The first March was held in 1970 and has since become an annual civil rights demonstration. Over the years its purpose has broadened to include recognition of the fight against AIDS and to remember those we have lost to illness, violence and neglect.
The March is a celebration of our lives and our community. In 2013, we were joined by over 300 unique marching contingents, representing a vast array of non-profits, community organizations, corporate sponsors, small businesses, political candidates and activists! With over 50 floats making the trek down Fifth Avenue, last year's March was one of the largest and most exciting in history.
Interested in performing on one of our stages? Send all talent submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
NYC Pride is partnering with Google and Mashable to bring the 2014 NYC Pride March live to worldwide audience. #Pridecast will originate from broadcast locations throughout the March route, capturing the best moments of the 44th March and bringing them to every corner of the universe live on YouTube. You can get in on the action by checking back here on NYCPride.org on Sunday, June 29 starting at 12:30 p.m. EST.
We're honored to announce Laverne Cox, Rea Carey and Jonathan Groff will be joining us this year as our 2014 Grand Marshals. Individually, they represent the diversity within the LGBT community and the various struggles our community members have and continue to face. Collectively, their stories reinforce that no voice is too small nor weak to make change in our world - and it starts with being yourself.
Want to learn more about this year's Grand Marshals? Check out their full bios!
2014 Order of March
Please remember that Group Leaders should check in on 36th Street between Fifth and Madison Avenues one hour before your group's scheduled arrival time. NYC Pride reserves the right to edit this information as necessary.
Group Formation Staging Area
Order of March - Alphabetical
Order of March - By Section
Bond Float Locations
Judges & Announcers
We're pleased to welcome talented community representatives to our route!
36th and Fifth Avenue: Jo Arnone & Krishna Stone
25th Street Grandstand: Aisha Moodie-Mills & Danielle Moodie-Mills, Politini
8th Street Judges Stand: Porsche
Christopher and Bleecker streets: Natalie Joy Johnson & Brian Nash on The KINKY BOOTS Stage
Judges: (8th Street @ Fifth Avenue)
Best Use of NYC Pride theme
Best Representation of LGBT Community
Best Use of Rainbow Colors
Awards will be announced at our annual Volunteer Party in early August 2015.
The Lavender Line
The Lavender Line is painted each year down the entire length of the March route. NYC Pride offers the opportunity for members fo the community to purchase block dedications for individuals or groups. These dedications are welcomed for any purpose: to honor, to celebrate, in remembrance. Interested in purchasing a block? CLICK HERE.
NYC Pride seeks to provide a safe space and ensure equitable participation in the March for all registered groups. Please be sure and familiarize yourself and all group members with NYC Pride's Rules & FAQs. If you have questions or would like additional information, please email us at email@example.com.