3. The 5th Annual Everyone is Gay & Autostraddle All-Ages Pride Party at Housing Works
On Saturday, June 25th, Housing Works Bookstore Cafe and Autostraddle are partnering to host a free event dedicated to creating a space for LGBTQ+ youths to celebrate Pride. The party will feature performances by Be Steadwell, Julia Weldon, and the youth slam team from Urban Word NYC.
The Everyone is Gay & Autostraddle All-Ages Pride Party was founded in 2012, in part as a response to the multitude of alcohol-fueled, corporate-centric parties that its founders noticed were forming the bulk of Pride events. The party is committed to bringing queer youths and their families and allies together for an inclusive celebration that features all queer and non-gender-conforming performers. One of the first NYC Pride events dedicated to creating a space for youths, the event acknowledges and honors the importance of unity and support in the lives of young LGBTQ+ kids, and provides a vital space for people from all walks of life to celebrate their identities. Festivities will occur from 2 to 4 PM.