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PHOTOS: 45 Years Of Gay Pride In 45 Amazing Images

Pride season is well underway. 2014 marks the 45th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots of 1969. To commemorate this historic year for Pride, we’ve compiled photos from past Pride celebrations, from the 1970s through today. The pictures illustrate how the movement has transformed over the decades, going from the grassroots “Christopher Street Liberation Day” to the widely-celebrated, corporate-sponsored spectacle Gay Pride has become today.

Scroll down to see pictures from gay prides of over the years.

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Photo credits: Wikipedia, Tumblr, Google Images, Pinterest

By:           Graham Gremore
On:           Jun 17, 2014
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  • 13 Comments
    • Alnbarthel
      Alnbarthel

      Thanks so much for sharing this. Having been around since the beginning, I can say it was really a fine retrospective.

      Jun 17, 2014 at 12:57 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • OhioMan
      OhioMan

      Thanks for the memories…I too was there at the beginning…In fact I was in a photo that was on the Cover of the Advocate…It was taken in Hollywood of the first Pride Parade…I have contacted them a few times requesting a copy…to no avail….again thanks…

      Jun 17, 2014 at 2:10 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • domen8r
      domen8r

      ^I celebrate the two of you!^ Is the lady in the pink hat also one of the stills Logo is using to promote their special programming for the month?

      Jun 17, 2014 at 3:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Sebizzar
      Sebizzar

      :’) I love the “Hi mom guess what” hahaha!

      Jun 17, 2014 at 7:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Andrew Yang
      Andrew Yang

      Inspirational yet humorous. I simply loved viewing the photos. Thanks for this.

      Jun 17, 2014 at 8:49 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ogre Magi
      Ogre Magi

      I am glad all that facial hair is out of style

      Jun 17, 2014 at 9:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • scotshot
      scotshot

      @Ogre Magi: Facial hair is definitely not out of style in all groups – and I’m thankful for that. Life is not one style fits all.

      Jun 18, 2014 at 12:02 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • EGO
      EGO

      Hoorah for the LGBT community! We have come a long way baby! I came out in the Navy in 1960 and met my lifetime partner in 1962. We got married in Massachusetts ten years ago this month.

      Jun 18, 2014 at 2:49 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • edwin_s
      edwin_s

      I am thankful for all of those who marched before me. It is because of them that I get to live the life I do.

      Jun 18, 2014 at 4:02 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dxley
      Dxley

      They had more class back then

      Jun 18, 2014 at 11:16 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Len John
      Len John

      @scotshot: I always believed that the only reason straight men shave was because women liked their men to look like 12 year old boys. “Some fathers teach their sons to shave, other teach them to be men…”

      Jun 18, 2014 at 6:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • maxdadmark
      maxdadmark

      Very refreshing to see our history posted here. So many times the comments related to articles about people over 22 years old are “yawn”, “who cares?”, and some age-related crack.

      Jun 19, 2014 at 2:23 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • OhioMan
      OhioMan

      Further info about attending the first Pride Parade in Hollywood..it was very boring to say the least…no Drags….Dikes on Bikes…no bands or music in fact..after the parade we all went to some park and listened to speakers…One of which was Rev. Perry…he was the founder of the first Gay Church… And oh how times have changed…Back then we had no desire to get “married”. That is what the straights did..I am glad things have changed!

      Jun 19, 2014 at 5:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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