We are Proud: Christopher Street Pier

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The pier has been a haven for many in the LGBT community. (WABC)

As part of our coverage of the 48th NYC Pride March, ABC7NY brings you vignettes about various people and groups who are remembering the past and celebrating the community's strides this Pride Month.

Luna Luis Ortiz talks about the Christopher Street Pier, and its long-running significance to the LGBT community.

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Heritage of Pride is a nonprofit organization that plans and produces New York City's official LGBT Pride events each year to commemorate the Stonewall Riots of 1969 - the beginning of the modern Gay Rights movement.

From the website: "Heritage of Pride works toward a future without discrimination where all people have equal rights under the law. We do this by producing LGBT Pride events that inspire, educate, commemorate and celebrate our diverse community."

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WABC-TV is the NYC Pride March's official television partner, broadcasting the 48th NYC LGBT Pride March on Sunday, June 25, 2017 starting at Noon.

The NYC Pride March started in 1970 as a civil rights demonstration on the 1-year anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising. Today, it is one of the world's best known LGBT events, with 350 marching contingents and more than 2 million spectators in 2016.

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