New York Pride Weekend
Date: Saturday, June 26, 2010 - 12:00 noon
Where: 119th Street (Between Lenox and 5th Avenues) New York, NY 10026
Harlem Pride 2010
Harlem, NY, the historical center of African – American culture, will host to its FIRST EVER Pride celebration. The purpose of Harlem Pride is to promote Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Same Gender Loving Pride in Harlem by providing opportunities for networking and communication among organizations and community members in Harlem. To do that, Harlem Pride will become a community partner in support of existing programs and we will also produce our own events that will celebrate LGBT & SGL pride. Lawrence Rodriguez and Carmen Neely, two Harlem LGBT activists/residents saw an opportunity to celebrate the LGBT & SGL community and its role and contributions to Harlem’s rich history. They envisioned an annual celebration of gay liberation in Harlem’s Mount Morris Park Historic District because the area has become a thriving “gayborhood,” and would be an excellent symbol of uptown gay pride. With thousands of LGBT residents in Harlem and more visitors expected for general June Pride Month events, Harlem Pride’s time has come.