By Stephanie Haney For Dailymail. The global Gay Pride celebration commemorates the June 28, riots sparked by repeated police raids on the Stonewall Inn in New York's Greenwich Village, which had become known as a well-known refuge for the gay community. Two marches took place, but the official WorldPride procession began at noon from 5th Avenue and 26th Street in Greenwich Village, amounting to what might have been the largest ever public event New York City has ever seen, according to Secret NYC. Three million people donning rainbow colors crammed the streets of Manhattan on Sunday for the WorldPride Gay Pride parade marking the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots. The global Gay Pride celebration commemorates the June 28, riots sparked by repeated police raids on the Stonewall Inn, a well-known refuge for the gay community in New York's Greenwich Village.
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Update: The Parade will be held June Click here for more details. It is just one of many celebrations that occur during the action-packed Pride Week. The parade, originally known as the Christopher Street Festival, began in as a tribute to the riots that took place at the Stonewall Inn a year earlier.
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I was reprimanded by an older friend for casually mocking this year's New York City Gay Pride parade. It's becoming an annual event. It's one of hundreds -- large and small -- occurring in communities all over the country this month. And, as predictable as June bugs in June, here come the round of eye-rolls, tongue-clicking criticisms, sarcastic blog posts and intellectual rants from "younger" gays about how the current Gay Pride parade is a tired, outdated, boring embarrassment that's outlasted its usefulness or relevance.