Day: May 26, 2013

NYC Pride 2013

June 28, 2013toJune 30, 2013


NYC Gay Pride

Become a part of the biggest Pride Celebration in the world!

The first March was held in 1970 and has since become an annual civil rights demonstration. Over the years its purpose has broadened to include recognition of the fight against AIDS and to remember those we have lost to illness, violence and neglect.

The March is a celebration of our lives and our community.

2013 Grand Marshals

We are pleased to announce Edith Windsor, Harry Belafonte and Earl Fowlkes will be leading the 2013 March down Fifth Avenue.

Heritage of Pride

Heritage of Pride works toward a future without discrimination where all people have equal rights under the law. We do this by producing LGBT Pride events that inspire, educate, commemorate and celebrate our diverse community.

HOP is a founding member of the International Association of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Coordinators known as InterPride, a not-for-profit organization that provides support to over 180 groups that plan Pride events around the world. HOP is also a member of the following organizations: Northeast Regional Pride, NERP, an association of Pride committees in the Northeast United States; the International Lesbian and Gay Association, ILGA; the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, NGLTF; and the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association, IGLTA.

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Harlem Pride 2013

June 28, 2013toJune 30, 2013

Harlem, NYC

Harlem Pride

Harlem Pride 2013 is June 28th – 30th!

VIP Launch Party Fundraiser
Friday, June 28, 2013

Location: Aloft Hotel Harlem (2296 Frederick Douglass Blvd. @ West 124th Street)

Join us as we launch Harlem Pride 2013 at our VIP Launch Party! This year we will bring the house down at Aloft Harlem. Get ready for our special guest performer, local political and celebrity VIPs, as well as raffles, auctions, and give aways! It’s Harlem Pride, you never know who you’ll see!  Tickets are $50/person and include food and beverage. CLICK HERE To Get yours now!

Harlem Pride 2013 Celebration Day
Saturday, June 29th!

Location: Jackie Robinson Park (Entrance on Bradhurst Avenue @ West 147th Street)

Sponsor Information       Vendor Information     Food Vendor Information

Our main event, the Harlem Pride Day 2013 Celebration Day, features vendors, health care organizations, artists, food, entertainment and activities targeted towards families, adults and youth of all cultures. We also plan to hold a press conference detailing our Community Pride Center Initiative.

Harlem Pride Family Day/NYC Heritage of Pride March
Sunday, June 30th!

Location: 5th Avenue March Route (Specific Queue Location TBA)

Come march with Harlem Pride in the NYC Pride March on Sunday, June 30, 2013. This year our theme is “Harlem Through The Years”. We’re turning 5th Avenue into our very on Harlem Style Runway as we sport hi-style fashion honoring the illustrious LGBT/SGL history of Harlem through the years. So join us, feel free to strut your stuff and showcase your gear! Oh yeah, of course we’ll also be doing the REAL HARLEM SHAKE!

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Chicago Pride 2013

June 28, 2013toJune 30, 2013

Chicago, IL

Chicago Pride

Each year, parade entrants, as well as groups sponsoring Pride Month events, have the option of using an international theme, or using a theme or slogan of their own choice. A theme for this year’s Pride Celebrations, suggested by InterPride (an international group of Pride Committees), is “Pride 365.” An alternative theme is “Pride 365- ‘Have Pride Year ‘Round.”

Regardless of how an individual wants to commemorate and celebrate Pride, there is an event or function that can fit the needs of most people.

Although LGBT rights groups have existed for decades, the “modern day” gay movement is traced to June 28, 1969 when patrons of a New York City Greenwich Village gay bar, the Stonewall Inn, fought back during a raid by police. At that time, gay bar raids had become commonplace in cities throughout the country. That night, patrons of the bar battled the police, and street demonstrations continued for several days. During that week, gay liberation organizations were formed thus, giving birth to the modern day LGBT rights movement.

In the four decades since Stonewall, the world has changed dramatically. The accomplishments, as well as some setbacks since that time would take volumes to list here. Currently, there are still many LGBT issues on the front burner including same sex marriage, and passing federal legislation forbidding discrimination, to name a few. Although a lot has been accomplished during the past forty three years, there is still a long way to go.

Every year, Pride is commemorated and celebrated around the world in many different ways. Events include parades, marches, workshops, street fests, athletic events, choral concerts, etc. The bottom line is that these events bring together millions of people worldwide.

Chicago commemorates and celebrates Pride with more than one hundred different events during June Pride Month. This year, the Chicago 44th Annual Pride Parade is scheduled for Sunday June 30 at 12 Noon stepping off from the corner of Montrose at Broadway.

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Helsinki Pride 2013

June 24, 2013toJune 30, 2013

Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki Pride

Helsinki Pride is one of the largest at a week-long summer events in Finland and the largest gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender event, the aim of which is to increase the transparency and acceptance of diversity in society.

Helsinki Pride is the Helsinki region Seta Association’s bi-annual week-long cultural and human rights event in the heart of Helsinki. It is also Finland’s leading sexual and gender minorities, and their loved ones gather together at the event and one of the biggest events of the week-long summer. Helsinki Pride 2013 will be held June 24 to June 30, 2013.

Helsinki Pride visitor numbers have increased every year. In 2012, the entire week, visitors to the event was close to 32 000 and the Pride parade was attended by about 8,000 people. This year’s Pride parade held on Saturday, 29.6. The procession begins in a Senate Square and the parade of the programmatic Park Festival Hakasalmi in the park. Throughout the week the program is built on a wide range of mm. culture, debates, parties, meetings, workshops, and art around.

Helsinki Pride is organizing a national Seta’s largest membership organization in the Helsinki region Seta ry. The event is held almost entirely by volunteers and is not intended to produce a profit to the organizer. The event responsible for producing the part-time paid coordinator, two college interns, as well as an event named after the Executive Committee and Working Group. Management Team is responsible for the Pride Week Program hull design, budgeting, partnerships, information, theme and other major policies. The working group is responsible for the individual sections of the organization. Executive Committee and the Working Group in addition to many external actors, associations and commercial providers are involved in the Helsinki Pride event implementation. You can explore our partners here. Helsinki Pride week to take care of the smooth flow of the event in addition to dozens of volunteers.
Helsinki Pride 2013

Helsinki Pride 2013 theme is “Encounter”.

Culture and Human Rights, Helsinki Pride event organized by the Helsinki metropolitan area Seta Association (

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