2020 Pride Guide
June 26, 2020
NYC Pride is always an exciting week in the city and this year is the 50th Anniversary of the first NYC Pride Parade. While Pride may be different this year, many of the city’s festivities have gone virtual. You can still wear your best rainbow apparel, get informed, and stay connected. Here’s what’s happening in the neighborhood:
WHAT TO DO
Stay in and celebrate as NYC Pride goes virtual and celebrates the first Pride march. Tune in to a special Pride Broadcast Event on ABC on Sunday, June 28 from 12 – 2 pm.
Known for their Pride parties and happenings, The Standard has compiled a list of events to amplify and support all members of the LGBTQ+ community. See here for virtual events, resources, protests, rallies, and more.
Get festive with your at-home celebrations, and taste the rainbow with the Mini Melanie Pride cake truffle box. This pure rainbow deliciousness is what you need to get your festivities started.
WEAR YOUR PRIDEA sign of the times, Meg has adorable rainbow face masks available for purchase. Each mask will be donated to the Marsha P. Johnson Institute, an organization dedicated to protecting and defending the human rights of Black transgender people.
Show your pride on your wrist with Apple’s Pride Edition Sport Band. This hand-assembled piece has subtle variations in the wavy rainbow design, making each band artfully unique. Apple is proud to support LGBTQ advocacy organizations, including Encircle, Gender Spectrum, GLSEN, PFLAG, SMYAL, The National Center for Transgender Equality, The Trevor Project in the U.S., and ILGA World.
From June 22 to 28, 10% of in-store and online purchases at Theory will be donated directly to GLAAD. Be sure to check out their Instagram for tips from The Center on how to stay empowered and active during a Pride month.
Express yourself with Artists & Fleas market picks, many from queer-owned businesses including ISLYNYC, Automic Gold, Farm Cup Coffee, Kikay, Pamela Barsky, Alexander Cosmetics, Queer Candle Co., and Erik’s Paper Route.
From rainbow sunglasses to parasols, Pearl River Mart has everything under the sun to update your wardrobe. Grab one of the limited edition Bubble T x Pearl River tees. The proceeds of this limited edition T-shirt benefit Al Otro Lado, a non-profit organization that advocates for the rights of migrants and asylum seekers.
WHAT TO WATCH
On last week’s episode of Meatpacking Unpacked: Community Connected, the BID’s Executive Director, Jeffrey LeFrancois, was joined by Glennda Testone, Executive Director of The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual + Transgender Community Center. They discussed Pride, the 2020 Census, and the recent Black Trans Lives Matter rally. Be sure to watch the chat and get informed about the services The Center has to offer.
The Whitney Museum is bringing the museum to you with a live DJ set by SHYBOI to celebrate the role electronic music has played in bringing queer communities together across regions and generations. Follow @whitneymuseum on Instagram to watch (and dance) on June 26th. If dancing is not your thing, you can listen to the audio guides from the David Wojnarowicz: History Keeps Me Awake at Night exhibition, or watch a conversation between Zoe Leonard in Conversation with Elisabeth Lebovici for more Pride content.