Fifty years ago, the New York Police Department attempted to raid the Stonewall Inn on Christopher Street, a safe haven for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer patrons. But the early morning hours of June 28, 1969 saw a change in the course of history when those New Yorkers fought back and started the multi-day uprising that we now know as the Stonewall Riots, led by transgender and lesbian activists of color, including Marsha P. Johnson, Sylvia Rivera, and Stormé Delarverie. This moment marked the start of our modern LGBTQ rights movement. We are proud to announce that this Pride, the Center will be looking back on this history, and marching forward in the footsteps of our elders.
March with us as we celebrate our strength and fight for our rights! The Pride Festival features music, food trucks, and local vendors. Visit our website to register to march, vend, or volunteer at the festival! LGBTQcenter.org/pride.
Pride March – Sunday, June 2 at 1pm (Main Street)
Pride Festival – Sunday, June 2 from 12-5 pm (Hasbrouck Park)
During the month of June the Center hosts over a dozen events and activities in honor and celebration of Pride Month and there are plenty of ways to get involved. To register as a marcher in the Pride March, to register as a vendor for the Pride Festival, to become a Pride sponsor, or to sign up to be a Pride volunteer, please visit lgbtqcenter.org/pride.
Be sure to check out our other Pride month events and save the dates:
May 12th: Kick-Off Tea Dance
May 31st: Dance Party & Drag Show
June 1st: Paint the Crosswalks Proud
June 2nd: Art Reception: “The Out List”
June 2nd: Pride Opening Reception & Volunteer Recognition
June 8th: Pride Picnic
June 10th: Geek Pride Game Night
June 20th: Know Your Rights: GENDA and Human Rights Laws
June 21st: Pride Youth Dance Party
June 22nd: Gross Indecency: The Trials of Oscar Wilde
June 24th: SAGE Table Intergenerational Meal
June 29th: Film Screening at Kingston Library