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English citations of pride

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  • 1678, John Bunyan. The Pilgrim's Progress:
    Now the monster was hideous to behold; he was clothed with scales, like a fish, (and they are his pride,) he had wings like a dragon, feet like a bear, and out of his belly came fire and smoke, and his mouth was as the mouth of a lion.
  • 1772, The Lady's Magazine Or Entertaining Companion for the Fair Sex: Appropriated Solely to Their Use and Amusement, page 276:
    Her first pride was to be called gay and elegant, her second to be thought clever,...
  • 1843, Charles Dickens. A Christmas Carol:
    "There are some upon this earth of yours," returned the Spirit, "who lay claim to know us, and who do their deeds of passion, pride, ill-will, hatred, envy, bigotry, and selfishness in our name, who are as strange to us and all our kith and kin, as if they had never lived. Remember that, and charge their doings on themselves, not us."

"pride" meaning LGBT Pride festivalEdit

  • 2003, Vicky Lee, The Tranny Guide: The WayOut Guide to the Transgendered World, Wayout Pub (→ISBN):
    It's a visible celebration of gay, lesbian bisexual and transgender PRIDE and to remind everyone that discrimination is still experienced every day. [...] The first pride was 4th of May in Brussels. In Belgium they also call it 'Pink Saturday', a day when every gay person can party and feel good.
  • 2004, The Advocate, page 84:
    ... gay men and lesbians who live in this ancient city sharply divided between Jews and Muslims in a country marred by ever-present violence. In 2004 it would seem impossible to hold very public LGBT pride parade open to all groups. For the third year in a row, however, Jerusalem Open House, the city's LGBT community center, planned to do just that. "We had fierce opposition for our first pride," explains Noa Sattath, chairman of Open House and an organizer of the city's pride event ...
  • 2017, Reggie Yates, Unseen: My Journey, Random House (→ISBN):
    ... what would also be my first gay pride. He was still coming to terms with his sexuality and I saw the event being much smaller than its London equivalent as the perfect opportunity to be a part of the majority on a much more manageable scale. Travelling to the event I checked in via text, then calls, but the agreement to join me from Sohail felt increasingly less likely the longer the day went on. The day rolled on and my first pride was much more sombre than I'd expected...

collocations with LGBT-specific senses, cf. PrideEdit

  • 2001, The Advocate, page 38:
    Likewise, employees at more than 20 sites of Verizon, the telecommunications firm formed by the merger of Bell Atlantic and GTE, will be greeted by an educational display titled "What Part of Equal Don't You Understand?" And in Seattle gay and lesbian employees of the Starbucks coffee chain will don T-shirts specially designed for them — and paid for by the company — as they march together in the city's pride parade.
  • 2003, George Haggerty, Bonnie Zimmerman, Encyclopedia of Lesbian and Gay Histories and Cultures, Garland Science (→ISBN), page 871:
    In Chicago, for example, a 1970 protest march evolved into that city's pride parade. Gay Liberation, Mattachine Midwest, and the Women's Caucus organized the city's first Gay Pride Week in June 1970, the celebrations to culminate in a protest march on June 27.
  • 2003, The Advocate, page 13:
    Who knows what Uncle Sam might have said about this San Francisco couple or about a proposal to move the city's pride celebration to July 4 [...] A proposal to move San Francisco's gay pride celebration from its traditional end-of-June date to Independence Day has ignited a debate in the city almost as lively as Fourth of July fireworks.
  • 2011, Steven Petrow, Steven Petrow's Complete Gay & Lesbian Manners: The Definitive Guide to LGBT Life, Workman Publishing (→ISBN), page 344:
    ... to my city's pride celebration later this month but wondering if you have some suggestions on a dress code for those in attendance. Here's why I ask: On a day when our community gets so much attention from the news media, I think it's a shame that so many of us don't present a more wholesome face to the country. Why do so many gay men and lesbians need to show up in full drag [...]
  • 2016, Kath Browne, Eduarda Ferreira, Lesbian Geographies: Gender, Place and Power, Routledge (→ISBN), page 77:
    ... includes the city's pride parade and community day. Its activities primarily take place in the city's gay village district. Radical queer and queer anti-capitalist dissent over the increased commercialisation, festivalisation and depoliticisation of LGBTQ pride organisations also became more public in 2007 when these groups launched their own alternative pride festival, ...