Head to New York for Gay Pride celebrations this June

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Nearly two million people are expected to attend the annual gay pride events and celebrations in New York City this June.

Why not book your flights and make it two million and one?

Heritage of Pride, which organises New York City's flagship LGBT events features the theme 'Rain to Rainbows' for its line-up of pride events this year.

'After years of inequality in this country we are finally turning the course toward receiving full equality. While this won't be achieved overnight we are proud of our community's accomplishments over the last decade and look to the future with a positive stance on the state of LGBT rights,' says Chris Frederick, Managing Director of Heritage of Pride.

'With the Supreme Court deciding on same-sex marriage days prior to NYC Pride's largest day we are projecting an increase in attendance to nearly 2 million individuals and are excited to welcome the world with open arms.'

Here are some of the key events happening in Manhattan this June...

PrideFest street fair Now in its 20th year, will take place on Sunday 30 June. Thousands of visitors attend the event at Hudson Street each year, joining locals, corporate sponsors, community leaders and business owners.

The March The march will take place at 12 noon on Sunday 30 June. The parade, which has taken place to celebrate the gay community since 1970, begins at 36th Street and Fifth Avenue and ends in Greenwich Village. Free registration is now open online.

The Rally will take place on Friday 28 June at Pier 26, showcasing speakers and well-known performers in honour of the first NYC pride rally that occurred one month after the Stonewall Riots.

Rapture on the River One of the nation's largest ladies-only dance events, will celebrate its 10-year anniversary on Saturday 29 June at Pier 26.

Dance on the Pier On Sunday 30 June, Dance on the Pier is back for its 27th year with award-winning DJs and the world's longest-running LGBT fireworks display along the Hudson River. The event is the official close to NYC Pride events.

To purchase tickets and register, visit nycpride.org and for more information visit nycgo.com/gay

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