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New York City Pride March – June 30, 2019 – A Photo Essay

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Big and small, young and old, from all walks of life coming from around the world to celebrate liberation, hard fought and never ending with colors abound. The world came to New York for World Pride 50 to salute fifty years hence the Stonewall Movement,  when gay rights began.

June’s month-long events culminated on the last weekend with “Just Another Drag March” Friday eve through two parades on June’s final day.

Sunday morn’s Queer Liberation March followed by Gay Pride’s colorful march down Fifth Ave, through the West Village past the Stonewall Inn ablaze with color, signs of protest, signs speaking of the continual struggle for equal right to be.

Hundreds of thousands lined the route, witnessed the world’s LGBQT community march on this beautiful summer day in NYC. A day all will remember, for those who fought and continue the fight, for those who march and those no longer marching.

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Jeff Day, an independent photographer based in New York City, documents city life celebrations and the renewal of historical tradition in contemporary voice in the streets. He is completing two books, New Orleans Black and White and New York Street.  A lifelong sailor, Jeff has also documented the water’s edge and shore towns of New York, New England, the Gulf Coast, and Eastern Spain.

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All copyrighted photos courtesy of Jeff Day.