Tag Archives: NYC Pride

Watching The Defectives

Gentle readers, I’m rerunning my annual Pride rant for the fourteenth year. I wrote this post in 2005 a couple of days after attending Pride in NYC. In the following years I’ve reposted it in advance of NYC Pride in the hope of encouraging you to attend your local events. Have a wonderful Pride Month. Love each other. Watching The ...

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NFL And MLB To March In NYC Pride For First Time

The Hill reports: The NFL and the MLB will participate in New York City’s LGBT Pride March for the first time ever later this month. The two leagues will make their debut in the parade alongside representatives from the NHL, NBA, WNBA, MLS and National Women’s Hockey League, according to OutSports.com. Former NFL player Ryan O’Callaghan, who publicly came out ...

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NYC Pride 2018 Grand Marshal: Billie Jean King

New York City Pride today announced that tennis legend and LGBT activist Billie Jean King will be the grand marshal of this year’s Pride parade. As someone said just now on my Facebook page, “Take THAT, Margaret Court!” Rather interestingly, this year’s parade will also reverse its traditional direction. From the press release: This year’s NYC Pride March also undergoes ...

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Kylie Minogue To Headline New York City Pride

Via press release from New York City Pride: In 2017, NYC Pride evolved Dance on the Pier, a 30+ year institution, into a new multi-day LGBTQ cultural experience named Pride Island. With much excitement, we’re proud to announce the event is back this year featuring live performances by Kylie Minogue, Tove Lo, Lizzo, and Big Freedia from Saturday, June 23 ...

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Nikki Haley: I Got Booed At New York City Pride

Fox News reports: U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley took to Twitter Sunday to claim that she and her son were heckled as they left a New York City restaurant while the city’s annual Gay Pride Parade was taking place. It was not immediately clear where Haley was dining or what was said to her and her son. ...

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Resistance Activists Show Force At NYC Pride [VIDEO]

Resistance groups turned out in large numbers at today’s New York City Pride parade, where they were greeted with whistles and roars when they turned the corner onto Christopher Street. Notable among the groups were Gays Against Guns, who chanted “Fuck The NRA!” and ACT UP, which carried black cardboard coffins adorned with signs warning of the death of Medicare ...

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LIVE VIDEO: New York City Pride Parade

From New York City’s ABC affiliate: Thousands are expected to take part in the 48th NYC LGBT Pride March on Sunday. The march in Manhattan, which starts on Fifth Avenue, ends in the West Village. WABC-TV will be its official television partner and broadcast the march. The NYC Pride March started in 1970 as a civil rights demonstration on the ...

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Resistance Groups To Lead New York City Pride Parade

Back in March, I reported that a coalition of grassroots activists had reached an agreement with New York City Pride for front-of-parade placement. Today we have details about those groups. Via press release: Inspired by the defiant spirit from which NYC Pride was born, 18 diverse LGBT community organizations will march together at the front of this year’s NYC Pride ...

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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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ACLU Named Grand Marshal Of New York City Pride

Via press release: NYC Pride announced today its four Grand Marshals scheduled to lead the 48th NYC Pride March on Sunday, June 25, 2017. The American Civil Liberties Union, Brooke Guinan, Krishna Stone, and Geng Le will lead this year’s critical demonstration of LGBT Pride and protest. ● The American Civil Liberties Union has been the United States’ uncompromising defender ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Cop Whose Dancing At Gay Pride Parade Went Viral Dies Of 9/11-Related Brain Cancer

Horrible. The New York Daily News reports: NYPD Officer Michael Hance, who raised eyebrows and made headlines in 2015 for twerking with a reveler at the city’s Gay Pride parade, has died of 9/11-related cancer. He was 44. The 17-year veteran of the NYPD, who worked the bucket brigade in the aftermath of the terror attack on the World Trade ...

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Gay Against Guns Stage Die-In At NYC Pride

Bustle reports: LGBT activists who want stricter gun laws seized the day at New York City’s Pride March on Sunday, staging a “die in” on 5th Avenue to draw attention to anti-gay gun violence. But the ‘Gays Against Guns’ Pride demonstration was much more than a one-time thing. It was work of an entirely new advocacy group, founded in the ...

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Hillary Marches In NYC Pride Parade And Delivers Video Message On Orlando At The Pier Dance [VIDEO]

Hillary Clinton made a unannounced appearance yesterday afternoon at NYC Pride, marching about four blocks with Gov. Cuomo and Mayor De Blasio. From the New York Times: It is difficult to surprise at New York City’s pride parade — that pulsing kaleidoscope of pink unicorn horns and rainbow undergarments, bejeweled miniature dogs and glitter-specked revelers who seemed to have misplaced ...

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Gays Against Guns To March In NYC Pride

From openly gay New York City Councilman Corey Johnson: I’d like to announce that I have invited Gays Against Guns, a new grassroots LGBT organization formed in the wake of the June 12 Orlando massacre, to march with our contingent on Sunday in the NYC Pride March. Gays Against Guns will partner with existing gun-control and LGBT groups to leverage ...

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Pulse Nightclub Owner To Lead NYC Pride Parade

From the New York Daily News: The owner of Pulse, the Orlando nightclub where 49 people were shot and killed by a crazed gunman, will ride on the lead float in this year’s NYC Pride March. Also, in memory of all those lost in the June 12 massacre, their names will be read, followed by a moment of silence, a ...

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New York City Pride Names Syrian Refugee & LGBT Activist Subhi Nahas Among 2016 Grand Marshals

Via press release from New York City Pride:  Heritage of Pride announced today three Grand Marshals for the 47th NYC Pride March. – Jazz Jennings is the 15-year-old honorary co-founder of the Transkids Purple Rainbow Foundation and the youngest Grand Marshal in NYC Pride history. Since her first appearance with her family at age 6 on 20/20, Jazz has become ...

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At New York City Pride 2015

It took them a month to put this together, but here’s a great recap of New York City Pride 2015.

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Boy Culture Recaps NYC Pride

Click over to Matt Rettenmund’s Boy Culture for a massive photo recap of NYC Pride. Politicians, movie stars, beefcake, and bears!

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Viral Video Of The Day

Via Business Insider: A YouTube video shared after Sunday’s parade shows a parade marcher getting his groove on with what appears to be a member of the New York Police Department. We’ve reached out to the NYPD for comment but haven’t heard back yet. The 12-second clip stars the unlikely duo dancing to along to Michael Jackson’s “Don’t Stop ‘Til ...

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Seen At New York City Pride

(Via JMG reader Michael)

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