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
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