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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Celebrate 40 years of Pride at The Center with a night of food and drinks, performances and exciting special guests. Tickets are available now.
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.
Call Me By Your Name
Portrait of a Lady on Fire
The L Word
But I’m a Cheerleader
Portrait of Jason
Paris is Burning
Queer as Folk
God’s Own Country
The Book of Queer
The Ultimatum: Queer Love
Love in Color
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.