The weekend marks the 40th anniversary of the first official “gay pride” celebrations – originally grassroots marches in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Atlanta, created to commemorate the first anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall Uprising.
“Yahoo! is celebrating Pride with messages on its corporate billboards in Times Square, New York City and San Francisco. Also, sponsores Frameline, the 34th Annual San Francisco LGBT Film Festival. And, the Yahoo! logo has been up on the marquee of the historic Castro Theatre throughout the 10-day festival and we couldn’t be happier!,” noted Yahoo.
“Pride celebrations have come a long way since June 1970. What began as small, vocal demonstrations in a handful of large US cities has since grown to hundreds of major parades in most metropolitan areas around the globe, as well as countless smaller celebrations, film festivals and cultural events that attract people in cities and towns all over.”