It’s that time of year again, Pride weekend in New York City, and For the Birds would like to suggest some great events of the queer variety. Trying to avoid corporatization and gay assimilation? Here are some ways to resist and celebrate:
Friday, June 22
3pm – 8th ANNUAL TRANS DAY OF ACTION
This is the Audre Lorde Project’s yearly march and rally! “TGNC People of Color and allies will take on the streets of New York City once again and demand justice to let the world know that the Stonewall rebellion is not over and we will continue fighting for justice, raising our voices until we are heard. We call on activists and organizers from all movements, both local and organizations around the country to endorse this call to action and to build contingents to march in solidarity together.” More information and points of unity here.
6:30PM – QUEERBALL STRIKES BACK! a radical queer street party
Queerball invites “Every queer, homo, gender-transgressor, radical, alphabet-soup-inspiring, awesome, fun, or angry person you know or like.” to join them at Washington Square Park as part of the Trans Day of Action Rally and the Drag March. Much dancing and noise-making to be had, commencing with an Anti-Awards Ceremony outside of Stonewall. More details at the link! Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Saturday, June 23rd
12pm – LESBIAN HERSTORY ARCHIVES OPEN HOURS AND TOUR
Want to learn more about queer history and lesbian communities? Check out the Lesbian Herstory Archives with some open hours and a tour before the Dyke March kicks off. The archives are the largest collection of materials by and about lesbians and their communities. They are located at 484 14th St. in Park Slope, Brooklyn.
5PM – 20th ANNUAL NEW YORK CITY DYKE MARCH
Step off at 5pm from 42nd St. and 5th Ave. (Bryant Park) for the 20th Annual Dyke March to demonstrate for lesbian rights and visibility. The event is “in celebration of LBTQ women and to protest against ongoing discrimination, harassment, and anti-LBTQ violence in schools, on the job, in our families, and on the streets.” The march will end in Washington Square Park with an after-party at Ginger’s in Park Slope. Please note that this is an unpermitted protest march.
Sunday, June 24th
12pm – EVERYBOOTY TOO!
Spank, Hey Queen! and Earl Dax present their second annual pride party all day to night, outdoors at the Dekalb Market in Brooklyn. Performances, Art, Vendors, and Happenings, …and it’s all free! Highlights include performances by Mx Justin Vivian Bond, B0DYH1GH, Rude Mechanical Orchestra, tarot readings, zines and a whole lot more.
8pm – QUEER PUNK PROM
Brooklyn TransCore presents dancing and punk bands for a great ending to your weekend. Come see Runny, Penguin, Born in a Cent and GLTRPNCH and DJing by DJ BJ, Mr. Santos, Croad, and Mason Chambers King. The party kicks off at Cake Shop at 8pm with a cover charge of $7.