PRIDE MONTH: NYC Pride Parade returns to Fifth Avenue
Today, millions gathered along 5th Avenue in Manhattan to celebrate NYC Pride and in light of the bombshell decision by the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v Wade.
There will be rainbows, plenty of music and revelers along West 25th Street down to the village as they celebrate “Unapologetically Us.”
Parade organizers say the theme was influenced by the pandemic. They say it gave society a reset and “forced everyone to reconsider and reprioritize their lives.”
Every year, the NYC Pride Parade March takes places commemorating the Stonewall Uprising of 1969, which was the beginning of the gay rights movement.
Planned Parenthood will lead the parade. They were invited after the ruling by the Supreme Court that abortion is no longer a federally protected right.
Organizers feel that decision will not only put millions of women in harms way, but they also fear that this could set a precedent that puts other constitutional freedoms on the line.
The parade kicked off at noon on West 25th Street and 5th Avenue in Manhattan.