Fifty years of Pride, 50 years of history being made. Pride has always been a celebration of our diversity, an opportunity for advocacy and connection. With rallies, parties, lectures, and the parade, there is something for everyone, and nothing proves that like the way Pride has spread around the world. All of our past events are culminating in the 50th anniversary. This June, the 2019 celebrations are going to show the world how it’s done.
The first Gay Pride parade happened in June 1970, one year after the Stonewall riots in New York City. The events at the Stonewall Inn ignited the modern Gay Rights movement, and every year, we gather to keep that spark alive. The March has become a focal point for the community. Over the years, Pride has not only served as an anniversary for the Stonewall riots, but has broadened to an annual civil rights demonstration, fighting against AIDS, for marriage equality, and to remember those lost to illness, violence, and other issues facing the community. The March has become a yearly marker for what is happening in our evolving history.
But that’s not all it is. Pride is a place to advocate, but it’s also a place to be yourself, to make new friends and connect with old ones, to relax, and to celebrate. It’s this spirit that has led to the spread of Gay Pride montharound the globe. Sao Paulo now has the biggest Gay Pride parade in the world. Madrid has the biggest in Europe. There are parades in places like Sydney, London, San Francisco, and so many more! This diversity represents us and is what makes Pride what it is today.
Now, with 50 years of history supporting us, we return to New York City for Worldpride NY 2019 / Stonewall 50. This will be the climax of the 50th anniversary celebrations for the Stonewall riots. There are millions of reasons to come to New York, and this year the Gay Pride calendar will offer you a million more. To connect with your community, to connect with your history, and to celebrate it all, Worldpride 2019 will be an event you will never forget. For the entire month of June, Worldpride NY will commemorate Stonewall with the largest Pride celebration in the world.
Wherever you decide to celebrate Gay Pride month this June, you will want to use this comprehensive Gay Pride Calendar 2019 put together by misterb&b, the world’s largest gay travel community, where you can see any event happening anywhere in the world in 2019. Happy Pride!