Here’s all of the latest info on 2021’s NYC Pride March…
As we all know, June marks Pride Month, and with it, many events to celebrate and support the LGBTQIA+ community!
The 2021 Pride March will take place on Sunday June 27th, featuring a broadcast special and certain in-person elements. This year’s theme: ‘The Fight Continues!’
For a little background, the first Pride March actually took place over 50 years ago. However, the March still remains a crucial civil rights demonstration practiced to this day. “Over the years, it’s purpose has broadened to include recognition of the fight against AIDS and to remember those we have lost to illness, violence and neglect,” shared NYC Pride.
For a fifth consecutive year, the NYC Pride March broadcast special will showcase incredible performances, interviews, and most excitingly…a street-side marching activity!
Be sure to catch the broadcast on June 27th on ABC-7 from 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. or on streaming platforms including Apple TV, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Roku. The NYC Pride website additionally noted that “[a]ll in-person elements will be produced in accordance with the most current guidelines for public events in the city.”
Groups and organizations that would typically make their way to the streets for the NYC Pride March will be featured in a virtual experience of the March following the broadcast.
The virtual experience will additionally highlight this year’s five Grand Marshals (leaders of the NYC 2021 Pride March) including: Wilson Cruz, Ceyenne Doroshow, Menaka Guruswamy, Dr. Demetre Daskalakis, and Aaron Rose Philip. Catch the show on NYC’s Pride Facebook and Youtube channel the same day (June 27th) starting at 3:00 pm.
“This year’s Grand Marshals are the embodiment of the theme for NYC Pride 2021, ‘The Fight Continues,’” shared Director of the NYC Pride March, Bansri Manek. “Their dedication to the continued fight has created a better future for individuals throughout the LGBTQIA+ community, and the bold courage they’ve demonstrated sends a clear message to the leaders of future generations about the importance of fighting for what you believe in.”
As for reimagining the usual Pride March Float Experience, March Pop Ups will appear at outdoor seating areas of locally owned businesses. “These unique Pop Ups will help boost visibility for local business owners, provide a canvas for out of work designers and artists, and bring an added vibrancy back to the streets in June,” shared NYC Pride.
New Yorkers can stay tuned for an interactive map to come that will help visitors learn more about the participating organizations and help find activations around NYC.
For more information, check out the NYC Pride website.
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