Gay Pride day in New York City this year will go down as one of the greatest days in the history of the gay rights movement, following the passage of the Marriage Equality Act only 36 hours before. Oh, and by the way, the parade itself was fantastic.
We would like to thank all the members of the AID FOR AIDS family who marched with us on this historic and beautiful day; the talented d.j. and dancers on our float who provided the music and pulsating rhythms; and Bioscrip, the AFAI partner that sponsored our participation in the parade. This was AFAI’s return to Gay Pride after 3 years away, and we couldn’t have picked a better time to come back.
“The whole day was amazing,” raved Jonathan Capote, a case manager with AFAI’s New York Immigrant AIDS Link (NYIAL) program, who was marching in his first Gay Pride Parade. “The spectators, thousands of them, were screaming and jumping up and down to the music as we walked by. This was all of New York celebrating what it means to be proud and free. Marching with us were gay and lesbian people, transgender, and a lot of straight people of all races and ethnic backgrounds who joined our group…it was just a great day to be alive.”
Those who missed Sunday’s festivities or those wishing to relive this special day can check out the accompanying video we will be uploading soon. It’ll get your heart pumping and your pride soaring.
More Pictures & Video coming Soon.