Gayborhood Jersey City will host the 19th Annual Jersey City LGBT Pride Festival on Saturday, August 24th, 2019. This year the theme is Honoring Our Past…Creating Our Future in recognition of the Stonewall 50 Commemoration & WorldPride 2019. 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 LGBT 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 between 15-17,000 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 community.
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.
Check out our 2018 highlights video to get an idea of what is in store for you.
Music Credit: Holiday (feat. Chad B) by Ice
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Photo Credits: Tomato Peña and Zoltan Suhay
Proceeds from the 2019 Jersey City LGBT Pride Festival will go to Hudson Pride Center (HPC) of Jersey City. HPC is the largest and only full service LGBTQ Center in the state of New Jersey. For 25 years it has been a home and voice for the diverse LGBTQ community and their allies that advocates for our physical, mental, social and political well-being. HPC creates safe and vibrant spaces to gather and celebrate diversity. Programs and services include transgender programming, youth groups, SAGE, legal advocacy, health education, outreach services and social service linkages. HPC’s outreach team provides professional training and education to facilitate changes in attitudes and behaviors amongst youth, professionals, and those who work with the LGBTQ and HIV/AIDS communities.
Hudson Pride Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-governmental, community organization that was formed in 1993. HPC is dedicated to improving not only individual lives, but also the communities it serves each day through advocacy efforts and on-going commitment to social and economic justice.