On Sunday, June 30, 13,000 marchers are expected to walk 30-some-odd blocks down New York City’s Fifth Avenue in front of some 2 million onlookers to end up at a party comprised of compassion, revelry, and cheers within the city’s famously accepting West Village for the annual Pride March. Grand Marshalled by Harry Belafonte, Edie Windsor, and Earl Fowlkes, the event is meant to end LGBT Pride Month with a bang and commemorate the Stonewall Riots, which brought the gay and lesbian fight for equality to the forefront of American newsstands.
If you’d like to get involved in the #ProudToLove action, but can’t stand the crowds on a balmy New York City day or are nowhere within driving distance to the Island of Manhattan, don’t fret. You can still show your support for the LGBT movement from the comfort of wherever your internet connected device may be for a small fee.
NYC Pride is serving up a live stream of the event from six camera locations along the march’s path, complete with hosts, commentary, and the occasional interview. Catch all the rainbow-colored action as theater professionals Natalie Joy Johnson and Brian Nash give you the play-by-play on PrideLive.TV by way of a pay-to-play Ustream player and $7.99 for HD desktop access and/or $1.99 for mobile phones and tablets. If that seems pricey, know at least $0.25 from every purchase is going directly to NYC Pride’s organizer Heritage of Pride, while the rest will presumably cover production and talent costs.
After you get your fill of the live streaming action, check out YouTube’s #ProudToLove campaign for all your LGBT-friendly and supportive on-demand viewing pleasures.
Photo by Joe Buglewicz