June 2019 marks 50 years since the Stonewall Uprising, a pivotal moment in LGBTQ+ history and this summer, the whole world is invited to celebrate in New York City, including the world of Veterinary Medicine.
Pride Veterinary Medical Community (formerly LGVMA) is excited to announce that our organization will be participating in World Pride 2019 in NYC. We are partnering with all the interested veterinary associations, veterinary organizations, and industry partners to gather up to 400 parade participants this June 30th for World Pride 2019. Having the veterinary profession represented on the world stage is a unique and rare opportunity.
Part of Pride VMC’s mission is to foster acceptance and inclusivity and, in that spirit, we want to provide the opportunity for you to march with us and unite in pride for the LGBTQ+ Veterinary Medical Community. We invite you and your organization to join us in this monumental opportunity to showcase the LGBTQ+ veterinary community by marching together on Sunday, June 30. For updates, join our Facebook event, our Facebook group and sign up to march with us via Eventbrite (once you have secured a free ticket on Eventbrite, your email will automatically be added to the attendee list and you will receive email updates).
You must RSVP with Eventbrite to march with the veterinary contingent in the parade. Sorry, but we cannot accommodate anyone who has not registered.
We will be meeting at a to-be-determined location prior to the parade step off.
Parade route: Step off is at noon on Sunday, June 30th from 26th Street and 5th Avenue before heading west on 8th Street. After crossing over 6th Avenue, the march will continue on Christopher Street, passing the site designated in 2016 by President Barack Obama as the Stonewall National Monument. It will then turn north on 7th Avenue, passing the New York City AIDS Memorial, before dispersing in Chelsea just north of 23rd Street and 7th Avenue.
Transportation to and from the parade, as well as housing, are not provided for this event.
Hope to see you there!
World Pride Sponsors:
Pride VMC Industry Partners:
Veterinary School Supporters:
LGBTQ Affiliate Supporters:
QueerVets of Germany
World Pride Donations:
Champagne Donors $2501+
Lavender Donors $501-$2500
American Veterinary Medical Association
Flamingo Donors 0-$500
Joe Kinnarney, DVM
Jolle Kirpensteijn, DVM, PhD, Chief professional Veterinary Officer, Hill’s US
Malcolm Kram, DVM
Andrew Maccabe, DVM
American Veterinary Medical Foundation
Seven Hills Veterinary Hospital, San Francisco
For more information on how to become a sponsor, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We want to hear from you. Please contact us with any questions, suggestions or inquiries.