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.
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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
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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