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
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.
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.
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.
Call Me By Your Name
Portrait of a Lady on Fire
The L Word
Portrait of Jason
Paris is Burning
God’s Own Country
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.