Guide to Pride in NYC

Pride 2020 may not take place in its usual form, but the celebration is still on with events across the entire month of June.

NYC's best Gay Pride pictures from 2016
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Last year, NYC Pride was the biggest it's ever been as New York City celebrated the 50th anniversary of Stonewall and hosted World Pride, bringing millions together to celebrate and advocate for equality.

This year couldn't be farther from that with a citywide shutdown still in place. 

Despite that, New Yorkers are still partying — there may not be a Pride March through the West Village or parties at your favorite gay bars, but the LGBTQ+ community has come up with creative ways to make the show go on. 

 

Guide to NYC Pride 2020

The best LGBTQ things to do in New York
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The best LGBTQ things to do in New York

June is Pride Month, which means the LGBTQ community is ready to party and stand up for equal rights. Things are different this year, but if you’re looking for LGBT things to do, we have your back — we’ve assembled the best parties, performances and events that'll have you dancing, singing, learning and feeling heard. RECOMMENDED: Full coverage of Gay Pride in NYC

An oral history of the Stonewall riots
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An oral history of the Stonewall riots

To mark the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, bystanders revisit this watershed moment for queer rights.

Gay Pride parade in NYC
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Gay Pride parade in NYC

The NYC Pride parade, commemorates the birth of the gay-rights movement with the march, parties and more, is not happening this year, but will be celebrated online. 

Locals on when they first felt accepted in New York
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Locals on when they first felt accepted in New York

Five of our favorite queer New Yorkers open up about the time they knew they belonged in the Big Rainbow Apple. 

Pride memories: An oral history of NYC's greatest march,
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Pride memories: An oral history of NYC's greatest march,

Locals share tales of outrageousness, anger, inspiration and joy from the past 49 years of the NYC Pride March. 

Photos: the NYC Pride March over the years
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Photos: the NYC Pride March over the years

Take a look back at 50 years of protests, celebration and community at NYC Pride Marches.

10 under-the-radar gay history sites in NYC
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10 under-the-radar gay history sites in NYC

Hidden nods to LGBT history abound in Gotham—here are a few you might want to check out.

More ways to celebrate Pride

The 50 best gay songs to celebrate Gay Pride
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The 50 best gay songs to celebrate Gay Pride

It's time to celebrate with a playlist of the best gay songs

The best LGBT things to do in New York this week
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The best LGBT things to do in New York this week

Get busy with our picks of the best parties, mixers, performances and more LGBT things to do in NYC this week

Six ways to help New York’s LGBT community during Pride Month
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Six ways to help New York’s LGBT community during Pride Month

If donating money is not enough, this one's for you

40 things you don't know about Gay Pride
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40 things you don't know about Gay Pride

Queer factoids to shake a rainbow flag at

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The best gay bars in NYC
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The best gay bars in NYC

Don't let the haters fool you: The Internet and Grindr have definitely not caused the death of NY gay bars

The best gay club nights and parties in NYC
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The best gay club nights and parties in NYC

LGBT parties in NYC offer something for everyone, from relaxed, mixed shindigs to sweaty dance throwdowns

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NYC Pride March Photos from 2019
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NYC Pride March Photos from 2019

The streets of Manhattan were teeming with bright rainbow colored everything—balloons, confetti, flags, feathers, mustaches, etc.—as an estimated 3 million spectators celebrated the NYC Pride March 2019.

NYC’s best LGBT Pride pictures from 2017
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NYC’s best LGBT Pride pictures from 2017

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Out-of-towners on why they're coming in for WorldPride
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Out-of-towners on why they're coming in for WorldPride

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, millions will descend on NYC for WorldPride this June. See why just a few people are jetting in from across the globe to pay their respects. And if you’re searching for the festivities to hit up, discover everything you need to know about the Gay Pride Parade and the Gay Pride events worth your while. Chris Brown, Orlando, Florida: “I’m coming to WorldPride to feel happy and free. Since Pulse, I haven’t attended Orlando Pride. Instead, I’ve traveled to Prides around the country. It’s been beautiful to experience the U.S. this way, and it’s time to see how the rest of the world celebrates. I’m looking forward to meeting friends new and old and dancing till dawn.” Jan Wise, Columbia, South Carolina: “In 1994, three friends and I met in NYC for the closing of the Gay Games in Yankee Stadium and for the Stonewall 25th anniversary march. At the Gay Games, the lights were turned off as a deep roar of dykes on bikes entered the stadium. Cyndi Lauper jumped off the back and began to sing ‘Girls Just Want to Have Fun’—to the crowd’s excitement. We did not march in the official Stonewall march; instead, we joined the ‘illegal’ march, from the Village up to Central Park. There were thousands of us, led by the ACT UP group. We paused for a moment of silence as we passed Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, in memory of those who died from AIDS. Police and barricades were all around the cathedral. My expectations for Stonewall 50 are mixed

Celebrate Pride with these precious rainbow dumplings
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Celebrate Pride with these precious rainbow dumplings

This year’s Pride March will be led by a “resistance” contingent
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This year’s Pride March will be led by a “resistance” contingent

Trans firefighter Brooke Guinan is ready to lead this year’s NYC Pride March
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Trans firefighter Brooke Guinan is ready to lead this year’s NYC Pride March

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