We believe deeply in the power of community. Every day the Center connects our diverse community to opportunities, resources and each other. We have much to celebrate, including important civil rights gains, greater visibility for transgender people and the strength and resilience of our youth.
It is in this spirit that we have agreed to lead a collaborative effort that brings together the city and community partners to continue the Pink Saturday tradition – an event that brings LGBT people together in a celebration of our culture and pride.
We are honored and humbled to continue the legacy of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. We share their commitment to bringing together our diverse LGBT communities across age, race, culture, income and geography. As an affordable event that is well attended by young people, it is an essential component of Pride weekend. For many of us Pride weekend represents a set of magic moments where we are free to be our authentic selves in a public and supportive setting.
We are committed to community safety and creating public spaces that are free from violence. As Pink Saturday has historically been the destination for many of the tens of thousands participants of Dyke March as well as the Saturday Pride festival, creating a strong infrastructure for our community to gather is critical to the success of Pride weekend. Our leadership of a celebration that is safe, fun and welcoming for everyone is part of that vision. This year’s event will feature expanded entertainment and increased security to promote a celebratory and safe environment.
We will keep you updated with exciting details as well as ways in which you can engage. We hope to see you there!