The first Pride parade—originally named the Christopher Street Liberation Day March after the street where the Stonewall riots took place—was held on June 28th, 1970.
October 11 is National Coming Out Day in the United States. It’s observed annually to raise awareness of the LGBTQ+ community and civil rights movement.
The original Pride flag was designed in 1978 by artist and activist Gilbert Baker, at the request of Harvey Milk, California's first openly gay man elected to public office.
The “Gay Games”—a large sporting and cultural event for LGBTQ+ athletes, musicians, and artists—have been held every 4 years since 1982.