The NYC Pride 2021 event list will take place in the month of June Pride. NYC Pride announced its 2021 official theme, “The Fight Continues.”
“The fight continues” reflects the multitude of battles fought across the country and in the city. There is a lot of fighting going on: the COVID epidemic, police brutality, the trans-POC alarming homicide rate, economic hardship, climate disasters, acts of violence by voters without disenfranchisement, and the rights of the LGBTQIA community are questionable at the Supreme Court level.
“In this recognition of what we are fighting for and the challenges we face, we need to find the strength – together – to continue the fight,” said André Thomas, co-chair of NYC Pride. “We are fighting for ourselves, we are fighting for the BIPOC and trans-members of our community, and we are fighting for future generations. By making this the theme of NY21 Pride 2021, we are recognizing everything we have achieved and looking at what is still needed. NYC Pride events offer an opportunity to come together in the community and highlight the diversity, flexibility and strength of the LGBTQIA + community, giving us the energy and spirit we need to continue the fight. ”
Highlights include the NYC Pride March on June 27, which will be presented in virtual format as well as some personal elements, and The Rally on June 25, which showcases the diversity of performers and activists.
PrideFest and Pride Island will also return on June 27th. More details will be revealed later.
“We are pleased to continue to offer a diverse programming list this year,” said David A. Correa, interim managing director of NYC Pride. “In 2020, our world changed dramatically very quickly, and in a few weeks we were forced to turn our attention to virtual programming and cancel many of our events. In 2021, there is much more time to prepare, so we were forced to give up many events. last year, namely Youth Pride, which employs LGBTQIA + young people, many of whom struggle with a lack of personal connection. “
NYC Pride will also showcase its 2021 visual campaign. Photographed by photographer Cait Oppermann, this year’s campaign will feature queer, trans, and BIPOC members and allies from the LGBTQIA + community, including Gia Love, José Thomas, G Xtravaganza, Krishna Stone, and Reid Jefferson. SOURCE