Date and Time
Sunday, June 26th, 2016
Step Off: Noon
Out in the streets for the biggest Pride celebration in the world!
UPDATE: The 2016 March Line Up is NOW AVAILABLE. Click here for details. Please direct all questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Need help finding where to line up? Click here for the Formation Map.
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 2015, we were joined by over 350 unique marching contingents, representing a vast array of nonprofits, community organizations, corporate partners, small businesses, political candidates and activists! With over 80 floats making the trek down Fifth Avenue, last year’s March was one of the largest and most exciting in history.
Viewing The March is free and open to the public. No tickets necessary.
Be a part of The March
Rates for the 2016 Pride March are available now. NYC Pride seeks to provide a safe space and ensure equitable participation in The March for all registered groups. Prior to registration, you should familiarize yourself with the 2016 March Rules and our March Participation Frequently Asked Questions. You will be responsible for ensuring all your group members follow these rules and guidelines. If you have questions or would like additional information, please email us at email@example.com.
Announcers and Awards
- 36th Street and Fifth Avenue
- 25th Street and Fifth Avenue
- 8th Street and Fifth Avenue
- Christopher and Bleecker streets
Each year, our panel of guest judges recognizes the creative ways that each marching contingent showcases their commitment to the LGBT community, and this year’s theme, “Equality Needs You.” Below are this year’s award categories. Learn more about how your group can qualify for an award by reading about our awards here.
- Best Use of NYC Pride Theme
- Best Float
- Best Marching Contingent
- Best Music or Performance on a Float
- Best Marching Band or Music Ensemble (No Float/Vehicle)
- Best Dance Performance (No Float/Vehicle)
Awards will be announced at our annual Volunteer Party. The date of the annual Volunteer Party for 2016 has not been set. Stay tuned for further details.
Jazz Jennings is the 15-year-old honorary co-founder of the Transkids Purple Rainbow Foundation, and the youngest Grand Marshal in NYC Pride history. Since her first appearance with her family at age 6 on 20/20, Jazz has become one of the nation’s best-known voices on the experiences of trans young people. Jazz currently stars in the TLC docu-series I Am Jazz. Her memoir, Being Jazz: My Life as a (Transgender) Teen, will be published by Random House Children’s Books, and hits bookstores June 7th, 2016.
Subhi Nahas is a Syrian refugee who co-founded the first LGBT magazine in Syria, Mawaleh. In 2015, Subhi addressed the U.N. Security Council on the plight of LGBT people under persecution in his home country. He continues to advocate for LGBT refugees around the world, and is currently working with a group of LGBT refugees in Turkey called “Tea and Talk.”
Cecilia Chung is an internationally recognized leader who has been advocating for HIV/AIDS awareness and care, LGBT equality and social justice for more than 30 years. As a founding producer of the San Francisco Trans March, Cecilia helped organize one of the world’s first and largest annual transgender events, which has since been replicated in cities across the U.S. Chung is a member of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS and is a Senior Strategist for the Transgender Law Center.
Working Grants Available
Every year, NYC Pride awards thousands of dollars in grant money to local organizations that serve the LGBT community. In order to receive the grant money, members or volunteers from your organization must perform specific job duties, as a group, at our NYC Pride events like The March.Apply
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