Turn up time! After the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage in all 50 states on June 26, NYC went crazy in celebration during their annual Pride Parade on June 28.
NYC’s famed Pride Parade went down on June 28, and it was more exciting than ever before. Why? Well, it was just two days after the historic day in which the Supreme Court awarded all LGBT Americans with the same right to love as the rest of the country by making it legal to marry whoever they very well please. So obviously, there was major reason to celebrate in Manhattan this weekend. We have all the details of what went down!
Drawing in hundreds of thousands to the streets of New York, the Pride Parade sure was something else this year. Coming off the heels of the very exciting news that the Supreme Court voted gay marriage a right protected by the U.S. Constitution in a 5-4 vote, it was as if the whole city was struck by one huge rainbow glitter bomb. YAS!
Sunday was for going all out, marching to the beat of your own drum, and showing your true colors! The yearly festival, which is the nation’s most expansive Pride celebration, ran along Fifth Avenue from 36th Street all the way down to the West Village — covering two whole miles of NYC’s city grid. Fifty-five floats participated this year, the most ever to sign up for the parade.
Pride weekend gave a plethora of ways to memorialize the good news. From dance parties and rooftop soirees to family-friendly gatherings, the whole city found a way to bask in the commemoration! Basically, NYC Pride was bigger and better than ever before — for one very apparent reason. Equality for all!
HollywoodLifers — what are YOUR thoughts on NYC’s Pride celebrations? Let us know!
— Evan Real