American cities and towns — big and small — are celebrating Pride monthwhich is meant to commemorate the Stonewall Riots. Since then, LGBT rights have come a long way. The Supreme Court passed marriage equality.
Starting today, rainbow flags will be flown, brands will launch their LGBTQIA-targeted merchandise hopefully with some intention of supporting the cause, as welland cities across the country will prepare to launch one fierce AF celebration after the next in honor of visibility and inclusion for the LGBTQIA community. But this year's celebration is a little bit different than those that have come before, a little bit more special and a little bit more important. Because this year marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, a series of riots that took place in New York City outside the legendary Stonewall Inn when a group of fed-up drag queens and gay people of color decided they'd had enough of the NYPD and its homophobic policies pushing them around and decided to do something about it.
Help us present groundbreaking exhibitions and develop educational programs about our nation's history for more thanschoolchildren annually. Celebrate Pride with us all month long! Then, check out our fascinating programs and events where you'll hear from activist pioneers, fashion scholars, and historians of gay culture.
The parade, which will include an estimatedmarchers, will step off from the corner of 26th Street and 5th Avenue, near Madison Square Park, and trek south on 5th Avenue before heading west on 8th Street. After crossing over 6th Avenue, the march will continue on Christopher Street, past the site of the Stonewall National Monument, before turning north on 7th Avenue. The Pride March will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, which is considered the seminal moment in the modern-day LGBTQ rights movement.
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.
New Orleans is a mecca for everything celebratory and alive. A place where music, art, history, food, and people of different ethnicities, nationalities, and sexual orientation mix and mingle. We invite you with open arms to revel in the charm and magic for yourself.
In the main pride weekend the Canal Parade, street parties and main dance parties take place. Amsterdam Pride is one of the greatest gay events in the world. Gay pride is one of the most busy weekends of the year in Amsterdam.
New York State has always been a global tourist destination, from Niagara Falls to New York City and all of the amazing sites in between. So, travel fanatics have long placed this top-tier state high on their travel bucket lists. WorldPride and Stonewall 50 are, quite simply, unmissable.
Our office is in Buffalo, but we provide services throughout the eight counties of Western New York State. The mission of the Pride Center of Western New York is to work with the community to make Western New York a safe, healthy, and satisfying place for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people to live, work, and establish their families. The Pride Center envisions an LGBTQ community in which individuals feel safe, secure, and affirmed where they live, work, worship, and play.