Katherine Zappone will lead Irish Consulate at World Pride NYC

Preparations are underway for World Pride in NYC this year and the Irish Consulate want more Irish march with them on the day than ever before.

Irish NYC Pride

For the first time ever, World Pride will be held in New York City (NYC).

The World Pride parade will place on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan on June 30. This is the first time the global celebration will be held in the US, and it coincides with the 50th anniversary of The Stonewall Uprising, which marks the rioting in response to a police raid at the Stonewall Inn, in Greenwich Village on June 28 1969.

This momentous occasion is widely recognised as a pivotal moment in LGBT+ history as the start of the gay rights movement, and Stonewall Inn is now the US’ first national monument dedicated to LGBT+ rights.

With multifarious LGBT+ activities including World Pride taking place throughout the year across the five boroughs, NYC & Company has declared 2019 as the Year of Pride and the Irish Consulate would like you to join them!

In a statement they said:

“Together with our friends from the Lavender and Green Alliance and led by Irish Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Dr Katherine Zappone, we will march to celebrate the diversity of our Global Irish Family.

“All are welcome to take part in this special day by walking with the parade group and with our Ireland float, taking in the fantastic atmosphere, and enjoying music provided by renowned Irish DJ, Fiona Walsh. We welcome LGBT+ and allies alike and anyone with an interest in or affiliation with Ireland!

“We’ll be checking people in at the Irish-owned Churchill Tavern on the morning of the 30th before assembling by 1 pm on 30th Street between 5th Ave and Madison to start the march!

“Space is limited so we ask that you register as soon as possible through the Eventbrite link below. Check out that page for more information on the event. We hope to see you there!”

“All are welcome to join with us who have an interest in or link with Ireland and who want to show their support! We would love to have you march with us!

For more information and to register, visit Eventbrite.

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