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New York City Gay Pride Parade 2011, Greenwich Village, New York City - 016

New York City Gay Pride Parade (Heritage Pride March) 2011.

 

Greenwich Village, New York City.

 

All taken directly across the street from where it all began, The Stonewall Inn.

 

"The Gay Pride March is an annual march more commonly referred to as the Pride Parade in New York City, traversing southward downFifth Avenue and ending at Greenwich Village. The March passes by the site of the Stonewall Inn on Christopher Street, location of the 1969 police raid which launched the modern Gay Rights Movement.The March, PrideFest (the festival) and the Dance on the Pier are the main events of Pride Week in New York City Gay Pride Week. Since 1984, Heritage of Pride (HOP) has been the producer and organizer of Pride Events in New York City. Source

  

"The Stonewall riots were a series of spontaneous, violent demonstrations against a police raid that took place in the early morning hours of June 28, 1969, at the Stonewall Inn, in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of New York City. They are frequently cited as the first instance in American history when people in the homosexual community fought back against a government-sponsored system that persecuted sexual minorities, and they have become the defining event that marked the start of the gay rights movement in the United States and around the world." Source

 

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Taken on June 26, 2011