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Pranav Gavde

Pranav Gavde

Asked on 5 June, 2019

Why is Pride month celebrated?

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Pride month is celebrated to commemorate the Stonewall riots in 1969 in New York, United States.

Saanvi Mittal

Saanvi Mittal

Asked on 5 June, 2019

When and where was India's first Pride parade?

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India's first Pride parade was held in 1999 in Kolkata.

Hansika Gavde

Hansika Gavde

Asked on 5 June, 2019

Who organizes Pride parades in India?

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There's no centralized body organizing Pride parades at the moment. Each region has different activist and advocacy groups for queer rights, which help organize the events.

Shreya Mukopadhyay

Shreya Mukopadhyay

Asked on 5 June, 2019

What happened in Stonewall riots?

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On June 28, 1969, the police raided the gay bar Stonewall Inn, however, for the first time the queer community fought back, starting a riot, as the police arrested people. The riots went on for five nights and marked the first significant instance for queer rights, across the globe.

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