NYC’s ‘vibrant’ LGBTQ community celebrated with the ‘Year of Pride’
amNewYork, March 6, 2019
By Shaye Weaver
New York City will celebrate the “Year of Pride,” 50 years after the Stonewall Inn riot that helped spark the modern gay rights movement. The declaration is a symbolic gesture made by NYC & Company, the city’s official marketing organization, that’s meant to highlight the many ways the city recognizes the LGBTQ community.“We have declared 2019 the Year of Pride, to not only celebrate WorldPride and Stonewall 50 but to acknowledge the perpetual spirit of New York City’s vibrant LGBTQ community,” said Fred Dixon, the president and CEO of NYC & Company.