The New York City Pride March

It has been 47 years since the first Pride March in New York City…


In the early hours of Saturday, 28 June 1969, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons began rioting in response to a police raid on the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar at 53 Christopher Street in New York City. This event and further riots and protests in the following nights were to be the defining moment in modern LGBT Rights Movement.  Back in 1969, it was the motivation behind the organization of the first pride march and, later, LGBT pride marches on a wider public scale.


On November 2, 1969, a resolution at the Eastern Regional Conference of Homophile Organizations meeting in Philadelphia established the first pride march to be held in New York City.  Craig Rodwell, Fred Sargeant, Ellen Broidy and Linda Rhodes proposed an Annual Reminder, encompassing the ideas and ideals of the struggle for fundamental human rights within the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community.

They proposed that the demonstration be…

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