1978: What would become the Sydney Gay Mardi Gras 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.
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, 200 marchers participate in the first pride parade in Zagreb, Croatia.
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|Title Annotation:||TIME LINE; history of gay and lesbian pride day|
|Publication:||The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)|
|Article Type:||Brief Article|
|Date:||Jun 21, 2005|
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