2021 marks the 51st anniversary of NYC’s first Pride Parade, one year after the Stonewall Uprising, and the city is celebrating this year by lighting up rainbow.
In honor of Pride Month and the 10th anniversary of the Marriage Equality Law in New York State, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that statewide landmarks will be lit in a rainbow of colors from Thursday, June 24 to Sunday, June 27 to celebrate.
“When you look at the long line of marches towards equality and freedom, so many of them started right here in New York, including the birth of the LGBTQ+ rights movement with Stonewall,” said Governor Cuomo in a recent press release. “[W]e are lighting landmarks all across the State in the colors of the pride flag because love always wins in New York.”
The Empire State Building will shine it’s LED lights Sunday night in rainbow colors, along with the Spire at One World Trade Center, Pier 17, Lincoln Center Josie Robertson Plaza, Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge, Kosciuszko Bridge, The H. Carl McCall SUNY Building, State Education Building, Alfred E. Smith State Office Building, State Fairgrounds – Main Gate & Expo Center, Niagara Falls, Grand Central Terminal – Pershing Square Viaduct, and the Albany International Gateway.
Furthermore, Governor Cuomo declared June 20th through June 26th as Marriage Equality Week to honor 10 years of Marriage Equality in New York.
See more about the proclamation here.
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