55+ Pride Month Trivia Questions to Test Your Pride-Q

From the history of Pride to the LGBTQIA+ community in pop culture, how many of these Pride-themed questions and answers you can get correct?

Published May 29, 2024
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Pride Month is a time of joy and celebration, a time to remember, and a time to consider how far society has come and how much farther we have to go to create inclusivity that celebrates everyone, regardless of their gender identity or sexual orientation. Our Pride trivia questions and answers are a fun Pride Month activity. They share important moments in the LGBTQIA+ movement and the people who have helped it along the way. Try our Pride Month trivia questions and see how much you know. 

History of Pride Month Trivia Questions

We absolutely love celebrating Pride. It's such a fun time. How much do you know about how it all came together?

In June of 1970, a gay liberation march was held in New York City to commemorate the first anniversary of what event?

The Stonewall Uprising on June 18, 1969

Where is the Stonewall Inn located?

Greenwich Village, New York City

How many days of riots and protests were there following the police raid at the Stonewall Inn?

6 days

What city holds the biggest Pride parade in the world?

Sao Paulo, Brazil

Which Pride celebration flew the first Gay Pride flag?

San Francisco

In what month does Atlanta, GA celebrate Pride?


Before Stonewall, activists held annual pickets on July 4 at Independence Hall in Philadelphia. What were they called?

Reminder Day Pickets

What was the very first liberation March in NYC called?

Christopher Street Liberation Day

Before Pride Month became widely popular, on what day was Gay Pride Day celebrated?

The last Sunday in June

What US President officially declared June Gay and Lesbian Pride Month?

Bill Clinton

Who is known as the Mother of Pride?

Brenda Howard

Related: 54 Empowering LGBTQIA+ Quotes to Celebrate Pride

Trivia Questions and Answers About the LGBTQIA+ Community

Members of the LGBTQIA+ community make important contributions to every facet of society and have for centuries before they were able to live out loud and proud. How much do you know about these famous LGTBQIA+ people?

What member of the LGBTQIA+ community inspired the first transgender Barbie doll?

Laverne Cox

Who was the first transgender athlete to win an NCAA Division One title?

Lia Thomas (swimming)

What NFL team boasts the first openly transgender cheerleader?

Carolina Panthers

What was the name of the couple who wed in the very first same-sex marriage in the US?

Del Martin and Phyllis Lyon

In 1978, letters were found revealing a passionate love affair between which US First Lady and her lesbian partner?

Eleanor Roosevelt

Who is the first openly gay person to visit space?

Dr. Sally Ride

What are the names of the gay penguins in the Central Park Zoo?

Roy and Silo

What 4-time US gold-medal-winning Olympics diver is openly gay?

Greg Louganis 

What’s the name of the CNN reporter who came out as gay in 2012?

Anderson Cooper

What character is the longest-running queer TV character in television history?

Dr. Callie Torres (Grey’s Anatomy)

Who was the first openly gay man elected to public office in the US?

Harvey Milk

Who founded PFLAG?

Jeanne Manford

True or False: Caitlyn Jenner was the first openly transgender person to grace the cover of Time magazine.

False. It was Laverne Cox.

What AIDS activist held his real-life same-sex commitment ceremony (the first on television) in the third season of MTV’s The Real World?

Pedro Zamora

Who is the first openly gay anchor to host a prime-time news show in the US?

Rachel Maddow

LGBTQIA+ History Trivia Questions

How much do you know about the history of the LGBTQIA+ community? Test your mind with these historical trivia questions.

What’s the oldest documented gay rights organization in the US?

The Society for Human Rights

What’s the date of National Coming Out Day?

October 11

In what year was the original rainbow flag designed?


Whose murder led to the White Knight Riots?

Harvey Milk and George Moscone

Which was the first US state to allow same-sex marriage?


In what US city was the country's first legal same-sex marriage held?

San Francisco

What 1996 act limited the definition of marriage to one man and one woman in the US?

The Defense of Marriage Act

In what year was gay marriage legalized nationwide in the US?


Who legalized gay marriage in the US?

The US Supreme Court

Who wrote the earliest references to same-sex love between women?


What was the name of the first American lesbian rights organization, formed in San Francisco in 1955?

Daughters of Bilitis

What country was the first to legalize same-sex marriage in 2001?

The Netherlands

In Ancient Greece, what elite fighting unit was made up of pairs of male lovers with the belief that the lovers would fight harder for one another when fighting side-by-side?

The Sacred Band of Thebes

Which European country was the first to decriminalize homosexuality in 1791?


What year did the American Psychological Association remove homosexuality from its list of mental disorders?


Which US State was the first to outlaw discrimination based on sexual orientation?


What US state was the first to legalize civil unions for same-sex couples?


More LGBTQIA+ Trivia

Want more? From pop culture to the rainbow flag, use these questions to test your Pride-Q. 

What do the six colors of the rainbow flag represent?

Life, healing, sunlight, nature, serenity, and spirit

What city first added a black and brown stripe to its flag to represent LGBTQIA+ people of color?


What colors represent transgender people on a Pride flag?

Baby blue and light pink

According to GLAAD, approximately what percentage of Gen Z are LGBTQIA+?


What actress did Ellen DeGeneres’s character come out to in her TV show Ellen?

Laura Dern

On the Kinsey Scale, what number represents someone who is purely homosexual with no sexual interest in members of the opposite gender?


What’s a “platinum star gay”?

A gay man born by C-section

What Taylor Swift song mentions GLAAD?

“You Need to Calm Down”

What TV show aired the first lesbian wedding on television?


What was the first sitcom ever to feature a gay character on TV?

All in the Family

What was the first sitcom to feature a gay wedding on TV?


What 1993 Broadway play depicting the AIDS epidemic won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama (it was later made into an HBO miniseries)?

Angels in America

What 1994 TV series featured the first openly gay actor (Wilson Cruz) playing an openly gay character?

My So-Called Life

Take a Break From the Party

Ready to take a break from parades and parties this month? Gather your pals and have a rousing round of Pride-themed trivia to see who emerges as the proudest of them all. 

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55+ Pride Month Trivia Questions to Test Your Pride-Q