New York City is going to be a magnet for LGBTQ+ visitors when it hosts both Stonewall 50 and World Pride 2019. The organizer is expecting 5 million visitors to gather for the Pride March on June 30, 2019. This will be a historic moment and a rare opportunity for IAGSDC to show the world the joy of LGBTQ+ square dancing.
Times Squares hopes to form an IAGSDC contingent for the march. A Vehicle will carry IAGSDC as well as individual club banners along with audio equipment and a caller (TBA) as we dance and march down Fifth Avenue. Promotional materials will be handed out with information about the IAGSDC, local clubs, and how to form a new club.
Participation comes with a huge financial burden. We expect the entire project to cost about $10,000. We’ve created a separate Stonewall 50 Fund and are asking the IAGSDC clubs and their members to generously donate to it. With help from everyone in our square dance community, we will be able to show the world how much fun this activity can be.