NYC Pride has announced its official theme for 2021, “The Fight Continues,” and kicks off to this year’s events and programming.
In a time of tremendous adversity for our community including the coronavirus pandemic, ongoing police brutality, an epidemic of murders of transgender women of color, our rights as a community threatened at the level of the Supreme Court, and more, we approach Pride season still amidst many ongoing battles.
“Within this acknowledgement of what we’re fighting for and the challenges we face, we also must find the strength – together – to continue the fight,” said André Thomas, NYC Pride Co-Chair. “We’re fighting for ourselves, fighting for the BIPOC and trans members of our community, and fighting for future generations. By making this the 2021 theme for NYC Pride, we acknowledge all that we’ve accomplished and look towards what still needs to be done. NYC Pride events offer an opportunity to gather in community and highlight the diversity, resilience, and power of the LGBTQIA+ community, giving us the energy and spirit we need to continue the fight.”
NYC Pride has also unveiled its 2021 visuals — a stunning, uplifting and empowering campaign featuring photography by Cait Oppermann. Representing are queer, trans, and BIPOC members and allies of the LGBTQIA+ community, including Gia Love, José Thomas, G Xtravaganza, Krishna Stone, and Reid Jefferson.
The NYC Pride 2021 program will take place during Pride Month this June. Among this year’s major events are the NYC Pride March on June 27th, which will be presented in a virtual format as well as to-be-determined in-person elements, and The Rally on June 25th which will feature a diverse array of speakers and activists in a virtual format. PrideFest and Pride Island will also return on June 27th, with further details to be revealed at a later time.
Other key events include Pride Presents, the Human Rights Conference, and Family Movie Night, all of which will be featured in virtual formats for 2021. Our series of Savor Pride events kicked off this year in January, with a new chef each month from January through June. Rounding out the calendar will be our second annual Black Queer Town Hall.
“We’re pleased to continue to be able to offer a diverse roster of programming this year,” said David A. Correa, Interim Executive Director of NYC Pride. “In 2020 our world dramatically changed very quickly and in a matter of weeks we were forced to pivot to virtual programming and cancel many of our events. With much more time to prepare in 2021, we’re bringing back many of the events we were forced to cancel last year, most notably Youth Pride which will engage LGBTQIA+ youth, many of whom are grappling with the absence of in-person connection.”
For more information about NYC Pride 2021 visit: www.nycpride.org.
APPLY FOR PRIDE GIVES BACK GRANT
NYC Pride is accepting applications for the Pride Gives Back grant assisting non-profit and community organizations within the local New York metro area looking to create programs/events in 2021. The majority of our NYC Pride directed contributions focus on programs and organizations that support LGBTQIA+ causes. For 2021, NYC Pride is looking to provide funding for programs specifically assisting the following segments of our community: Transgender, POC, Elder, HIV/AIDS, and Youth.
To submit an application for Pride Gives Back, complete this form.