Pride and joy: 50 years on, New York’s gay scene is still fabulous
A revolution began with the Stonewall riots in 1969. Its legacy is still being celebrated in style
There were the usual parties around the West Village last New Year’s Eve, but only one had Madonna performing Like a Prayer.
The singer’s surprise show in the 150-capacity red-draped room upstairs at the Stonewall Inn was apposite: “I stand here proudly at the place where Pride began,” she announced, wearing a bejewelled leather biker’s jacket.
“We come together tonight to celebrate 50 years of revolution.”..