'Gay Pride' events celebrate a year of advancement for gay rights

June 29, 2014 8:13 PM

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'Gay Pride' events celebrate a year of advancement for gay rights

Gay rights activists and supporters celebrated this weekend with “Gay Pride” parades and other events around the country. They’re also looking to advance same-sex marriage and other gay rights issues.

“Gay Pride” marches in the United States date back to 1970 with a handful of events in New York and California. Those had come a year after the “Stonewall riots” in Greenwich Village protesting police raids on gay bars, part of what was seen as intolerance and general harassment of homosexuals.

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