The Empire State Building lit up in honour of Pride Weekend in 2014, New York City, USA
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Since 1970, New York City has celebrated LGBTQI+ pride with a parade, public speeches and rallies, and record-setting crowds—officials estimate the 2019 NYC Pride March drew in 5 million people. This photo shows the LED display casting rainbow-hued light across the upper levels of Manhattan's iconic Empire State Building to celebrate 2014's Pride Weekend.
This year Pride Weekend will be a little more subdued, with social gatherings limited due to the coronavirus outbreak. Events that would normally fill public spaces with friends and families out to join in the fun have largely been cancelled. But that doesn't have to stop you from participating virtually. How will you safely celebrate pride this year?