New York City’s official destination marketing organisation, NYC & Company, will be organising the 2016 Annual Pride Celebration from June 19–26. This year’s NYC Pride theme is “Equality Needs You.”. Beyond the events taking place in Manhattan this June, Pride will also be celebrated in unique events throughout the city’s five boroughs. NGO, Heritage of Pride, will organise and produce many of New York City’s annual Pride events in Manhattan including the Pride Rally, VIP Rooftop Party, Teaze, the March, PrideFest and the Dance on the Pier. The first NYC Pride March occurred in 1970, a year after the Stonewall riots which are considered to be the birth of the modern LGBT liberation movement. In 2019, on the 50th anniversary of the riots, New York City will host World Pride, the first time the two-month series of events will be held in the United States.