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Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the New York City Pride March

 
 
Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the New York City Pride March Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, June 27, 2020
1. Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the New York City Pride March Marker
Inscription.  
To honor the 50th anniversary of this march for human rights, we’ve replaced our signs in parks near the various routes with pride flag versions.
 
Erected 2020 by NYC Parks.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Civil RightsParks & Recreational Areas.
 
Location. 40° 44.125′ N, 73° 59.466′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on Union Square West north of East 14th Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Union Square Park, New York NY 10003, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. New York City Garment Workers (a few steps from this marker); Mohandas K. Gandhi (within shouting distance of this marker); Union Square Park (within shouting distance of this marker); George Washington Statue (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named George Washington Statue (within shouting distance of this marker); Union Square History
Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the New York City Pride March marker site image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, July 1, 2020
2. Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the New York City Pride March marker site
Near the south end of Union Square Park.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Lincoln Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Independence Flagstaff (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Regarding Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the New York City Pride March. An anniversary version of the usual rules and regulations marker at Union Square Park. A duplicate appears near the East 16th Street entrance.
 
Also see . . .
1. NYC Pride March. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on July 18, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 

2. "Thousands of Homosexuals Hold A Protest Rally in Central Park". New York Times coverage (Submitted on July 18, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 

3. LGBTQ History Month: The road to America's first gay pride march. NBC News report (Submitted on July 18, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Additional keywords. LGBT, LGBTQ, 🏳️‍🌈
 
Craig Rodwell, one of the organizers image. Click for full size.
By NBC News, unknown
3. Craig Rodwell, one of the organizers
The parade move uptown. image. Click for full size.
By NBC News, 1970
4. The parade move uptown.
The gathering in Central Park. image. Click for full size.
By NBC News, 1970
5. The gathering in Central Park.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 19, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 18, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 37 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 18, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.
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Feb. 27, 2021