1980s

Documentary Video Shows The 1989 NYC Gay Pride Parade

Gay Pride Parades have come and gone, but sometimes we wish we could go back to see what it was all like. Well now we can.

Filmmaker Nelson Sullivan was known in New York City’s art world and club scene in the 1980s. Thankfully, Sullivan recorded himself as he participated in New York City’s 1989 Gay Pride Parade while he was wearing an outfit and makeup designed by RuPaul himself (RuPaul is also in the video).

If you are interested getting a glimpse of what the 1989 Gay Pride Parade in New York City was like, watch the video down below.

 

 

Also, it would be remiss of us not to mention that Nelson Sullivan died of a heart attack that same year while at the age of 41. This was only a few days after he quit his day job in the hopes to focus on created a television show.

Now, you can see more of Sullivan’s work here or through New York University’s Fales Library & Special Collections.

H/t: Reddit