Gayborhood Jersey City & Humanity Pride Productions will host the 17th Annual Jersey City LGBT Pride Festival on Saturday, August 26th, 2017 noon-8PM. The Festival will take place on Newark Avenue between Grove Street and Jersey Avenue in the heart of historic downtown Jersey City. The Festival is adjacent to major mass transportation: PATH Grove street (two stops from Manhattan) and Bus. The Jersey City Pride Festival celebrates the diversity of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities and allies of Hudson County and the New York City metropolitan area. Last year the official estimate of attendance at the festival was 9,000-10,000 people. The Jersey City LGBT Pride Festival is recognized not only as the premier LGBT event in Hudson County, but also one of the largest festivals in the Northern New Jersey region. The events of Pride season exemplify the strength and growth of our LGBT & allied communities.
More importantly, Jersey City Pride emphasizes the importance of diversity in our community, making it stronger and more accepting of all individuals and their contributions to our society. We invite you to come celebrate Pride with us.
Meet our 2017 Grand Marshall
We are honored to present our 2017 Grand Marshall and this year’s recipient of the Eileen “Beanie” Gaughan award in recognition of her role as a community activist and educator, Carmen Carrera.
Model, actress, and activist Carmen Carrera, is one of only a handful of high-fashion transgender models in the world. The only transgender model signed to Elite Model Management, Carmen has shot with photographers like David La Chapelle, Mark Seliger, and Steven Meisel to name a few.
Off-camera, Carmen is an international human rights advocate who has partnered with Mayor DeBlasio’s office for World AIDS Day and worked with organizations like Suenos LGBT to fight bullying and discrimination of transgender women in South America. In addition, Carmen just participated in the I Am An Immigrant Campaign in which over 80 members of the fashion industry united against Trump’s immigration ban….
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