40th St. & 6th Ave.
New York City, New York

Please join us for the official NYC LGBT Pride Rally! The Rally will feature well-known performers and motivating speakers from the LGBT community to kick-off this year's Pride Week events.

The first NYC LGBT Pride Rally occurred one month after the Stonewall Riots in June 1969 when 500 people gathered for a "Gay Power" demonstration in Washington Square Park. It was followed by a candlelight vigil in Sheridan Square. Since 1997, the Rally has been held in the beautiful and well-maintained outdoor venue of Bryant Park.

This event is free and open to the public. No tickets are necessary.

The entire Rally will be ASL interpreted for individuals who are deaf/hard-of-hearing. Ramps allowing those in wheelchairs access are located mid-block on 40th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues. Part of the northwest corner of the lawn will be reserved for ASL users and those in wheelchairs.

On behalf of our community, Heritage of Pride extends our appreciation to the Bryant Park Corporation, BPC led by Dan Biederman.

Official Website: http://www.nycpride.org/rally.html

Added by NYABN on April 23, 2009