It is expected that this weekend’s New York City Gay Pride Parade will be the largest in the parade’s history, given the outpouring of support the LGBT community is receiving after the Orlando shooting. As such, the city is making a myriad of preparations for this momentous event, including increasing its security efforts.
During a recent radio interview, New York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton explained that while there have not been any notable threats, the city will take every precaution to ensure a safe parade. This was obviously said in the context of the Orlando tragedy. It is said that metal detectors, security check points, and other security measures have all been proposed and are being considered. And it’s important for everyone to know that all events are continuing as scheduled, with the hope that there will be a record-breaking turn out this year. Fergie, as you may have heard by now, is this year’s headliner.
And while it is important to remain vigilant, Commissioner Bratton gave us all an important reminder: “We cannot let fear dominate our lives, we can’t let fear dictate a loss of freedom.”
We look forward to the festivities in the Big Apple! See you there!