By Housing Works Bookstore & Cafe
Now in it’s sixth year, our annual All-Ages Pride Party is guaranteed to be a blast! Hosted by Kristin Russo and Riese Bernard, with performances by the NYC Urban Word Slam Team, Julia Weldon, and Emily Wells.
This event is held in partnership with Everyone is Gay and Autostraddle, and sponsored by the Tegan & Sara Foundation.
All ages, genders, sexualities, races, and identities are welcome, and our venue is accessible.
Founded in 2012, the Everyone Is Gay & Autostraddle All Ages Pride Party is a space dedicated to LGBTQ young people, their families, allies, and friends. We work to prioritize collaborative, community-based engagement and to center queer and trans performers. This event began as a response to the increasing number of 21+, alcohol-focused, corporate-driven events at many Pride celebrations across the country, and is believed to be the first Pride event in NYC that made a commitment to centering LGBTQ young people. This annual event is hosted on the Saturday of NYC Pride and is supported by grassroots organizations and artists committed to the liberation and radical empowerment of LGBTQ youth.
Everyone is Gay works to improve the lives of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning/Queer, Intersex, and Asexual (LGBTQIA) youth using a three-pronged approach: providing honest advice to these youth while keeping them laughing; talking to students in an effort to create caring, compassionate school environments; and working with families & educators of LGBTQIA kids to help foster an ongoing dialogue and deeper understanding.
Founded in 2010, the organization grew rapidly and founders Kristin Russo & Dannielle Owens-Reid began touring school campuses in 2011. The pair then founded My Kid Is Gay, a first-of-its-kind digital presence for families of LGBTQIA youth, and co-authored This is a Book for Parents of Gay Kids. Kristin now works as CEO & Editor-In-Chief alongside a dedicated and passionate team of volunteers!
Autostraddle is an intelligent, hilarious & provocative voice and a progressively feminist online community for multiple generations of kickass lesbian, bisexual & otherwise inclined ladies (and their friends). Learn more here.
The Tegan & Sara Foundation fights for health, economic justice and representation for LGBTQ girls and women. This mission is founded on a commitment to feminism and racial, social and gender justice. In partnership and solidarity with other organizations fighting for LGBTQ and women’s rights, the Foundation raises awareness and funds to address the inequalities currently preventing LGBTQ girls and women from reaching their full potential.
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126 Crosby St, Bookstore Cafe
New York, NY 10012
Event Date: Jun 23, 2018
Event Time: 1:00PM
Event Duration: 2 hours