June 9, 2016 at 11:11 am EDT | by Mariah Cooper
Pride nearby
New York City Pride, gay news, Washington Blade

New York City Pride (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

Pride events are taking place all over the East Coast in the coming weeks.

New York City Pride’s main events begin the weekend of June 24. Singer Mya will perform at Teaze, a women’s event, onSaturday, June 25. The event runs from 3 p.m.-10 a.m. Dance on the Pier, a New York City Pride’s fundraiser, is on Sunday, June 26 and begins at 2 p.m. with a performance from Fergie. The New York City Pride March is on Sunday, June 26 at noon. Details at nycpride.org.

Baltimore Pride is Tuesday, July 19 through Sunday, July, 24. The annual High Heel Race begins on Cathedral Street from Read Street to Eager Street on Saturday, July 23 at 1:30 p.m.

The Pride Parade is on Saturday, July 23 at 2 p.m. The parade route travels down Charles Street from Madison Street to Chase Street and takes place rain or shine.

Pride Block Party is on Saturday, July 23 from 4-10 p.m. Baltimore’s Queen of Comedy Shawna Alexander will host and George Lovett and Band, Crystal Waters and CeCe Peniston are the headliners. Details at baltimorepride.org.

The Pride Festival is at Druid Hill Park (2600 Madison Ave., Baltimore) on Sunday, July 24 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. There will be local performers, vendors, a family zone and more.

Frederick Pride is at Carroll Creek Linear Park on Saturday, June 25 from 11 a.m-7 p.m. There will be a beer and wine tent, music, free “Buy Pride” bracelet for discounts for local businesses and other entertainment. Details at thefrederickcenter.org/frederick-pride.

The second annual Panhandle Pride is at Morgans Grove Park (4198 Kearneysville Pike, Shepherdstown, W.Va.) on Saturday, July 11 from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Performers include Kipyn Martin, Luscious Purr, New Wave Singers of Baltimore and more. There will be information booths and free HIV testing. Details at panhandlealliance.wix.com.

The Hampton Roads Pride “Love Unites” block party and Pridefest is June 17-18 in Norfolk, Va. Organizers have events all month. Details at hamptonroadspride.org.

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