In 2019, for the first time in history, ‘World Pride’ was held in New York City.
This year during June (and, in fact, every June), for this year’s fifty-first anniversary of the ‘founding’ event of Gay Pride — the Stonewall Riot of 1969 — New York City will host its Pride March, an astonishing river of people that flows down Fifth Avenue to Greenwich Village, taking many hours to pass any given parade watcher. It’s often led by Dykes on Bikes, the clubs of motorcycle riding lesbians, and is the largest LGBTQIA march in the world with more than 500 unique entrants and more than 100 floats.
Registration is required to participate, and it goes without saying that accommodation needs to be arranged very early (‘ASAP’, in America’s world of acronyms).
Begin your research at a website created by the Stonewall bar itself, here.
There is no doubt that it is a really big show. So big, that if you are NOT interested, you should consider adjusting your schedule so that you do not have to compete for space in restaurants, theaters, museums and even on sidewalks and trains.
There are plenty of volunteer opportunities listed on the website, should you want to contribute.
The 2020 flamboya-ganza will take place Sunday June 28.
REGISTRATION IS OPEN!