Queens Lesbian and Gay Pride Committee, Inc.
P.O. Box 720464, Jackson Heights, NY 11372-0464
QUEENS PRIDE promotes awareness and education among and of the
gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning community of
Queens, New York.
Our founders were provoked to organize the QUEENS PRIDE parade
and festival by the murder of Julio Rivera and discrimination in our local
schools.These events brought the LGBTQ community of Queens
together to achieve respect, and in doing so, identified a need to take
advocacy to the streets.
Our first Queens Pride march was held in 1993, and since, our parade
and festival have grown tremendously. We now attract more than
40,000 spectators and are the second largest Pride celebration in the
New York metropolitan area.Queens Pride continues to promote the
visibility and accomplishments of the LGBTQ community and to foster
acceptance by the many cultures and religions represented in our
In addition to the parade and festival, our group works to foster youth,
cultural, and social programming and to engage our elected officials on
issues pertinent to the LGBTQ community. We host an annual film
series, and our Winter Pride Dinner Dance attracts countless elected
officials who come to support our efforts and provide commitment to
advancing our causes.
For more information, please visit the Contact Us section of our