Harlem Gay Pride Festivities for 2010

| May 18, 2010 | 4 Comments

Next month, Harlem will host to its first ever Gay Pride Celebration. Harlem Pride will be sponsoring several events that will celebrate the pride and diversity of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) and Same Gender Loving (SGL) neighbors and organizations in Harlem.

The scope and vision of the inaugural Harlem Pride event by its founding board members is that it will be an annual festival event held in the “Harlem Gayborhood”. The festival will include the quintessential block party along with several other events.  They hope to expand each year to become the essential vehicle for Harlem residents to celebrate their LGBT & SGL communities and pride.

The purpose of Harlem Pride is to promote LGBT and SGL Pride in Harlem by providing opportunities for networking and communication among organizations and community members. To do that, Harlem Pride will become a community partner in support of existing programs and they will also produce their 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.

There are several Harlem Pride events occurring. Below are just a few. Stay tuned for more.

  • Harlem Pride Official VIP Launch Party
    Date/Time: June 25, 2010, 7pm – 4am
    Location: Billie’s Black Bar/Restaurant/Lounge, 271 W. 119th Street (btwn St. Nicholas Ave & Frederick Douglass Blvd)
  • Harlem Pride Day Celebration — Live entertainment and vendors. There will be something for everyone from music and dancing to health and wellness information.
    Date/Time: June 26, 2010, 12-6pm
    Location: 119th Street Between Lenox & 5th Avenues
  • Bowl with Pride
    Date/Time:
    June 27, 2010, 6-10pm
    Location: Harlem Lanes, 2116 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd. (btwn W 125th and W 126th Street)

For more info, visit HarlemPride.org

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  2. HypnotiqOneNo Gravatar says:

    Awesome! I'm proud of Harlem…

  3. wish there was more substance to the events. considering the impact that aids has on the black gay community, I would have liked to see panel discussions or events aimed at educating both gay and straight folks about unique challenges that gay black folks face.

  4. AroundHarlemNo Gravatar says:

    Excellent point.

    Since there are many collaborators regarding the events, I'm sure some of the other organizations will be having events that address the AIDS epidemic.

    I'll see what I can find.

    April

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