NYC Pride Parade – a photo essay

More than 75 percent of all marching groups in this year’s Pride March are non-profit organizations, and more than half of all marching groups are participating free-of-charge.

Here are some photos taken by our blogger/photographer Saswat Pattanayak for Women’s Rights NY Blog.

In view of public safety measures that have inflicted harm to transgender, womxn, black, indigenous and peoples of color that have engaged in NYC Pride events, NYC Pride has “publicly banned corrections and law enforcement exhibitors from marching in their uniforms and participating in recruitment activities at NYC Pride events until at least 2025.” According to the organizers, this action was a step in the path of transformative justice affirming their commitment to eliminating violence, harm and abuse at NYC Pride events.