In 2020, nyc pride welcomes all to the 50th anniversary of the nyc pride march. New york city will celebrate gay pride week from june 20-28, 2009. The gay pride march nyc pride march is an annual march more commonly referred to as the parade in new york city, traversing southward down fifth avenue and ending at greenwich village. The original purpose of this parade was to commemorate the riots at a popular gay and lesbian bar called the stonewall inn that became the. see and enjoy some of the vivid and sometimes outrageous costumes and outfits (in these great still photographs) taken at the nyc gay pride parade,. new york citys 40th annual gay pride parade takes place this sunday on june 29. Organized by the heritage of pride organization, the march proceeds down fifth avenue and finishes in greenwich village, passing by the site of the 1969 stonewall riots on christopher street. Castmembers of naked boys singing pose at the 2009 nyc gay pride parade in the streets of manhattan on june 28, 2009 in new york, new york. The annual new york city pride march began in 1970, as did los angeles pride, chicago pride, and pride san francisco that year. The new york city pride march rivals the sao paulo gay pride parade as the largest pride parade in the world, attracting tens of thousands of participants and millions of sidewalk spectators each june. the city played host to the largest lgbtq celebration in the world. The tone and messaging from marchers and parade-goers was celebratory and hopeful.