March Through Time A Historical Record of Prides Past
Since 1991, the humid dog days of Pittsburgh’s summers have harbingered an annual LGBT Pride Parade. While many marchers think of the Pride Parade as a recent star in Pittsburgh’s queer constellation, the pride parades actually have a venerable, albeit somewhat checkered history, varying in attendance and visibility but touching many East End neighborhoods, from Downtown to Point Breeze. Pittsburgh’s first Pride Parade occurred on June 17, 1973, only four years after Stonewall. About 150 hardy marchers trekked uphill from Market Square in Downtown to Flagstaff Hill in Oakland. On June 16, 1973, the day before the first-ever Pittsburgh gay pride parade, Gay Alternatives Pittsburgh (GAP) chartered a “mod painted” streetcar as part of “Gay Trolley Day.” The queer street car traveled from Market Square, through Castle Shannon, Dormont, Beechview and back to downtown. That evening a dance was held at the Unitarian Church.
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