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Test Your Pride Knowledge

Get to know more about Pride history while having fun! Here are some trivia questions. Check your answers at the bottom of this article.

1. What does each letter in LGBTQIA+ stand for?

2. What is considered the beginning of the LGBTQIA+ rights movement

a. Stonewall riots

b. The creation of the Pride flag

c. The first Pride parade

3. When was the first protest for gay and lesbian rights?

a. 1965

b. 1979

c. 1982

d. 1990

4. The original Pride flag had which three additional colors?

a. Hot pink, lime green, and sky blue

b. Lime green, sky blue, and black

c. Hot pink, turquoise, and indigo

d. None of the above

5. Who is known as the Mother of Pride?

a. Sylvia Rivera

b. Ellen DeGeneres

c. Cecelia Chung

d. Brenda Howard

6. When did Pride Month become an official observance?

a. 1969

b. 1999

c. 2003

d. 2015

Trivia Answers

1. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and/or questioning, intersex, asexual/aromantic/agender. The letter A may also refer to an ally. The plus sign (+) represents all others within the community.

2. A: Stonewall riots

3. A: The first Annual Reminder demonstration took place on July 4, 1965 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

4. C: When Gilbert Baker initially designed the Pride flag, he included hot pink (which stood for sexuality), turquoise (representing magic and art), and indigo (for serenity).

5. D: Brenda Howard was an activist in gay rights and the Feminist Movement. She is known as the Mother of Pride for coordinating a rally followed by the Christopher Street Liberation Day March to commemorate the first anniversary of Stonewall riots. She and activists Robert A. Martin and L. Craig Schoonmaker are credited with popularizing the term “Pride” to describe these festivities.

6. B: 1999. US President Bill Clinton declared the anniversary of the Stonewall riots every June as Gay and Lesbian Pride Month. In 2011, President Barack Obama expanded the observance as Pride Month.

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