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Join the Westchester County LGBTQ Advisory Council and County Executive George Latimer for the 2022 Westchester County LGBTQ+ Pride Flag Raising on Sunday, June 5, 2022 at 11:30 a.m. at White Plains Renaissance Plaza located at 200-202 Main St. in White Plains.

Westchester County is partnering with LOFT (LGBTQ+ Community Center of Westchester) to launch Westchester Pride.

Westchester Pride 2022 is set to return to an in-person event after a two-year hiatus due to COVID and is expecting record crowds of over 7,000, making it one of the largest Pride events in the nation. State of New York, north of New York City.

Westchester Pride’s mission this year is to provide a space for healing, connection and celebration. The event comes at a tumultuous time for the LGBTQ+ community, emerging from the long and painful COVID pandemic while facing the very real threat of losing court-appointed rights to the Supreme Court.

“Right now is a scary time for many in the community. From what we are hearing, people are deeply concerned about the loss of their right to marriage, reproductive health and protection from discrimination. This is a very troubling time for our community, which is why Westchester Pride is so important. Our hope is that we can use Pride as a place not only to celebrate, but also to get the message across that we need to come together to face the real possibility that our rights could be taken away,” says Judy Troilo, Executive Director of the LOFT LGBTQ+ Community Center, producer of Westchester Pride.

This year’s headliners include official Pride host, Olivia Lux of RuPaul’s Drag Race, a House and Ballroom event in partnership with Arts Westchester, “Ballroom: Beyond the Binary” featuring artists, Twiggy Pucci Garcon (of POSE fame) and Milan Garcon starring in HBO’s Legendary with other members of the house.

Broadway Sings For Pride will bring together a network of top Broadway performers who promise to wow and wow the crowd.

Other highlights include festival highlights: flag raising and kick-off by Westchester County Executive George Latimer, Pride Pet Parade, Homecoming Queer Contest , the Family Zone (space specifically for children: games, entertainment and treats) and The After Party with DJ Hausboi, this year at Sonesta in downtown White Plains, NY (6:30-8:00 p.m.).

For more information, visit the website.

PRIDE OF WESTCHESTER

JUNE 5, 2022 | Downtown White Plains, NY |

Court Street b/n Martine and Main | FREE ENTRANCE

11.30am-5.00pm |

After party: 6:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. | The Sonesta DT White Plains 66 Hale Ave | Suggested donation $10


This press release was produced by Westchester County Government. The opinions expressed here are those of the author.