Out of all ex- Yugoslav states, at that time only Slovenia and Croatia had a tradition of organising Pride events, whereas the attempt to organize such an event in BelgradeSerbia inended in a bloody showdown between the police and the counter-protesters, with the participants heavily beaten up. The Amsterdamin the NetherlandsGay Pride has been held since and can be seen as one of the most successful in acquiring social acceptance. Liverpool Pride was launched inbut by it became the largest free Gay Pride festival in the United Kingdom outside London. Inmore thanpeople attended the gay pride march in Mexico City —, more than the previous year. Inthe small town of Homer, Alaskaheld its first pride parade. Archived from the original on October 22,
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The parade has a crowd of overattendees with well over half a million in attendance for the August 4, Pride Parade. It has grown into one of the biggest Nordic Pride events. Find sources:
The first public demonstration by gay people in Italy took place in San Remo on April 5,and was in protest against the International Congress on Sexual Deviance organized by the Catholic-inspired Italian Center of Sexology.