Celebrating Gay Pride in New York City

It is Swank’s pleasure to celebrate another happy Gay Pride with New York City and the rest of the world.

 

It began on June 28th in 1969 when the gay community fought back against a police raid at Stonewall Inn. The Stonewall Riots marks the start of the revolution in bringing equality to gay people. The next year, the first ever Gay Pride March was held to commemorate the riots.

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We have come a long way since the Stonewall Riots with New York becoming the 6th state in America to legally recognize same-sex marriage. Other states include Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont, as well as the District of Columbia.

Pride is celebrated throughout the world and grows more every year, bringing more and more support. Some celebrities that have performed and brought attention to the celebration include Cher, Lady Gaga, Cyndi Lauper , Madonna and Whoopi Goldberg.

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While although we still have a long way to go before complete equality, each year at Gay Pride, we celebrate how far we’ve come since the riots and the positive direction that we are heading in. We are making progress one year at a time.

At Swank Productions, we want to be part of the equality movement.  We are proud to be part of the change and we will keep supporting LGBT equality. If you have an upcoming wedding, or know of anybody who recently got engaged, make sure you get in touch with Swank and we will be more than happy to start planning your special day.

 

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Here at Swank we are getting SO excited about this weekend’s LBGTQ PRIDE festivities! Although we support pride all year long in our office, what is better than having a whole city come together to celebrate on the same day?! Anybody who has been to the parade can attest to the amazing energy the event contains!

This year’s New York Pride is extra special because it marks the completion of one full year since New York legalized gay marriage. Last year at the parade, gay marriage had just passed and the excitement in the air was amazing. Now we will get to see many couples who have already tied the knot, and others who are planning on doing so.

Luckily for Swank we have been able to be a part of some truly special gay wedding celebrations. These weddings were special not just because of their amazing design (After all, who is more stylish than the gays?) but because of what they meant to the couples involved. Take for instance, a wonderful same-sex couple who were finally able to marry after more than TWENTY TWO years together. Their wedding was gorgeous and incredibly meaningful to everybody who was involved.

Then there was the beautiful lesbian couple, Felicia and Kim, who were lucky enough to solidify their young love by being married on a yacht in a wedding sponsored by MTV. But we’re trendsetters at Swank. We didn’t wait for formal support from New York and Obama to show our pride. Check out pictures of the amazing Fire Island party we worked on well before gay marriage was legal.

Whatever your reason for celebrating Pride, know that we’re right there celebrating with you!

After all, what’s more Swanky than equality and fabulous weddings for everyone?

Thank you to Bliss Productions & Sharon Schuster for the photos!