In 2019, NYC Pride welcomes WorldPride as we mark the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising and a half-century of LGBTQIA+ liberation.  




The first NYC Pride Rally occurred one month after the Stonewall Riots in June 1969, when 500 people gathered for a “Gay Power” demonstration in Washington Square Park, followed by a candlelight vigil in Sheridan Square. NYC Pride has continued this proud tradition by hosting the event in various locations throughout the city.


Timeline of LGBTQIA Rights in the US

LA Pride Parade 2018 (Photo by Chris Tuite)


  • 1969 - Tired of being persecuted the LGBTQIA community fought back in what became known as the Stonewall riots.
  • 1970 - First Gay March in New York.
  • 2000 - First bills were being passed to allow civil unions for the LGBTQIA community but still a long way to go for complete equality.
  • 2004 - First same-sex marriage law passed in Massachusetts. But it was still banned in a lot of other states.
  • 2010 - More progress made for same-sex marriage equality.
  • 2011 - New York legalises Same-Sex Marriage
  • 2015 - 46 years after the Stonewall riots The Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couple can marry nationwide.




2019 - this year we celebrate 50 years of the LGBTQIA equality fight.



Today we celebrate LGBTQIA rights all over the world and in the UK London Pride takes place this weekend. With celebrations to continue throughout the country all through the summer months. The fight for equality continues and we at Transformation support that and will continue to fight for the right to be who you are.