Queens Pride Parade Makes Grand Return After Pandemic Hiatus

6/6/2022 4:00:00 AM

Tens of thousands of people lined blocks of Jackson Heights on Sunday for the 30th Annual Queens Pride Parade, back after a two-year pause.

Tens of thousands of people lined blocks of Jackson Heights on Sunday for the 30th Annual Queens Pride Parade, back after a two-year pause.

A joyous crowd thousands big kicked off the first weekend of Pride Month in Queens with the return of one of the largest parades. Tens of thousands of revelers came out Sunday to line 37th Street for the 30th Annual Queens Pride Parade, back in the borough after a two-year pandemic hiatus. Among those marching in the parade this year…

Uniformed officers have noticeably been banned from New York City's Pride parade -- scheduled the last weekend in June -- over safety concerns following police violence at past parades.widespread outrage over his views against gay marriage and supposed support of Uganda’s anti-gay policies.Queens Pride Parade.Mayor Eric Adams was front and center at the Queens Pride Parade.

"We have made so much progress as a community in the last 3 decades and pride events play a large role for this sea change.The visibility, the diversity, and the beauty of our community on display for all to see and hear is powerful and meaningful," LGBT Network President David Kilmnick said.“Mayor Adams’ only interests are his own, and prioritizing the needs of the policing and surveillance institutions in the city at the expense of investments into education, mental health, community health, and LGBTQ services.Thrilled to celebrate 30 years of unapologetic #QueensPride at the always joyous New Queens Pride Parade today 🌈 I’m so proud to designate June 5 as the official Queens Pride Day, in remembrance of Julio Rivera and in honor of our fearless LGBTQIA+ community!."I'm so proud to be here," said Daniel Dromm, the parade's founder and a former New York City Councilmember.

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Queens Pride Parade returns to Jackson Heights after pandemic pauseSeveral prominent political groups boycotted the parade because of Mayor Eric Adams' appearance, citing his hiring of several administration officials who’ve expressed or supported groups with anti-LGBTQ sentiments. Correction: A previous version of this story (and this tweet) reported inaccurate details about a planned protest of Mayor Eric Adams hiring people who have used anti-LGBTQ rhetoric. Political groups plan to boycott a pride reception scheduled for Tuesday.

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