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Billie Jean King, Lambda Legal, Tyler Ford, and Kenita Placide to spearhead June 24th March
NEW YORK, March 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- NYC Pride announces its four Grand Marshals slated to lead the 49th NYC Pride March on Sunday, June 24, 2018. Billie Jean King, Lambda Legal, Tyler Ford, and Kenita Placide will helm this year's "defiantly different" demonstration of LGBTQ+ members of the community. This year's NYC Pride March also undergoes a change to its iconic route along 5th Avenue. The new route refocuses the birthplace of the LGBTQ+ movement to a place of prominence at the beginning of the March.
"This year's selection of Grand Marshals, bring forth the very essence of what it means to be 'Defiantly Different' in social and political unrest," Julian Sanjivan, NYC Pride March Director. "King, Lambda Legal, Ford, and Placide are defiantly brave, defiantly unique, and defiantly a share of our wondrous LGBTQ+ community."
This year's theme, 'Defiantly Different,' speaks to the breadth of the LGBTQ+ community as a unified people and our tenacious individuality.
The 49th NYC Pride March will commence at noon on June 24, at 16th Street and 7th Avenue in Manhattan. The route proceeds through the West Village and Midtown, passing by the historic Stonewall Inn, and ends on 29th and 5th Avenue. The new route is in anticipation of the record number of attendees scheduled for Stonewall 50 / WorldPride 2019. This route also aims to reduce the overall time of the March procession, and reduce wait times for the more than 350 marching groups prepared to step off.
Heritage of Pride, Inc. is the volunteer-directed organization behind the official NYC Pride roster of events. The 2018 roster will include more than 15 different Pride events for LGBT and allied people of all ages, taking place during the last two weeks of June. Heritage of Pride's mission is to work toward a future without discrimination where all people have equal rights under the law. We do this by producing LGBT Pride events that inspire, educate, commemorate and celebrate our diverse community.
For more information about Heritage of Pride and NYC Pride, including opportunities to volunteer, sponsor, or purchase tickets, visit http://www.nycpride.org/.
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