The Pride Parade originated on Christopher Street in Manhattan. After a long Corona break, the “Pride Parade” can finally take place again in New York, where it originated.
After a two-year Corona break, thousands of people took part in the “Pride Parade” through the streets of New York to draw attention to the rights of homosexuals, bisexuals and transsexuals, among others.
In high summer temperatures, countless onlookers came to Manhattan on Sunday, many with rainbow flags. The parade had been canceled for the past two years due to the pandemic. The Pride Parade dates back to the Stonewall riots of 1969.
At that time, revelers in the popular gay bar “Stonewall Inn” on Christopher Street in Greenwich Village in Manhattan had defended themselves against a police raid. On the first anniversary of the clashes, around 4,000 people marched through New York demanding equal rights – today the annual Christopher Street Day (CSD) commemorates this worldwide. It stands for the self-confidence of the LGBTQ community (English abbreviation for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual and queer people) and their resistance against discrimination.