New York City's annual Pride March began in 1970 as a commemoration of the one-year anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. The March has since grown to become the oldest and one of the world's largest Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) events. This year's Pride March will begin at 12:00 noon on Sunday June 26th. Step-off for more than 350 groups and 500,000 participants will take place on 36th Street and Fifth Avenue. The parade will end with a march down Christopher Street in the West Village. NYC Pride announced that Dan Savage, Terry Miller, Rev. Pat Bumgardner, and the Imperial Court of New York were to be the Grand Marshals for the 42nd Annual LGBT Pride March on June 26th, 2011. We are thrilled at the opportunity of hosting such inspiring leaders of LGBT marriage equality, community service, and youth self-assurance. stated Mike Dunlap, 2011 NYC Pride March Director.
Here's a look at the parade route for the 2011 event: