The NYC Gay Pride Parade is happening today, June 26, and it’s going to be amazing day. You’re not going to miss a minute of this special event. Watch a live stream of the parade now!
The 2016 NYC Gay Pride Parade is going to be one to remember. The LGBT community is prouder and stronger than ever, and the march’s message of equality takes on more weight than ever after the tragic Orlando shooting at a gay nightclub just two weeks ago. Watch the live stream of the NYC Gay Pride Parade now!
The parade will start at 36th Street and Fifth Avenue in New York City. The march will head downtown to 8th Street, and then go west to Sixth Avenue. The parade will eventually end at Christopher Street and Greenwich Street. The parade kicks off at noon.
The NYC Gay Pride Parade is happening two weeks after Omar Mateen killed 49 innocent people and left dozens wounded at Pulse nightclub in Orlando on June 12. This year’s parade is expected to be the biggest in history. The lead float at the parade will be dedicated to the 49 victims of the Orlando shooting, according the CBS New York.
“This year is definitely going to be a lot more significant, a lot more important,” NYC Pride March Director Julian Sanjivan said, according to AMNewYork. “It’s painful, but at the same time, we want to show it’s all about love, it’s all about equality. We’re not going to cave to fear.”
The theme of the 2016 parade is “EQUALITY NEEDS YOU.” Grand marshals for the parade include Jazz Jennings, Subhi Nahas and Cecilia Chung. Fergie will also be performing at the 30th anniversary event of Dance on the Pier after the parade.
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