PRIDE is a photography book capturing the parades and protests in the gay community, with publication set to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, which took place on June 28, 1969. On June 28, 1970, the first gay pride marches took place in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Chicago commemorating the anniversary of the riots. Similar marches were organized in other cities-acting as both a celebration of gay culture and an activist movement for equal rights under the law.
The book will be an inspiring visual history documenting the resilience of a marginalized group and their fight for civil rights. As gay rights in both America and the world have evolved, the scenes capturing the parade have as well-through signs, dress, and expressions of freedom and love, this book also tells the story of the ever-changing culture of a people. It is a book about celebration, oppression, hope, recognition, and, above all, pride in being who you are.
"Pride: Fifty Years of Parades and Protests From the Photo Archives of The New York Times" offers a self-reflexive review of the ways in which this newspaper has reported on the L.G.B.T.Q. community over the past half-century. In his introduction, The Times's Los Angeles bureau chief, Adam Nagourney, takes the paper to task for its shortcomings in regards to its coverage of Stonewall and AIDS, among other subjects. The book reproduces a February 28, 1971 article, "More Homosexuals Aided to Become Heterosexual," published two years before the American Psychiatric Association declared that homosexuality was not, in fact, a mental illness. The chronological interplay of published stories and more than 350 photographs presents a timeline of the relentless march - and marches - of recent history, as filtered through the media's perspectives and prejudices." -- The New York Times
"To take in the breadth of [PRIDE's] contents - to see the scope of LGBTQ+ rights, from the first Christopher Street Day march in 1970 to protests for transgender rights just last year - is to witness the power of visibility firsthand" -- them.
"A stunning new coffee table book" -- Queer Forty
"This book is a powerful visual history of five decades of parades and protests for equality. Educational and visually enriching, complete with photos from The New York Times, this book is the perfect companion for any coffee table." -- BookTrib
"Capturing seminal moments in the past five decades, the Photo Archives of the New York Times' PRIDE: Fifty Years of Parades and Protests features more than 350 photographs. This inspiring visual record documents the community's major events, setbacks and victories from cities around the world, and shows how parades began as a highlight charged political events to challenge a world order in which homosexual activities were illegal and persecuted." -- marie claire UK
"Fifty years after the Stonewall riots, The New York Times has opened its photo archives to share the pictures that made history with the world. hat night that radically impacted the LGBTI community unfolds through exclusive content in new book Pride: Fifty Years Of Parades And Protests. But it's not only about Stonewall: Pride condenses half a century of LGBTI fights and victories printed on coated paper [...] this book defies the short-lived nature of newspaper copies, celebrating those moments on a longer-lasting medium. Pride, whose cover is simply effective rainbow flag across a blue sky, contains pictures and articles on the milestones the LGBTI community has reached ever since that night in NYC" -- Gay Star News
"On this day in 1969, police raided the Stonewall Inn - a bar in Greenwich Village, New York, beloved by the gay and transgender community. The ensuing protests that became a touchstone in the fight for gay rights have been commemorated every summer since in parades around the world. 'Pride: Fifty Years of Parades and Protests' gathers 350 photographs from the archives of 'The New York Times', from the first Pride in New York in June 1970, right up to protests outside the White House against President Trump's rollback on trans rights in 2018." -- The i newspaper