This list presents the largest LGBT events pride parades and festivals worldwide by attendance. Statistics are announced both by the organizers and authorities police. In this table, the largest single event by city as well as notable international events such as WorldPride or Europride are indicated. Only referenced statistics are accepted. National parades, usually held in the national capital, are generally further supported by nationwide LGBT associations and medias. Certain statistics may include celebrations or festivals that may be exclusive of the parade.
'Straight Pride Parade' in Boston draws counterprotesters and heavy police presence
LGBT culture in Boston - Wikipedia
Pride parades also known as pride marches , pride events , and pride festivals are outdoor events celebrating lesbian , gay , bisexual , transgender , non-binary and queer LGBTQ social and self acceptance, achievements, legal rights , and pride. The events also at times serve as demonstrations for legal rights such as same-sex marriage. The events became annual and grew internationally. In , New York and the world celebrated the largest international Pride celebration in history: Stonewall 50 - WorldPride NYC , produced by Heritage of Pride commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots , with five million attending in Manhattan alone. In , the gay rights protest movement was visible at the Annual Reminder pickets, organized by members of the lesbian group Daughters of Bilitis , and the gay men's group Mattachine Society.
Boston Celebrates Pride With Record-Breaking Crowds
Caution: Some of this is pretty gross and disgusting. Keep in mind that this took place as a public display with the blessing of top elected officials and funded by major corporations. Extremely gross and disgusting "entertainment" by Hedda-Lettuce , a man dressed as a woman.
The nation's first openly gay state representative, Elaine Noble , was elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives in Boston also plays host to several scheduled and rotating event calendars. The city's annual Pride Parade is large and well attended with an estimated 25, marchers in Founded as the "Fenway Community Health Center" in , Fenway Health has evolved to become a national contributor in the research of health issues particularly concerning the LGBT community.