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New York City Pride Parade 2022

Set to host its first in-person Pride Parade since 2019, ten of thousands of attendees will take to the streets of lower Manhattan.

With Friday’s Roe v. Wade decision fueling the fight for human rights and magnifying the message at during year’s event, the march, which first started in 1970, will begin at noon at West 25th Street and Fifth Avenue continuing to 8th Avenue. Following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn abortion rights, NYC Pride announced that Planned Parenthood will be the first contingent to march in the parade, as said in the announcement:

“As millions gather for LGBTQIA+ Pride this weekend in New York City and cities across the country, our voices will be heard – for the LGBTQ people impacted and the millions with whom we stand in solidarity.” “Pride was born of protest and will always be a space to fight injustice and discrimination. Join us as we advocate for bodily autonomy at this year’s NYC Pride March.”

This years Grand Marshals include activist TS Madison, “Saturday Night Live” star Punkie Johnson, NCAA swimmer Schuyler Bailar, activist Dominique Morgan, and lawyer Chase Strangio .

Schuyler Bailar (left), Ts Madison (center) and Punkie Johnson are tasked as Grand Marshals for New York City's Pride march.

Free and open for all to attend, in 2019, roughly 5 million people attended the WorldPride Parade, which marked the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots in Manhattan.

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Author: Al Denté

Photo: Steve Pisano