Definition of gay pride in US English:

gay pride

noun

  • 1Confidence, self-respect, and solidarity as expressed by gay people, associated with openness about one’s own sexual identity, and the celebration of gay culture and history.

    ‘the perfect symbol of gay pride’
    • ‘Two have rainbows, the traditional symbol of lesbian and gay pride.’
    • ‘Like the non-Jewish Danes who wore the Star of David, a street full of neighbors flying gay pride flags could protect and support through ambiguation.’
    • ‘This is a sad situation on the eve of our gay pride celebrations.’
    • ‘Given that gay pride events traditionally celebrate the riots outside New York's Stonewall Inn on June 27th 1969, I'd always assumed that they all happened on the same weekend.’
    • ‘He led from the front in gay pride marches and made a point of explaining his sexuality when taking briefs from the politicos.’
    • ‘My next-door neighbor flies his gay pride flag in his front yard.’
    • ‘I bought a badge on the first gay pride demonstration I attended (alright, it was 21 years ago).’
    • ‘Calcutta hosts the first-ever gay pride march in the subcontinent.’
    • ‘This may explain why some choose to wear Aboriginal tee-shirts at anti-nuclear marches or gay pride badges when we are as straight as, well, the next straight person.’
    • ‘These are contrasting scenes from just two of several gay pride marches throughout Europe yesterday to draw attention to discrimination against homosexuals and to urge political leaders to grant them equal rights.’
    • ‘The plan is to stage the ‘event within the event’ at art openings, movie showings in public parks and gay pride functions.’
    • ‘His show has proven so popular that he's now played gay pride events around the world, including Sydney's Mardi Gras and Berlin's Love Parade.’
    • ‘Gay pride is the perfect context for what I'm saying, because to really appreciate the meaning of gay pride is to truly feel it.’
    • ‘Parents led the way in Mexico City as thousands marched to celebrate gay pride and promote tolerance.’
    • ‘Well, the ironic thing is that there are gay pride marches being held right now on Pennsylvania Avenue across the street.’
    • ‘Furthermore, gay pride reinforces the existence of the opposite dichotomy: heterosexual identity.’
    • ‘We probably used the term gay power more than gay pride in that particular march.’
    • ‘None of these strangers imagines that each night I go home to a woman, that I march in gay pride parades, that I fight their assumptions on a daily basis.’
    • ‘The flamboyance that always marks gay pride parades was clearly on display as colourful sequins shimmered under the warm summer sun.’
    • ‘But despite the fact that Edmonton is ground zero for important gains to gay rights in the province, gay pride is still a political hot potato around city hall.’
    1. 1.1 A public event, typically involving a parade, held to celebrate gay and other LGBT identities, culture, and experience.
      ‘the two best performers get the chance to do their act at gay pride’
      ‘tens of thousands of people have thronged the streets of Paris to mark the city's Gay Pride’

Pronunciation

gay pride

/ɡeɪ praɪd/