Gay New York 2018
Greenwich Village is the heart of Gay New York City, often referred to by locals as simply “The Village”, comprising West Village, East Village, Hell’s Kitchen & Chelsea. It is on the west side of Lower Manhattan.
The Stonewall riots, which occured on June 28, 1969, at the Stonewall Inn, 53 Christopher Street were a series of spontaneous, violent demonstrations by members of the gay community against a police raid that took place in the early morning hours. They are considered by most, to constitute the single most important event leading to the gay liberation movement and the modern fight for LGBT rights.
On June 24, 2016, the Stonewall National Monument (Stonewall Inn) was named the first U.S. National Monument dedicated to the LGBTQ-rights movement.
New York Gay Events 2018
June 1st to 24th – Harlem Pride – Web
June 15th to 24th – New York Pride – Web
June 17th – Folsom Street East – Web
August 15th to 19th – NYC Black Pride – Web
Awaiting 2018 date – Ascension – Web
WorldPride 2019 will be held in New York City, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots.
Greenwich Village contains the world’s oldest gay and lesbian bookstore, Oscar Wilde Bookshop, founded in 1967.
New York, New York, USA.
Last updated: April 15th. 2018