Vintage Footage from the New York City Gay Pride Festival in 1983

Video artist Nelson Sullivan went everywhere and filmed just about everything downtown in the 1980s.

In this recently uploaded video from the 5 Ninth Avenue Project — the NYU-run YouTube channel that is digitizing and releasing the vast archives of Sullivan’s video — watch as the artist documents one of the first Gay Pride festivals in the City in 1983.

Nelson Sullivan had only recently acquired a VHS camera with a portable recorder when he videotaped New York’s 1983 Gay Pride Celebration. Video by Nelson Suillivan

Matt Coneybeare

Matt Coneybeare

Founder, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief

Matt enjoys exploring the City's food scene with his Wife and the outdoors with their three dogs. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time working from a treadmill desk at home.

Brought To You By...