NYC Pride Parade 2022: All you need to know
New York's annual Pride Parade will take place on Sunday
A contingent by Planned Parenthood will be leading the march
The parade first began in 1970
In a matter of hours, thousands of Americans will be taking to the streets of New York for the annual Pride Parade on Sunday, which is kicking off two days after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.
A contingent by non-profit organization Planned Parenthood will be leading the march, which is returning in-person after a three-year hiatus.
“As millions gather for LGBTQIA+ Pride this weekend in New York City and cities across the country, our voices will be heard – for the LGBTQ people impacted and the millions with whom we stand in solidarity,” NYC Pride announced, according to the New York Post.
“Pride was born of protest and will always be a space to fight injustice and discrimination. Join us as we advocate for bodily autonomy at this year’s NYC Pride March," the statement read.
The march, which first began in 1970, will commence at noon at Fifth Avenue and 25th Street and will continue west on 8th Street, before it concludes on Seventh Ave and 15th Street.
The event’s Grand Marshals will include SNL star Punkie Johnson, attorney Chase Strangio, NCAA swimmer Schuyler Bailar, and activists TS Madison and Dominique Morgan.
This year’s parade is free and encourages everyone to attend. However, those who will not be able to travel to Manhattan can tune into the event on ABC7.
Thousands of attendees are expected to march the streets of lower Manhattan, advocating abortion and reproductive healthcare rights.
“Pride is many things to many people. And for many people, it’s a protest. And to many people, it’s a celebration. We create experiences for members of our community to experience pride and the way that resonates with them,” said Dan Dimant, a spokesman for Heritage of Pride, an NYC-based organization that conducts the annual parade.