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. This year we're joined by over 300 unique marching contingents, representing a vast array of non-profits, community organizations, corporate sponsors, small business, political candidates and activists! With over 50 floats prepped to make the trek down 5th Avenue, this year's March will be one of the largest and most exciting in history.
2013 Grand Marshals
This year we are pleased to announce Edie Windsor, Harry Belafonte and Earl Fowlkes will be leading the March down Fifth Avenue. Full press release is available here.
Edie Windsor's fight against DOMA began when she was slapped with $360,000 in federal estate taxes upon the death of her partner of 44 years, Thea Speyer. She's worked to bring her case all the way to the Supreme Court. Justices heard the case in March of this year and a decision from the Court is expected in late June.
Harry Belafonte, well-known for his musical talents, is a longtime advocate for civil rights and universal equality. We honor him as a Marshal for his fervent dedication to the LGBT community and the global struggle for peace and equity.
Earl Fowlkes serves as the President/CEO of the Center for Black Equity. Earl works tirelessly on the front lines of progress, seeing through the Center's mission: to fight for health, social and economic equity in the Black LGBT community.
NYC Pride recognizes outstanding achievement and acknowledges the effort required behind the scenes to produce Pride. The March Committee and our panel of judges (located at the Reviewing Stand at Fifth Avenue and 8th Street) will evaluate the March contingents to determine which best represent the concept of the following March Awards:
Best Use of Theme Award
Best Marching Contingent Award
Best Decorated Vehicle Award
Best Musical Contingent Award
Most Original Award
Group Leader Training
All organizations registered to march are required to send representatives to attend at least one Group Leader Training session. Additional details and requirements regarding the number of Group Leaders your group must appoint can be found here. Sessions are presently scheduled for the following dates:
Thursday, June 20
6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday, June 22
2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Monday, June 24
6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
All sessions are sheduled to take place at the following location:
St. John's Lutheran Church
81 Christopher St.
New York, NY 10014
Sunday, June 30th 2013
Line Up: 11 a.m.
Step Off: 12 p.m.
Begins at 36th St. & Fifth Ave.
Ends at Christopher & Greenwich Streets
Download a Map of the Route »
2013 Individual Participation
Individuals interested in participating in the 2013 March must be part of an officially registered group. Check out this list of marching contingents open to accepting additional individual marchers and contact them directly to join!
2013 Registrant Policies
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
This event is free and open to the public. No tickets necessary.
Special Needs Seating
Special needs seating is available near the intersection of 23rd St. and Fifth Ave. For more information, contact us at email@example.com.