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The Weekender: Pride Edition | The NC Triad's altweekly
LGBTQ Pride parades aren’t historically rooted in celebration. In 1970 — one year after the NYPD violently raided a LGBTQ nightclub, the Stonewall Inn — queer people marched for their humanity in New York, Los Angles, Chicago and San Fransisco. By the mid-70s, organizers began incorporating more lighthearted festivities and voilà: the vibrant Pride parades …