Christopher Street Liberation Parade, 1973
June 28, 2019 12:45 PM   Subscribe

In 1973, I finished the Gay Pride Parade at Washington Square Park, dead center of the front banner for the parade. Please, anyone know where there are photos? I was 16 at the time! I've searched, without success.
posted by Goofyy to Society & Culture (6 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
There's a single pic on this NYT article but it looks like it's during the march rather than the end. I can't quite make it out (guy with a trombone I think, and some others in the background) . To see the digitized version blown up needs a paid account.
posted by jquinby at 1:05 PM on June 28, 2019

Have you checked the NYPL's collections? Example, example, example.
posted by NotMyselfRightNow at 1:07 PM on June 28, 2019 [1 favorite]

I found this image on this page, credited to Leonard Fink, which seems like it's tantalizingly close to what you're looking for. Perhaps contacting the center behind that instagram account would turn up more? (I found reference to them holding a collection of his photographs. )
posted by namewithoutwords at 1:08 PM on June 28, 2019

There’s also video on YouTube.
posted by calgirl at 9:18 PM on June 28, 2019

Response by poster: namewithoutwords: I REMEMBER the guy in the body suit, he kept trying to go ahead of the front banner, annoying the marshals.

One of the Getty images of the front banner at least shows the guy I stood next to. First time I met an out gay person near my own age (I been hanging with gay adults since I was 14).
posted by Goofyy at 8:27 AM on July 22, 2019 [2 favorites]

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