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Stand Proud: Best Cannabis Products to Celebrate Pride



It’s that time of year again, when we take some time out to celebrate who we are sexually, without embarrassment or shame. And that goes for everyone, gay, straight, or anything in between. Having pride in who we are is a right, not a privilege, regardless of who is next to us in bed. So, this year, let’s take a look at some of the cooler cannabis products out there to celebrate pride month.

What’re the best cannabis products to celebrate Pride month? Any of them! But if you’re specifically looking for a way to feel good without the anxiety of standard THC, then your best Pride purchase might be delta-8 THC. This alternate form of THC leaves users with a clear-headed high and more energy – which is perfect for hitting a parade. Check out our selection of Delta-8 THC deals, and celebrate pride d8 style.

Celebrating Pride

Quite obviously, there was not always a gay pride month to celebrate. The birth of gay pride actually started in a much more violent and angry way than current celebrations would indicate, but certainly not without reason or merit. It should be remembered that America in the 1950’s and 1960’s wasn’t the most gay-friendly of places, and this extended from social issues to legal issues. The idea of standing up for gay rights, started in a small way in the mid-60’s when two different pro-gay rights organizations, Daughters of Bilitis, and Mattachine Society, started demonstrations, including ‘annual reminders’.

These ‘annual reminders’ were picket events held between 1965-1969, which took place in Philadelphia at Independence Hall on July 4th. These demonstrations acted as a reminder of the unfair treatment towards gay people in terms of civil rights protections. In 1968, Frank Kamey, a participant in the annual reminders, and a leader in the gay civil rights movement, started the slogan ‘Gay is Good’ to promote the idea of self-love and self-acceptance for the gay community, and tolerance beyond it. This motto was taken directly from a similar motto and movement meant to inspire equal rights: ‘Black is Beautiful’.


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On June 28, 1969, a riot broke out in New York after police raided a gay bar called the Stonewall Inn. This became known later as the Stonewall Riots, or Christopher Street Liberation Day. Rioting and protests went on for a few nights, and all of this led to the idea of promoting gay rights on a larger, more organized, scale. The first idea of a march came in 1969 by four activists who set their sights on New York City. In order to do this, many activist organizations had to be involved, which at that time took a bit more prodding to accomplish. Regardless, it was done, and the 2nd pride parade was held on the anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, in New York City.

It wasn’t the 1st, because Chicago beat out NYC, holding its first – and the country’s first – pride parade on June 27th, 1970, through the Chicago Gay Liberation Front. More cities joined in the following year, including international cities like London, Paris, and Berlin. Quite obviously, since that time, celebrating gay pride has become an international event, with tons of celebrations, parades, and parties included. In America, the rights finally came through in 2015 when the US Supreme Court legalized gay marriage in all 50 states.

2020, the US Supreme Court did make a ruling that sexual orientation and gender identity do qualify as ‘sex’, and therefore are covered in terms of employment discrimination via the 1964 Civil Rights Act. The more comprehensive Equality Act is still sitting in congress. This bill would amend the 1964 Civil Rights Act to entirely prohibit discrimination based on sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity when it comes to the following issues: education, housing, employment, public accommodations, jury duty, federal programs, and credit.

To give an idea of how far back the US is in terms of civil rights, this new addendum would also increase civil rights protections for the black community in the form of prohibiting discrimination in more public places, including transportation, goods and services, and exhibitions. This outright states that the US government is already aware of the still horribly unequal treatment given to the black community in 2021! And this bill has been sitting in congress for two years now with no movement!!!

Celebrating cannabis

Much like gay pride, cannabis has a celebration day too, and in a weird way, they kind of go together. We celebrate cannabis on 4/20, which dates back to high school kids getting high, though there are different stories to denote the beginning of the story. Much like with gay pride, these celebrations were smaller, quieter, and more local in the beginning, erupting out into global days of celebration in more recent years. Depending on where you are in the world, there are tons of celebrations – from parades to events to massive sales for products.

Why are the two related? As cannabis gets more of a greenlight, and as we become more aware of methods of oppression that have been used towards black and minority groups, the reality of the beginning of cannabis prohibition has been made more clear, and it’s not a pretty picture. The idea that the color of people’s skin, or country of origin, was used to denigrate and outlaw a useful medicine is unconscionable, and even more so is the idea that this went over with the American public.


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It all can even be summed up by this statement made by John Ehrlichman in 1994. Ehrlichman served as the Assistant to the President for Domestic Affairs under former president Richard Nixon. His statement makes clear how the war on drugs was really being fought, and why anti-drug measures were really being pushed.

“The Nixon campaign in 1968, and the Nixon White House after that, had two enemies: the antiwar left and black people. You understand what I’m saying? We knew we couldn’t make it illegal to be either against the war or black, but by getting the public to associate the hippies with marijuana and blacks with heroin, and then criminalizing both heavily, we could disrupt those communities. We could arrest their leaders, raid their homes, break up their meetings, and vilify them night after night on the evening news. Did we know we were lying about the drugs? Of course we did.”

Proposition P in San Francisco, which made a demand of the state to allow medical cannabis, (and which passed with 79% of the vote). Cannabis was outlawed based on marginalized communities, and brought back by them as well.

Best cannabis products to celebrate gay pride

In honor of gay pride this year, and the idea of abolishing any racist or hate-fueled laws, let’s take a look at some of the happier ways of celebrating this very important month.

The company ReCreate is pulling out all the stops for Pride Month. The company put out a line of products specifically to celebrate Gay Pride. This includes Pride Gummies, a limited edition mix of fruit flavored gummies that come in packs of 10, with each package containing 100mg of CBD and 100mg of THC. All ingredients used are natural, vegan, and gluten-free, and ReCreate will donate $1 per purchase to One Colorado and Equality California, two LGBTQ activist groups.

ReCreate also has you covered for Pride oriented cannabis drinks with its Pride Beverage. This blueberry-mint-acai sparkling drink is offered for a limited time, and contains 2.5mg of CBD and 2.5mg of THC per serving. This drink works fast to uplift your spirits, and ReCreate will, again, give $1 of each purchase to One Colorado and Equality California. ReCreate was co-founded by Austin Stanley of Charlotte’s Web fame. These products are available in Colorado and California.


Pride doesn’t have to be celebrated directly with cannabis products. The new company Betoken, founded by female entrepreneur Liz Kirby, offers a range of high-quality CBD products to an adult-only clientele. This month, the company is selling customizable bracelets for Pride, complete with up to 10 letters to say whatever the buyer wants. These are fully personalized bracelets in terms of colors and words. The bracelets cost between $14-$16, with every cent going to support Equality Maine.

Another option is Bloom Farms Wellness, and its HIGHLIGHTER® Rainbow Pride Vape Pen Battery. This shiny, metallic, rainbow vape battery was originally produced for Pride in another year, but was so popular, it became a regular item. All throughout the month of June, Bloom Farms Wellness will donate two meals for every battery that is sold. This battery is consistent with most 510-thread cartridges, easy to use, and comes with a quick-use USB charger, with up to 300 puffs per charge. Each battery costs $20.

The Pride Bundle, a limited-edition box of cannabis drink products with a markdown to $75. Each box contains products from Cann, as well as products from other gay-owned cannabis brands. The contents include:

“4 packs of Sonder Space Crystals, which crackle and pop on your tongue for a sparkly head high. Very gentle. 2 4pks of Drew Martin Pre-Roll Variety Pack, low-dose botanical blended pre-rolls. We love a low dose. 2 4pks of Cranberry Sage Cann, your summer go-to microdose bev. A light buzz to keep you cool.”


One of the best things about Pride today, is that it highlights how something like gay rights can go from a point of complete oppression, to near freedom (okay, that’s overly positive for the moment, but you know what I mean). Whether it’s Gay Pride month, Black History month, Women’s History Month, or any other time to celebrate the overall fight for justice of those who have been oppressed, the important thing is to do something to get involved, even if its just buying a product to help support a cause.

I hope you all will go out and take part somehow. Go to a parade, learn some history, give your friend who nervously came out a pat on the back, or simply buy some cannabis products to celebrate Gay Pride month. However you do it, just be proud!

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How to make cannabutter



The easiest way to decarboxylate cannabis is to crumble your weed into the consistency of granola, spread it evenly on a cookie sheet pan and bake it in the oven for 30 minutes at about 250 degrees. Shuffle the contents around every ten minutes or so to maintain an even surface area. Some people like to use a piece of parchment paper. If you have a notoriously hot oven then compensate by lowering the temperature by a few degrees. The important thing is to take care not to overheat the herb as its valuable chemical compounds can be damaged.

Remove the baking sheet from the oven and set aside to cool. Note that the cannabis will have turned from green to brown. Be careful. The herb will be hot and the consistency will be more crumbly. Your previously benign cannabis is now decarboxylated, which means that it may now possess potent potential psychoactivity, depending on the strain’s THC content. 

Alternatively, especially for those that make regular large quantities of edibles, there are commercial decarboxylators available.

You can use high grade THC-dominant buds for this process or high-CBD strains, but some people prefer to use plant trimmings following harvest, otherwise known as “shake”, which can still contain significant active ingredients. The potency of your decarboxylated cannabis is directly proportional to the potential chemical content of the particular cultivar you are working with ie. the ratio of CBD to THC.

A word of caution: if you buy your weed from anywhere other than a government regulated source, then take care to avoid product that has been grown using harmful pesticides and chemical residues that can end up in your butter. The better quality the herb, the better quality the cannabis butter.

Note that some people prefer to skip the decarboxylation stage altogether and just heat their weed in butter for longer to activate the chemical compounds, but it typically results in less potent cannabutter.

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Five CBD Review




Using that 5:1 CBD to minor cannabinoids ratio, FIVE’s CBD oils truly provide you with a unique experience. These extracts can be purchased in three different strengths (1500mg, 3000mg, and 6000mg) – each of which is a much higher strength than standard. This not only ensures that you’ll feel the high-quality effects with each dose but it may also provide you with a relief you won’t find from other tinctures.

Currently, FIVE CBD offers their oils in three different flavors: Citrus, Mint Chocolate, and Lavender. You can get yourself a bottle for $49.99 (1500mg), $89.99 (3000mg), and $174.99 (6000mg). Admittedly, newcomers may find the high-potency of these products a bit overwhelming. If you’re new to CBD, we suggest their 1500mg tincture and to start off with about half a dose to see how cannabidiol makes you feel.

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$13.99/oz For Premium Hemp Flower Smalls



Looking for the best deals on hemp flower smalls? This week Arete is givingh away ounces of mid-shelf flowers for only$13.99/oz. This is an amazing price for such popular strains. If you’re looking to stock-up on high-quality buds, look no further.

*** UPDATE: The strains below are sold this week for only $13.99/oz on hemp flower smalls, an amazing price for such a high quality!

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Bubba Kush – A Great Flower To Chill With

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Bubba Kush – A Great Flower To Chill With

A true classic – Bubba Kush is an extremely popular indica strain, in both the hemp and marijuana markets. It’s a true indica with a sweet, herbal, earthy flavor. Don’t let the low price fool you, these outdoor-grown buds really scream “top shelf”. With roughly 18 percent CBD, you certainly get your money’s worth with this strain.

Beautiful, dense, dark green buds that are as visually appealing as they are potent and delicious. Currently as part of this weeks promotion, you can get it for as-low-as $13.99/oz when choosing Smalls/Minis.

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  • “As I’ve always stated bubba kush is one of my top favorites right next to stargazer . Could never go wrong with this strain”
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Spectrum Kush – Very Strong INDICA

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Spectrum Kush – INDICA

With 16.5% CBDa and only 0.09% Delta 9 THC this is a very promising strain. Sold this week for only $13.99/oz on smalls, this is must-have for any Indica lover. This sour, savory and cheese flower will ease your pain after a stressful day.

Smoking it you can expect a very strong Indica effects with a warm noticeable head effects as well. Perfect for chill and ralaxation

Check out what people are saying about this strain:

  • “This is Top-of-the-range quality. I’m SUPER impressed. This is the Rolls Royce of Hemp. Well done!”
  • “Anytime of day this is my go to! Wont put me to sleep like stargazer, but calms, relaxes, and instantly rids anxiety!”
  • “This is – in my opinion – one of the best tasting/smoking strains from the premium budget line. The effects are relaxing and calming which you’d expect from an Indica dominant. Great for anxiety, pain management, or to help you wind down after a long day.”
  • “I’ve been smoking for 35 years, I must say the Spectrum Kush is a must. The taste is overall very good the smell is top notch and overall feeling from this strain is great.

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G1 Kush – Potent with a Great Nose

This potent strain is grown outdoors in beautiful, natural sunlight, and contains a little over 16 percent CBD. The sour, savory, gas flavor of this sativa-dominant hybrid strain keeps people coming back for more.

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  • “From a guy who has tried many different hemp flower products. This product exceeded my expectations by far.”
  • “One of my top five favorite strains….. Relief of pain and definitely keeps my anxiety in check…”
  • “This is by far my favorite strain of the budget collection. Very calming! Great for anxiety and panic attacks!! I’ve tried many different strains, this is my go to for my bad days.”
  • “G1 is an awesome flower. Great nose and great affects. All around a great buy especially for the price”

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Sour Lifter – SATIVA – Very Strong Uplifting Effect

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Sour Lifter – SATIVA

This beautiful purple flower has a very strong uplifting effect, great for anytime of day.Smells like diesel and tastes berry and spicy, this Sativa-dominnnt flower is high in CBDa, with a total cannabinods of  23.8%.

This weekend you can get this flower for only $13.99/oz, when choosing Smalls/Minis.

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  • “ Smoked it all day Easter Sunday. Made my easter SO MUCH BETTER. A really good sativa”
  • “One of my favorite budget strains! Is calming but you’re still motivated and active. Great for any time of day ”
  • “Fantastic burn taste and smell. My anxiety is pushed to the side and it’s smooth sailing. Seizure counts are down and my energy levels are up…”
  • “Perfect wake n bake strain lol gives relaxing focus and energy to get me off my butt lol ”

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Stargazer – For a Perfect Evening

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Stargazer – For a Perfect Evening

Stargazer is an incredible outdoor strain with a ridiculously high level of CBD – just over 23 percent! A potent indica with a bold blend of sweet, piney, and earthy flavors, this budget strain really doesn’t feel like it’s from the budget shelf at all.

For a hemp flower strain, it really packs sedative punch. The ultimate strain for relaxation.This weekend you can get this flower for only $13.99/oz on hemp flower smalls.

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  • “I wasnt sure what to expect, as I normally buy cbd from a local shop, but this was BOMB. Love it. And loved the free sample I received. Will be a returning customer.”
  • “This strain is a great segway between full THC to predominantly CBD. Heavy sedative that is great for night time relaxation yet remains a clear headed calm.”
  • “Amazing quality flower. Great buzz and really helps with my pain. 10/10 would def recommend!”

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Best Ways to Get High for Your Local Pride Parade



Pride month is a great time, filled with parties, events, and general happiness. Unlike the oppression that led to it, Pride is a showing of general love and acceptance. And what better way to celebrate love, acceptance, happiness, self-pride, and the eroding of oppressive laws and beliefs? With a nice little buzz. Here are the best ways this year to get high for your local pride parade.

It’s that time of year when we go out and celebrate who we are sexually without shame. This year, what better than to get high for your local pride parade and celebrations? There are plenty of options, but let’s be honest, you don’t want to be couch-locked during the festivities. This is the perfect time for delta-8 THC, the alternate THC that leaves users more energetic and clear-headed, without the paranoia of delta-9. Take a look at our array of Delta-8 THC deals, and order some to get the most out of Pride month activities.

Best ways to get high for your local pride parade – if cannabis is illegal

It really doesn’t matter if you’re going to a parade, a festival, a friend’s Pride bash, a get-together, or any other kind of celebration. Pride is about freedom and happiness, and so is cannabis. What better way to experience Pride, than with a little Pride buzz.

So first things first, if you are participating in an event that is in a country/city/state that does not allow recreational marijuana use…be careful! The last thing you want is to celebrate Pride by getting arrested or paying a fine. For those in such circumstances, I strongly suggest getting your buzz-on in a quiet way.


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These days can go long, so eating an edible before leaving for the celebrations is a great way to have a nice, chilled high throughout the day. And if you need to re-up, you can easily pop a gummy, or other edible or capsule, without attracting suspicion. Before leaving your house, its easy enough to take a tincture or oil, but this might not be ideal when out and about. Even edible products that come in cans, or other packaging that can be easily seen, may not be the way to go depending on where you are and the laws at hand.

Vapes are also useful at this time, although they can’t be used entirely discreetly, and often do put a smell of cannabis in the air. Even so, still a decent option for a quick puff to get your head straight.

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Having said that, let’s be honest, places with recreational legalizations will likely have some pretty heavy marijuana use going on. As with illegal places, popping an edible or a capsule, or taking some oil or tincture, is still a great way to maintain a high throughout many hours, and for re-upping when necessary. But the one really great thing about a place where laws have changed, is that it does give the ability for other methods.

Getting high on a recreational basis can certainly be done alone, but there is a very social aspect to it, especially with joints. You can probably see a visual in your head of a joint being passed around a circle, of people shot gunning each other. A lot of what’s cool about marijuana, is that it can be done together. If you’re in a legalized location, take advantage! Light up without fear, pass a joint back and forth between friends, celebrate Pride, while also celebrating the death of racist-based laws. One of the great benefits to these legalizations, is that cannabis use doesn’t have to be behind closed doors anymore, but can be out in the open. Just like being gay.

Cool products to use or get high with for Pride

Recreate: This brand is putting out Pride Gummies and a Pride Beverage for the month. The gummies have 100mg of CBD and 100mg of THC per pack of 10, and the beverage contains 2.5mg each THC and CBD each. $1 per purchase goes to One Colorado and Equality California, LGBT activist groups. Great products to get your Pride-buzz on.

Bloom Farms Wellness is selling its  HIGHLIGHTER® Rainbow Pride Vape Pen Battery, a flashy, colorful, metallic battery which is consistent with most 510 thread cartridges, and good for up to 300 puffs. Each battery costs $20, with Bloom Farms Wellness donating two meals for every battery sold this month. This way, you can get high, and help others.

The company Betoken is offering rainbow customizable bracelets for Pride. Interested buyers can choose the colors they want, and up to 10 letters that can say whatever they please. Bracelets cost $14-16, and all proceeds (literally 100%) go directly to Equality Maine. Show your pride with one of these bracelets.

Pride Bundle. This cool collection of products includes 2 4-packs of Cann’s fizzy Cranberry Sage with 2mg THC and 4mg CBD, along with 4 packs of Sonder Space Crystals, and 2 4-packs of Drew Martin Pre-Roll Variety Pack. That’s a lot of great stuff to get Pride going.

History of Pride parades

If you go back a hundred years, there was no such thing as a Pride parade. In fact, if you go back a hundred years, there was little-to-know acceptance in the US for homosexuality, with no legal rights given, and the ability to discriminate against this population. The 1900’s saw civil rights movements taking off, and with them, the broadening of freedoms for the black community, women, and the gay community.

(I’ll take a second here to upend any backlash, by stating, if I use the terms ‘gay’ or ‘LGBT’, they stand for the whole relevant community. Yes, I know other letters have been added on, but, as something like ‘questioning’ isn’t technically a sexual orientation, I’ll stick to the main categories that are actually discriminated against. I also get the term ‘gay’ may therefore be lacking in the minds of some readers. Let’s remember not all ‘African Americans’ actually come from Africa. I use these terms because they are standard and understandable terms.)

I digress. In terms of the history of Pride celebrations, the first public gatherings, and public showings of unrest, in the gay community, started in the 1960’s. Two pro-gay rights groups emerged called Mattachine Society, and the Daughters of Bilitis. These organizations started ‘yearly reminders’ that acted as public reminders of the unfair treatments waged toward the gay community, and the complete lack of civil rights protections. These picket events were held once a year, in Philadelphia, at Independence Hall. They took place on July 4th all the years they happened, between 1965-1969.

The term ‘gay is good’ came out of all this, and was started by Frank Kamey in 1968 – a leader in the civil rights movement, and a participant in the reminders each year. The term was meant to combat social stigmas as well as to empower those in the gay community who suffered from self-shame. Kamey took the motto from another prevalent one at the time representative of a whole other civil rights fight: ‘Black is Beautiful’.


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What really kicked things into action was a police raid on a New York City gay bar called the Stonewall Inn, on June 28th, 1969. This led to protests and riots that went on for days – called the Stonewall Riots or Christopher Street Liberation Day, and the idea that manifested out of it, was to come together to promote gay rights in a bigger and more organized way. That year, four activists came up with the idea of having a parade in New York. The planning for it was intense, as it involved bringing together different activist groups, which was more difficult than may have been expected. But the job was done, and New York’s first gay pride parade happened on the anniversary of the the Stonewall Riots in 1970.

First parades

As stated, New York held its first Pride parade on June 28th, 1970. But it actually wasn’t the first parade held in America to celebrate gay pride. That designation actually goes to Chicago and San Francisco, which both beat New York by one day, holding their first parades – and the country’s first parades – on the 27th of June, and beating New York to the punch by one day. Chicago’s reasoning was that this was also the anniversary of the riots, but by day-of-the-week, rather than day of the year as New York planned it.

San Francisco held its first Pride parade, put together by the San Francisco Gay Liberation Front. This very small march involved not more than about 20-30 people who marched from Aquatic Park to the Civic Center via Polk Street. San Francisco actually pulled double duty that year, holding yet another event the following day at Golden Gate Park, dubbed a ‘Christopher Street Liberation Day Gay-In’. This celebration of about 200 people was raided by law enforcement and seven celebrators were taken into custody, though all were released without charges.

New York’s parade was a bit bigger. Many different organizations and alliances came together including: the Gay Liberation Front, Gay Activists Alliance, Mattachine New York chapter, Mattachine DC chapter, Daughters of Bilitis various chapters, Philadelphia’s Homophile Action League, Lavender Menace, groups from Boston and Baltimore, Lee Brewster’s Queens Liberation Front, and students from universities like Yale, Columbia, and Rutgers joined in too. Though reports greatly vary, anywhere from 3,000-20,000 people were involved in that first march.

Chicago, San Francisco and New York were joined in 1970 by one other city that held a Pride parade that year, Los Angeles. Much like the other two cities, LA scheduled its parade in conjunction with the anniversary of Stonewall, taking the 28th, like New York. Put together by the Christopher Street West Association, Rev. Bob Humphries who founded the United States Mission, Morris Knight of the Gay Liberation Front, and yet another Reverend, Troy Perry, who founded Metropolitan Community Church. (I love that two reverends had such a large part in the planning of this event).

The parade started in Hollywood at Hollywood Boulevard and McCadden Place, and went down Hollywood Blvd with as many as 50,000 spectators watching from the sides. This was the first officially-permitted gay pride parade to take place, as none of the other three locations that year actually obtained a permit.

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Today, Pride parades are a generally accepted part of culture in the countries they exist in. Obviously, countries that criminalize or still largely discriminate against, this community are not likely to have parades. But, luckily, it seems more locations seem to be with it, than against it. New York is home to the biggest Pride parade in the US, which has seen up to 4 million people participating. Sao Paulo Brazil boasts the largest Pride parade for South America, with as many as 3-5 million attendees. Madrid Spain has had as many as 3.5 million parade-goers in past years. New York and Madrid’s largest numbers are from World Pride events, and were not local parades.

In terms of local parades, Sao Paolo takes the win, followed by New York’s biggest local celebration which garnered 2.1 million, San Francisco at 1.7 million for its top year, and Madrid with 1.6 million participating. Rounding out the top five, is Toronto, which has had as many as approximately 1.22 million celebrating.

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DisclaimerHi, I’m a researcher and writer. I’m not a doctor, lawyer, or businessperson. All information in my articles is sourced and referenced, and all opinions stated are mine. I am not giving anyone advise, and though I am more than happy to discuss topics, should someone have a further question or concern, they should seek guidance from a relevant professional.

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