When talking about the LGBTQ movement one has to speak about the Gay Pride parades that, in the past decades, have spanned across the globe in celebration of the community. However, the reason for the festivities and parades is not just the pure celebration of inclusion and being able to display a colorful and unashamed community. It is the anniversary of an important historical event that started the fight against the oppression of the LGBTQ community by society. Those raids were fairly common back then especially against gay people until they finally decided to oppose the random police violence. The violent and spontaneous riots are now considered to be an important point in history leading to the gay liberation movement. Most Gay Pride parades to this day take place in late June because of this, to celebrate not only themselves but a turning point in history for members of the LGBTQ community as a whole.
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View of the large crowd, some of whom are holding up handmade signs and banners, participating in a gay and lesbian pride parade in the Back Bay neighborhood of Boston, Mass. This was the first gay pride parade in the country. A kiss during a gay pride parade in Paris, France. Members of the Seattle Gay Pride Parade included these participants, who said they were "celebrating diversity, real diversity," in Seattle, Wash.
The 49th annual parade in included parade contingents, and is described on the official website as "the largest gathering of LGBT people and allies in the nation". It is held on Sunday morning of the Festival. The route is usually west along San Francisco's Market Street , from Steuart Street to 8th Street  and it runs from am until almost pm.