Among major events planned this year are the NYC Pride March on June 27, which will be presented in a virtual format, and The Rally on June 25, which will feature a diverse array of speakers and activists. According to event organizers, this year's theme is "The Fight Contiinues" "not only for us, but for future generations" and puts the spotlight on several key issues including police brutality, transgender rights, and the fight against the current effort to disenfranchise voters. Meanwhile, keep it here for more updates on an entire roster of events planned throughout Pride Month Gay Pride March Traditional Route. Where : 26th St.
New York City Celebrates 50 Years Of Pride Parades
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Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, hundreds of thousands of revelers lined the streets as, starting at noon, over contingents marched, including politicians New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo , Senator Chuck Schumer , and Mayor Bill de Blasio all made their customary appearances , groups representing different countries throughout the world and various sexual orientations, marching bands, community groups, and, of course, lots of corporations and companies. Their overwhelming attendence of the March, along with heavy police presence, led to the creation of a separate Queer Liberation March , which had its inaugural year in its current form on Sunday as well. Pictures from that are still to come, and you can check out lots of pictures some are NSFW from the huge, colorful WorldPride spectacle in the gallery above. As New York Post reports, not only did Cuomo march this year, he also signed bill A into law right from the parade route.
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By Kate Sheehy. June 28, pm Updated June 28, pm. Hosts of the live-streamed event appeared from inside the Stonewall Inn in the Village, where the historic gay-rights riots started 51 years ago to the day. Mayor Bill de Blasio and his wife, Chirlane McCray, appeared on Fifth Avenue as a series of decorated cars with balloons began slowly making their way downtown as part of the event, which was broadcast on various online platforms.
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.