NYC Pride 2021 will take place on Pride Month in June. NYC Pride has announced the official theme for 2021: “The Fight Continues.”
“The Fight Continues” describes the many battles that take place in both the country and the city. Several fights are going on: CAUSING epidemics, police brutality, alarming murder rates for trans-POCs, economic hardship, climate disasters, hard-fought attempts to dissolve voters, and questioning the rights of the LGBTQA community in the highest courts.
The main events are the NYC Pride March on June 27, which will be presented in a virtual format as well as several live elements, and The Rally on June 25, featuring a variety of speakers and activists.
About NYC Pride:
NYC Pride is truly one of the biggest and best day trips in the world, after all, it says about the Big Apple. During New York’s summer peak in June, NYC Pride illuminates the city with LGBTQ-related parties, events, conferences, and of course incredible and colorful parades.
The first NYC Pride rally took place a month after the Stonewall riots in June 1969, which launched the modern Gay Rights Movement. On the morning of June 28, 1969, police raided the Stonewell Inn, a local gay bar in Greenwich Village, which strongly 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 first ever NYC Pride took place on June 28th.
NYC Pride has continued this proud tradition by holding events at various venues throughout the city. March passed the Stonewall Inn website on Christopher Street, the site of the Stonewell Riots in June 1969. Today, the New York Pride Parade rivals the Sao Paulo Gay Pride Parade and Madrid Pride as the largest Pride Parade in the world, attracting thousands of participants and millions of sidewalk spectators on June each year.
In 2019, New York celebrates a special distinction as WorldPride NYC. The iconic event changed throughout June, and was celebrated 50 years after the Stonewall riots. Various festivals including Pridefest and Pride Island enchant the city, with key activities including Melissa Etheridge and Madonna.
Each year during NYC Pride, a series of parties and celebrations take place throughout NYC, and continue until the end of the Pride Parade, which takes place in late June. While the main parade usually takes place in the heart of Manhattan, pride events often take place in other areas of the city, including in Brooklyn and Staten Island.
NYC Pride aims to find a future without discrimination, with all other pride. A future where LGBTQ people can not only be recognized and accepted, but they are also where they can enjoy equal rights from everyone. Gay Pride New York aims to achieve this by curbing a rich program of events that can inspire, commemorate, educate and celebrate every glorious rainbow nobleman. So can we see you in the Big Apple for New York’s Gay Pride? Indeed!
Program for NYC Pride:
In 2021, the NYC Pride Parade will be virtual due to the Covid-19 outbreak. Here is the schedule of events of the previous proud edition. The New York Pride 2020 date is June 14 to 28, and we couldn’t be more excited! The Big Apple tends to be arrogant at its best, and things in New York reach all-time highs during Gay Pride. After all, what’s not to like about the massive Pride Parade, and the many other LGBTQ-related parties that take place in a city that never sleeps?
The theme for Gay Pride NYC 2020 is “The Future Is …”, which means connecting the past, present and future of the LGBTQ community. It aims to connect the past, historical milestones and an interesting future for society, and incorporate identity, race, age, religion, language and body type. “The Future Is …” LGBTQ hopes to recognize the diversity of the community, while all acknowledging each person’s unique and valuable vision for the future.
2020 Gay Pride will be special for New York as it celebrates the 50th anniversary of the NYC Pride March on June 28th. In keeping with tradition, the New York Pride Parade 2020 will begin on Sunday, June 28 at 12 noon. The location is still TBD, so stay tuned for details. Although large scale is not to be expected because at WorldPred 2019, 2018, more than 100 tables were received, as well as 550 participants competed. So, in keeping with NYC and its glorious tradition, we can expect something big.
With the prestigious Pride Parade, you can look forward to a crowded show for New York Gay Pride 2020.