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Celebrating Diversity and Love:
Newark Gay Pride & Parade

JULY 10-16 2023

The vibrant city of Newark, known for its rich cultural heritage and inclusive atmosphere, gears up each year to host the much-awaited Newark Gay Pride & Parade.

This joyous celebration of love, diversity, and equality brings together people from all walks of life to embrace and support the LGBTQ+ community. With a wide range of activities, performances, and heartfelt expressions, this event shines a spotlight on the triumphs and challenges faced by the LGBTQ+ community while fostering unity and acceptance within the city.

Newark Pride General Landscape Flyer 2023

Colorful Parade: The highlight of the festival is undoubtedly the colorful parade that winds its way through the streets, adorned with vibrant floats, lively music, and enthusiastic participants. From local LGBTQ+ organizations to businesses and community groups, the parade showcases the strength and spirit of the community, spreading love and acceptance along the route.

Live Performances: The event features an array of live performances by talented artists, both local and national, who come together to entertain and inspire the crowd. From energetic drag shows to powerful musical acts, the stage becomes a platform for creativity and self-expression, captivating attendees with unforgettable moments of celebration.

Family-Friendly Events: Recognizing the importance of inclusivity and family support, the event offers a range of family-friendly activities and spaces. Pride-themed games, face painting, and storytelling sessions create a welcoming environment for people of all ages, allowing families to celebrate together in an atmosphere of love and acceptance.

Community Engagement: Newark Gay Pride encourages community engagement through various activities and initiatives. Visitors can explore resource booths and informational exhibits by LGBTQ+ organizations, where they can learn about support networks, advocacy efforts, and healthcare resources available to the community. Workshops and panel discussions also provide opportunities for dialogue, education, and empowerment.

Pride After-Parties: As the sun sets, the celebration continues with vibrant after-parties and nightlife events hosted in various venues throughout the city. These events serve as opportunities for attendees to mingle, dance, and revel in the energy of the LGBTQ+ community, fostering new connections and reinforcing the sense of unity forged during the festivities.

Glimpse at Newark's Prides Past

The Newark Gay Pride & Parade serves as a testament to the progress made in promoting equality and acceptance for the LGBTQ+ community. As the parade marches on and the festivities unfold, the city becomes a vibrant tapestry of unity and celebration, reminding us all of the power of love, acceptance, and community.

Newark Pride was a surprise for us. If I’m honest, I expected the event to be bigger but what we were greeted with was an intimate crowd of passionate marchers that weren’t more than 400 in size.

Compared to gigantic pride celebrations like that of London and Manchester, Pride in Newark felt incredibly intimate and poignant. The local LGBTQ+ community may not be huge but they were beaming with Pride, colour, bravery and conviction. It felt like a real honour to step into their space and celebrate this moment alongside them.

Overall, our New York and Newark experience was one we will never forget. Yes it was brief but it was full of the magic the Big Apple has become so famous for. As a gay couple we are always aware of the places that allow us to express our love in an unfiltered way and this trip didn’t disappoint. Not only did we feel comfortable to be intimate but it was celebrated by gay and straight people alike.