Celebrate PRIDE Month

Celebrate PRIDE Month


For Pride Month, the staff at The Fortune Society collaborated to create a community guide for celebrating and honoring LGBTQ+ history. The guide is filled with events, policy actions, resources, book recommendations and a Pride Month Spotify playlist. 

LGBTQ+ history is a part of American history—and American history is year-round. We will continuously update this list throughout the year to honor the work of writers, artists, musicians and advocates.

Pride Month Spotify Playlist 

Listen to The Fortune Society’s Pride Month Spotify playlist, with songs selected by staff members. Artists include Emily Vu, Troye Sivan and Frank Ocean. 

Book Recommendations 

Last Call: A True Story of Love, Lust, and Murder in Queer New York by Elon Green

Detransition, Baby by Torrey Peters

The Recent East by Thomas Grattan

Let the Record Show: A Political History of ACT UP New York, 1987-1993 by Sarah Schulman

Future Feeling by Joss Lake

Love Is an Ex-country by Randa Jarrar

We Play Ourselves by Jen Silverman

Let’s Get Back to the Party by Zak Salih

Hola Papi: How to Come Out in a Walmart Parking Lot and Other Life Lessons by John Paul Brammer

Dear Senthuran: A Black Spirit Memoir by Akwaeke Emezi

The Natural Mother of the Child: A Memoir of Nonbinary Parenthood by Krys Malcolm Belc

Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado

Ace by Angela Chen

Kink by Garth Greenwell and R. O. Kwon

One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston

Tell Me How To Be by Neel Patel

Another Appalachia: Coming Up Queer and Indian in the Mountain Place by Neema Avashia

Girls Can Kiss Now by Jill Gutowitz

On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong

Boys Come First by Aaron Foley

Fruiting Bodies by Kathryn Harlan

Greenland by David Santos Donaldson

Happy-go-Lucky by David Sedaris

Yerba Bueno by Nina Lacour

Bad Gays: A Homosexual History by Huw Lemmey and Ben Miller

Ander & Santi Were Here by Jonny Garza Villa

Homebodies by Tembe Denton-Hurst

Girls Like Girls by Hayley Kiyoko

Page Boy: A Memoir by Elliot Page

All This Could be Different by Sarah Thankam Mathews  



New York City Pride March 

The 2023 NYC Pride March has been held since 1970 and has become an annual civil rights demonstration. Over the years, its purpose has broadened to include recognition of the fight against AIDS and to remember those we have lost to illness, violence and neglect. This year’s march will feature five grand marshalls, including Billy Porter and Yasmin Benoit, and will be broadcast live on ABC News Live.

Pride Island 

NYC Pride Island caps off a week of festivities with headliner Christina Aguilera at Brooklyn Army Terminal. Enjoy food, music, interactive experiences and more. Tickets are available now.


Going into its 29th year, PrideFest is back for the annual LGBTQIA+ street fair that combines exhibitors, entertainers, food and activities for a day of fun and celebration in the name of equality.

The Rally

Event RALLYING the LGBTQIA+ community together to advocate for change! This RALLY event comes at a time when conversation, education and activism are needed most.

Garden Party 

Celebrate 40 years of Pride at The Center with a night of food and drinks, performances and exciting special guests. Tickets are available now. 

Youth Pride 

For teens in the LGBTQIA+ community, Youth Pride features musical performances, games and rotating DJs! Join this free event for a day of family friendly celebration.

Film and TV Recommendations 


The Bisexual

Call Me By Your Name

Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Feel Good

The L Word


But I’m a Cheerleader


Portrait of Jason



Paris is Burning

Queer as Folk

Shiva Baby



God’s Own Country

The Book of Queer


First Kill

Love, Victor

The Ultimatum: Queer Love

Love in Color

My Policeman 

Do Revenge

Queer Eye


Resources for LGBTQ+ People

LGBTQ Coronavirus Resources from the NYC Unity Project. This is a thorough guide that includes resources such as food assistance for LGBTQ people, housing, mental health support, and legal help.

Online support from LGBTQ+ kids, teens and family members from Gender Spectrum

How to Support Adolescents Questioning Their Sexuality

The SAGEConnect hotline for LGBT Elders

A Guide to COVID-19 & LGBTQ Elder People from the Human Rights Campaign

Start a conversation with the Trevor Space

COVID-19 Resources for Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming People from the LGBT Center

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