Thu Jun 9, 12:00 AM - Thu Jun 30, 11:30 PM

5 Avenue

5th Avenue & West 26th Street, New York, NY 10001

Community: Times Square


Gay Pride New York is right on up there as one of the biggest and best gay prides in the globe, after all it is the Big Apple we're talking about. Join us!!

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Taking place in the month of June, during the height of New York's summer, NYC Pride illuminates the city with a range of LGBTQ-related parties, events, conferences, and of course one incredible and colorful parade.

The first NYC Pride Rally occurred one month after the Stonewall Riots in June 1969, that launched the modern Gay Rights Movement. In the morning of June 28, 1969, police raided the Stonewall Inn, a local gay bar in Greenwich Village that very much represented the city's underground LGBTQ culture.

Following these violent and discriminatory attacks, 500 people gathered for a “Gay Power” demonstration in Washington Square Park a month later. This was followed by a candlelight vigil in Sheridan Square. A year later in 1970, the very first NYC Pride March took place on June 28.

Gay Pride New York has continued this proud tradition by hosting the event in various locations throughout the city. The March passes by the site of the Stonewall Inn on Christopher Street, location of the June 1969 Stonewall riots.

Today, the New York Pride parade rivals Sao Paulo Gay Pride Parade and Madrid Pride as the largest pride parade in the world, attracting each year in June hundreds of thousands of participants and millions of sidewalk spectators.

In 2019, New York celebrated a special pride, in the form of WorldPride NYC. The iconic event transpired for the entire month of June, and celebrated 50 years since the Stonewall Riots. Various festivities including PrideFest and Pride Island dazzled the city, with headline acts including Melissa Etheridge and Madonna.

Each year during Gay Pride New York, there are a series of parties and celebrations which take place throughout NYC, and continue right up until the concluding Pride Parade, which happens towards the end of June. While the main parade usually transpires in the heart of Manhatten, pride events often occur in other areas of the city too, including Brooklyn and Staten Island.

The aim of NYC Pride, as with every other pride, is to seek a future without discrimination. A future in which LGBTQ people can not only be recognized and accepted, but also one where they can enjoy the same rights as everyone else.

Gay Pride New York aims to achieve this by curating a rich program of events that can inspire, commemorate, educate, and celebrate every shade of the pride rainbow. So will we be seeing you this year in the Big Apple for Gay Pride New York? Naturally!

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