Hundreds Join GLAAD in Historic NYC Pride March during WorldPride in New York

On Sunday, hundreds joined GLAAD in the historic NYC Pride March as the city welcomed millions for WorldPride. This was the first time in history that any U.S. city has hosted WorldPride, with this year’s celebration coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising. The 2019 March in New York is said to have attracted a record-breaking 4+ million attendees, making it the most celebrated Pride event in history.

In this year’s march, several celebrities and influencers joined GLAAD, including Melissa Etheridge, Billy Gilman, Raymond Braun, Sonya Deville, Geena Rocero, Stephanie Beatriz, and Kat Cunning. These notable guests joined GLAAD President & CEO, Sarah Kate Ellis atop a custom GLAAD float equipped with giant GLAAD amplifiers and wrapped in historic imagery representing 50 years of LGBTQ representation in media. Also on the float, GLAAD’s very own DJ Blacklow kept the energy alive all day with many LGBTQ anthems and remixes.

Each celebrity on the float, as well as the 150+ marchers who represented GLAAD, sported looks from the Express LOVE UNITES collection that benefits GLAAD. As an official pride & apparel sponsor, Express is donating 25% of the net income from each LOVE UNITES item purchased by July 15 to GLAAD’s ongoing work to accelerate acceptance for the LGBTQ community.

Check out some of the photos (credit to Cindy Trinh) and best social posts from the historic Pride event below. A special thank you to Express, and to all the celebrities and marchers who joined GLAAD as we celebrated WorldPride this year!


From secretly studying Stonewall in 11th grade to celebrating and honoring this monument during the World Pride Parade. I will never forgot riding by Stonewall, feeling the energy of New York City pulsing with Pride and love. . We made history. 4-5 million people celebrated Pride in New York City, making yesterday the biggest World Pride ever! I am so proud of our community and the way we honored Pride this year - so many people have shared their stories, their advocacy, their triumphs, their struggles, their protests, their art, their joy, their vulnerability, their catharsis. Each of us, in our own way, has contributed to the collective visibility and progress of our movement. Together, we create the most brilliant, colorful, dazzling, powerful mosaic of change. . In a world that politicizes who we are and who we love, our existence can be a beacon of hope for others. When we are visibly LGBTQ+, we help other people know that they can be, too. These images from World Pride will be broadcast around the world, and I hope they connect with anyone struggling. Pride is for you. Love you. . Thank you, @visualrev and for capturing these moments I’ll forever cherish!

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Happy Pride @glaad @keonozari dj @jerblacklow

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