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This Is What Pride Parades Looked Like In The '90s

In the 1990s, Pride was as much a celebration as it was a call to action.

Posted on June 20, 2018, at 4:54 p.m. ET

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A mile-long rainbow is carried past the United Nations secretariat building in New York City on June 26, 1994.

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Paris, 1996.

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Washington, DC, 1993.

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Left: Members of the 'Sirens,' a group of black leather-clad lesbian bikers, ride together down New York’s Fifth Avenue on June 28, 1992. Right: "Act Up" stages a sit down on Fifth Avenue in 1991. The protesters demanded greater AIDS funding, as well as changes in the CDC approach to AIDS research and the Catholic Church's position on AIDS and gay life.

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New York City, 1999.

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Los Angeles, 1997.

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New York City, 1993.

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New York City, 1991.

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San Francisco, 1997.

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New York City, 1995.

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New York City, 1990.

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A couple weeps during a candlelight vigil for victims of the AIDS epidemic in New York City, 1994.

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Left: New York City, 1991. Right: A pride tattoo in Los Angeles, 1996.

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Paris, 1995.

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A man distributes condoms to onlookers in New York City, 1993.

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Los Angeles, 1996.

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Participants of the 1996 Pride Parade in New York City carry a sign against mayor Rudy Giuliani.

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New York City, 1993.

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San Francisco, 1997.

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Left: New York City, 1994. Right: New York City, 1995.

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New York City, 1994.

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A crowd of ACT UP activists march down a Manhattan street on June 26, 1994.


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