New York Pride: Bumper crowds attend LGBT march

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07/01/2019

Around 150,000 people took part in the march, 50 years on from the Stonewall riots, with many more watching. The riots, after a police raid on the Stonewall Inn, helped to energise the fight for gay equality. This year’s march started outside the inn. It was billed as the biggest Pride march in history. LGBT groups held similar marches in other countries to mark the occasion, illustrating the global shift in attitudes towards gay rights. WorldPride brings together lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people from all over the world to participate in a parade, rally and human rights conference. The event was last held in Lisbon in Portugal in 2017. The New York march is the first WorldPride march to be held in the US.

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