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The Rally

Date and Time

Friday, June 16th, 2017

6 p.m. — 8 p.m.

Be a part of history as we kick off NYC Pride.

NYC Pride is taking the Rally back into the streets! LGBT rights and human rights are under attack by the current political environment. Join community activists, organizers, politicans, and more for this unprecedented moment in our history. Take a stand, show up in force, and make your voice heard in this re-imagined Rally experience.

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.

General Admission is FREE and available for all! No tickets required.

Full List of Speakers include:

Michael Adams, CEO of SAGE
Bert Coffman, Executive Committee Member of National Stonewall Rebellion Veterans Association
Jamie and Rebekah Bruesehoff, Human Rights Advocates
Carl Siciliano, Founder of Ali Forney Center
Sarah Kate Ellis, President/CEO of GLAAD
Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis, Senior Minister at Middle Collegiate Church
Aaron C. Morris, Executive Director of Immigration Equality
Andrew Gilmour, Assistant Secretary-General at United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner

Kiara St. James, CEO and co-founder of New York Transgender Advocacy Group
James Esseks, Director of the ACLU Nationwide Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender & HIV Project
Gabriel Blau, Co-chair of Equality New York

Performances by Eric Anthony Lopez with Broadway Sings For Pride, BETTY with the Middle Church Jerriese Gospel Choir, and Joey Suarez.

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