In a movement that is so frequently grabbing headlines for issues such as marriage inequality and bullying against LGBT youth, it's even more imperative to balance that out with an image of "fun and cheer. Grassroots activist and founder of the New York Area Bisexual Network Brenda Howard, who is sometimes known as the "Mother of Pride," coordinated a week-long series of events around Pride Day, including a dance. Following a police riot and assault at the end of the street festival, 53 were arrested; with over more arrested at subsequent protests. Independence Day federal. Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources. Belgrade Pride parade was held on October 10, with about participants  and while the parade itself went smoothly, a riot broke out in which police clashed with six thousand anti-gay protesters  at Serbia's second ever Gay Pride march attempt, with nearly policemen and around 20 civilians reported wounded in the violence.
Chris Frederick, the managing director of NYC Pride, tells Mashable that the city's pride events are not officially called "parades.
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But anyone can have pride in themselves, and that would make them happier as people, and produce the movement likely to produce change.