Video: Scenes Around New York City For Pride Month

June 21, 2019 - 10:52 am
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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) -- From crosswalks to the Christopher Street PATH station, New York City is covered in rainbows for Pride Month.

During the month of June, supporters and members of the LGBTQ+ community come together to take a stand against discrimination and encourage equality.

This year, the annual celebration of Pride Month also marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising.

On June 28, 1969, patrons at the Stonewall Inn resisted a police raid, setting off days of riots outside the Greenwich Village bar which is now known as the birthplace of the gay rights movement. While the riots at Stonewall weren’t the first sign of opposition by the LGBTQ+ community, it sparked the global fight for gay rights.

In typical New York City fashion, events are taking place all over the city to commemorate the upcoming uprising anniversary and World Pride.

Here's a look at some of the upcoming events:

June 24-June 25
NYC Pride Human Rights Conference at the New York Law School

June 26
NYC Pride, WorldPride 2019 Opening Ceremony at Barclays Center

June 28
Stonewall 50th Commemoration Rally

June 30
PrideFest

June 30
NYC Pride March

June 30
WorldPride Closing Ceremony in Times Square

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