Saturday, March 26, 2016



Looking Back/Looking Forward: NYC’s Gay Pride Parades 1979-1995
Photographs by Stanley Stellar
1980



Looking Back/Looking Forward: NYC’s Gay Pride Parades 1979-1995
Photographs by Stanley Stellar
1987



Looking Back/Looking Forward: NYC’s Gay Pride Parades 1979-1995
Photographs by Stanley Stellar
1990



Looking Back/Looking Forward: NYC’s Gay Pride Parades 1979-1995
Photographs by Stanley Stellar
1991

PHOTOS: Four Decades of NYC Gay Pride
On June 28, 1969, a riot occurred outside the Stonewall Inn in New York City’s Greenwich Village — the LGBT crowd was protesting a police raid of the bars. That riot spawned the modern-day LGBT rights movement.
In the summer following the Stonewall riots, the first Gay Pride Parade was held on the city's Christopher Street. Every summer since then, in recognition of that historic event, the parade has been held in New York City. Last year it was attended by more than 2 million people.
These photos by NYC-based artist Stanley Stellar document some of the people who celebrated at the parades from 1978 to 2008... Read more...

3 comments:

another country said...

"And, my friends, in this story you have a history of this entire movement. First they ignore you. Then they ridicule you. And then they attack you and want to burn you. And then they build monuments to you." -- Nicholas Klein, Proceedings of the Third Biennial Convention of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America (1918)

Fit Studs said...

Vintage beauty, huh? Nice.

- Fit Studs

another country said...

And "our" history in the making. Never forget.