According to the South Asian Lesbian and Gay Association (SALGA), New York, there were at least 80 members who joined the March as well as scores of South Asians who marched down 5th Ave, as well as among the spectators cheering them on.
Among participants from SALGA were Indian, Pakistani and new Sri Lankan origin participants.
The organiser of the SALGA NY Pride March said the purpose was to promote the visibility of the often unseen and unheard South Asian LGBTQ within the US.
Feedback from many after the March showed the SALGA group attracted a lot of attention with their colourful clothes and placards, music and dancers. Onlookers ranged from the very young to grandmothers.
The March came on the heels of the June US Supreme Court ruling making same-sex marriage legal in all 50 states.