Its first installment gathered 4, persons, and 2, people participated in the first three days of its edition,  before the police cracked it down and arrested its founder Hadi Damien. It drew four thousand people who participated in an exhibition of gender-fluid garments and its roundtable, a drag workshop, a lip-synching performance, an LGBT storytelling night, NGO open doors, film screenings, a roundtable about LGBT persons in Lebanese movies and TV series, several parties, a legal talk, the launching of 3 t-shirts designed by Bashar Assaf x Marwan Kaabour, a drag show, and a party in Mar Mkhayel, the trendiest nightlife street in Beirut, where 18 bars flew the rainbow flag. Therefore, organizers booked a large mountain land overlooking the Mediterranean , where participants indulged in barbecue, beer, live music, organic food, games, tanning and dancing. In support of Beirut Pride, several embassies flew the rainbow flag.
Pride in London
Liverpool celebrates its largest ever pride weekend – JUST AROUND THE CORNER
Pride parades also known as pride marches , pride events , and pride festivals are outdoor events celebrating lesbian , gay , bisexual , transgender , non-binary and queer LGBTQ social and self acceptance, achievements, legal rights , and pride. The events also at times serve as demonstrations for legal rights such as same-sex marriage. The events became annual and grew internationally. In , New York and the world celebrated the largest international Pride celebration in history: Stonewall 50 - WorldPride NYC , produced by Heritage of Pride commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots , with five million attending in Manhattan alone. In , the gay rights protest movement was visible at the Annual Reminder pickets, organized by members of the lesbian group Daughters of Bilitis , and the gay men's group Mattachine Society.