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BEFORE STONEWALL: WALKING TOUR
Meet at the Washington Square Arch, Washington Square Park, 212.439.1090, Sat at 1

History buffs will relish visiting spots throughout the East Village relating to queer New York before Stonewall reconfigured the meaning of being LGBT in this city as well as the nation. Locations include the Stonewall Inn, the Duplex, and sites linked to Bayard Rustin, Willa Cather, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Audre Lorde. $ FRANKLIN


BLACK PRIDE CULTURAL CELEBRATION & HEALTH FAIR
Riis Beach, Rockaway, Qns, Sat from noon to 8

Black Pride has been moved from August to June, and the annual family affair at Riis Beach is on. Join 5,000 people getting health updates, networking, munching on some grub, and rocking bathing suits; DJs and artists perform throughout the day. Go to blackpridenyc.org for info on its other events. F FRANKLIN


NEW YORK STATE SENATE 2004 LGBT PRIDE AWARDS CEREMONY
City Hall, Chambers & Park Row, RSVP with Allen Roskoff at senateprideny@aol.com, Thu at 5:30

This ceremony honors those making great political and cultural strides for the community in and outside of New York. Awardees include San Fran mayor Gavin Newsom, New Paltz mayor Jason West, Harvey Fierstein, Henrietta's Lisa Cannistraci, GMHC's Ronald Johnson, and others. Seating is limited; for security, everyone must RSVP with full contact info. F FRANKLIN


OUT LIKE THAT FESTIVAL
841 Barretto St, Bronx, 718.842.5223, bronxacademyofartsanddance.org, Fri at 8

This is not Avenue Q—using puppets, Queer Rican Lawrence La Fountain-Stokes will illuminate "homosexuality and race in Puerto Rico and Latin America" and Charles Rice-González will read from Chulito, his short stories about "a young thug coming out in the South Bronx." Writer Elliot Torres also takes the stage as part of BAAD!'s Pride weekend event. $$ ADKISON


THE POLITICS OF GAY/LESBIAN MARRIAGE
Brecht Forum, 122 W 27th, 10th fl, 212.242.4201 Thu at 7:30

Same-sex marriage has morphed from a public non-issue into a campaign plank. But the gay community doesn't have a consensus as to what marriage means—or even if it's necessary. Four heavy-hitters on homo-matrimony, NYU prof Lisa Duggan, The Nation's Richard Kim, Empire State Pride Agenda's Carmen Vasquez, and the Voice's own Richard Goldstein hash it out. $ ADKISON


PRIDE MARCH
Fifth Ave from 52nd to 8th, follows 8th St & ends at Seventh Ave S & Christopher, Sun at noon

This year's march commemorates the 35th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots with the usual floats, raucous marchers, and crowd-pleasing Dykes on Bikes. The ubiquitous Harvey Fierstein and black lesbian activist Candice Boyce grand-marshal the event, which has blossomed from a small West Village gay rights demo (the world's first one!) into NYC's party of the year. F ADKISON


QUEER@HERE
HERE, 145 Sixth Avenue, 212.868.4444, events nightly through Sat

The festival culminates on Saturday night with "Foursome: 4 Solo Artists Getting It On Together": Organizers describe it as "Queer, Chicana, femme, trans, fat, fabulous stories—takin' it from the streets to the stage." On Thursday and Friday nights, "social dances for paper dolls," neo-vaudeville performance, Amazonian mysteries, and more pique the imagination. ADKISON


12TH ANNUAL DYKE MARCH
Bryant Park, 42nd & Sixth Ave, Sat at 5

From the Stonewall Riots to the present day, New York's dykes haven't stopped standing up for justice and equality, and this march continues to demonstrate this fact. That said, the procession is also a great way to girl-watch, so bring drums, flags, and banners and get in on the action. F FRANKLIN


THE 23RD ANNUAL LESBIAN AND GAY PRIDE RUN
Central Park, E Drive at 102nd, register at frny.org, Sat at 9 a.m.

It's no easy feat staying sculpted in this city, so the organizers at Front Runners have decided to give the first male and female to cross the finish line a one-year membership at Crunch. It's more than a walk in the park, since it's five miles long, but prizes also go to second- and third-place winners. Let the games begin! $$ FRANKLIN


THE WEDDING PARTY CEREMONY
59th & Fifth Ave, Sun at 10 a.m.

Hundreds of mature men and women (gay and non-gay) convene for this annual mass wedding that flips the bird at politicos who believe that same-sex partners shouldn't be allowed to marry. Friends can be witnesses, and all newlyweds can walk in the wedding procession to be included in the Pride parade. $$ FRANKLIN

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BIG APPLE RAUNCH
Dance Manhattan Studios, 39 W 19th, 5th fl, 212.358.5752, bigappleranch.com, Sat at 9

News for country lovers: You aren't being neglected this Pride. There's a Western hoedown that'll satisfy all your cowboy (and girl!) needs. Between square dances, you might even get a chance to swap numbers as well as partners while supporting a cause (the New York City Gay & Lesbian Anti-Violence Project, to be exact). Newbies, come early for lessons at 8. $ FRANKLIN


COLOR ME QUEER
Frying Pan, Pier 63, W 24th & the Hudson River, Sat at 9 p.m.

While there's no doubt that the ninth annual queer people of color Pride dance will attract a full spectrum of boat-floaters, the Frying Pan ain't the Rainbow Warrior. DJs Ang, Squeak, Ayden, Billy Bailey, and IZ will be floating the boat with hip-hop, house, soul, old-school classics, Bollywood, and bhangra. Proceeds benefit the Audre Lorde Project and the South Asian Lesbian and Gay Association. $$ ADKISON

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