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Jun 25 2023
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2023 New York City Pride March: A Chance to Show Support for the LGBTQ+ Community

Sunday, June 25, 2023

Kicking off at/about Noon

The Route:

We’ve been keeping an eye out for the route announcement and it’s finally here!

The march will take off from about the same spot as it did last year in 2023, at 25th Street and 5th Avenue. It will head south along 5th Avenue, then west along 8th Street. After passing 6th Avenue, it will move along Christopher Street, where the Stonewall National Monument is located. The march will then head north on 7th Avenue, passing the NYC AIDS Memorial. It will end in Chelsea at 16th Street and 7th Avenue.

This year’s Grand Marshals:

  • Billy Porter (he/him) is a Grammy, Emmy and two-time Tony Award winner. He is a singer, actor and activist who has starred in Broadway shows like Kinky Boots and TV shows like Pose. He is known for his flamboyant fashion choices and his advocacy for LGBTQIA+ rights.
  • Yasmin Benoit (she/her) is a British model and activist who identifies as asexual and aromantic. She is the founder of the #ThisIsWhatAsexualLooksLike campaign and the co-founder of the Asexuality Visibility and Education Network (AVEN). She is also a writer and speaker who raises awareness about asexuality and intersectionality.
  • AC Dumlao (they/them) is a Filipino-American activist, educator and artist who focuses on transgender rights, gender diversity and queer justice. They are the founder of Call Me They, a platform that provides workshops, trainings and resources on gender identity and expression. They are also the program manager of the Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF).
  • Hope Giselle (she/her) is a Black transgender activist, author and influencer who uses her platform to empower marginalized communities. She is the founder of AllowMe Movement, a non-profit organization that provides support and resources to LGBTQIA+ people of color. She is also the host of the podcast Can We Talk?.
  • Randolfe “Randy” Wicker (he/him) is a pioneer of the LGBTQIA+ movement who participated in the first public demonstrations for gay rights in the 1960s. He is also a journalist, author and radio host who has covered various social issues and movements. He is a friend and supporter of Marsha P. Johnson, Sylvia Rivera and other Stonewall icons.

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Featuring hundreds of participating groups and drawing onlookers in the millions

In addition, PrideFest will be taking place this day. Stay tuned for details of the exact location(s).

The 2023 New York City Pride March is going to be a huge event, and it’s especially important this year. This year’s march comes at a time when the LGBTQ+ community is facing increased attacks. In recent years, there have been a number of anti-LGBTQ+ laws passed in states across the country, as well as the high-profile attacks on transgender people. As in past years, the NYC Pride March will be a chance for the LGBTQ+ community to come together and show that they will not be silenced.

We’re proud to be marching with these amazing people once again. Last year, the throngs of spectators was an absolute wonder to witness. We couldn’t believe how many people were in the crowds on the aligning sidewalks. Local folks along with the countless many from across America as well as peoples from lands afar. The weather was dry and extremely hot but that did not stop folks from participating. Plenty local politicians and other big names were there to show their support.

If you are able to attend the NYC Pride March, we encourage you to do so. It is a chance to show your support for the LGBTQ+ community and to help raise awareness of the challenges that they still face. It is also a chance to celebrate the diversity and resilience of the LGBTQ+ community.

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About the Pride March:

The LGBT Pride March is an annual celebration of the history, culture and achievements of the LGBTQ+ community worldwide. It traces its origins to the Stonewall Riots of June 1969, when a police raid on a gay bar in New York City sparked six days of protests and clashes that galvanized the gay rights movement. The following year, on June 28, 1970, activists in New York and other cities organized the first Pride marches to commemorate the anniversary of the uprising and demand recognition and equality for LGBTQ+ people.

Since then, Pride marches have spread across the globe, becoming a symbol of visibility, solidarity and diversity for millions of LGBTQ+ people and their allies. Pride marches typically feature colorful parades, rallies, speeches, performances and parties that celebrate the diversity of sexual and gender identities and expressions. Pride marches also serve as a platform for raising awareness of the ongoing challenges and discrimination faced by LGBTQ+ people in many parts of the world, and for advocating for social change and human rights.

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Videos from the 2022 Pride March:

 

Also, have a look at photos from previous years’ celebrations:

2018 Pride March:

2017 Pride March:

2015 Pride March:

The event is finished.