Jackie Robinson Park hosted to Harlem Pride Day Saturday.
The theme to this year's event was, "There's no place like home."
The festivities featured vendors, food, and community outreach groups.
Organizers say participation is larger than ever.
"We are here to lift them up and to let them know this is not a death sentence. This is a way of life you should subscribe for. It's what you've got," said George Holder of the Gay Men's Action Network.
"We're hoping to have more camaraderie with other LGBT groups and we're hoping to let people know about our very active ministry for the LGBT community," said Paul David Wilkin of the Riverside Church Maranatha Group.
"This is a very important movement for our generation. This is a really big deal, what's going on with the gay pride movement. I wanted to participate and be active in the community," said another attendee.
Events continue all weekend and include a boat ride hosted by Harlem Pride and the pride march Sunday.