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30-30
Jun
2019

World Pride 2019/Stonewall 50 - Veterinary World Pride event

Pride Veterinary Medical Community is partnering with all interested veterinary associations, veterinary organizations, and industry partners.

We are gathering up to 400 parade participants this coming June 30th for World Pride 2019 in NYC, which corresponds with the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising. Having the veterinary profession represented on the world stage is a unique and rare opportunity. Part of Pride VMC’s mission is to foster acceptance and inclusivity, and in that spirit, we want to provide the opportunity for you to march with us and unite in pride for the LGBTQ+ Veterinary Medical Community.

How your organization can participate:

1.      March with us! We ask that you distribute the Eventbrite and Facebook links within your organization. Tickets to march are free! YOU MUST RSVP to march.

Eventbrite:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/vet-med-world-pride-nyc-2019-tickets-55867864286

Facebook Event:

https://www.facebook.com/events/253512882234206 

Facebook Group:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/VetMedWorldPride 

 

2.      Show your support on our website (www.pridevmc.org/WorldPride2019). We are creating a page on our website dedicated to World Pride 2019. We would love to share your logo, website, and social media links as a form of supporting this once in a lifetime event.  Please send your Association or organization logo, if you want to be a supporter of Veterinary World Pride. We just ask you to promote this event to your members.

3.      Consider making a donation directly on our website at  www.pridevmc.org

4.      Does your organization have swag? Even better, does your organization have Pride swag? All parade participants get a swag bag. We are looking for sunglasses, hand or cooling towels, temporary tattoos, pride accessories such as necklace beads, bracelets, and pins for the bags.

Pride VMC and the LGBTQ+ veterinary community appreciate your support. Please connect with Pride VMC through info@pridevmc.org  for participation details.

Transportation and Housing:

Transportation to and from the parade, as well as housing, are not provided for this event.

Parade Route:

Everyone must RSVP to be part of the marching contingent.

Step off is at noon on Sunday, June 30th from 26th Street and 5th Avenue. The March will proceed south on 5th Avenue before heading west on 8th Street. After crossing over 6th Avenue, the March will continue on Christopher Street, passing the site designated in 2016 by President Barack Obama as the Stonewall National Monument. It will then turn north on 7th Avenue, passing the New York City AIDS Memorial, before dispersing in Chelsea just north of 23rd Street and 7th Avenue.

Updates and Communication:

We will be meeting at a to-be-determined location prior to parade step off. Stay tuned for updates by following us on Facebook and joining the Facebook event group. Once you have secured a free ticket on Eventbrite, your email will automatically be added to the attendee list and you will receive email updates.