NYC Gay Pride Parade 2022: The New York City Pride Parade How To Get There, How To Watch, and Who Will Be There!
After the Supreme Court repealed Roe v. Wade, Planned Parenthood took the lead in Sunday’s Pride march, kicking off the colourful procession down Fifth Avenue.
When asked by The Post if they were pleased to see the organization’s pink banners and signs alongside the rainbow flags commemorating gay pride, New Yorkers replied they were.
A 28-year-old teacher who is gay, Mike McGowan, was watching his first NYC Pride march in Manhattan’s West Village when he said: “I think our right to marriage is on the same chopping block.”
While concurring with Friday’s decision overturning the federal right to abortion, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas urged for the nation’s highest court to likewise review and potentially reverse laws that protect homosexual marriage, as well as the availability of contraceptive services.
The Planned Parenthood demonstrators’ “voices are required” when it comes to abortion rights, said McGowan.
In areas where women do not have access to abortion, “Planned Parenthood’s leadership in the march right now in New York really symbolises the importance of that organisation,” he said.
Anti-gay groups were not involved in any violence at Sunday’s event.
Thousands of NYPD officers patrolled the parade route, prohibiting spectators from crossing or entering it at practically every intersection.
More than a few Pride-goers who talked to the New York Post said they came out in support of the LGBT community because of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.
“It’s one of the reasons I wanted to come today,” Karissa Doering, a straight 39-year-old from Williamsburg, Brooklyn, told the New York Post of her choice to join her first NYC Pride March from Williamsburg.
Katilin Farnan, a 21-year-old finance intern, said it was “very amazing” to see the pro-choice group in the spotlight.
“They’ve always supported us, even though ladies haven’t always supported the LGBTQ community,” she remarked.
A 25-year-old straight man named Jacob Sheldon said he went to a pro-choice protest on Friday and to the Pride celebrations on Sunday.
In terms of supporters, “there is a lot of cross-over.” Herman responded.
Planned Parenthood will lead the way in the NYC Pride Parade when it gets underway on Sunday.
The Roe v. Wade decision is fuelling the struggle for human rights and magnifying the message at this year’s NYC Pride, which will stage its first Pride Parade in person since 2019. Thousands of participants are ready to take to the streets of lower Manhattan.
From Fifth Avenue and 25th Street to 8th Street, the march will continue until it reaches Seventh Avenue, where it will be dispersed.
Following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, Planned Parenthood will be the first group to participate in the NYC Pride parade.
New York City’s annual Pride Parade kicked off on June 24, 2018, with marchers carrying an LTBGQ banner down Fifth Avenue.
“Our voices will be heard – for the LGBTQ people impacted and the millions with whom we stand in solidarity,” NYC Pride said in the announcement as millions assemble for LGBTQIA+ Pride this weekend in New York City and cities throughout the country.
As long as people are willing to stand up against injustice and discrimination, pride will exist. Participate with us in this year’s NYC Pride March in support of bodily autonomy.”
This year’s Grand Marshals include activists TS Madison and Punkie Johnson of “Saturday Night Live,” NCAA swimmer Schuyler Bailar, activist Dominique Morgan, and lawyer Chase Strangio.
Everyone is welcome to attend the event, which takes place at no cost. The Stonewall Riots celebrated their 50th anniversary in 2019 with a WorldPride Parade that drew around 5 million spectators.
In the tri-state area, the parade will be broadcasted live on ABC7 for those who can’t make it to Manhattan in person.