14 moving images from the earliest Pride protests

Saturday 06 July 2019 12:15
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This years Pride theme is Jubilee, marking 50-years since the Stonewall riots and celebrating half a century of LGBT+ activism around the world.

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

Around the world though, there will be multiple other Parades and celebrations; including London where celebrations are in full swing.

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.

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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.

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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.

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4. London, 19 June 1993

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

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5. New York, 11 July 1976

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

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6. London, 1984

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7. London, 1987

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8. London, July 1994

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

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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.

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10. London, 24 June 1995

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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.

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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(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.

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14. Hollywood, 1982

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