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** New Yorkled Magazine **

Jun 30 2024

40 Years Strong: Celebrate Resilience at the NYC Pride March

Sunday, June 30, 2024

Sam Champion of Local News ABC NY was there hosting from a stage near the beginning of the march.

The annual NYC Pride March is more than just a parade – it’s a powerful symbol of resilience and unity for the LGBTQIA+ community. This year, as Heritage of Pride, NYC’s leading LGBTQIA+ Pride organizer, gears up for their June events culminating in the 40th anniversary NYC Pride March on June 30th, the significance of this symbol takes center stage.

The march commemorates the Stonewall Uprising, a pivotal moment in LGBTQIA+ history, and serves as a platform for marginalized voices to be heard loud and clear. It’s a beacon of hope, not just for New York City’s LGBTQIA+ community, but for the global movement fighting for equality and acceptance.

Our experience attending last year’s Pride March: The energy at last year’s Pride March was electric! Witnessing throngs of supporters lining the streets – locals, allies from across America, and even international guests – was truly inspiring. Despite the heat, the spirit of solidarity burned bright. Local politicians and prominent figures stood alongside everyday heroes, all united for LGBTQ+ rights.

blankThis year, join us in making the march even bigger! Your presence shows the LGBTQ+ community they’re not alone, and amplifies the call for equality. It’s a celebration of diversity, resilience, and the ongoing fight for a more inclusive world.

This year’s NYC Pride March Grand Marshals are a diverse and inspiring group. From renowned activist DaShawn Usher to legendary transgender figure Miss Major, and acclaimed writer Raquel Willis, they represent resilience, diversity, and a commitment to fighting for LGBTQ+ rights. Celebrity Michelle Visage joins the celebration, while young leaders Eshe Ukwell, Baddie Brooks, and RobinDrake ensure the voices of LGBTQ+ youth are heard. Together, they promise a joyful march filled with love, acceptance, and hope for a brighter future.

But Pride Month is about more than just this one powerful day. Heritage of Pride’s roster of events throughout June reflects this, with a focus on themes of Queer joy, unity, and advocacy. From vibrant festivals to thought-provoking calls to action, there’s something for everyone who wants to celebrate diversity and stand in solidarity with the LGBTQIA+ community.

blankHere’s a sneak peek at what’s in store:

  • The NYC Pride March: Mark your calendars for June 30th to join in this momentous occasion. This year’s march holds particular significance as it marks four decades of LGBTQIA+ voices rising in unison.
  • PrideFest: Get ready for a day filled with excitement and celebration at PrideFest, NYC’s largest LGBTQIA+ street fair, turning 30 this year! Expect a diverse range of experiences across StageFest (featuring captivating performances and speakers), FamilyFest (offering inclusive activities for young attendees), CommunityFest (providing a platform for important LGBTQIA+ initiatives), and of course, FoodFest (a smorgasbord of culinary delights from around the world).
  • Youth Pride: Creating safe spaces for LGBTQIA+ youth is crucial, and Youth Pride, held on June 29th at the South Street Seaport Museum, offers exactly that. This event caters to ages 13-24, providing a space for empowerment, education, and community building.
  • TEAZE: Kick off your Pride festivities early with TEAZE, a 21+ party experience like no other, happening on June 22nd. Immerse yourself in the ultimate celebration of diversity, love, and liberation with renowned DJs and show-stopping performers.
  • Bliss Days (formerly Femme Fatale): Don’t miss Bliss Days on June 30th, a jubilant celebration dedicated to LGBTQIA+ womxn (21+). This annual event honors their achievements and fosters a safe space for connection and empowerment.

Have a look at


Video from the 2023 Pride March:

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:

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