NYC’s finest tell us the word on the street for Pride

Attendee at New York City Pride 2017 – Pride Island – Sunday at Pier 26. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/Getty Images)

Ready or not, here it comes! NYC Pride is just around the corner, and we couldn’t be more excited. After two years of virtual hangouts and COVID-conscious kickbacks, it’s finally time to come together again in one of the greatest–and gayest–cities in the world.

NYC Pride is more than a festival, it’s a jam-packed multi-day event that attracts hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of proud queers and allies from every part of the globe. Among them, some of the hottest InstaGays™ in the Big Apple have been known to take part in the festivities. GayCities had a chance to catch up with a few of these fine folks, and here are our favorite takeaways.

27Travels – Gabi & Shanni on finding fun

Shanna: “Pride is always really special for us. We actually met at the Cubby Hole during Pride. So we always try and go. Even during the pandemic, NYC didn’t have a parade, we still went to the West Village just to be around that area. There are always a bunch of parties on the Christopher Street Pier.

Gabi: “If you’re visiting New York City for Pride, it’s a really good idea to look up some actual queer bars and support those instead of a random bar along the pride route. Some might put up a rainbow flag to get your business, but they don’t support the LGBTQ community all year long.”

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