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An [[UsefulNotes/PrideParade LGBTQQIAAP Pride Parade]][[note]]Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, Asexual, Ally, and Pansexual.[[/note]] is going on. Maybe it has little or nothing to do with the plot, being there simply there to spice up the background of whatever the protagonists are doing (any show with a CastFullOfGay is bound to do a Pride episode at least once). Or maybe it's a major part of the plot. For example, one of the major characters could be helping organizing the whole thing or organize protests against it. Or there could be heated debates on what minorities and organizations should and shouldn't be included. [[HilarityEnsues Hilarity may very well ensue]] if one or both sides resort to ActivistFundamentalistAntics.

The parade may be portrayed as a stand-alone event, or be given context as a part of a larger pride festival. In the later case, it often include parties and social events and various {{gay bar}}s, concerts, and seminars on issues such as {{heteronormativ|eCrusader}}ity and [[SafeSaneAndConsensual sexual consent]].

Could also be a disability pride rally.

Compare SexIsGood, EthicalSlut and BrainsAndBondage. Contrast (''or'' compare, depending on [[MoralGuardians the tone of the work]]) SexIsEvil, DepravedHomosexual, BondageIsBad, StrawLoser and InternalizedCategorism.



[[folder:Comic Books]]
* ComicBook/BitchyButch tends to hate the parades because they are inclusive. (She's a bitter and hateful lesbian who resents bisexuals, transsexuals, men - including gay men, lesbians who don't hate men, and so on. All PlayedForLaughs.) And yet, even she grows to reluctantly enjoy them.
* Several ''ComicBook/ChickTracts'' feature Pride Parades, portraying them as unholy armies of Satan laying siege to the world. The portrayal often use a combination of ManlyGay and BondageIsBad.
** In one of them, there's a guy blocking the parade route, silently holding up a sign quoting a bible verse about homosexuality being an abomination. So a cop comes along and puts him under arrest, which you'd expect to happen in RealLife, since he was blocking the route after all. That's where any semblance of realism ends, however, as Chick's [[StrawCharacter Straw Pro-LGBT Rights People]] proceed to ''[[DisproportionateRetribution beat the guy within an inch of his life]]'' while the cops, instead of trying to break it up, join in with their nightsticks. And then, after the guy confined to a hospital bed, a judge tells him that he's facing a prison sentence for the "hate crime" [[ArtisticLicenseLaw he committed]]. [[http://www.donotlink.com/fulb Read it here.]]
* ''ComicBook/DCOneMillion'' makes brief mention of a "Bizarro Pride Parade" in the ''Chronos'' #1,000,000 tie-in issue.
* The ''ComicBook/AstroCity'' issue dealing with Barbie-styled super-android Beautie reveals she's had a strong following amongst Astro City's gay community ever since she broke up an attempt by homophobes with guns to disrupt one of the city's first pride parades.
* The ComicBook/YoungAvengers, a superhero FiveTokenBand, face down a hate group attacking a pride parade in New York City during "Children's Crusade", with gay member Wiccan ultimately putting most of the bad guys in a coma after they mess with his boyfriend.
* In ''Silex and the City'', Julius Dotcom has a flashback to a gay affair that began in New Rock at the first ''Homo sapiens'' pride parade.

[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* Several issues of ''ComicStrip/DykesToWatchOutFor'' have a foreground plot about the main character's personal lives and a background plot of them arranging various demonstrations including pride parade.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* ''Film/MyFellowAmericans'' has two former presidents trying to escape being killed under the orders of the current president (ItMakesSenseInContext) taking cover in a Gay Pride parade. They aren't trying to get LostInACrowd in this case, but rather are trying to be as visible as possible - not even the bad guy in the film would try to have them killed on live television. [[spoiler: Becomes a BrickJoke by the end of the film when one of the government agents later refuses to shoot because he's been told these are 'imposters' but sees the gay-pride rings one still happens to be carrying and realizes "Those ''are'' the Presidents!"]] The audience doesn't recognize him at first because at the parade, he was cross-dressing as a member of a marching [[Film/TheWizardOfOz Dorothy]] band. He tells the Presidents they met "Somewhere over the rainbow."
* ''Film/DamselsInDistress'' One day Lily and Thor were in town together, and saw "a parade with rainbow flags." This was a problem for [[TheDitz Thor]], who is so dim that he doesn't know the names of ''colours.''
* ''Film/TheTimesOfHarveyMilk'': Harvey Milk marches in one. In the 1970s they were still rather novel. (The first one in San Francisco was in 1972.) Dan White tries to ban them.

* The Bugarup Galah in ''Discworld/TheLastContinent'', the Literature/{{Discworld}} version of the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sydney_Gay_and_Lesbian_Mardi_Gras Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras]].
* ''Literature/TheTurnerDiaries'' feature a Pride Parades and make a note of how they are getting more inclusive over time, now extending to include fetishists and such. Since the book is nazi propaganda, the narrative role of the Pride Parade is to serve as an example of how the jews control the world and weaken the aryan race through the power of perversion.
* In ''Literature/TheAtrocityArchive'' by Creator/CharlesStross, Bob mentions that once a year his CampGay flatmate Pinky drags his StraightGay partner out to Pride to maintain his security clearance. Back in the day when being a spy and homosexual were, shall we say, legally incompatible, gays were vulnerable to blackmail ("do this or I tell your boss and you're out of a job"). Nowadays the services just insist on openness, the idea being that you can't be blackmailed if you're not hiding anything.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/ThirdRockFromTheSun'' plays for confusion and inability to comprehend the nuances of local culture: The alien family was searching for their ethnic roots and Dick was fascinated by the concept when Nina told him she had gone to a black pride rally. So Dick took the family to a "white pride" rally.
* The characters in ''Series/TheLWord'' attend a Gay Pride parade in one episode.
* Briefly used in ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'' when Bud tries a cowboy look as a means of attracting a girl. He comes back several minutes later, having been beaten up by a Native American pride parade marching half a block from the Bundy house.
* The last episode of the 2nd season of ''Series/NoahsArc'' took place during one.
* An episode of ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' had Jerry stuck in traffic due to a Cuban pride parade.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* WebVideo/ZinniaJones spend episodes such as [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZjDgxMgI9A Taking Pride In Pride]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OgYuBp8XFmY I don't care what you think of pride parades]] arguing that the parades are necessary and that those critics who don't have a gay-hating agenda are simply ComicallyMissingThePoint.
* Website/TheOnion has done several things on pride, including "[[http://www.theonion.com/articles/gay-pride-week-in-review,16769/ Gay Pride Week In Review]]" and [[http://www.theonion.com/articles/gaypride-parade-sets-mainstream-acceptance-of-gays,351/ Gay-Pride Parade Sets Mainstream Acceptance Of Gays Back 50 Years]].

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** A gay pride parade goes through town in "Jaws Wired Shut".
--->'''Marchers:''' We're here, we're queer, get used to it!\\
'''Lisa:''' You do this every year. We ''are'' used to it!\\
'''Marcher:''' Spoilsport.
** There was also a float dedicated to those still in the closet.
--->''We're gay, we're glad''
--->''But don't tell mom and dad''
*** Attentive viewers will know that it was [[spoiler:Smithers and Marge's sister Patty.]]
** Then after watching this display, Marge asks Homer "Wouldn't it be nice if that man and [[HilariousInHindsight that woman]] [[CompletelyMissingThePoint got married to each other?"]]
** When there was a [[BearsAreBadNews bear "attack"]] in Springfield Homer led an angry mob to the mayors office with this chant:
-->'''Crowd:''' We're here, we're queer, we don't want anymore bears.
-->'''Lenny:''' Hey, that's a pretty catchy chant. Where did you hear it?
-->'''Homer:''' Oh, I heard it at the mustache parade they have every year.
** This was also [[DiscussedTrope discussed]] in the "Lisa vs. Malibu Stacy" episode, where the family were pointing out other incidents of Lisa making the rest of them take part of her beliefs and stances, including a gay pride parade. A newspaper article includes a picture of the event, which features same-sex couples in the background holding hands and marching while a ''very'' confused looking Bart stands in the foreground staring at the camera.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "South Park is Gay", all the males in town have turned [[CampStraight metrosexual]]. Once the women of the town start getting fed up, the men put on a Metrosexual Pride Parade, which includes the chant, "We're here, we're not queer, but we're close, get used to it!" Then a fire breaks out and the men are to wussy to do anything about it, at the end of the ep all the men are now back to being rednecks again.
* ''WesternAnimation/GaryAndMike'' are in San Fransisco for their roadtrip. A convoluted series of events leads them accidentally driving their convertible at the lead of the Pride Parade, with Gary shirtless and flying the flag of his father's Marine unit behind him in front of television cameras.
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/RickAndSteveTheHappiestGayCoupleInAllTheWorld'' takes place at San Francisco pride.