Lesbian & Gay Pride New York (1988)

Lesbian and Gay Pride Marches were community affairs in the early days. There were no barriers between the viewers and the marchers. Often marchers would spot friends on the sidelines and stop to talk and watch the march for a while, rejoining the march when other friends or interesting groups passed by. Similarly, people who started out watching would spot friends and join the march. Thus there was a fluidity to the event and no clear distinction between observer and participant – everybody was part of the community. Also, as this was a community event, people marched as individuals or as members of community organizations or ad hoc groups (e.g., Fags Against Facial Hair). The only corporate floats repesented bars, not huge international corporations.

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00:30 Michael Cowling
00:45 ACT UP (also 04:54, 06:11)
01:00 Eric Sawyer (01:42, 03:53)
01:09 Herb Spiers
01:34 Frank Jump, Rich Jackman
01:52 Michael Neslin
02:01 Howie Pope
02:18 Jennifer Munson, Scott Heron
02:54 The Lesbian & Gay Big Apple Corps
03:12 Lesbian Herstory Archives
03:53 ACT UP Housing Committee
04:26 Reno
05:08 Michael Molyneux
05:24 GMHC
05:41 Michael Savino
06:31 Robert Vazquez-Pacheco
07:15 Mark Fotopoulos
07:45 PWA (People with AIDS) Theater Workshop