Lighting up with pride in New York
New York this week celebrates queer community and the first WorldPride in the United States with rainbow lightings across all five boroughs.
New York this week celebrates queer community and the first WorldPride in the United States with rainbow lightings across all five boroughs. Throughout the month of June, approximately 4 million visitors in addition to locals will witness an awe-inspiring expression of LGBTQ+ representation and acceptance across the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island, aligned to the monumental celebration and the Stonewall Uprising's 50th anniversary.
"New York City is the birthplace of the modern LGBTQ+ rights movement and has played a significant role in the progress the global movement has made. This month our City will host WorldPride to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall uprising. Lighting our skyline will remind LGBTQ+ people around the world that New York City will always be a beacon of hope and a place to call home," said Mayor Bill de Blasio.
"Hosting the first-ever US World Pride during the 50th anniversary of Stonewall will be a profound and historic moment for the LGBTQ+ community in New York City and around the world," said president and CEO Fred Dixon, NYC & Company that is facilitating the event. As a part of the initiative important buildings like Barclays Center, Brooklyn, Bloomberg Headquarters, Manhattan, The Bronx Borough President's Office, The Bronx, City Hall, Madison Square Garden, Manhattan among others will be lighted up.