New York will light up this weekend to celebrate LGTBI Pride


New York, Jun 24 (EFE) .- Several of the most emblematic buildings in New York will be illuminated from Thursday night until Sunday with the colors of the multicolored flag adopted by the LGTBI movement, to accompany the celebrations of the Day of the Pride, which the Big Apple will celebrate this weekend.

New York's One World Trade Center skyscraper and Grand Central Station, as well as Niagara Falls and half a dozen other buildings and engineering works across the state will be lit red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple to celebrate Pride.

With this lighting, the authorities also want to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the legalization of same-sex couples.

"Ten years ago we marked another historic chapter of progress in our state and this nation with the Marriage Equality Act, and we did not stop there, we have been fighting for LGBTI New Yorkers and their families ever since," said Governor Andrew Cuomo.

"We're going to light up iconic buildings across the state in the colors of the pride flag because love always wins in New York," added Cuomo.

New York celebrates Pride Day this Sunday, with several marches that will tour different parts of the city.

The Pride march was held for the first time in New York in 1970 to commemorate clashes that took place a year earlier at the Stonewall bar between gay patrons and the police and which became the spur of the LGTBI rights movement in the United States. United.

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