FERRERAS-COPELAND, STERN, AIDS CENTER OF QUEENS COUNTY NAMED QUEENS PRIDE 2016 GRAND MARSHALS
Photo caption (left to right) – Queens Pride Co-chair Andrew Ronan, OutRight Action
AIDS Center of Queens County
Jackson Heights, NY, May 24, 2016 —
The grand marshals are
“Queens Pride is very lucky to have three diverse Grand Marshals that personify our
“Over 80 groups have registered to march in the Queens Pride Parade,” said Andrew Ronan, Co-chair of Queens Pride. “Dozens of community based organizations will be participating in our festival headlined by Crystal Waters!
“As a council member representing a growing Translatina community in Queens, it is my pleasure and my honor to serve as a grand marshal for the 24th Annual Queens Pride Parade and be an up-stander against violence and discrimination targeting the LGBTQ community,” said Council Member Ferreras-Copeland.
“ACQC/AHF has been a sponsor of the PRIDE Parade since its inception,” said ACQC Executive Director Philip Glotzer.
“Jessica Stern, Executive Director of the OutRight Action International formerly known as the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission, is honored to be a grand marshal for Queens Pride,” said OutRight Action International Digital
Originally conceived in 1993 as a response to the homophobic attacks on the Queens
Dromm, who in 1992 courageously came out as an openly gay public school teacher is the paradeʼs
“The Queens LGBT Pride Parade continues to spread the empowering message that we in the LGBT community are your family,
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