MIDTOWN — The city’s annual pride season is here — as marches and festivals scheduled throughout the city take on new urgency under the current presidential administration.
LGBT advocates have braced for battle as President Donald Trump's team revokes President Barack Obama’s guidance to let transgender students use bathrooms of their choice and some fear Trump may also reverse Obama’s decision to make the Stonewall Inn a national monument.
DNAinfo has listed some of the events below. You can also check out a full list of events at the NYC Pride website.
SATURDAY JUNE 3:
WHAT: LGBTQ Voices
WHEN: 5 p.m.
WHERE: 78th St. Playstreet, between Northern Boulevard and 34th Avenue, Jackson Heights
Help kick off Pride Month with this free festival curated by Flushing Town Hall, with support from Councilman Danny Dromm. Performers include Ramona Montanez, SALGA Dance Company and Keith Fluitt. The event is free.
SUNDAY JUNE 4:
WHAT: 25th anniversary Queens pride march led by freestyle legend Lisa Lisa
WHEN: Noon - 6 p.m.
WHERE: Starts at 37th Avenue and 89th Street and continues to 75th Street,
Lisa Lisa will headline the annual parade, which also includes trans activist Bianey Garcia of Make the Road, State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, and the organization Sheltering Arms.
TUESDAY JUNE 6
WHAT: Brooklyn’s pride week reception at Borough Hall, which will honor leaders like Mo George, executive director of Picture the Homeless.
WHEN: 6 p.m.
WHERE: Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon St.
SATURDAY JUNE 10
WHAT: Brooklyn Pride Festival and Twilight Parade
WHERE: Fifth Avenue, Park Slope
Shop and enjoy live music from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. along Fifth Avenue in Park Slope as part of the Pride Festival. Then at 7:30 p.m., watch the annual Twilight Parade, starting at Lincoln Place and moving south toward Ninth Street.
SUNDAY JUNE 11:
WHAT: Candlelight Vigil for the victims of last year’s Orlando nightclub shooting
WHERE: Old Stone House, 336 3rd St, Park Slope, inside Washington Park.
FRIDAY JUNE 23:
WHAT: NYC Pride Island
WHEN: 5:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
WHERE: Hudson River, Pier 26 (West Side Highway at Laight Street)
Performances by R&B singer Deborah Cox and Patti Labelle will fill the first of three nights on the pier. Tickets range from $35 for early bird tickets to $700 for VIP tickets.
SATURDAY JUNE 24:
WHEN: Noon to 6 p.m.
WHERE: 12th Avenue between 138th and 139th streets
Performers, food vendors and activities will fill the street fair, which is free to the public.
SUNDAY JUNE 25:
WHEN: noon - 3 p.m.
WHERE: Starts at 36th Street and Fifth Avenue and ends at Christopher and Greenwich streets.
The annual pride march will feature grand marshals including transgender FDNY firefighter Brooke Guinan, Gay Men’s Health Crisis leader Krishna Stone and China LGBT rights leader Geng Le. The parade will also be broadcast live on ABC7.
WHAT: PrideFest Street Fair
WHEN: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
WHERE: Hudson Street from Abingdon Square to West 14th Street
The free event features vendors and activities as well as live performances by entertainers including LeAnn Rimes.