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    the month of gay pride marches. These events attract thousands of people every year to support and take pride in being gay. These parades are a good way of raising awareness of LGBT rights and ways they can be improved. Marches like that have a purpose behind them and prove to be effective every year; pride parades have a history that dates almost fifty years and to this day are still significant events that people look forward to every June. In New York City 1969, there was a popular bar, Stonewall, that was not gay bar, but openly accepted everyone that came inside, which also included gay and trans people. At the time, this was one of the only bars with rules like these, so it quickly became a popular spot for people of the LGBT community to hangout. Before the 1960s, there were very few rights to protect gay people from discrimination. In fact, according to an article about the stonewall riots on history.com, “men could be arrested for wearing drag and women for having less…

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    Introduction The following pages will discuss pride parade performance in the past and today. The history of where pride parades began and the impacts of performance and corporatization in North America. Pride Parades through time have changed dramatically. What once was used as a means of protest and a riot used for the protection and fight for people’s human rights, in North American culture, has turned into a celebration. The people who are present range from “visitors to pride parades line…

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    Gay Pride Pros And Cons

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    Gay Pride How about legalized protest for gay pride? Gay pride protest and demonstrations should remain legal because people have freedom of speech, their right to protest and their right to be treated like everybody else“Gay pride was not born out of need to celebrate being gay, but instead our right to exist without persecution. So maybe instead of wondering why there isn’t a straight pride month or movement, straight people should be thankful they don’t need one” quoted anonymous. People…

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    born into a family with green eyes and everyone related to you has brown eyes. You might feel different, not understood, or even alone at some points. If you would feel that way, then how do you think children born into the LGBT community feel after realizing their sexuality is a unique one? As parents, first time or not, you all need to grasp the painstaking reality of who your child is interested in. Parents should accept their children no matter what their sexual orientation because this…

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    Coming Out Reflection

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    On National Coming Out Day the rainbow center held an event for students to listen to poetry and other students’ personal experiences with coming out. Walking in I was a little nervous and was not sure what to expect. No one in my family or my close friends have ever dealt with coming out, so this was new to me. Although I was not very knowledgeable about what it is like to come out, I was still interested in learning about what other people have gone through. As I walked in my eyes went first…

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    Editing Reflection: Comparing and Contrasting Experiences Discussion This editing assignment has taught me a lot about my own quality of writing. It was very interesting to edit one of my classmates’ papers, to get a sense of what their writing style is like and learn about my own writing style, through comparing and contrasting our papers: what works, and what aspects need adjusting in future papers. I recognized the importance of headings and simple APA components, as it makes it that much…

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    This was my first gay pride parade experience and I must say it was a good experience. This is one of the reasons I appreciate courses like this because it allows students to step out of the comfort zone and be a part of something wonderful. I never thought I will attend gay pride parade especially on Sunday. I took my cousin and my nephew and it was their first time attending as well. I do not like missing Church and I left bad and guilty at the same time. If members of my Church knew I was…

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    The article “How Important are Pride Events to the LGBT Community” was written by Eileen Patten a researcher for the Pew Research Center in 2013. This article provides the reader with statistics on individuals that are actively participating in LGBT events that are also known as “Gay Pride” events. The author incorporates the importance of the LGBT events, because she wants the reader to realize that community in particular is one that is growing at rapid rates. This article gives accounts on…

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    that not only marked the start of the gay rights movement, but created the emergence of concepts and influences that are still prevalent today. It will support this argument…

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    The 1970’s began a radical movement for change with the Stonewall riot and the Gay Liberation Front influenced by the civil rights movement, feminism, and antiwar movement. The GLF achieved public support for coming out in public, a new expression of pride for the community, and a growth of movement organizations. In addition, the gay rights and lesbian-feminism movements occurred in the 70’s. First, gay rights ultimately resulted in less discrimination and harassment, more openings for…

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