Sahran Abeysundara, Gay, Sri Lanka
Nicky Quinlivan, Non-binary, Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
“I’ve never seen so many queers! I can’t tell who’s straight, who’s gay—I can’t tell anything! People are just out and they’re doing their thing and they’re loving life. That’s not how it is where I’m from. And it all started with Stonewall, when we started taking back our rights and everyone started fighting back. I just love it.”
Tichaona Dawson, Lesbian, Wheatley Heights, New York
“This is the most people I’ve ever seen at Pride. Everybody out here supporting each other—you feel like you’re part of a community. This feels amazing! Everybody coming out, showing love! And Stonewall? Oh, damn! You can find a wifey at Stonewall! Not even playing. Stonewall feels like home. You know? Like, they got you.”
Giavanna Becker, Transgender woman, Port Jefferson, New York
Brandon Williams, Gay, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Tyler Ryder, Pansexual, Ronkonkoma, New York
From left: Jaime Rodriguez, Daniel Ferres and David Rodriguez, Gay, Granada, Spain
“We love the big party! And everybody all together, fighting for one cause. For me, Stonewall started our liberty. And now look at us—marching and fighting and loving. I just love everyone!” —DF
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WorldPride 2019 in Photos
New York City hosted its biggest Pride ever in 2019. The catalyst: 50 years have passed since the Stonewall Uprising and, for the first time, WorldPride was held right here—where it all began. Millions came from all over to celebrate, demonstrate and mark the progress the LGBTQ+ community has made over the decades. We caught up with some of those participants during the day of the March to find out what Pride means to them. Click through to see the faces that make Pride a true global event.