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Parades to celebrate gay pride were held around the world this weekend, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising in New York. In Istanbul, participants were forced to disperse after the Turkish police fired tear gas and rubber bullets, and in Singapore participants protested anti-gay statutes. In Turkey, several hundred activists and supporters showed up for the Pride parade on Sunday, despite it being banned by the authorities for the fifth year in a row. They dispersed after the police began firing tear gas and rubber bullets on an Istanbul side street. The city was the first Latin American capital to legalize gay marriage, in The annual event, which promotes the acceptance of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, is the closest thing Singapore has to a gay pride parade. In Barcelona, parade participants rode atop of a bus waving rainbow-colored fans during the Pride parade.
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The society is the first gay rights organization as well as the oldest documented in America. After receiving a charter from the state of Illinois, the society publishes the first American publication for homosexuals, Friendship and Freedom. Soon after its founding, the society disbands due to political pressure.
The first iteration of Pride had a strict rulebook: Walk in an even line, wear professional clothing, and do not display affection for a partner of the same gender. Held in Philadelphia and Washington, D. The Reminder march bore the first sign of splintering as some marchers didn't dress according to the code.