Erik McGregor is a New York City based artist, photographer and activist. Erik is a member of the People’s Puppets of Occupy Wall Street and co-writer of the Occupy Wall Street’s Declaration of the Occupation of New York City. As a published freelance photographer, he has documented activist groups actions in NYC since 2011.
Friday, June 16, 2017
NYC Pride takes the Rally back into the streets kicking off NYC Pride 2017
New York, NY – NYC Pride is taking the Rally back into the streets. LGBT rights and human rights are under attack by the current political environment. Community activists, organizers, politicians, and more join for this unprecedented moment in our history. Taking a stand, showing up in force, and making their voices heard in this re-imagined Rally experience.
Organized by NYC Pride, this year hosts a full calendar of official LGBT Pride events in New York City from June 16-25, 2017. With more than 2 million spectators in 2016, this year’s Pride schedule offers a wide array of events for everyone to enjoy.
NYC Pride March, will be held on Sunday June 25, 12pm, formation at 36th Street and 5th Ave. The world’s best-known LGBT Pride event, the 48th NYC Pride March will be led by Grand Marshals: The American Civil Liberties Union, Brooke Guinan, Krishna Stone, and Geng Le. This year’s March will also broadcast live on ABC7.
The first NYC Pride Rally occurred one month after the Stonewall Riots in June 1969, when 500 people gathered for a “Gay Power” demonstration in Washington Square Park followed by a candlelight vigil in Sheridan Square. NYC Pride has continued this proud tradition by hosting the event in various locations throughout the city.