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11 Events to Go to During Pride this Month

Annual Pride Kickoff

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The month of June in New York City is Pride Month. Members of the LGBTQIA community travel from all over the world to celebrate The NYC Pride.  So, if you’re in the city, here are eleven events, festivals, shows, and marches that you can be a part of!


ANNUAL PRIDE KICKOFF AT THE STONEWALL INN. Start off the celebration right by going to The Annual Pride Kickoff at the Stonewall Inn. Come and celebrate where the Pride Festival originated. The space is filled with love, excitement, and a warm welcome.

Located in the heart of historic Greenwich Village, Stonewall will be serving complimentary drinks all night and giving away tons of goodies. Stop by for some good ole fashion queer lovin’ fun.
What: Annual Pride Kickoff
Where: Stonewall Inn
When: TONIGHT: Monday, June 4th at 7pm

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HUMAN RIGHTS CONFERENCE.  Be one of the first supports of this inaugural demonstration. Engage with fellow activists, educators, artists, journalists, and students in the LGBTQIA+ community from around the world in support of equality. Want to have your voice heard? Feel free to join in on the talks.
Tickets include: Breakfast, Lunch and many coffee networking breaks.
What: Human Rights Conference
Where: SUNY Global Center
When: Thursday, June 14th from 8:00am-6:00pm

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GAME CHANGERS. This is a panel discussion from LGBTQIA leaders, movers, and shakers. Panelists include Brian Michael Smith, Amiya Scott, Jamie Clayton, Diana Tourjee and others. Get inspired by listening to how these activists have shaped LGBT rights and visibility.
What: Game Changers
Where: SVA Theater
When: Friday, June 15th from 8:00-10:00pm

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OUT CINEMA.  Need a little queer cinema fix? We’ve got you covered. Out Cinema is a three-day event created in partnership with Newfest and The SVA Theater and includes Q and A’s with the cast and crew after every screen. Screenings are followed by open bars and after parties.


Day 1: Ideal Home
Written/directed by: Andrew Fleming
Starring: Paul Rudd and Steve Coogan
An unsuspecting couple’s life turns upside down when a child turns up on their door claiming he’s their grandson. This film will be followed by a live Q&A with the director.

Day 2: Antonia Lopez 1970: Sex, Fashion and Disco
Directed by: James Crump
Watch this glamorous documentary about famed Fashion Illustrator, Antonio Lopez during the 1970s in Paris and New York City.  This film will be followed by a live Q&A with the director, cast, and fashion designer Anna Sui.

Day 3: From Selma to Stonewall: Are we there yet?
Directed by: Marilyn Bennett
Featuring: Darnell L. Moore, Sarah Schulman, and Rev.r. Brad R. Braxton.
Interested in intersectionality? Check out this documentary directed by Marilyn Bennett that explores the intersections of the LGBT movement and the Civil Right’s Movement.

What: Out Cinema
Where: SVA Theater
Day 1: Monday June 18th, Doors 6:45, Movie 7:30pm
Day 2: Tuesday June 19th, Doors 6:45, Movie 7:30pm
Day 3: Wednesday June 20th, Doors 7:30, Movie 8:00pm

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FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT.  Are you in town the family? Bring the gang to this free screen of Beauty and the Beast at Pier 45. As this is a free event, no ticket purchase are required.
What: Family Movie Night
Where: Christopher Street Pier, Pier 45
When: 6/19/2018 ; Doors 6:30, Screening at Dusk

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PRIDE WEEK AT THE JOYCE. Looking to see some super queer dancing? Look no further than Pride Week at the Joyce where two contemporary dance companies, Madboots and Sean Dorsey Dance, will be performing. Tickets range in price from $10 – $46.                                                                                                What: Pride Week at the Joyce
Where: The Joyce Theater
Tuesday June 19, 7:30pm
Wednesday June 20th, 7:30pm
Thursday June 21st, 8:00pm
Friday June 22nd, 8:00pm
Saturday June 23rd, 8:00pm                                                                                                           Where to buy: http://www.joyce.org/index.php/pride-week-2018

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PRIDE ISLAND. Pride Island is a music festival that will be held in Hell’s Kitchen’s Pier 97 this year. The two year old festival will host an array of domestic, international, local, and iconic musicians including Kylie Minogue, Tove Lo, Lizzo, DJ Simon Dunmore, Big Freeida, Sasha Velour, and DJ Dawson.   Don’t miss the biggest LIVE music festival of NYC pride. Ticket contributions go to nyc pride fundraising. Filled with your favorite singers and DJ’s. Bring your cameras and friends to capture this unforgettable time.
What: Pride Island
Where: Pier 97
When: Saturday June 23rd, 2:00-11:00pm
Sunday June 24th, 2:00-11:00pm

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THE DYKE MARCH. The Dyke March is an annual protest whose goal is to claim equal rights, safety, and visibility for lesbians everywhere. The march acts under the First Amendment which states it is an inalienable right to protest without any limits or sponsors. Every year thousands of women flock the streets to fight against discrimination, harassment, and violence at home, in the workplace, or at school.
What: NYC Dyke March
Where: Starts at 42nd Street and 5th ave
When: Saturday, June 23rd, at 5:00pm
Check in at 4:00pm

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YOUTH PRIDE. If you are in town with family, bring the crew to Youth Pride where kids and teens can hang out, play games, and listen to music.
What: Youth Pride
Where: 14th Street Park
When: Saturday June 23rd 12:00-6:00pm


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THE MARCH. Pride culminates in the largest LGBT March of the year. Bring friends, and watch the Dykes on Bikes or Pride Grand Marshall, Billie Jean King. The first Pride Parade occurred in 1970 after the infamous Stonewall Inn rallies in which police raided the now famous bar. After years of submission, it’s patrons decided to fight back. Many were arrested, some were wounded, and the result was the start of the LGBT movement. Next year marks 50 years since the parade first started. Due to this historic event, this year’s march is being re-routed in preparation. Take a look at the new route here.
What: The March
Where: Step Off; 7th ave and 16th street
When: Sunday, June 24th, Noon

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PRIDEFEST. The Parade wearing you out? Take a break at this annual street fair that showcases local businesses, activities, and entertainment.
What: Pridefest
Where: University place between 13th street and Waverly place
When: Sunday June 24th, 11:00am-6:00pm

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