Pride month is officially underway, and so is the growing list of pride events on Long Island. Though the festivities of last year’s pride month fell short due to COVID-19 restrictions, this year there are all types of events for LGBTQ+ and allies to attend. Many festivities will take place throughout June, happening place virtually or in person.
LGBT Youth Squad History of Pride: Wednesday, June 9, 4 p.m.
The LGBT Network is hosting virtual events all month-long to create a safe virtual space for LGBTQ youth. The Youth Squad: History of pride event is open to all LGBTQ youth and will cover topics such as LGBTQ history and current events.
LGBT Network Pride for Kids: Thursday, June 10, 6:30 p.m.
Hosted by the LGBT Network, this LGBT pride is for everyone! All ages and families are encouraged to attend the event, join the fun and learn about the history of pride and the LGBTQ community. The LGBT Network has a free LGBT family coloring book available on their website to help children learn more about pride.
Long Island Pride 2021 will take place live at Eisenhower Park’s landmark Harry Chain Lakeside Theatre. This year’s concert will be pre-ticketed and will not allow same-day entry. There will also be a live stream of the event, for those who cannot make the in-person celebrations. Long Island Pride will be following New York State and CDC guidelines, all guests will be required to show proof of vaccination or a 72-hour negative COVID-19 test.
PRIDE AFTER DARK: Sunday, June 20 at 7 p.m.
The sixth annual PRIDE AFTER DARK is taking place virtually for all LGBTQ+ youth and young adults ages 13-30. The event will have performances from local drag royalty, celebrity appearances, music and more!
Pet Pride Parade: Saturday, June 26 at 11 a.m.
Taking place at Garvies Point Dog Park in Glen Cove, attendees are encouraged to bring their furry friends in rainbow outfits. Registration for the event is free.