Outlandish outfits, extravagant floats and spontaneous dance parties are mixed in with the political components of this civil rights march, which started in 1970 on the first anniversary of the Stonewall uprising. This year's march commemorates the 50th anniversary of Stonewall and celebrates the progress in LGBTQ+ rights made since then. The grand marshals for this year's event are the cast of the FX show Pose, UK activist Phyll Opoku-Gyimah, The Trevor Project, the Gay Liberation Front (which formed shortly after Stonewall), and trans leader and activist Monica Helms. Stepping off at noon from Madison Square Park, this event is free and open to the public, though to march individuals must be with a registered group; an official list will be posted on the WorldPride NYC 2019 website in June.
Photo: Molly Flores