From Ruben Natal-San Miguel’s article for Musée Magazine:
Christopher Street Liberation Day on June 28, 1970, marked the first anniversary of the Stonewall riots with the first LGBT Pride march in U.S. history. Covering 51 blocks from Christopher Street to Central Park, it is known today as the Gay Pride Parade. The 49th annual Gay Pride Parade took place on June 24, 2018. I have been attending this parade for almost 30 years and photographing it for 16. For decades, most renowned photographers have covered the parade, including icons such as Mary Ellen Mark, Bill Cunningham, and Nan Goldin.
With the route of the parade changed this year, preparations are beginning for next year’s 50th anniversary of the parade. Notable photographers and members of the LBGT community spread their photography, messages, activism, and sense of community through their galleries, museum exhibitions, publication features, and social media platforms. The photographs of photographers Richard Renaidi, Lola Flash, Linda Simpson, Luis Carle, Benjamin Fredrickson, and Ruben Natal-San Miguel continue to document, celebrate, and highlight this yearly tradition.