April 13, 2021 The Newspaper Serving LGBT Los Angeles

An Interactive Look at Historical Worldwide LGBTQ+ Pride Events

Too make travel plans safer and easier for the LGBTQ+ community, Thomas Cook Airlines analyzed nearly to 1000 LGBTQ+ historical moments – including first Prides around the world – from over 100 countries that have all propelled the LGBT+ community forward since the Stonewall Riots in 1969.

The airline reported the following trends in the U.S. – 

  • Changes in US law that positively impacted the LGBT+ community since Stonewall, such as anti-discrimination laws and the right to adopt, mostly took place in the 2000s. In fact, our research shows 63 legislation changes in this decade alone, compared to just three in the 80s.
  •  ‘90s America was the most active decade when it comes to analyzing activist movements. The huge number of legislation changes that took place in the following decade proves that these movements truly spurred positive change.
  • 20 Pride events were established in the USA in the 1970s alone. In fact, six of the notoriously right-wing southern states held their first Pride marches during this time, too.

On the airline’s blog page, it all begins with Stonewall. In June 1969, people rioted in reaction to a police raid in the Greenwich Village Stonewall Inn, New York City.  Seen as a major turning point for the LGBTQ+ community, the riot sparked a movement that has over time “become unstoppable,” the blog post states. A year after the riot, Pride Day was established, with organized demonstrations in Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco and London.

Jump forward a few decades and we begin to see LGBTQ+ elected officials. In 1984, West Hollywood became the first known U.S. city to elect a city council where the majority of members were openly gay or lesbian. That same year, the first openly gay member of the United Kingdom Parliament was elected.  Also in the ‘80s, countries including Scotland, Northern Ireland, The Channel Islands, Belize and Israel decriminalized homosexuality.

The blog post continues to highlight advancements in the GBTQ+ community world wide, ending in the present year, highlighting various gender rights.

“All the events that have taken place over these last 50 years have increased the acceptance and celebration of Pride, with new events coming on stream every year and growing in strength and numbers along the way – with nearly 300 events taking place in the USA alone,” the post concludes.

For more information, click HERE.

in NEWS
Related Posts

Edify TV: Helping Local Cultural, Religious and LGBTQ+ Centers

April 11, 2021

April 11, 2021

Westside cultural, religious and LGBTQ+ centers stand to benefit from a new fund the City of Los Angeles has created...

L.A. Stage Alliance To Cease Operations After Several Companies Exit

April 9, 2021

April 9, 2021

The Los Angeles Stage Alliance (LASA) announced that it would “cease all operations” following the departure of more than 25...

Gender Neutral Potato Head- E.P.I.C Pride Show, April 7th, 2021

April 6, 2021

April 6, 2021

E.P.I.C Pride, Highlighting the latest LGBTQ news in Entertainment, Politics, International affairs, and Culture.  – Gender Neutral Potato Head  –...

James Charles Admits Messaging 16 Year Old Boys

April 4, 2021

April 4, 2021

YouTube star, makeup artist and Los Angeles resident James Charles issued an apology video entitled “Holding Myself Accountable” admitting to...

Pride Poets’ Corner: Double Dutch Nymph By Féi Hernandez

March 28, 2021

March 28, 2021

The Pride LA and West Hollywood Poet Laureate Brian Sonia-Wallace would like to introduce Féi Hernandez featuring their latest work...

Los Angeles Becomes First No-Kill City For Animal Shelters

March 28, 2021

March 28, 2021

The City of Los Angeles has become a no-kill city for animal shelters for the first time, thanks to the...

Candlelit Vigil Held For Rayanna Pardo

March 25, 2021

March 25, 2021

A candlelit vigil was held on March 20th for Rayanna Pardo, a trans woman of color who died three days...

Miss Great Britain Comes Out As Bisexual – E.P.I.C Pride Show, March 17th, 2021

March 17, 2021

March 17, 2021

E.P.I.C Pride, Highlighting the latest LGBTQ news in Entertainment, Politics, International affairs, and Culture. ⁃ Miss Great Britain Is Bisexual...

New Harry Potter Video Game Will Feature Trans Witches & Wizards

March 14, 2021

March 14, 2021

The newest Harry Potter video game titled Hogwarts Legacy will allow players to create trans characters.  The game will allow...

FDA First Injectable HIV Vaccine- E.P.I.C Pride Show, March 10th, 2021

March 10, 2021

March 10, 2021

E.P.I.C Pride, Highlighting the latest LGBTQ news in Entertainment, Politics, International affairs, and Culture.⁃ FDA First Injectable HIV vaccine ⁃...

New Poll Shows 5.6% Of Adults Identify As LGBTQ

March 6, 2021

March 6, 2021

A new survey by Gallup shows that more adults are identifying as LGBTQ than ever before — an increase driven...

Dancer JoJo Siwa Comes Out – E.P.I.C Pride Show, March 3rd, 2021

March 3, 2021

March 3, 2021

E.P.I.C Pride, Highlighting the latest LGBTQ news in Entertainment, Politics, International affairs, and Culture. ⁃ JoJo Siwa comes Out ⁃...

Lady Gaga’s Dog Walker Shot And Her Dogs Stolen

February 25, 2021

February 25, 2021

Ryan Fischer, Lady Gaga’s dog walker, was the victim of a brutal robbery in West Hollywood Wednesday night.  30 year...

Anti-LGBTQ Talk Show Host Rush Limbaugh Dies At 70 – E.P.I.C Pride Show, February 24th, 2021

February 24, 2021

February 24, 2021

E.P.I.C Pride, Highlighting the latest LGBTQ news in Entertainment, Politics, International affairs, and Culture. ⁃ Rush Limbaugh Dead At 70...

The Pride Poets’ Corner “Death Sentence” By: Victor Yates

February 11, 2021

February 11, 2021

In honor of Black History Month The Pride’s featured poem this month is by poet Victor Yates.  Yates is a...