Celebrate PRIDE Month

Celebrate PRIDE Month

06/03/2021

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

 

Events 

New York City Pride March 

The 2021 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 virtual march will feature five grand marshalls, as well as groups and organizations that would typically take to the streets for the annual NYC Pride March. 

Pride Island 

NYC Pride is proud to introduce the legendary Pride Island experience in a new virtual format. This new, inclusive evolution remains the central programming hub for the LGBTQ community to celebrate Pride either at your favorite gathering spot in town or in the comfort of your own home.

PrideFest 

Going into its 27th 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.

Frontrunners Pride Run

As NYC continues its reopening efforts, this year’s 40th Annual LGBT Pride Run has been transformed into a hybrid event. Our partners, NYRR, will be offering an in-person 6K (capacity is limited), as well as a Virtual 5K.

Human Rights Conference

NYC Pride’s annual symposium of transformative changemakers in the queer community will focus on activism and issues impacting the community. This virtual conference will stream 3 days of riveting and important content June 21st, 22nd & 23rd.

Film and TV Recommendations 

Moonlight

The Bisexual

Call Me By Your Name

Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Feel Good

The L Word

Carol

BPM

Portrait of Jason

Paris is Burning

Shiva Baby

Disclosure

God’s Own Country

 

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.

Many services at the LGBT Center are continuing remotely, including online groups and support sessions. Learn more here.

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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