To mark the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, bystanders revisit this watershed moment for queer rights. By Derek M. Just above the start of the route, Paal Christian Gjoeen, 37, and his three friends rested their arms over the fence, their smiles wide.
Another organizer, Cecilia Gentilisaid that Pride went beyond celebrating identities. Local news outlets reported that the group of protesters lied down on the asphalt near Sixth Street, linking their arms across what looked like rainbow-colored tubing.
Rights and legal issues. The first so-called Gay Freedom Day took place on June 30, in both cities. We also propose that we contact Homophile organizations throughout the country and suggest that they hold parallel demonstrations on that day. Associated Press — via MSN. NBC News. Jacana Media.
EN Doing Business? NYC Pride March See More. Things to do. Andrew Cuomo, and Sen. They climbed up poles for a better view and they took cover under any shade they could find on Fifth Avenue. Many hours to go.
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