Reno Gay Pride - History
Lake Tahoe PrideFest was produced in 1996 as a Fund Raiser for P-FLAG of Northern Nevada. The state of Nevada made history when Governor Bob Miller became the first Governor in the United States to sign a statewide Gay Pride proclamation in 1996.
Reno Gay Pride is a registered Nevada Non-Profit Corporation and Reno Gay Pride members work hard each year to ensure the annual Gay Pride Celebration takes place. Reno Gay Pride is produced by Nevada Gay and Lesbian Visitors & Convention Bureau (NGLVCB).
Thousands of dollars are raised each year at Reno Gay Pride by local organizations that use the money raised at Reno Gay Pride for their individual causes - thanks to the continued efforts of Reno Gay Pride members. The economic impact that Reno Gay Pride has on Northern Nevada directly benefits local business and all local organizations that take advantage of the Festival.
Reno Gay Pride is the largest annual gathering of LGBT people in Northern Nevada - giving visibility to the community. Reno Gay Pride is proud to belong to regional and international organizations such as CAPI and InterPride.
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The Gay Pride Rainbow Flag
This symbol was the creation of Gilbert Baker in response to local activists stating that the community needed a symbol of unity, and was unveiled during the San Francisco Gay and Lesbian Festival in 1978.
Its design was actually inspired by the earlier black civil rights and "hippie" movements. And today, even the International Association of Flag Manufacturers has acknowledged the flag.
The rainbow flag has become the most visible icon of the GLBT community, and is a symbol that is recognized worldwide. The community has united with pride, determination and diversity under its colors.
Each color of the flag was designed to have a different meaning: