How Well Do You Understand Gay Pride?

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How Well Do You Understand Gay Pride? - Quiz

Gay Pride is about acceptance and loving oneself unconditionally! Let's see how well do you understand gay Pride? We have a special quiz for you to celebrate this glorious occasion! So, why don't you try to get a high score on this super awesome quiz? Play this fun quiz with your family and friends for a super good time! This quiz is made to spread awareness of the struggles faced by the LGBTQ+ community and celebrate their strength & resilience. Good Luck & try to get a high score!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Why is Pride March held in June? 

    • A.

      To celebrate the first ever law passed in the favor of LGBTQ+ community

    • B.

      To celebrate the abolition of ban on homosexuality

    • C.

      To commemorate Stonewall riots

    • D.

      To celebrate the first same sex marriage

    Correct Answer
    C. To commemorate Stonewall riots
    Explanation
    The Pride March is held in June to commemorate the Stonewall riots. The Stonewall riots were a series of spontaneous, violent demonstrations by members of the LGBTQ+ community in response to a police raid that took place in the early morning hours of June 28, 1969, at the Stonewall Inn in New York City. The riots are widely considered to be the catalyst for the modern LGBTQ+ rights movement, and holding the Pride March in June serves as a reminder of the struggle and resistance that led to progress in LGBTQ+ rights.

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  • 2. 

    Who is most popularly known as the " Leader of the Stonewall Riots"? 

    • A.

      Marsha P. Johnson

    • B.

      Stormé DeLarverie

    • C.

      Bayard Rustin

    • D.

      Victoria Cruz

    Correct Answer
    A. Marsha P. Johnson
    Explanation
    Marsha P. Johnson is most popularly known as the "Leader of the Stonewall Riots". She was a transgender woman and LGBTQ+ rights activist who played a significant role in the Stonewall uprising in 1969, which is considered a pivotal moment in the LGBTQ+ rights movement. Johnson's activism and advocacy work made her a prominent figure in the fight for LGBTQ+ rights, particularly for transgender individuals. She co-founded the Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries (STAR) and dedicated her life to advocating for the rights and visibility of marginalized communities.

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  • 3. 

    Initially, how many colors did the pride flag have?

    • A.

      10 colors 

    • B.

      5 colors

    • C.

      7 colors

    • D.

      8 colors

    Correct Answer
    D. 8 colors
    Explanation
    The pride flag initially had 8 colors. The flag was designed by Gilbert Baker in 1978 and each color represented a different aspect of the LGBTQ+ community. The colors included pink for sex, red for life, orange for healing, yellow for sunlight, green for nature, turquoise for magic/art, indigo for serenity, and violet for spirit. However, due to the unavailability of pink and turquoise fabric, the flag was later reduced to 6 colors, which are the ones commonly used today.

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  • 4. 

    Where did the largest pride parade take place? 

    • A.

      Rio de Janeiro

    • B.

      São Paulo

    • C.

      Belo Horizonte

    • D.

      Alagoas

    Correct Answer
    B. São Paulo
    Explanation
    The largest pride parade took place in São Paulo. São Paulo is known for hosting one of the biggest LGBTQ+ events in the world, attracting millions of participants and spectators each year. The city's pride parade is renowned for its vibrant atmosphere, diverse representation, and celebration of LGBTQ+ rights and visibility.

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  • 5. 

    Which especially crucial gay rights event happened after the stone wall riots? 

    • A.

      Miss America protest

    • B.

      National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights

    • C.

      Establishment of the first gay rights group.

    • D.

       Barney Frank becoming the second openly gay member of Congress

    Correct Answer
    B. National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights
    Explanation
    The National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights happened after the Stonewall riots. The Stonewall riots, which took place in 1969, were a series of spontaneous demonstrations by the LGBTQ+ community in response to a police raid at the Stonewall Inn in New York City. The riots marked a turning point in the gay rights movement, sparking widespread activism and advocacy for LGBTQ+ rights. In 1979, the National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights was organized, bringing together thousands of people to demand equal rights and protections for the LGBTQ+ community.

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  • 6. 

    Which was the first-ever Canadian city to host an official pride march? 

    • A.

      Edmonton

    • B.

      New York

    • C.

      Calgary

    • D.

      Montreal 

    Correct Answer
    D. Montreal 
    Explanation
    Montreal was the first-ever Canadian city to host an official pride march. This event marked an important milestone in Canadian LGBTQ+ history, as it paved the way for other cities to follow suit. Montreal's pride march has since become an annual tradition, celebrating diversity, promoting LGBTQ+ rights, and fostering a sense of community and acceptance.

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  • 7. 

    Which of the following colors were dropped from the Pride flag? 

    • A.

      Green and yellow

    • B.

      Pink and turquoise

    • C.

      Magenta and grey

    • D.

      Golden and aqua

    Correct Answer
    B. Pink and turquoise
    Explanation
    Pink and turquoise were dropped from the Pride flag. The original Pride flag, designed by Gilbert Baker in 1978, consisted of eight colors, including pink and turquoise. However, due to the unavailability of pink fabric and the high cost of turquoise fabric, these colors were eventually removed. The flag now consists of six colors: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple.

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  • 8. 

    Who created S.T.A.R. (Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries)? 

    • A.

      Michelle Demishevich

    • B.

      Lady Phyll

    • C.

      Sylvia Rivera and Marsha P. Johnson

    • D.

      Barbara Gittings

    Correct Answer
    C. Sylvia Rivera and Marsha P. Johnson
    Explanation
    Sylvia Rivera and Marsha P. Johnson created S.T.A.R. (Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries).

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  • 9. 

    When was GLAAD ( Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) founded? 

    • A.

      1985

    • B.

      1978

    • C.

      1998

    • D.

      1983

    Correct Answer
    A. 1985
    Explanation
    GLAAD, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, was founded in 1985. This organization was established to promote LGBTQ+ rights and representation in media and to combat homophobia and discrimination. Since its inception, GLAAD has been working towards creating a more inclusive and accepting society for the LGBTQ+ community through advocacy, education, and media engagement.

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  • 10. 

    When was The Trevor Project founded?

    • A.

      1978

    • B.

      1987

    • C.

      1997

    • D.

      1998

    Correct Answer
    D. 1998
    Explanation
    The Trevor Project was founded in 1998.

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