Photos: NYC Pride Parade 2019
Millions of people packed the streets to see the 2019 installment of the beloved NYC Pride Parade yesterday.
This year’s event marked the 50 year anniversary of the Stonewall riots, which kickstarted the LGBTQ+ rights movement. On June 28, 1969, police raided the popular gay bar Stonewall Inn located in Greenwich Village. Occupants of the bar took to the streets with a fierce riot. The following month, a Gay Power rally took over Washington Square Park. On June 28, 1970, the very first official pride parade was held.
This was also the first WorldPride event for a city in the United States. Founded in 2000, WorldPride showcases some of the best events surrounding LGBTQ+ culture. In 2021, WorldPride will make its way to Copenhagen.
Our photos from this year’s pride parade can be seen below. While it’s over, there’s still some great events happening during WorldPride NYC, including the Criminal Queerness Festival and The Golden Girls Musical Parody.