Tag Archives: Heritage of Pride

ABC To Broadcast NYC Pride March 2017

Via press release: NYC Pride announced that WABC-TV will be its official television partner and broadcast the 48th NYC LGBT Pride March on Sunday, June 25, 2017. The NYC Pride March started in 1970 as a civil rights demonstration on the 1-year anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising. Today, it is one of the world’s best known LGBT events, with 350 ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Resistance Groups Reach Deal With Pride Organizers For Front-Of-Parade Placement

Duncan Osborne reports at Gay City News: The organization that produces New York City’s pride parade, rally, and related events has agreed to allow groups eager to confront the Republican Party’s control of the federal government near the front of the June 25 pride parade. “I’m extremely proud of the people who came out to raise their voices about this, ...

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NYC Pride Reveals 2014 Grand Marshals: Laverne Cox, Rea Carey, Jonathan Groff

Via press release: Heritage of Pride, organizers of NYC Pride and the annual New York City Pride March, today announced the Grand Marshals for 2014. This year’s marshals are Rea Carey, Executive Director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force; Transgender Activist and “Orange is the New Black” actress Laverne Cox; and Broadway, film, and television actor Jonathan Groff, ...

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GLAAD Head To Donohue: March With Me

“As a fellow Irish New Yorker, I’m hoping Bill will march with me at NYC Pride. I look forward to the day when I can march openly with Bill in the NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade, and not be turned away because of who I am.” – GLAAD president Sarah Kate Ellis, inviting Catholic League blowhard Bill Donohue to march ...

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Signorile Cheers NYC Pride For Agreeing To March Demand By Catholic League

“Let’s go for more speech, not less. Let Donohue march under his Straight is Great; banner if he truly wants. I mean, straights are great, even if gays are great too, right? Or as Pride Director David Studinski, put, ‘Straight is great — as long as there’s no hate.’  And let me march under a banner right in front of ...

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NYC Pride Agrees: “Straight Is Great”, Catholic League Welcome To March

On Sunday, Guinness Beer announced that it was dropping its sponsorship of the NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade over the event’s long-running exclusion of LGBT groups. That move prompted an immediate outcry from anti-gay groups, the loudest of which has been the NYC-based Catholic League, whose leader Bill Donohue yesterday demanded permission for his group to march in the 2014 ...

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Girl Pride NYC At Pier 57

Yesterday I dropped by Rapture On The River, NYC Pride’s annual party for gals. The event was held for the first time at the cavernous and enclosed Pier 57 due the pending demolition of the open-air Pier 40 next door, the traditional site for the party. The space is astoundingly massive, so much so that some of the more athletic ...

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JC Penney In NYC’s Pride Guide

You-know-who isn’t going to like this! JC Penney will also have a float in the New York City pride parade!

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Cyndi Lauper To Perform At Pier Dance

Breaking with many years of tradition, NYC Pride has announced the headliner for this year’s Pier Dance. That news is typically kept secret right up until they appear on the stage. Via press release: “Pride is about celebration, we are honored to have Cyndi celebrate with us,” said Mo George, Dance Director. “What an amazing way to introduce our new ...

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The Power Bears Of NYC Pride (Plus Me)

A couple of months ago, the folks at NYC Pride invited me to pose for their “Rise Of The Power Bears” feature. I know, right? But since my hero, Carl Siciliano of the Ali Forney Center, had already signed on, how could I refuse? Rounding out our trio was Kiehl’s president Chris Salgardo, who is also one of this year’s ...

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NYC Pride Announces Grand Marshals

Via press release from Heritage of Pride: Heritage of Pride is pleased to announce Chris Salgardo, Cyndi Lauper, and Connie Kopelov & Phyllis Siegel as Grand Marshals for the 43rd Annual LGBT Pride March on June 24, 2012. These individuals represent a colorful portrait of the LGBT community and include the President of Kiehl’s Since 1851, an Emmy and Grammy ...

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NYC Pride Names 2011 Grand Marshals

Via press release: NYC Pride is excited to announce Dan Savage, Terry Miller, Rev. Pat Bumgardner, and the Imperial Court of New York as Grand Marshals for the 42 Annual LGBT Pride March, which will occur on June 26, 2011. “We are thrilled at the opportunity of hosting such inspiring leaders of LGBT marriage equality, community service, and youth self-assurance.” ...

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NYC Pride Cuts Parade Route By A Mile

As I told you back in February, as a cost-cutting measure the NYPD has mandated that parade routes be significantly shorter in 2010. Accordingly, today NYC’s Heritage of Pride announced that they were reducing the length of this years parade by 16 blocks. Via press release: Although the March used to begin at 52nd St. & 5th Ave., this year, ...

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Constance McMillen Named Grand Marshal Of NYC 2010 Gay Pride Parade

Finally, I can spill what I’ve known for ten days. Mississippi high school senior Constance McMillen has been named a grand marshal of NYC’s gay pride parade. Constance McMillen, a Mississippi high school honors student who fought back when her school told her she couldn’t take her girlfriend to the prom, has been announced as one of the Grand Marshals ...

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NYPD Mandates Shorter Parades

If you’re one of the folks who never makes it through the entire Pride parade, you may be in luck. NYC’s parades will have to be shorter in duration and in route according to a new rule issued by the NYPD. On Monday, the department announced that starting on April 1, the city’s parades must cut the distances they cover ...

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NYC Pride Grand Marshall: Judy Shepard

Judy Shepard will be joining Lt. Dan Choi as Grand Marshall of this year’s NYC Pride March. Via Queer New York: NYC LGBT Pride (aka HOP) will announce Tuesday, February 16th 2010, that Judy Shepard, the mother of Matthew Shepard, has accepted the honor and role of Grand Marshal for the 41st Annual LGBT Pride March, which will occur on ...

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NYC Pride Grand Marshall: Dan Choi

Lt. Dan Choi will be a Grand Marshall of this year’s NYC Pride March. Via Queer New York: This past Monday, February 8th 2010, at a meeting of NYC Pride (aka Heritage of Pride) it was announced that Lt. Dan Choi would be one of the Grand Marshals for the 41st Annual LGBT Pride March, which will occur on June ...

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Swag Tuesday

Courtesy of the Saint At Large, today’s Swag Tuesday booty is two tickets to the Love Ball, this Saturday’s massive Pride dance at Times Square’s Nokia Theatre. THE SAINT AT LARGE in association with THE FEDERATION OF BALLROOM HOUSES present Love Ball. Gay Pride Weekend, Saturday, June 27, 2009, 10 pm until dawn, Nokia Theatre Times Square. Music by: Alyson ...

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NYC’s PRIDEfest Returns

After last year’s contentious permit dispute with the city resulted in the cancellation of PRIDEfest (the post-parade street fair), Heritage Of Pride has secured the city’s approval for a new location of the event. The 15th Annual PRIDEfest will take place Sunday, June 29, on Hudson Street between Abingdon Square and West 14th Street. Last year, HOP requested to move ...

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Grand Marshalls And Atheists

On Sunday I started my day at the Heritage of Pride press tent for the news conference with this year’s grand marshalls: Rev. Troy Perry and Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum. Facing an army of news cameras, they both spoke eloquently about gay rights and religious tolerance. At least, I presume they did, I couldn’t hear a dang thing, despite being less ...

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