Sunday, June 28, marked the 50th anniversary of NYC Pride celebrations, and the 51st anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising.
While the annual march may have been canceled, the city was still celebrating. NYC landmarks like Grand Central, Empire State Building, One World Trade Center spire, and countless others throughout the five boroughs all lit up this weekend in rainbow colors in honor of Pride. The Rockefeller Center Plaza was also lined in over 100 Pride Flags, and The Oculus has several large Pride Flags hanging from the skylight.
And although the NYC Pride Parade didn’t take place Sunday, there was a Queer Liberation March for Black Lives and Against Police Brutality that took place in the afternoon from Foley Square to Washington Square Park (where the peaceful group was unfortunately met with pepper spray, batons, and arrests). Sunday afternoon was also met with an intense storm over NYC, and once it passed at about 7pm, a gorgeous double rainbow emerged.
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