By Erica Getto-WNYC culture
Albany’s ongoing same-sex marriage deliberations have many New Yorkers on the edge of their seats. But the vote will not stop the city’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community from celebrating Pride on the anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. Some 300,000 people are expected to march during the 42nd Pride parade on Sunday. Another 500,000 will be attending.
Pride was born on June 27, 1969 during the Stonewall Riots, which stirred a protest after police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in Greenwich Village. This moment in history has been known to many as the start of the gay rights movement. Although most people know Pride for its Sunday parade, Pride Week 2011, which has a theme of “Proud and Powerful” this year, is a series of events celebrating the community’s presence, persistence and, of course, pride. Here are some of the most buzzed about events happening leading up to the parade:[Read More]