What a Day
Stonewall 50: 50 Faces, 50 Stories, From New York City’s LGBT World Pride
The Daily Beast’s Tim Teeman, Sarah Rogers, and Justin Miller hit NYC’s World Pride parade to hear 50 stories from attendees to mark the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots.
The estimate was 3 million people, and certainly New York City felt crammed for World Pride on Sunday, as people gathered to parade and parade-watch to mark the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots.
Earlier in the day, The Daily Beast attended the Queer Liberation March, the anti-Pride Pride, with no flashy corporate floats, and which harked back to LGBT Pride marches as protest. Organizers say an estimated 45,000 people attended it.
The two marches ended up being complementary; whatever your Pride preference, New York City had you covered on Sunday. We spoke to 50 people—LGBTQ+ and straight—to echo the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. Their stories and characters showed just how diverse Pride is, however you choose to celebrate it.