SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris Joins Broadway Legend Charles Busch and
SAG-AFTRA Members in the 2016 NYC Pride March
March begins: noon ET
June 26, 2016 – New York
SAG-AFTRA member, Broadway star and international legend Charles Busch, along with SAG-AFTRA’s top three national officers will lead the contingency of SAG-AFTRA members in Sunday’s NYC Pride March.
SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris, Executive Vice President Rebecca Damon and Secretary-Treasurer Jane Austin will join members of the union’s national and local LGBT committees, SAG-AFTRA members and allies as they march down Fifth Avenue to Christopher and Greenwich Streets. This will mark the first time all three of the union’s officers are participating in the march. With the April election of Carteris and Damon, all three of the top SAG-AFTRA offices are held by women — a historic first for the union.
SAG-AFTRA is proud to support the LGBT community and march in the memory of the Orlando shooting victims. Click here to read the full union statement on the attack.
Who: Broadway star and LGBT legend Charles Busch, along with SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris, Executive Vice President Rebecca Damon and Secretary-Treasurer Jane Austin will join the SAG-AFTRA contingent in the New York City LGBT Pride March, Sunday, June 26.
Busch is the author and star of the plays The Divine Sister, Vampire Lesbians of Sodom and The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife, which ran for nearly two years on Broadway and received a Tony nomination for Best Play. He wrote and starred in the film versions of his plays Psycho Beach Party and Die Mommie Die, the latter of which won him the Best Performance Award at the Sundance Film Festival. In 2003, he received a special Drama Desk Award for career achievement as both performer and playwright. He is also the subject of the acclaimed documentary film The Lady in Question is Charles Busch.
When: Sunday, June 26, 2016
Where: NYC Pride March
March begins at 36th Street and Fifth Avenue; ends at Christopher and Greenwich Streets.
Parade section TBA.
Credentials: Once you are confirmed for an interview, you must apply separately for NYC Pride credentials for access to the march. Deadline for credential application is Wednesday, June 22. Click here for the press credential application.
If you are unable to secure press credentials by Wednesday, June 22, please contact Jennifer Lurey email@example.com for best efforts for accommodation.
For more information please contact: Pamela Greenwalt, SAG-AFTRA Chief Communications & Marketing Officer at (323) 440-2892 or firstname.lastname@example.org.