Gay Pride Retrospective: From Stonewall to the Wedding Altar
New York's first Pride march was held in 1970 to mark the one-year anniversary of the Stonewall riots. Over the intervening 44 years, the evolution of NYC Pride reflects the progression of LGBTQ rights in the U.S.
1969: The Stonewall riots of June 28, 1969, birthed the modern gay rights movement. The Gay Liberation Front was founded in the wake of the demonstrations and its members took to Times Square to demand equality—a frontrunner to the first official Pride march one year later.