Millions of people across the nation are participating in Gay Pride festivities.
In New York, lesbian , gay, bisexual and transgender marchers will be joined by Jonathan Groff and “Orange is the New Black” star Laverne Cox. Pride Parades help bring awareness to the fight against AIDS and also remembrance to those who have been lost to illness or violence.
Parade information for New York City, San Francisco, and Seattle are listed below:
New York City
NYC's annual Pride March started in 1970 in commemoration of the first anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. It is one of the oldest and largest celebrations and has since morphed into something much more: PrideFest. It has been around for 20 years now, according to NYCPride.org, and PrideFest is much more than a parade. The festival combines vendors, entertainers and activities all in the name of equality.
Route: The parade begins at 36th Street and Fifth Avenue and ends at Christopher and Greenwich Streets in the West Village.
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The 2014 San Francisco Pride theme is "Color Our World with Pride" and this year’s celebration marks the 36th anniversary of the rainbow flag, which has come to symbolize LGBT pride. It made its debuted on June 25, 1978, LGBTQNation.com wrote, and artist Gilbert Baker is credited with its creation.
Route: Parade will begin on Market and Beale and proceed west on Market to Eighth Street.
The 40th annual Seattle Pride Parade, which is celebrating "Generations of Pride," will begin at 4th Avenue and Union Street in downtown Seattle and it will end at Second Avenue and Denny Way near Seattle Center. Celebrity Grand Marshal George Takei will be in attendance.
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