Newark Gay Pride Parade and Festival

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    Date(s) - 07/15/2018
    1:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Washington Place and Halsey Street

    Categories LGBT New Jersey events

    Newark Gay Pride Parade and Festival 

    A Celebration of Newark’s LGBT Community is produced in partnership with Greater Newark’s LGBT organizations and allies. Newark Gay Pride is a regionalevent with an itinerary of social, educational, political and cultural programs for youth, adults, families, and allies.

    The Parade hours will kick off at 1 pm on  Sunday, July 15th from Lincoln Park. Line up for the Parade will begin  at 11 am at Lincoln Park at the intersection of Broad St. and Clinton Ave. then traveling down Broad Street to Washington Park, where the Annual Festival in the Park is being held.

    The Festival will be from 1 pm – 8 pm on Sunday, July 15th at Washington Place and Halsey Street.

    Newark Pride was founded after the horrific death of Sakia Gunn, a teenager who was targeted and murdered because of her sexual orientation in the heart of downtown Newark. Through grassroots organizing, Newark’s LGBT community advocated for safe spaces and programming. In 2005, Newark Gay Pride held its inaugural week-long Pride celebration. Ten years later, Newark Pride has evolved with the city’s changing landscape and has grown into an event drawing thousands of people to Newark’s Downtown Business