organization called ProGay leads the first Manila gay and lesbian pride march, the first such event in Asia.
2000: Rome hosts the first WorldPride, a 10-day event that takes place in August, every five years.
2002: Facing physical attacks, including a tear-gas grenade grenade (grĭnād`), small bomb filled with explosives, gas, or chemicals and either thrown by hand or shot from a modified rifle or a grenade launcher. Grenades were in use as early as the 15th cent. , 200 marchers participate in the first pride parade in Zagreb, Croatia.