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16 landmark moments for Pride. Before Pride was a parade it was a protest.

Posted on May 25, 2022

By Audacy Staff

While celebrating Pride throughout the month of June it is imperative to understand the history of where the movement gained its roots. Pride was not always a month where people covered themselves in rainbows and glitter.

Pride started with protests, riots, and marginalization. Pride also started with Black and Brown lesbian and transgender women at the helm of the movement. Activists and artists, such as Marsha P. JohnsonSylvia Rivera, and Stormé DeLarverie are credited with being on the front lines of justice for the LGBTQ+ community.

Since moves towards equality first began for the LGBTQ+ community, we are still fighting for freedom and demanding that Black lives matter and Black trans voices need to be heard.