Sunday, June 30th, 2019. New York City – Today was the NYC Pride March. The 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion was on Friday, June 28th, 2019. People from around the world came to New York City to celebrate.
Organizers say on their website www.NYCPride.org, “The first March was held in 1970 and has since become an annual civil rights demonstration. Over the years, its purpose has broadened to include recognition of the fight against AIDS and to remember those we have lost to illness, violence and neglect.
The March is a celebration of our lives and our community. In 2018, we were joined by over 550 unique marching contingents, representing a vast array of non-profits, community organizations, corporate sponsors, small businesses, political candidates and activists! With over 100 floats making the trek along the route, last year’s March was one of the largest and most exciting in history.
MEET OUR 2019 LGBTQIA+ NYC PRIDE MARCH GRAND MARSHALS
POSE is a dance musical, set in the 1980s, that explores the juxtaposition of life and society in New York: the ball culture world, the rise of the Trump era, and the downtown social and literary scene. Cast members Dominique Jackson (Elektra), Indya Moore (Angel), and MJ Rodriguez (Blanca) will represent the show.
Phyll Opoku-Gyimah is the nucleus of the award-winning celebration and protest that is UK Black Pride.
Gay Liberation Front was the very first LGBTQ activist organization formed after the Stonewall Rebellion.
The Trevor Project is the leading and only accredited national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people.
Monica Helms is a transgender activist, author, and veteran of the United States Navy, having served on two submarines. She is also the creator of the Transgender Pride Flag, in 1999, and subsequently donated the original flag to the Smithsonian Institution in 2014.”