Lesbian & Gay Big Apple Corps Joins the Montclair Parade


We’ll be there as usual, of course, as well as the Philadelphia Mummers. But this year’s Montclair Fourth of July parade will be the first ever to include the award-winning Lesbian & Gay Big Apple Corps Marching Band.

With a membership of 100 musicians, color guard members, and band aides, the Lesbian & Gay Big Apple Corps is in its 33rd season.

Montclair’s July 4th parade begins at 11 a.m. and follows a 1.6-mile route which starts at the corner of Bloomfield Avenue and Church Street and travels west on Bloomfield Avenue to Midland Avenue, continuing to Watchung Avenue, west to Valley Road and ending at the official reviewing stand at Edgemont Park. A family picnic will be held in the park immediately following the parade.

Photo of the Big Apple Corps at the 2009 New York  Pride March by Traci Lawson.


  1. So if it wasn’t this band, what was the other big apple lesbian and gay band that marched in the Montclair July $ parade years ago?

  2. And what, herbe, could be gayer than our tall, thin, bearded and colorfully attired national symbol? Unless, of course, its the fantastic Philadelphia Mummers? Gotta love those guys!

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