Pride in Pictures 1990: Stonewall celebrates two decades

Pride in Pictures 1990: Stonewall celebrates two decades
Marchers cheer Stonewall 20, at the 20th annual New York City Pride Parade, in 1990.Photo: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution

It’s tough to beat Pride cheerleaders.

These marchers from 1990 in New York City helped lead the cheers for 20 years of Pride parades in the city.

What started as the Christopher Street Liberation Day, in 1970, one year after the riots at the Stonewall Inn, had grown to hundreds of thousands of marchers, hundreds of entries and even more parade watchers.

A video of the Gay Men’s Health Crisis float in the 1990 New York City Pride Parade. YouTube

Among them was the float for the Gay Men’s Health Crisis. Founded in 1982, after reports of rare cancers in gay men, GMHC has reached thousands of LGBTQ people with services and support, from crisis counseling and legal aid to the human contact that patients so desperately need.

If you’re into people watching 1990 style, check out the YouTube video, by Peggy Sendars and Annie Wollock.

It’s a classic.

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