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Harlem Pride 15th Annual Celebration

By Charlotte Robinson, June 27, 2024

Harlem Pride’s 15th Annual Celebration Day Festival takes place this Saturday Jun 29th on 12th Avenue at 133rd Street in NYC providing access to resources, food & live performances hosted by Dominique Jackson & Marquise Vilson. Performers include, Billy The Goat, Damez, Gia Love, Siaira Shawn, Alicia Kelly, Big Body Kweeng, Lyfe, Daesha Richards, Noah Lee Richards, JChris, Damarcko & Waylon. Sounds provided by DJ Jeremy Lamar. Carmen Neely, Co-Founder & President of Harlem Pride stated, “The annual festival is designed for open-ended appeal to our diverse community. There is something truly energizing, exciting & empowering about presenting Harlem Pride because it solidifies the notion of SGL / LGBTQ people as contributing members of our larger Harlem community. It also demonstrates the strength, vitality & unity of our community within the collective fabric of New York City.” There will also be speakers including Kierra Johnson, Executive Director of the National LGBTQ Task Force. Over 20,000 attendees from all walks of life will descend on Harlem’s 12th Avenue for the showcase of community organizations, artists, businesses & merchants. The very first Harlem Pride Day Celebration was held on Saturday June 26th 2010 & is always held during the last full weekend in June. That inaugural event hosted approximately twenty vendors, over 2,500 attendees, numerous artists organized by Rob De Anthony of Our Youth & several volunteers. Harlem Pride, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 2010 & born out of the desire to celebrate the Same Gender Loving/LGBT community & its role and contributions to Harlem's rich history. The organization works to empower Harlem’s SGL/LGBTQ community (which includes family, friends, & allies) & improve its physical, mental & economic health & wellness. 

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