Noho Pride 2014
Noho Pride Celebrates the 33rd Annual LGBT Parade and Pride Event, May 3, 2014
On Saturday, May 3, 2014, the 33rd annual Noho Pride parade and all-day event will be held rain or shine. This annual regional gathering is traditionally held on the first Saturday of May as the national kick-off for other LGBT celebrations throughout the country.
As many as 20,000 participants with diverse identities will gather to march from downtown Northampton to the Three County Fairgrounds at 12pm. Entertainers and speakers will be on stage throughout the afternoon, and dozens of vendors will be on hand to sell their wares and ideas.
Performers include trans slam poet Kit Yan, singer songwriter Crys Matthews, drag performances, musician Kristen Ford Band, and speaker J.M. Sorrell.
This year’s theme is “Unity in Diversity.” Noho Pride’s vision and mission has always been to foster events that honor integrity, history and diversity as well as to focus on education, awareness, and unity among LGBT and allied communities.
Given the spectrum of people of all races, ages and abilities with a variety of gender expressions and sexual orientations, we stand together in unity for everyone outside of our own individual identities. The annual event, since the first Northampton lesbian and gay liberation march in 1982, is a day that brings people together to celebrate and to unite in our struggles for freedom.
As an entirely volunteer-driven non-profit organization, Noho Pride depends on sponsors and vendors to support the day. Please support them in return. Parking and entry are free of charge so everyone is welcome. Look for the “buck in the bucket” volunteers to contribute what you can to keep this annual event strong and successful.
Visit www.nohopride.org for more information about May 3rd’s lineup.