2019 Pride Roundup

by Sam Cronin

EDGE Media Network Contributor

Monday July 15, 2019

2019 has been a great year for Pride festivals and parades nationwide. This year, many festivals commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising. Check out our roundup of EDGE coverage and photo albums from this year's events so far!

Boston (June 8-9)

Boston had its biggest Pride in its 39 year history of Pride events. EDGE was on hand for the parade and festival on Saturday June 8 and the block party on Sunday the 9th in the Back Bay. Check out our photo albums below:

Parade and Festival

Block Party

New York (June 28-29)

NYC was home to World Pride, a 50th anniversary remembrance of the Stonewall Uprising. This year's "Pride Island" on June 28th at Pier 97 at Hudson River Park hosted special guests Teyana Taylor, Grace Jones, Madonna and more. Additionally, on June 29th there was a VIP Rooftop party at The Park, with live music, DJs and hot dancers.

Pride Island

Rooftop Pride

World Pride Part One

World Pride Part Two

World Pride Part Three

Washington DC (June 8-9)

Capital Pride was a busy event this year, and although the parade on June 8th was marred by an active shooter scare towards the end, the day was still filled with much celebration. The Pride Festival on June 9th was rained on, but not rained out, as people gathered near the National Mall for live music by Todrick Hall, food and fun.

Parade and Festival

Los Angeles (June 7-9)

LA Pride spanned three days, with an opening night sponsored by MAC Cosmetics, who offered makeovers for anyone who wanted one before strutting down the glitter rainbow runway. Musical guests Todrick Hall and Paula Abdul performed. People enjoyed make overs and a drag show in West Hollywood for the Pride festival June 8th, along with various food vendors, a Latin stage, and Meghan Trainor headlining on the main stage. June 9th's parade celebrated LGBTQ groups, non profits and allies.

Pride Opening Night

Pride Festival

Pride Parade

Chicago (June 22-23, June 30)

PrideFest took over Boystown in Chicago for two days on June 22nd and 23rd. Vendor booths, live music and unpredictable weather were all part of the rainbow of fun. The next weekend's parade was canceled due to severe weather, but EDGE managed to capture some moments before the rain stopped the floats.

Pride Festival

Pride Parade

San Francisco (June 29-30)

Over a million people came out to celebrate San Francisco Pride's "A Generation of Resistance" Festival June 29-30. The packed Civic Center hosted over thirty stages, supported local businesses and non-profits, and celebrated the 50th anniversary of Stone Wall. June 30th's parade got off to a late start due to protesters, but once it started, everyone celebrated the LGBTQ community and the 50th anniversary of Stonewall. The weekend closed out with the ultimate Pride after party, called Under the Rotunda! The Grand Marshals interacted with guests as people enjoyed a cocktail party and appetizers.

Pride Festival

Pride Parade

Pride After Party