From the Third Avenue Business Improvement District:
The Third Avenue Business Improvement District, in partnership with the Bronx LGBTQ Caucus, the Bronx Borough President’s LGBTQ Policy Taskforce, Destination Tomorrow, Boogie Down Pride, and Bronx Pride continue a unified demand for LGBTQ equity by announcing the 2018 Bronx Pride agenda and programming. The culmination of year-long planning based on a platform of equity for the LGBTQ community in the Bronx has resulted in a multi-faceted policy and program agenda that will be celebrated during the 1 Bronx Pride March and Festival on Sunday, June 17, 2018 in the heart of the downtown Bronx Civic Center at 149th Street and Third Avenue.
The Festival promotes inclusion, community, and dialogue and works toward a future without discrimination where all people have equal rights under the law. The Festival celebrates the movement started by Bronxites that laid the groundwork for equity, the next wave of creative thinkers prepared to score their own trails, and each individual in between. The words Resist. Be Heard. Be Valiant. respond to the attacks the LGBTQ community has experienced under the Trump administration and provide a framework to organize and continue the movement forward.
Festival organizers anticipate a least 15,000 attendees, over 120 vendors, and international and local artists which communicate the message that we are 1 Bronx. “It is our hope and intention that the 1 Bronx Pride Festival breaks down barriers for the community and gathers positive energy that promotes 1 Pride and 1 Bronx” stated Michael Brady, Executive Director of the Third Avenue Business Improvement District.