Paris LGBT Pride: why marches are still needed

Gay Pride in Paris
‘What’s so good about the march is it’s inclusive, whether you’re in a suit and tie or with feathers on your head’

Paris’s LGBT Pride – La Marche des Fiertés – is one of the capital’s biggest open-air events but why are such marches still relevant? We spoke to Clémence Zamora Cruz, spokeswoman for organisers Inter-LGBT.

La Marche des Fiertés is in its 41st year.

It is always the last Saturday of June because it marks the anniversary of the Stonewall [Inn] riots in New York in June 1969 [when the LGBT community fought back against police repression, with the first marches held in 1970 in New York and San Francisco in commemoration].

It’s very important to us to remember where and why the marches were born.

It’ ...

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