50 years of Pride in the words of those who changed the world. Half a century has passed since 2,000 people marched in the very first Pride march, in New York City. It was a moment when the LGBT+ community rose up against centuries of hatred and persecution, spawning a global movement and the Pride parades that now take place around the world.
The Little Book of Pride is a collection of quotes that captures the voices of those who have played a key part in the long journey to a place of Pride – from the very first pioneers, to those who took the fight into the streets of the Stonewall riots, and right up to today’s movers and shakers.
‘Your lives matter. Your voices matter. Your stories matter.’ Actress and trans activist Laverne Cox at the Goldern Globes Awards, 2016. ‘If a bullet should enter my brain, let that bullet destroy every closet door.’ Tape recording left by Harvey Milk, the first openly gay US politician, murdered in 1978.
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