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This Is What Pride Looked Like In The ’70s

The decade after the 1969 Stonewall riots was an era of rebellion, activism, and visibility. These pictures show how New York City's LGBT community and its allies celebrated the city's pride march in the 1970s.

Posted on June 19, 2019, at 3:49 p.m. ET

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The New York City Pride March reaches a police line, 1971.

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Left: View along Sixth Avenue as hundreds of people march toward Central Park, June 26, 1975. Right: A couple kiss on Sixth Avenue, June 26, 1975.

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A couple embrace during the New York City Pride March, 1971.

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Parents march with their children, June 30, 1974.

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People parade through Manhattan, 1971.

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A group of men dressed in leather cross 32nd Street and Fifth Avenue, 1979.

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Left: Demonstrators holding signs from DignityUSA, a national Catholic LGBT organization, pause in front of St. Patrick's Cathedral, 1977. Right: A marcher makes his way down Fifth Avenue, 1979.

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Members of the Buffalo Radical Lesbians group take part in Pride, 1971.

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People march down Fifth Avenue, June 27, 1977.

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A group of women march through the streets during Pride, 1971.

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Left: A parade attendee poses for the camera, 1971. Right: A man wears a fur loincloth and fur cuffs, 1979.

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Couples embrace and kiss in Central Park after the march, 1975.

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Demonstrators make their way down Fifth Avenue during Pride, June 27, 1971.

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A couple in Central Park after Pride, June 26, 1975.

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Marchers congregate before Pride, 1971.

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Marchers carry a "Female Liberation" banner through the city streets, 1971.

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People dance in New York's Central Park following the march, 1971.

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Onlookers watch the march from the curb on Sixth Avenue as a roller skater rides in the street, June 26, 1975.

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Members of the Gay Activists Alliance take part in Pride, 1971. Behind them is the organization's Washington, DC, chapter.



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