The gay march original purpose was to commemorate the riot at the Stonewall Inn, this was a popular gay and lesbian bar of the time that became the epicenter for violent protest against the unlawful treatment of that gays suffered at the hand of New York City police department.
The Stonewall riot are now considered a major turning point in the Gay Rights movement and the parade still goes past the site every year to pay tribute of its significance
The gay parade was originated in New York City and it has sparked similar marches for gay pride world wide, since the first march in Greenwich Village in the early 1970's.
Parade watchers are invited to Pride fest, the annual LGBT Street fair on Hudson St. to round off gay pride festivities in New York.
With the recent and momentous US Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage, allowing the same benefits given to heterosexuals to gay married couples. So this year is special reason to celebrate gay pride in New York City and across America.
This event is an upbeat and very festive event that drew huge crowds from all over New York City numbering than one million participants and spectators.
So now let me tell you what I saw on this festive event, OMG!. Love it and will do over a 100 times. Talk about excitement, vivid and colorful.
I didn't stop talking about this parade for weeks. This was my first year I attended, and I took my daughter with me.
The moment you get out the train station you feel the excitement. We was fortunate and stood at the corner where all the floats emerged from. So the music and the excitement was right under my nose.
I was amazed by the beauty of the people and the love, so accepting of one. This is an event where there is no judgemental on any one. It's a place to feel and embrace the love. It was a community joining together.
Every float was different, had their own DJ and dancing to the rhythm of love, that is how you felt.
Brooklyn, I suggest this is a must attend event.