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Stonewall 50: World Pride Parade in NYC

The World Pride Parade in NYC last Sunday was marred with long gaps in between participating teams, sponsors, organizations, floats, etc. Gaps were so long that it bored the ones watching the parade, including us. It was a beautiful day, and at some point, it started to shower a bit, but the sun prevailed over the rain. After four hours of watching the parade, we decided to call it a day. We could not soldier on to wait for the rest of the participants. Two hours later, the crowd was thinning where we stood, and everybody seemed to be looking for bathrooms which were hard to find unless you’re a New Yorker who knows the area.

Stonewall 50: World Pride Parade in NYC Photos
Stonewall 50: World Pride Parade in NYC Photos

Stonewall 50

Stonewall Inn is the birthplace of Pride. Half a century ago, members of the LGBT community had enough of police harassment that they decided to take a stand of such inhumane treatment. Yes, the first Pride was a riot! It was the tipping point that led to protests in the years to come. Though Pride nowadays is accused of commercialization, pride parade participants still use the event to be political on issues that matter, not just to the LGBT community, but also on race, feminism, social inequalities, and more. Every Pride around the world has roots in activism that rejects heteronormativity, patriarchy, and other social conventions.

Stonewall 50: World Pride Parade in NYC Photos
Stonewall 50: World Pride Parade in NYC Photos

Stockholm in 2021

Stockholm will host the next World Pride in 2021. Hopefully, I’ll be able to finally visit the city with this excuse. 😀 My first World Pride was in Toronto in 2015, then in Madrid in 2017, and in New York this year. No, I don’t make it a mission to attend every World Pride. It just happened that I live in Toronto, and I have friends in Madrid and New York.

Stonewall 50: World Pride Parade in NYC Photos
Stonewall 50: World Pride Parade in NYC Photos

Enjoy these photos from World Pride Parade in New York City.

Pose Grand Marshall at NYC WorldPride 2019
The cast members of the TV show, POSE, were one of the Grand Marshalls at NYC WorldPride 2019.

The Cast of the Netflix Show, POSE, was one of the Grand Marshalls of the World Pride 2019 in New York City.

Pose Grand Marshall at NYC WorldPride 2019
Pose Grand Marshall at NYC WorldPride 2019

It has been estimated that there were 4 million visitors to the city during WorldPride 2019 celebrations.

Stonewall 50: World Pride Parade in NYC Photos
Stonewall 50: World Pride Parade in NYC Photos
Stonewall 50: World Pride Parade in NYC Photos
Stonewall 50: World Pride Parade in New York City Photos

What would Pride Parade be without the Drag Queens? They were at the forefront of the riot 50 years ago.

Stonewall WorldPride in NYC
Stonewall Riot turns 50 this year!
Trevor Project WorldPride NYC 2019
Trevor Project at WorldPride in New York City 2019
Stonewall 50: World Pride Parade in NYC Photos
Stonewall 50: World Pride Parade in NYC Photos
Stonewall 50: World Pride Parade in NYC Photos
Stonewall 50: World Pride Parade in NYC Photos
Stonewall 50: World Pride Parade in NYC Photos
Stonewall 50: World Pride Parade in NYC Photos
WorldPride 2019 in NYC
WorldPride 2019 in NYC
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WorldPride 2019 in NYC
Stonewall 50: World Pride Parade in NYC Photos
Stonewall 50: WorldPride in New York City
Stonewall 50: World Pride Parade in NYC Photos
Stonewall 50: WorldPride in New York City
Stonewall 50: World Pride Parade in NYC Photos
Stonewall 50: WorldPride in New York City
Stonewall 50: WorldPride in NYC 2019
Stonewall 50: WorldPride in NYC 2019
Stonewall 50: WorldPride in NYC 2019
Stonewall 50: WorldPride in NYC 2019
Stonewall 50: WorldPride in New York City 2019
Stonewall 50: WorldPride in New York City 2019
Stonewall 50: WorldPride in New York City 2019
Stonewall 50: WorldPride in New York City 2019
Stonewall 50: WorldPride in New York City 2019
Stonewall 50: WorldPride in New York City 2019
Stonewall 50: WorldPride in New York City 2019
Stonewall 50: WorldPride in New York City 2019
Stonewall 50: WorldPride in New York City 2019
Stonewall 50: WorldPride in New York City 2019
Stonewall 50: WorldPride in New York City 2019
Stonewall 50: WorldPride in New York City 2019
Stonewall 50: WorldPride in New York City 2019
Stonewall 50: WorldPride in New York City 2019
Stonewall 50: WorldPride in New York City 2019
Stonewall 50: WorldPride in New York City 2019
Stonewall 50: WorldPride in New York City 2019
Stonewall 50: WorldPride in New York City 2019
Stonewall 50: WorldPride in New York City 2019
Stonewall 50: WorldPride in New York City 2019

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