To mark the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, bystanders revisit this watershed moment for queer rights. The NYC Gay Pride parade commemorates the birth of the gay-rights movement with the march, parties and more. Five of our favorite queer New Yorkers open up about the time they knew they belonged in the Big Rainbow Apple. Nearly five million folks are expected at WorldPride this June.
Here's your guide to one of the most epic things to do in the summer in NYC. Beginning at noon, the procession starts at 26th Street and Fifth Avenue, sashays down to 8th Street, crosses over to Christopher Street and the Stonewall National Monument, then continues up Seventh Avenue before ending at 23rd Street. Pride is about to get lit. Locals share tales of outrageousness, anger and inspiration from the past years of the Pride March. Get ready to celebrate with these 50 gay songs and anthems to stir the heart and move the hips.
From rallies to parties to lectures, there are free and ticketed events produced by NYC Pride and our official partners spread across New York City. Take a stand and make your voices heard at the Rally and Human Rights Conference. From aftenoon rooftops to late night dance parties, plan a fun-filled weekend in New York City. The spirit of Stonewall lives on as we commemorate and celebrate historical moments and the gamechangers of tomorrow. The revolution is finally here!
Exuberant crowds carrying rainbow colours filled New York City streets Sunday for one of the largest pride parades in the history of the gay-rights movement. The march was a dazzling celebration of the 50th anniversary of the infamous police raid on the Stonewall Inn. Marchers and onlookers took over much of midtown Manhattan with a procession that lasted hours and paid tribute to the uprising that began at the tavern when patrons resisted officers on June 28, The parade in New York and others like it across the nation concluded a month of events marking the anniversary. Eraina Clay, 63, of suburban New Rochelle, came to celebrate a half-century of fighting for equality.