Gay Pride NYC 2012 Events: All the big shindigs for Pride Month
From the Pride Parade and Dyke March, to the Pier Dance and more, here's where you'll be celebrating Gay Pride in NYC this month
Photograph: Eric Harvey Brown
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It's Gay Pride Month in NYC, which means gays from around the globe will unite for a month of LGBT love with all the gay dances, queer parties, LGBT fundraisers and dyke rallies your gay heart can handle. And, of course the big Gay Pride March on Sunday June 24. So strap on your dancing—or walking—shoes (or anything else that needs strapping on) and get ready to celebrate.
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More than a million spectators line the streets for what is always one of the year's most dazzling spectacles, commemorating the 1969 Stonewall riots. This year's grand marshals are musician and activist Cyndi Lauper, Kiehl's president Chris Salgardo, and the adorable Phyllis Siegel and Connie Kopelov, the first same-sex couple to legally marry in New York.
The March begins at Fifth Ave and 36th St and proceeds south to the reviewing stand at Fifth Ave and 8th St before turning west down Christopher St to Greenwich St.. Subway: A, C, E, D, F to W 4th St; D, F, N, Q, R to 34th St–Herald Sq; F to 14th St or 23rd St; L, N, Q, R, 4, 5, 6 to 14th St–Union Sq; 6 to Astor Pl, 23rd St, 28th St or 33rd St.