This Saturday June 25th, come out and enjoy Harlem Pride 2016 Celebration Day at Jackie Robinson Park in Harlem! The Annual Harlem Pride Celebrations feature entertainment, a variety of food vendors and more, so bring family and friends. The event organizers will also disseminate important information and provide services including referrals for health, legal and
Tonight at 7:00pm!
A Gay Pride Month Special
Hosted by Harlem Sage and Harlem Pride
Not to be missed!
Before You Know It
PJ Raval, 2013, 110 min.
The subjects of Before You Know It are no ordinary senior citizens. They are go-go booted bar-hoppers, love struck activists, troublemaking baton twirlers, late night Internet cruisers, seasoned renegades and bold adventurers. They are also among the estimated 2.4 million lesbian, gay and bisexual Americans over the age of 55 in the United States, many of whom face heightened levels of discrimination, neglect and exclusion. But Before is not a film about cold statistics and gloomy realities, it’s a film about generational trailblazers who have surmounted prejudice and defied expectation to form communities of strength, renewal and camaraderie-whether these communities be affable senior living facilities, lively activist enclaves or wacky queer bars brimming with glittered trinkets and colorful drag queens.
Dennis is a gentle-hearted widower in his 70s who begins exploring his sexual identity and fondness for dressing in women’s clothing under the name “Dee.” Ty is an impassioned LGBT activist who hears nothing but wedding bells once gay marriage passes in New York. Robert “The Mouth” is a feisty bar owner who presses on when his neighborhood institution comes under threat. Born before the Civil Rights era, these men have witnessed unbelievable change in their lifetimes, from the Stonewall Riots and gay liberation, to the HIV/AIDS pandemic and Queer Nation, to gay marriage and Lady Gaga, and have lived to become part of an unprecedented “out” elder generation. Before focuses on the lives of these three gay seniors, but reminds us that while LGBT elders face a specific set of issues, aging and its challenges are universal. An affirmation of life and human resilience told with a refreshing humor and candor, Before confirms that you are never too old to reshape society.
Q&A with director PJ Raval and subject Ty Martin.
Read an interview with Ty about tonight’s event from www.Harlemfocus.com.
Today Sunday, June 30th all day long and into the evening hours come celebrate Harlem Pride at The 5 and Diamond on Harlem Restaurant Row! Starting with the new weekly “Soulful Sunday Brunch” from 11 am to 5 pm getting a little funkier as the evening rolls on with DJ Bobby Morales. Whatever you’re proud about, COME OUT AND CELEBRATE!
2072 Frederick Douglass Blvd (between 112th & 113th Street)
There are a lot of celebrations happening this weekend in Harlem for Gay Pride. After a momentous and triumphant week for the LGBT community, people are really ready to celebrate gay pride.
A few places in Harlem where you can celebrate are at Aloft Harlem Hotel on FDB Friday, June 28th 7 pm – 11 pm. Red Rooster (Ginny’s Supper Club) on Lenox Ave, Sunday June 30th starting at 8 pm. MIST (My Image Studios) on 116th Street Friday, June 28th 8 pm & Saturday, June 29th 9 pm. Jackie Robinson Park “Harlem Pride 2013 Celebration Day” from 12 pm – 6 pm featuring DJ Andre Collins and a long list of Live Performances. Many other businesses are participating such as Harlem Food Bar, Jado Sushi, 5 and Diamond, Lido and Melba’s who have always been supportive in past years.