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2020 NYC Gay Pride March

When : Sunday, June 28, 2020 beginning at noon.

Where : 26th St. & 5th Ave. then west to 8th St., down Christopher St. and north on 7th Ave. to 23rd St.

Directions : IRT to 28th St. for the start of the parade, or IND Eighth Avenue subway line to 14th Street for the mid-parade route.

Local TV: ABC Channel 7 from Noon-3PM

Originating in New York City. the gay pride parade has sparked marches for gay pride worldwide ever since the first march in Greenwich Village in the early 1970's.

Today, the NYC Gay Pride March, commonly known as the Pride Parade, is held on the last Sunday in June. But a whole week's worth of events happen beforehand that culminates with the big march down Fifth Avenue and the Pridefest street fair that wraps up Gay Pride Week.

Gay Pride March 2020

The 2020 Gay Pride March kicks off at noon on Sunday, June 28th at the intersections of 26th Street and 5th Avenue. proceeding on 5th Avenue before turning west on 8th Street. At 6th Avenue, the parade proceeds down Christopher Street, then north on 7th Avenue where the parade disperses on 23rd Street.

On Sunday, the party continues as parade watchers are invited to 2020 Pridefest, the annual LGBT street fair traditionally held on Hudson Street.

Can't be there? Local channel WABC-TV traditionally broadcasts the Gay Pride March from Noon -3 p.m. on Channel 7 and also streams the event on its website,

Remembering Stonewall

NYC Pride, Stonewall2019 marked the landmark 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots in 1969, and a reminder that the gay pride march was not always such a festive event.

The original purpose of the pride march was to commemorate the riots at the Stonewall Inn, a popular gay and lesbian bar of the time that became the epicenter for violent protests against the unlawful treatment that gays suffered at the hands of the New York City police department.

The Stonewall riots are now considered a major turning point in the Gay Rights movement, and the march still goes past the site every year to pay tribute to its significance.

And, in commemorating it's origins, organizers say that the Pride event in New York City will continue to be officially called a march until full equality is achieved by the LGBT community.

It's Time to Party

Otherwise, the NYC gay pride march is an upbeat and festive event that draws huge crowds from around the Metro New York area numbering more than one million participants and spectators.

Vibrant costumes and dress have, in many ways, come to embody the spirit of the gay pride parade over the years.

While event organizers remind participants that New York State has a law against nudity below the belt, parade participants are encouraged to express themselves in whatever way they see fit, which typically amounts to a spectacular display of creative and original costumes, displays, and floats.

Have fun!

More about the Gay Pride Week around the Web:

NYC Pride - The official site with details on the whole of Gay Pride Week festivities including times & locations, participant guide, volunteer opportunities, FAQ, photos & contact info.

also see -> Gay Friendly Travel | Coney Island Mermaid Parade

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