Celebrate Stonewall 50 with PFLAG NYC at the 2019 Pride March

PFLAG NYC in NYC Pride 2019 - Photo by Robert Johnson

This year, NYC Pride marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising. PFLAG NYC is excited to take part in the very special occasion, because our own history has ties to that night in June 1969 when the course of LGBTQ history changed.

On June 28, 1969, Morty Manford was among the patrons at the Stonewall Inn the night it was raided by the police and he participated in the uprising. Three years later his mother, Jeanne Manford, joined him in the March that had already become an annual civil rights demonstration marking the anniversary of Stonewall. When Jeanne marched in 1972, it set in motion the coming together of parents that became PFLAG NYC. With that, the biggest family-based organization in the LGBTQ community was born.

Today, we invite PFLAG NYC parents, kids, families, friends, and allies all to join us in the NYC Pride March celebrating Stonewall 50-World Pride NYC on June 30. This will be the biggest Pride March ever. Let’s show the world we are standing up for our LGBTQ loved ones as visibly, vocally, and vociferously as ever!

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March with PFLAG NYC at NYC Pride

Due to the ever increasing size of NYC Pride, our group size is again limited by organizers to 200 marchers. Anyone who wants to march with PFLAG NYC will have to pre-register by Thursday, June 20.

On Friday, June 21, we will draw names from the pre-registrations to allocate our 200 slots.* We will notify those selected. We will place all those not selected in the first round on a waitlist for slots that may become available.

All PFLAG NYC supporters, whether assigned a marching spot or not, will be invited to join us at a Pre-Pride Brunch from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. on Pride Sunday. Join the fun and festivities as we celebrate Stonewall 50.

  • WHAT: Stonewall 50-World Pride NYC Pride March
  • WHEN: Sunday, June 30, 2019 - 12:00 p.m.
  • WHERE: The Pride March has a new route for 2019. It starts on 5th Avenue at 26th Street. PFLAG NYC’s group will meet in our Formation Area on 32nd Street between Madison & Park Aves. at 12 p.m. We will have a Pre-Pride Brunch for marchers and other PFLAG NYC supporters from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. near the Formation Area at which we will distribute wristbands to confirmed marchers. All together, plan on committing from 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. if you want to take part in the March. Please pre-register now if you want to have a chance for a spot to march, or if you simply would like to come to the Pre-Pride Brunch. Brunch details will be communicated to those who pre-register.

Fill in this form to pre-register to march with PFLAG NYC

There is no cost to march with PFLAG NYC, but we suggest making a contribution of $25 per marcher if you are able. Making a tax-deductible contribution helps cover our costs of the Pride March and also supports all PFLAG NYC’s year-round services.

We will provide PFLAG NYC Marchers with limited-edition Stonewall 50 t-shirts that we hope you will wear with Pride. When you register, please provide sizing information for everyone in your group. T-shirts will be distributed as long as supplies last, but a t-shirt will be guaranteed for those who contribute at least $25 per shirt.

Even if you can’t march with PFLAG NYC, won’t you consider making a contribution to help underwrite our March participation? The impressive sea of PFLAG marchers will show just how many families and friends are ready to stand up for their LGBT loved ones. Please donate to help us show our colors!

Register Now to March with PFLAG NYC

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the limited number of marching spots available, PFLAG NYC reserves the ultimate right to control registrations and distribution of wristbands to marchers at its sole discretion, including cancellation and revocation of registrations at any time.