Bronx Pride Festival returns to Crotona Park after a year

The 10th annual Bronx Pride Festival and Health Fair is getting ready to return to Crotona Park.
The festival was canceled in 2020 due to the pandemic, but is set to take place at the Amphitheatre at Crotona Park in July.
Appolonia Cruz, who is helping organize the event, says the theme for 2021 is about trans equality as murders in the trans community are rising across the country.
Cruz says she continues to be the voice for some in her community who are struggling to find their own voice.
“There are people [who] still don’t know who they are—they haven’t found themselves,” Cruz says. “But when you go to events like mine, they see so many problems and exhibitors, they get motivated to ask questions.”