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 Riots. With the theme of “Defiantly Different,” the parade runs a different route this year; stepping off at noon in Chelsea (Seventh Avenue and 16th Street), heading downtown through the streets of the West Village, then up Fifth Avenue to 29th Street. Famed tennis player and LGBTQ activist Billie Jean King will be serving as one of the Grand Marshals. 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 Pride Week website in June.
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Photo: Walter Wlodarczyk