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1970: In an event widely considered the birth of gay pride, 10,000 gays and lesbians march in New York City on June 28 to commemorate the Stonewall riots of a year earlier.

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
Author:Romesburg, Don
Publication:The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:9PHIL
Date:Jun 21, 2005
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