Harlem Pride Celebration Month
Annual Harlem Pride Celebrations
Our Annual Harlem Pride Celebrations are the highlight of our year-round programming. The inaugural Harlem Pride Day Celebration was held on W. 119th Street between Lenox and Fifth Avenues, on Saturday, June 26, 2010, and hosted over 3,000 guests. Each year during the last weekend of June, our pride celebration consist of a VIP Launch Party on Friday, a Harlem Pride Day Celebration on Saturday, and a Harlem Pride Family Day on Sunday. While certainly an event steeped in celebration, it serves as our greatest opportunity to disseminate information and provide services to our constituents, including referrals for health, legal and financial services, and on-the-spot testing for communicable diseases. It has also served as a ripe opportunity to welcome and educate the community-at-large about our SGL/LGBT community. Find out how you can be part of our Annual Harlem Pride Celebrations!
Legacy of Pride Awards
Part of Annual Pride Celebration
Established in 2012, The Legacy of Pride awards celebrate and honor the efforts of SGL/LGBT community members, allies and organizations who make extraordinary contributions to Harlem’s SGL/LGBT community. Legacy of Pride recipient selections are based on a demonstration of excellence in arts and entertainment, business, community, humanitarian efforts, medicine, politics, and sports.
- 2012 Eunice Samuels, Michael Roberts and Michael Johnson, affectionately known as “The Michaels”
- 2013 Brooke Cerda Guzman, Dr. Wilhelmina Perry, Manuel Rivera, and Nathan Hale Williams
- 2014 George Faison and C. Virginia Fields.
- 2015 Pastor Vanessa Brown, Pastor Tolton, Kim Watson, Patrik-Ian Polk, and Billy Porter
- 2016 Monifah Carter, Sean Coleman, Stephen Maglott, and Imani Rashid
- 2017 Dominique Tyra A Ross Jackson, Honorable Judge W. Franc Perry, Lee Soulja, and De’von Webster
- 2018 DJ Linwood ‘Andre’ Collins, Twiggy Pucci Garçon, Alexis McSween, Paul Morejon, Peppermint, Marla Rose