Tuesday, June 27, 2017. New York City – On Sunday, June 25, it was the 48th NYC Pride March. Thousands of people attended. The Grand Marshals were The American Civil Liberties Union, Brooke Guinan, Krishna Stone and Geng Le. NYC Pride’s 2017 theme, “We Are Proud,” speaks to the LGBT community’s unwavering ability to rise and be proud.
Más de 100 fotos de la Marcha del Orgullo LGBTQ en la Ciudad de Nueva York 2017.
Martes, 27 de Junio, 2017. Ciudad de Nueva York – El Domingo, 25 de Junio, fue la Marcha del Orgullo LGBTQ 48 en la Ciudad de Nueva York. Miles de personas asistieron. Los Grandes Mariscales fueron la Unión Americana de Libertades Civiles, Brooke Guinan, Krishna Stone y Geng Le. El tema del 2017 fue “Estamos orgullos@s”, habla de la inquebrantable capacidad de levantarse y ser orgulloso de la comunidad LGBTQ.
Heritage of Pride, Inc., organizers of the march say on their website NYCPride.org, “The first March was held in 1970 and has since become an annual civil rights demonstration. Over the years, its purpose has broadened to include recognition of the fight against AIDS and to remember those we have lost to illness, violence and neglect.
The March is a celebration of our lives and our community. In 2016, we were joined by over 350 unique marching contingents, representing a vast array of nonprofits, community organizations, corporate partners, small businesses, political candidates and activists! With over 80 floats making the trek down Fifth Avenue, last year’s March was one of the largest and most exciting in history.”
“In the social and political turmoil brought by the current Administration, the ACLU, Brooke, Krishna, and Geng represent the components of what will ultimately be a successful resistance movement,” said Julian Sanjivan, NYC Pride March Director. “Our 2017 Grand Marshals are a snapshot of the numerous organizations, individuals, and philanthropists that will lead us through this unprecedented time in our nation.”
The American Civil Liberties Union has been the United States’ uncompromising defender of individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution for nearly 100 years. The ACLU brought its first LGBT rights case in 1936, brought the first case seeking the freedom to marry for same sex couples in 1970, litigated the Supreme Court cases that took down the Defense of Marriage Act that won marriage equality nationwide, and represented transgender student Gavin Grimm before the Supreme Court.
Brooke Guinan is a 29 year old trans woman; an advocate, civil servant, firefighter, and native New Yorker. Guinan has been honored by the New York City Comptroller’s office, the Public Advocate’s office, the Metropolitan Community Church of New York, and the FDNY for her service to the LGBTQ community.
Krishna Stone is the Director of Community Relations at Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC). She originally connected with GMHC in 1986 as a walker in the first annual AIDS Walk New York and became
a staff member in 1993. In 2014, Stone received an award from the NYC Health Department for outstanding dedication to combating the spread of HIV.
Geng Le is a leader in the burgeoning movement for LGBT equality in the People’s Republic of China. Geng set up one of the earliest gay social websites in China Danlan.org in 2002. In 2012, he created Blued a gay men social networking app after quitting his job working as a policeman for 16 years. On World AIDS Day 2016, Geng donated 1 million RMB to China AIDS Fund to support Chinese non governmental organizations for HIV prevention.