Pride’s popularity has exploded in recent years.
However, the event has always been a party in New York. Perhaps it’s because New York has always been a haven for LGBTQIA+ individuals, or maybe it’s because the event that Pride commemorates, the Stonewall riots, took place in Manhattan’s own West Village. Regardless, this year had some pretty memorable moments.
For starters, NYU had a space in the parade. The parade itself is quite the march, going from 40th street and Fifth Avenue to 8th and 5th, then across Christopher Street until hitting Greenwich Street. NYU had rainbow beaded necklaces, free flags, and even had purple/rainbow tees for students to wear as they moved, en masse, down fifth avenue.
On the celebrity side of things, the float that warranted the most cheers was certainly the Broad City one, complete with Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer. The two stars danced away atop the float, waving to those cheering in the crowds. Despite the predicted (and, at times, felt) rain, the show went on. Nothing was going to rain on this parade.