New York City Black Pride is returning this monthand celebrating its 25th anniversarywith a days-long slate of engaging events, including an awards ceremony, discussions and other activities, according to Gay City News.
While the events officially kick off Wed., Aug. 17, there will be a Thursday, Aug. 11, town hall called "Black, Queer, and Here" that will explore intersectionality in the Black LGBTQ+ community. The event, produced by Native Son, will feature Nancy Santiago from the surgeon general's office; comic and Saturday Night Live writer Sam Jay; TV personality Kalen Allen; Hope Center Executive Director Lena Green; Councilmember Chi Osse; and theGrio contributor Dr. Nii-Quartelai Quartey.
The official NYC Black Pride events will kick off Aug. 17 with "Healthcare as a Human Right," a discussion focused on wellness, at the LGBT Center in Manhattan. There will be two more events on Thursday, Aug. 18, including another free discussion at the LGBT Center called "Reflections: The Souls of Liberation."
On Friday, Aug. 19, the Heritage Image awards ceremony will take place at The Schomburg Center. Honorees will include Ceyenne Doroshow, the executive director of GLITS; Pose star and Golden Globe winner Michaela Jae Rodriguez; and actress, model and dancer Leyna Bloom.
NYC Black Pride will conclude on Sunday, Aug. 21, beginning with "Pride at the Beach" at Coney Island Beach.
More information is at gaycitynews.com/nyc-black-pride-25-years-events/ and www.nycblackpride.com .