Shannon Brady
Writer & Editor

For twenty-five years, June has been officially recognized across the United States as Pride Month, originally designated “Gay and Lesbian Pride Month,” but expanded in 2011 to recognize the entirety of the LGBT+ community (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and all others who fall under the umbrella of marginalized sexual orientations and/or gender identities), their history, and their vital place in society. Check out our previous article on the subject for more information on the history of Pride, in which New York City is a key location.

Pride marches and parades, however, have been commonplace since 1970, and have become an annual tradition in many areas, New York City especially. This year’s Pride March will take place on Sunday, June 30, and is free to attend. Groups and individuals wishing to march in the parade should register here, and answers to frequently asked questions can be found here.

The parade route will begin at 11:00 AM on 25th Street and 5th Avenue, heading south on 5th Avenue before turning west on 8th Street and proceeding over 6th Avenue. From there, it continues down Christopher Street and past the Stonewall National Monument, the birthplace of the modern American LGBT+ liberation movement. Finally, the parade moves north on 7th Avenue past the New York City AIDS Memorial, and ends at 16th Street and 7th Avenue in Chelsea.

There are numerous other local Pride parades, historical exhibitions, and special events around the city, Long Island, and other nearby areas: check out this article for more information on many of them. If you will be in the areas but not attending, check your local traffic reports for road closures that may affect your travel time.

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