The NYC Pride Rally is the kickoff to the official annual NYC Pride events in Manhattan.
The first Rally occurred one month after the Stonewall Riots in June 1969, when 500 people gathered for a “Gay Power” demonstration in Washington Square Park and followed by a candlelight vigil in Sheridan Square. NYC Pride has continued this proud tradition by hosting the event in various locations throughout the city. In 2013, we marked the opening of our official Pride events on Hudson River Park's Pier 26.
Lady Gaga attended The Rally with Natali, Cynthia and Haus of Gaga in New York where she gave a speech in support of the LGBT community that night. Gaga also sang the National Anthem and instead of singing "Home of the brave", Gaga sang, "Home of the gays".
- Set list:
- Outfit by Maison Martin Margiela
- Shades by Kerin Rose
- Shoes by Azzedine Alaïa
- Styled by Brandon Maxwell
- Hair by Frederic Aspiras