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Billie Jean King & Gus Kenworthy DEFIANTLY CHANGING THE GAME


We’re celebrating you. Well, not you really. More like,

EVERYONE . And we’re pretty sure

that includes you. Gay, straight, bi, trans or curious.

WHOEVER YOU ARE , or whoever you pretend to be,

we don’t judge.

So come and join in the celebration. It’s happening every day of the year.

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Cover Credits Photography: Kevin Tachman Style Director: Gregory Wein

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MASTHEAD Editor-In-Chief

Chris Frederick

Fashion Editor

Gregory Wein

Executive Editor

Britton Hogge

Staff Photographers

Art Directors

Bryce Aviano Han Lin Brianna DiFelice

Melody Melamed Marco Ovando Kevin Tachman Justin Boykin Nicholas Contrera

Managing Editors

Amanda Younger David A. Correa Eboni Munn Nikkita Thompson Dina Homayuni Samantha Johnson Zoe Gorringe Ariel Saul

Contributing Photographers

Chris Gagliardi BFA Justin Boykin Danielle Levitt

Contributing Illustrators

Susan Haejin Lee

Advertising Sales

Rebecca Rosenthal


Maryanne Roberto Fine David Studinski

Human Resources Director

Harrison Lugo

Pride Island Director

Jose Ramos


Mário Longhi March Director

Julian Sanjivan


Pierce Durkin PrideFest Director

Lori Roberto Fine

Managing Director

Chris Frederick Stonewall 50 Director

Tommy Hom

Director of Operations

Britton Hogge Communications Manager

Eboni Munn

Community Relations Director

Bruce Pachter Volunteer Manager

Ariel Saul

Media Director

James Fallarino

Event Managers

David A. Correa Amanda Younger

Development Director

Stephen Sheffer Event Coordinators

Governance Director

Sue Doster

Rally Director

Darragh Dandurand

Dina Homayuni Nikkita Thompson Samantha Johnson Zoe Gorringe

MISSION STATEMENT Heritage of Pride works toward a future without discrimination where all people have equal rights under the law. We do this by producing LGBTQIA+ Pride events that inspire, educate, commemorate and celebrate our diverse community.

MEMBERSHIP Sara Ashworth • Chris Barquero • Emily Bennett • Wanda Bonilla • Evan Brewer • Bradford Carlisle • Brian Connor • Neil Coppola • Dan Dimant • Philip Ehrlich • Lina Gilmartin • Tyler Evertsen • Leah Felner • Andres Gonzalez • Dennis Gonzalez • Lucas Gonzalez • Scott Gratson • Donna Guzzardi • Brian Heck • Matthew Horowitz • Perin Hurewitz • Michele Irimia • Harriet Kirk • Matthew Kovalsky • Krista Marino • Jared Markowitz • Cesar Monell • Steve Morales • David Murphy • Brent Nicholson Earle • Brian Parker • Jeffrey Pierik-Page • Bruce Poli • Jake Potear Marco Pretell-Vazquez • Alan Reiff • Jose Romano • Zhexi Shan • Alyssa Shugyev • Vivian Tudela • Alex Tufel • George Winters • Bridget Christy Agron

SPECIAL THANKS TO ABC7, Aiden Bowie at The Aviary, J. Correa, Karen DeMasi, Freehand Hotel, Ryan C. Gale, HER, House of Dolls by Henry, Hudson River Park Trust, IMG, Haus Meltrick, Kevin Draper, Leslie Lohman Museum, Jodie Magid Oriol, Michelle Myers at Mandarin Oriental New York, The Stonewall Inn, Melissa Swider, J Zev Adler, Timothy Goodman, Melody Melamed, Chella Man, James Falciano, Quil Lemons, Zoe Schlacter, Zach Grear, Adam J. Kurtz, Robyn Kanner, Vincent Tiley, Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, Matthew Nicol, NYC & Company, Fred Dixon, Ross Levi, Community Board 4, Community Board 2, Erik Bottcher, Matt McMorrow, Scott Melvin, WME, Janet Kim, CAA, Linda Lewis, Jared Rampersaud, NewFest, Insert SVA Theatre, God’s Love We Deliver, NGLCC, The Joyce Theatre, The LGBT Center, and GLAAD., Kirkland & Ellis, Detective James Alberici, Sergeant Patrick McGuire, Detective Michael Dugan, Pastor Mark Erson, St. John's Lutheran Church, Detective Robert Jackson, West Elm, and Kyle McDonald.

We’re a community of many communities.

Be yourself. Be human. Be #ForeverProud.

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A Letter From

Maryanne Roberto Fine & David Studinski CO-CHAIRS

Heritage of Pride, Inc.

On behalf of the Heritage of Pride board, staff and membership, we welcome you to NYC Pride 2018. This year’s theme, “Defiantly Different,” is most poignant as the LGBTQIA+ community finds itself continuing to fight back against the political climate. It is a responsibility we have not only to fight, but to celebrate ourselves as a way to combat oppression. The theme reminds us of the power of loving ourselves and celebrating who we are. Our events are a beacon of hope for countless souls in the United States and around the world. The freedom to celebrate in our city streets is itself an act of defiance, regardless of the sign you may hold or the banner you may carry.

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A dedicated and talented group of volunteers and staff is producing this year’s events, all while planning for 2019 is well underway. Next year, New York City welcomes WorldPride in commemoration of the 1969 Stonewall Uprising. For nearly a decade, a committed team of volunteers and staff has laid the groundwork for 2019’s season. We have added new experiences, from Family Movie Night to our debut Human Rights Conference. We ramped up talent to support the production of events worthy of carrying the New York City name. And yes, we have altered venues for the March, PrideFest, and Pride

Island, so that 2019’s experience is refined and rehearsed. This year, we introduced a community grant program that provides funds to local LGBTQIA+ organizations to produce events throughout Pride Month. We are honored to partner with such great organizations and look forward to their events’ success this year and beyond. We support more than forty community organizations and plan to give out over $150,000 in needed funds. 10

Our events service a wide community. Demonstrating your pride as you see fit is at the core of what our events do. We provide the canvas and our community paints it. The 2018 Pride season is our WorldPride dress rehearsal and we are eager to see you on stage. Embrace the spotlight and celebrate however you choose. Our individual performances make for a collectively powerful act of Pride. That is defiantly different.



We’re proud to march with New York City Pride for our 8th incredible year! We also join in National Pride Month at parades and events all across America to emphasize Macy’s commitment to equality and the communities we serve.




A Letter From

needed to do better. It was imperative we grow our programs to serve a new generation.

Chris Frederick MANAGING DIRECTOR Heritage of Pride, Inc.

This will be my ninth year at NYC Pride. Nine years of joy. Nine years of nail biting deadlines. Nine years of working with a solid team of board members, volunteers, and staff to pull off something that is truly awe-inspiring. Without passion, we would not be where we are today: Sue Doster used to hang banners by hand throughout the West Village; Wanda Bonilla proudly manages all volunteer food deliveries for the March; James

Fallarino wrangles all press demands in ninety-degree heat. With 1,500 dedicated volunteers, it really does take a village. NYC Pride could not exist without drive from our team to constantly evolve and improve these events year after year. Only nine short years ago, Heritage of Pride was producing five annual events: the March, Rally, PrideFest, Dance on the Pier, and Rapture on the River. That roster, while amazing in its own respects, vastly underserved a community that had an appetite for programs that uniquely spoke to the varying interests and identities of LGBTQIA+ individuals. We were not doing enough. We

Family Movie Night, now in its seventh year, has become one of our most beloved free events for LGBTQIA+ families. Typically under the stars on Christopher Street Pier, families find a space at least one day a year to be among other like-minded families. Children play in the grass while mothers and fathers smile and laugh in this one-of-a-kind space that fosters acceptance and love. Over the years we have had many teens and parents reach out asking why we did not have a space exclusively for youth. For years we struggled to find a way to make a free youth event become financially viable. Then, in 2017 we were able to finally launch Youth Pride. This event allowed us to create a safe space for queer teens and allies: drag queens strutting in high heels; queer fashionistas vogueing; photos captured an adolescence that was forever changed. Without the immense devotion from those in our community pushing us, we would not be where we are today. This feedback drives us to do better and be better for those we serve. NYC Pride started as a moment to commemorate Stonewall. That moment became a movement to fight against persecution and hate. We continue to be a part of that movement and work to grow these Pride events each year.

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As we approach the 50th anniversary of Stonewall and WorldPride 2019, we will likely encounter new requests to expand or change programming. We are positioned to continue to expand to meet the evolving feedback we receive. We are excited to welcome all on this journey towards such a historic moment in time. Without your participation we cannot and will not succeed. All of us are united and determined to advance and inspire the next era of the LGBTQIA+ experience. 12

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athletes competed in the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics this year.

At least 28 trans people were killed in 2017. The mean income of same-sex couples in the U.S. is $56,000.

26 countries allow same-sex marriage.

Same-sex relationships are illegal in 72 countries.

The CDC has awarded approximately $400,000,000

to HIV surveillance and prevention in 2018. This is the FIRST year that GLAAD has been able to count gender nonbinary characters and asexual characters appearing on broadcast, cable, and streaming TV services.

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characters appear on broadcast TV this season. This is a 6.4% increase from last season, making it the highest representation that GLAAD has ever found.

Roughly 1 IN 2,000

newborns fall under the “intersex� umbrella.


It is estimated that there are over 75,000 LGBT DREAMers. 36,000 have participated in DACA.








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Show stopping garnishes and the New York hot spots where drinks are lit. By: Amanda Younger


ixologists pretending to be Tom currant of the cassis mellows out the ally explore, I would say, the halluciCruise from Cocktail is usually bold scotch and sweet bourbon with nation — in a good way,” Albert says. the extent of the cocktail photo a hint of szechuan to tingle and delight. The Victorian-inspired aesthetic alcapture–phones quickly tucked away ready prepared you mood for the ununtil our food arrives. But we've no- Next on our New York flavor tour, the expected. ticed New York's finest cocktails are "Wake and Bake" cocktail, served in a building off of their complex taste plastic pillow. The server cuts open Sazeracs get spiked with saffron and and appealing to a new sense: sight. the bag and your nose dives into the flambéed with housemade absinthe; pillow breathing in a fresh New York vodka is smoked with applewood and In January 2018, Metro swirled with Earl Grey essence; New York spoke with Ivy and barrel-aged Negroni has the Mix, co-owner of Leycloud of Sigmund Freud’s cigar enda (Cobble Hill, Brookdipped in vanilla cognac magilyn) and "Best American cally in the glass. Albert says of Bartender of the Year" at his drinks, “It’s more culinary, like Tales of the Cocktail 2015. Eduard’s [Frauneder] cooking “I think people are starting style reflecting in the bar.” to pay a lot more attention to the aesthetics of Venture north into Hamilton a cocktail. It’s important Heights for the impeccably origto have them look good — inal cocktails inspired by Tokyo. we taste with our eyes first,” she says. City bakery as “everything bagel aro- ROKC - Ramen, Oysters, Kitchen, Cock“Now in the age of Instagramming, ev- ma” plumbs out. The bitter coffee tails, covers the smoke trend well. “I ery dish we eat and cocktail we drink, blends well with the spicy rye and tart was on vacation, drinking whiskey, it’s doubly as important to make our orange. This is breakfast in a drink watching fireworks, and I thought drinks look as good as they taste.” that even vodka lovers will enjoy. whiskey and smoke could be a good match," says Shige Kabashima to For smoke and fire, head to The Avi- Finally, win over all the “likes” on your Food and Wine magazine, on his bourary. Good libations have gained mass feed with the vanilla rum sensation, bon-based cocktail aptly named appeal and Grant Achatz's Aviary "Boom Goes the Dynamite," finished "Smoke." Make sure you try the "Thai has created a legacy in cocktail ex- with a drop of dry ice, detonating an Tea" (packed with absinthe, nestled periences. "In the Rocks" has the intoxicating cloud of aromatics. Pair in an egg shell, presented in a nest) cocktail served in an ice sphere that’s with the blueberry sorbet for the full and grab a ginger vodka with lychee SMASHED at the table. On their violet experience and enjoy a warm, served in a light bulb. opening night in September 2017, spicy-sweet way to end the evening. Beverage Director Micah Milton exThe Aviary NYC Mandarin Oriental plained to Grub Street, “The thought Under the theatrical guidance of Al- 80 Columbus Circle aviarynyc.com process was playing off this idea of bert and Jakob Trummer, Bar Freud the ball dropping on New Year’s ... doesn’t disappoint. “Apothéke be- Bar Freud 506 LaGuardia Pl. It’s meant to be like fireworks in the came known for the cool pharma- freudnyc.com air.” The fireworks are smoother ceutical concept, but with Freud, we than one would expect. The black want to take it a step higher — to re- ROKC 3452 Broadway rokcnyc.com

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A New LGBTQIA+ Culinary Experience Thursday, June 21 God’s Love We Deliver 166 6th Ave. 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

MICHAEL ANTHONY Gramercy Tavern, Executive Chef & Partner

NYC Pride and God’s Love We Deliver bring you an immersive, food-driven fundraiser exploring the world of barbecue. Enjoy an evening with renowned LGBTQIA+ and ally chefs from the most well-regarded dining establishments in New York City. Come together to celebrate NYC Pride in a benefit for the organization and God’s Love We Deliver. This first-of-itskind experience will take attendees on an epicurean journey. Set outdoors on the beautiful terraces at God’s Love We Deliver, our chefs will cook five different menu items while providing indepth cooking demonstrations, discussing technique, and conducting tastings all centered around the best of down home cooking. Some of the chefs scheduled to appear include: AMANDA FREITAG Food Network’s Chopped, Judge & Chef

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Freitag graduated from the Culinary Institute of America and has been a highly successful chef in New York City for more than 20 years, working in popular restaurants such as Cesca, Gusto and The Harrison. She appears on Food Network as a Chopped judge, a co-host of American Diner Revival and has battled Bobby Flay on Iron Chef America. Her first cookbook, The Chef Next Door: A Pro Chef’s Recipes for Fun, Fearless Home Cooking, was released in September 2015. amandafreitag.com

Anthony is Executive Chef and Partner of Gramercy Tavern, as well as Executive Chef and Managing Director of Untitled and Studio Cafe at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Mike joined Gramercy Tavern as the Executive Chef in 2006. Under his leadership, the restaurant has earned a three-star New York Times review (2007) and James Beard Awards for “Outstanding Restaurant" (2008) and “Best Chef: New York City" (2012). In 2015, Mike won the James Beard Award for “Outstanding Chef," a national recognition. His book, V is for Vegetables , won the 2015 James Beard Award for "Best Vegetable-Focused Cookbook." gramercytavern.com

LAZARUS LYNCH Food Network’s Comfort Nation

Lynch is the host of Food Network’s digital original series Comfort Nation, and the face behind the popular brand, Son of a Southern Chef. Born and raised in New York City, Lazarus has been featured on many national television shows for his expertise in millennial cooking and modernized soul food cuisine. He is working on his first cookbook and still lives in New York City. sonofasouthernchef.com DANIEL METZGER God's Love We Deliver, Executive Chef

Metzger runs one of the largest commercial kitchens in New York City. He oversees the 1.8 million meals God's Love We Deliver cooks and delivers each year with the help of hundreds of volunteers who join the kitchen team every week. Daniel takes great pride in providing delicious, nutritious meals to the clients, saying, “Food is medicine, but it doesn’t have to taste like medicine!” glwd.org Tickets can be purchased at nycpride.frontgatetickets.com.


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Pride Dive deep into the batter with New York's infamous LGBTQIA+ chefs. By: Amanda Younger


orking in the highly machismo culinary industry is hard enough, but place that industry in New York City and the challenge can drive chefs and their creations to incredible heights. As cream rises to the top, so too have many LGBTQIA+ chefs.

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ZAC YOUNG is the Pastry Di-

rector of Creaveable Hospitality Group and responsible for the all-inone Thanksgiving dessert sensation, The "PieCaken." Named one of the "Top Ten Pastry Chefs in America" by Dessert Professional, his passion and pastry wisdom has been showcased on Cooking Channel’s Unique Sweets and on Food Network’s Beat Bobby Flay, Chopped, and Worst Cooks in America . When asked advice on entering the industry, Young stated, "Kitchens can be hot, tempered, exhausting and also a second home. Find a nurturing environment where you can learn, grow and find a family. Technique can be taught; attitude and work ethic can't." Come enjoy a taste of Young’s expertise at David Burke Kitchen in SoHo. chefzacyoung.com 20


Born and raised in Barbados, RENEE

BLACKMAN has always had a passion for food and culture. “Entering into the culinary industry, was scary for me, not only is the kitchen a male dominated space, but it's a space where you have to fight for your talent to be acknowledged and for your sexual preference/lifestyle to be respected. The road may never be easy, but it's yours. Think of your end goal, learn as much as you can from different establishments, make a positive name for yourself," says Chef Blackman. Driven by passion and success, she joined the ranks of many working in the energetic and fast-paced world of restaurants and some of New York City’s most prestigious catering companies. Chef Blackman has shared her talent on Food Network's Chopped and has been featured in the Huffington Post.

Committed to delivering an intimate experience with great dishes and service to her clients, she has created a beautique dining experience for the lover of food. chefreneeblackman.com

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When approached by NYC Pride, JAKE COHEN, Food Editor of TastingTable.com, confessed, “When I was fresh out of culinary school and working the line, I felt out of place as a gay man. Between the emphasis on exuding masculinity and a lack of queer role models leading kitchens, it can be intimidating for a young member of the LGBTQIA+ community in the restaurant industry. Finding a kitchen where there were queer leaders was an important step for myself growing as a cook and gaining the confidence to see I could be a respected leader in the kitchen. When I transitioned into the world of food media, seeing the huge community of queer leaders was beyond inspiring, and finding mentors within that community was crucial to my career.” wakeandjake.com








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NYC Pride & Geeks OUT present an unforgettable cosplay event. Friday, June 22 Pier 40 Hudson River Park 353 West St. 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

NYC Pride is proud to present our first cosplay event, created in partnership with Geeks OUT, the LGBTQIA+ non-profit creators of FlameCon. Shape your newest costume creation and get ready to make grooving to the music your new superpower. We will be exhibiting queer-positive graphic art and entertainment throughout the night, so jump on the sunset cruise with us! The main floor will keep your feathers flying high and your latex popping to the latest in dance hits. Join us at the bar on the rooftop and get your superhero tour around New York harbor with our partner, Geeks OUT. TICKETS STARTING AT $25

PHI PHI O’HARA is a drag perform-

VIP-exclusive level includes additional performances, buffet and restrooms.

er, television personality and singer from San Antonio and competed on RuPaul’s Drag Race in 2012 and RuPaul’s All Star in 2016. In 2016, he gained attention for posting “365 Days Of Drag.” In 2017, he organized a benefit drag show for the victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, which featured other Drag Race alumni and raised over $80,000. DJ CAMERON COLE is a 15-year

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Brooklyn resident and a life-long comic and video game geek. His expensive habits include an extensive collection of Marvel (especially mutant-related) graphic novels as well as pre-ordering video games on Amazon, and can be found DJing "Mondays on Mondays" on Monday nights, "I'm Sorry, I've Been Drinking" on Tuesday nights, and "Friday Nite with Meaner and Lite" on Friday nights all at Macri Park in Williamsburg, as well as other events. Tickets can be purchased at nycpride.frontgatetickets.com.


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Who should not take TRUVADA for PrEP?

TRUVADA for PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) is a prescription medicine that is used together with safer sex practices to help reduce the risk of getting HIV-1 through sex. This use is only for HIV-negative adults who are at high risk of getting HIV-1. To help determine your risk of getting HIV-1, talk openly with your healthcare provider about your sexual health. Ask your healthcare provider if you have questions about how to prevent getting HIV. Always practice safer sex and use condoms to lower the chance of sexual contact with body fluids. Never reuse or share needles or other items that have body fluids on them.

Do not take TRUVADA for PrEP if you:  Already have HIV-1 infection or if you do not know your HIV-1 status. If you are HIV-1 positive, you need to take other medicines with TRUVADA to treat HIV-1. TRUVADA by itself is not a complete treatment for HIV-1. If you have HIV-1 and take only TRUVADA, your HIV-1 may become harder to treat over time.  Also take certain medicines to treat hepatitis B infection.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION What is the most important information I should know about TRUVADA for PrEP? Before taking TRUVADA for PrEP:  You must be HIV-negative before you start taking TRUVADA for PrEP. You must get tested to make sure that you do not already have HIV-1. Do not take TRUVADA to reduce the risk of getting HIV-1 unless you are confirmed to be HIV-negative.  Many HIV-1 tests can miss HIV-1 infection in a person who has recently become infected. If you have flu-like symptoms, you could have recently become infected with HIV-1. Tell your healthcare provider if you had a flu-like illness within the last month before starting or at any time while taking TRUVADA for PrEP. Symptoms of new HIV-1 infection include tiredness, fever, joint or muscle aches, headache, sore throat, vomiting, diarrhea, rash, night sweats, and/or enlarged lymph nodes in the neck or groin. While taking TRUVADA for PrEP:  You must continue to use safer sex practices. Just taking TRUVADA for PrEP may not keep you from getting HIV-1.  You must stay HIV-negative to keep taking TRUVADA for PrEP:  Get tested for HIV-1 at least every 3 months.  If you think you were exposed to HIV-1, tell your healthcare provider right away.  To further help reduce your risk of getting HIV-1:  Know your HIV status and the HIV status of your partners.  Get tested for other sexually transmitted infections. Other infections make it easier for HIV to infect you.  Get information and support to help reduce risky sexual behavior, such as having fewer sex partners.  Do not miss any doses of TRUVADA. Missing doses may increase your risk of getting HIV-1 infection.  If you do become HIV-1 positive, you need more medicine than TRUVADA alone to treat HIV-1. TRUVADA by itself is not a complete treatment for HIV-1. If you have HIV-1 and take only TRUVADA, your HIV-1 may become harder to treat over time. NYC Pride Guide 2018

TRUVADA can cause serious side effects:  Worsening of hepatitis B (HBV) infection. TRUVADA is not approved to treat HBV. If you have HBV and stop taking TRUVADA, your HBV may suddenly get worse. Do not stop taking TRUVADA without first talking to your healthcare provider, as they will need to monitor your health.

What are the other possible side effects of TRUVADA for PrEP? Serious side effects of TRUVADA may also include:  Kidney problems, including kidney failure. Your healthcare provider may do blood tests to check your kidneys before and during treatment with TRUVADA. If you develop kidney problems, your healthcare provider may tell you to stop taking TRUVADA.  Too much lactic acid in your blood (lactic acidosis), which is a serious but rare medical emergency that can lead to death. Tell your healthcare provider right away if you get these symptoms: weakness or being more tired than usual, unusual muscle pain, being short of breath or fast breathing, stomach pain with nausea and vomiting, cold or blue hands and feet, feel dizzy or lightheaded, or a fast or abnormal heartbeat.  Severe liver problems, which in rare cases can lead to death. Tell your healthcare provider right away if you get these symptoms: skin or the white part of your eyes turns yellow, dark “tea-colored” urine, light-colored stools, loss of appetite for several days or longer, nausea, or stomach-area pain.  Bone problems, including bone pain, softening, or thinning, which may lead to fractures. Your healthcare provider may do tests to check your bones. Common side effects in people taking TRUVADA for PrEP are stomach-area (abdomen) pain, headache, and decreased weight. Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effects that bother you or do not go away.

What should I tell my healthcare provider before taking TRUVADA for PrEP?  All your health problems. Be sure to tell your healthcare provider if you have or have had any kidney, bone, or liver problems, including hepatitis.  If you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if TRUVADA can harm your unborn baby. If you become pregnant while taking TRUVADA for PrEP, talk to your healthcare provider to decide if you should keep taking TRUVADA.  If you are breastfeeding (nursing) or plan to breastfeed. Do not breastfeed. If you become HIV-positive, HIV can be passed to the baby in breast milk.  All the medicines you take, including prescription and over-thecounter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. TRUVADA may interact with other medicines. Keep a list of all your medicines and show it to your healthcare provider and pharmacist when you get a new medicine.  If you take certain other medicines with TRUVADA, your healthcare provider may need to check you more often or change your dose. These medicines include certain medicines to treat hepatitis C (HCV) infection. You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.FDA.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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I’m passionate, not impulsive. I know who I am. And I make choices that fit my life. TRUVADA for PrEP™ is a once-daily prescription medicine that can help reduce the risk of getting HIV-1 when taken every day and used together with safer sex practices.  TRUVADA for PrEP is only for adults who are at high risk of getting HIV through sex.  You must be HIV-negative before you start taking TRUVADA for PrEP.

Ask your doctor about your risk of getting HIV-1 infection and if TRUVADA for PrEP may be right for you. Learn more at truvada.com 27


This is only a brief summary of important information about taking TRUVADA for PrEPTM (pre-exposure prophylaxis) to help reduce the risk of getting HIV-1 infection. This does not replace talking to your healthcare provider about your medicine.

(tru-VAH-dah) MOST IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT TRUVADA FOR PrEP Before starting TRUVADA for PrEP: • You must be HIV-1 negative. You must get tested to make sure that you do not already have HIV-1. Do not take TRUVADA for PrEP to reduce the risk of getting HIV-1 unless you are confirmed to be HIV-1 negative. • Many HIV-1 tests can miss HIV-1 infection in a person who has recently become infected. Symptoms of new HIV-1 infection include flu-like symptoms, tiredness, fever, joint or muscle aches, headache, sore throat, vomiting, diarrhea, rash, night sweats, and/or enlarged lymph nodes in the neck or groin. Tell your healthcare provider if you have had a flu-like illness within the last month before starting TRUVADA for PrEP. While taking TRUVADA for PrEP: • You must continue to use safer sex practices. Just taking TRUVADA for PrEP may not keep you from getting HIV-1. • You must stay HIV-negative to keep taking TRUVADA for PrEP. Get tested for HIV-1 at least every 3 months while taking TRUVADA for PrEP. Tell your healthcare provider right away if you think you were exposed to HIV-1 or have a flu-like illness while taking TRUVADA for PrEP. • If you do become HIV-1 positive, you need more medicine than TRUVADA alone to treat HIV-1. If you have HIV-1 and take only TRUVADA, your HIV-1 may become harder to treat over time. • See the “How To Further Reduce Your Risk” section for more information. TRUVADA may cause serious side effects, including: • Worsening of hepatitis B (HBV) infection. TRUVADA is not approved to treat HBV. If you have HBV, your HBV may suddenly get worse if you stop taking TRUVADA. Do not stop taking TRUVADA without first talking to your healthcare provider, as they will need to check your health regularly for several months.

ABOUT TRUVADA FOR PrEP TRUVADA for PrEP is a prescription medicine used together with safer sex practices to help reduce the risk of getting HIV-1 through sex. This use is only for HIV-negative adults who are at high risk of getting HIV-1. • To help determine your risk of getting HIV-1, talk openly with your healthcare provider about your sexual health. Do NOT take TRUVADA for PrEP if you: • Already have HIV-1 infection or if you do not know your HIV-1 status. • Take certain medicines to treat hepatitis B infection.

HOW TO TAKE TRUVADA FOR PrEP • Take 1 tablet once a day, every day, not just when you think you have been exposed to HIV-1. • Do not miss any doses. Missing doses may increase your risk of getting HIV-1 infection. • Use TRUVADA for PrEP together with condoms and safer sex practices. • Get tested for HIV-1 at least every 3 months. You must stay HIV-negative to keep taking TRUVADA for PrEP.

POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS OF TRUVADA FOR PrEP TRUVADA can cause serious side effects, including: • Those in the “Most Important Information About TRUVADA for PrEP” section. • New or worse kidney problems, including kidney failure. • Too much lactic acid in your blood (lactic acidosis), which is a serious but rare medical emergency that can lead to death. Tell your healthcare provider right away if you get these symptoms: weakness or being more tired than usual, unusual muscle pain, being short of breath or fast breathing, stomach pain with nausea and vomiting, cold or blue hands and feet, feel dizzy or lightheaded, or a fast or abnormal heartbeat. • Severe liver problems, which in rare cases can lead to death. Tell your healthcare provider right away if you get these symptoms: skin or the white part of your eyes turns yellow, dark “tea-colored” urine, light-colored stools, loss of appetite for several days or longer, nausea, or stomach-area pain. • Bone problems. Common side effects in people taking TRUVADA for PrEP include stomach-area (abdomen) pain, headache, and decreased weight. These are not all the possible side effects of TRUVADA. Tell your healthcare provider right away if you have any new symptoms while taking TRUVADA for PrEP. Your healthcare provider will need to do tests to monitor your health before and during treatment with TRUVADA for PrEP.

BEFORE TAKING TRUVADA FOR PrEP Tell your healthcare provider if you: • Have or have had any kidney, bone, or liver problems, including hepatitis. • Have any other medical conditions. • Are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. • Are breastfeeding (nursing) or plan to breastfeed. Do not breastfeed. If you become HIV-positive, HIV can pass to the baby in breast milk. Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take: • Keep a list that includes all prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements, and show it to your healthcare provider and pharmacist. • Ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist about medicines that should not be taken with TRUVADA for PrEP.

HOW TO FURTHER REDUCE YOUR RISK • Know your HIV status and the HIV status of your partners. • Get tested for other sexually transmitted infections. Other infections make it easier for HIV to infect you. • Get information and support to help reduce risky sexual behavior, such as having fewer sex partners. • Do not share needles or personal items that can have blood or body fluids on them.

GET MORE INFORMATION • This is only a brief summary of important information about TRUVADA for PrEP. Talk to your healthcare provider or pharmacist to learn more, including how to prevent HIV infection. • Go to start.truvada.com or call 1-800-GILEAD-5 • If you need help paying for your medicine, visit start.truvada.com for program information.

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NYC Pride is excited to bring back the Pride Luminaries Brunch for the seventh year. Sunday, June 17 David Burke Kitchen 23 Grand St. Noon to 4 p.m.

The National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, the business voice of New York's LGBTQIA+ community, is proud to once again partner with NYC Pride on this special event celebrating leaders committed to making NYC the best place to live and work. Dress to impress and help us celebrate business leaders that have made an impact on equality in the workplace for 2018. Join industry insiders, media mavens, and proud politicians for what will be the brunch affair of the season. All proceeds benefit the upcoming WorldPride 2019 and Stonewall 50 events. The Luminaries Award will be given this year TICKETS STARTING AT $60

Includes access to full open bar from noon to 4 p.m., delicious New England-style brunch buffet and passed hors d'oeuvres from David Burke Kitchen, along with a VIP gift bag. Attire for this event is brunch chic or business casual. This event has an age restriction of 21 and up.

for commitment to the LGBTQIA+ community, ensuring social justice, and protecting LGBTQIA+ citizens. This award is an acknowledgement of the recipient’s devotion to our community and its members and seeks to highlight the importance of an individual’s work in the ongoing fight for equality. Local Luminaries Award Winner: Hon. Ritchie Torres - New York Council Member, District 15 (Central Bronx). Council Member Torres’ legislative victories include improving mental health resources for the LGBTQIA+ community. When Torres felt that the city was not doing enough to combat disproportionately high rates of depression, poverty, and suicide in the LGBTQIA+ community, he forced officials to act. The bill required the Department of Health to develop a plan to deal specifically with high rates of mental illness around LGBTQIA+ youth and senior citizens. Tickets can be purchased at nycpride.frontgatetickets.com.



Sunday, June 24 Step-off: 12 p.m.

The March is a celebration of our lives and our community. First held in 1970, on the first anniversary of the historic Stonewall Uprising, the March has since become an annual civil rights demonstration of individuality, spirit, and most importantly, pride. Over the years of continued oppression, however, our purpose has continued to expand, encompassing the fight against AIDS and honoring those we have lost to illness, violence, and neglect. But now, on the 49th anniversary of Stonewall, the New York City Pride March is stronger than ever, continuing to innovate, inspire, and fight. Kicking off the event on the West Side this year, the March will begin on Seventh Avenue and 16th Street. We will be broadcasting from the heart of the West Village. To watch just tune in on ABC7-NY from noon to 3 p.m. EST.

There will be seating available at St. Vincent’s Triangle Park, the location of the New York City AIDS Memorial, for people who require accessible seating to enjoy the March. There will be a tented area with accessible seating, space for wheelchairs, motorized scooters, and companion seating on the east side of the park area with a spectacular view of the festivities! Once beyond the Seventh Avenue broadcast point, the route continues passed the Stonewall Inn and proceeds on to our hand-selected panel of guest judges. Marchers will be evaluated to find the top of the crop in: Best Use of NYC Pride Theme, Best Float, Best Marching Contingent, Best Music or Street Performance (three awards), and Judges Choice.

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Our 2018 Grandstand Experience will be encapsulated within the General William Jenkins Worth Monument Park on Fifth Avenue and West 25th Street where spectators can sit out of the sun and enjoy savory bites.. From the Grandstand Seating Area, you will be able to watch the final home stretch of the March Route ending on West 28th Street and Fifth Avenue.


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Historical Locations

Along the Route THE LGBT COMMUNITY CENTER 208 W. 13th St.

Founded in 1983, New York City’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center has been and continues to be a home and major source for support, connection and celebration for the LGBTQIA+ community.

THE NYC AIDS MEMORIAL 200-218 W. 12th St.

This memorial is intended both to honor and acknowledge the past and – as the AIDS crisis is far from over – energize and inspire current and future generations of activists, caregivers, and people living with HIV. JULIUS 159 W. 10th St.

A site of one of the earliest pre-Stonewall public actions for LGBTQIA+ rights, Julius’ 1966 “sip-in”, where four brave activists were denied service after revealing their sexuality, paved the wayforward in the eventual development of legitimate LGBTQIA+ bars in New York City.

STONEWALL INN 51 - 53 Christopher St.

The Stonewall Inn, often shortened to Stonewall, is a gay bar and recreational tavern in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Lower Manhattan, New York City, and the site of the Stonewall Uprising of 1969, which is widely considered to be the single most important event leading to the gay liberation movement and the modern fight for gay and lesbian rights in the United States. CAFÉ SOCIETY 1 Sheridan Sq.

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Stewart’s Cafeteria, later the Life Cafeteria, was located in this Greenwich Village building in the 1930s and attracted a bohemian and gay and lesbian following. The large plate glass windows put gay life on full display to the late-night crowds who frequented this busy intersection.


Café Society, what has been billed as New York’s first integrated club, featured many of the jazz giants and singers of the day, including Billie Holiday and Sister Rosetta Tharpe, from 1938 to 1950. Charles Ludlam’s Ridiculous Theatrical Company, founded in 1967, moved here in 1978 and was one of New York’s most innovative and influential off-offBroadway theater troupes.




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Though Billie Jean King is a household name for her legendary tennis career, we honor her as a community hero in the New York City Pride March of 2018 for serving the LGBT community and equal rights movement on and off the court. Born on November 22, 1943, in Long Beach, California, Billie Jean King became the top-ranked women's tennis player by 1967. In 1973, she formed the Women's Tennis Association and famously defeated Bobby Riggs in the "Battle of the Sexes." The first prominent female athlete to admit her homosexuality, King continued her work as an influential social activist after retiring from tennis.

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Kenita Placide is Outright Action International’s Caribbean-based Advisor and the Executive Director of the Eastern Caribbean Alliance for Diversity and Equality (ECADE). She has advocated around HIV and human rights inclusive of women, youth and LGBTI issues for over 12 years, and has worn many hats to bring attention and funding to the smaller islands in the eastern part of the Caribbean. A runner-up for the Intergroup’s “GO Visible Award” in 2012, she is the mind behind the planning and implementing of many Caribbean sub-regional sessions. 34

Founded in 1973 (celebrating its 45th anniversary in 2018), Lambda Legal is the oldest and largest national legal organization whose mission is to achieve the full recognition of the civil rights of the LGBTQ community and everyone living with HIV through impact litigation, education, and public policy work. Lambda Legal takes on the cases that have the greatest impact in protecting and advancing our rights. Lambda Legal is a proud leader in the LGBTQ resistance movement and has taken on the Trump Administration head on, one of the most hostile administrations to our community. TYLER FORD

Tyler Ford is an award-winning agender advocate, writer, and speaker, whose creative and critical writing on queer and trans identity inspires, comforts, and challenges a diverse spectrum of audiences. Tyler’s sphere of influence is wide, reaching hundreds of thousands of people and helping LGBTQ+ folks feel more equipped to express themselves with confidence. From SXSW to Columbia University to Stadtkuratorin Hamburg, Tyler's speaking engagements and performances are known to galvanize and educate. Recently honored at the Village Voice Pride Awards as the "young person who best represents the future of LGBTQ+ advancement," the 27-year-old uses their unstoppable voice, passion, and heart to uplift and advocate for queer and trans individuals worldwide.

and support the LGBTQ+ community. Taking a stand is the first step to progress. Citi prides itself on maintaining, cultivating and preserving a diverse culture. Join us in supporting the LGBTQ+ community today, tomorrow and every day.


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Sunday, June 24 University Pl. between Waverly Pl. & W. 13th St. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Your favorite street festival is back and better than ever! Celebrating 25 years of fun, family and equality, PrideFest 2018 is gearing up to bring you a wide range of experiences for all ages. Attracting over 300,000 in attendance, festival goers are connected to a vast array of local and out-of-state exhibitors comprised of corporate groups, community organizations, craft merchants and more. A diverse lineup of food purveyors will be onsite with tasty treats for festival patrons to enjoy.


For 2018, we are proud to announce Ross Mathews as our host for StageFest! We cannot wait for guests to experience the smart, quick wit Ross is known for on RuPaul’s Drag Race live at PrideFest. We’re also excited to have Broadway star Alex Newell from Once on This Island grace our stage with his sweeping vocals. Parson James will present a soulful rendition of the National Anthem to start the show at noon. We continue to round out the show with up-and-coming voices from the LGBTQIA+ community ready to rock the crowd.

Get on on your feet and join us at PrideFest in the historic village streets!

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Full of diverse exhibitors and performers, we are thrilled to continue the “Defiantly Different” legacy of providing a place for peace, unity and pride that was established in 1993. Be sure to plan a stop at PrideFest, and come ready to continue making memories that you can cherish for the next 25 years!



TURNS 25 25 YEARS AGO, Heritage of Pride set out to provide a space for LGBTQIA+ buisnesses and patrons alike to come together in celebration of equality and love for all in New York City. Since the late '90s, PrideFest continues to bring crowds of more than 300,000 attendees throughout the day. The event has experienced a number of changes including the most recent location move to University Place. Check out important milestones in PrideFest history below! 1993

HOP launches PrideFest, a free threeday street festival along the waterfront on the Christopher Street Pier. 1995

In celebration of Stonewall 25, PrideFest showcased the Perspectives on Pride exhibit to spotlight 10 diverse aspects of LGBTQIA+ history.

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Due to construction of the Westside Highway, PrideFest shrinks to one day while moving to Washington Street between Christopher Street and Spring Street. 1998

Kidspace added to the festival with a focus on providing a youth-centered space.




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PrideFest “coffeehouse� opened, which included an additional acoustics stage. 2007

Mysteriously, PrideFest was not held this year. 2008

PrideFest moves to Hudson Street between Bethune Street and West 13th Street. 2015

In celebration of the historic Supreme Court ruling to legalize marriage for same-sex couples nationwide, PrideFest hosted numerous marriage ceremonies onsite. 2018

PrideFest turns 25 and moves to University Place!

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Be sure to keep your eye out for some nostalgic blasts from the past at our new festival site.




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Pride Island returns in 2018 as a two-day cultural and musical experience.

This year, we are back with an all new venue and an all new lineup. Do not miss the biggest live music event in NYC Pride history and help us give back to the broader community! THE CAUSE


All proceeds from Pride Island benefit New Saturday, June 23 York City's official Pride events and local 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. LGBTQIA+ community organizations. Pride Island is NYC Pride’s largest fundraising and Sunday, June 24 community support initiative. The event’s pro2 p.m. to 11 p.m. duction committee awards over $50,000 in grants to LGBTQIA+ nonprofits and commuPier 97 nity organizations each year. The event also Hudson River Park supplies NYC Pride with critical operating revat 58th to 59th St. enue and pulls in countless visitors to the New York metro area.

Save time. Avoid the line. Purchase add-on drink packages today! Non-Alcoholic Drink Package includes

-Five (5) non-alcoholic drink tickets. Does NOT include entry into the event. Beer and Wine Drink Package includes

-Five (5) beer and wine drink tickets. Beer and wine provided by Bud Light, Heineken, Shiner Brewery, and Barefoot Wines. Does NOT include entry into the event. Spirit Drink Package includes


Join us on a new pier as we celebrate Pride in style. This year, we moved to Pier 97 (12th Avenue and West 59th St.). All attendees must cross the highway at 54th Street and head up 12th Avenue. Taking New York City transportation? The closest subway stop is 59th St. - Columbus Circle. Take the 1, A, D, C, B, or 2 train. Hopping in a Lyft or Uber? Avoid traffic and get dropped off along West 54th St. between 12th Avenue and 11th Avenue. TICKETS & INFORMATION Advanced General Admission

$75 Saturday | SOLD OUT Sunday Advanced VIP

$75 Saturday | SOLD OUT Sunday Includes VIP admission to the event, plus express entry to skip the lines, complimentary SKYY Vodka cocktails, beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages, an elevated VIP area, and premium restrooms.


-Five (5) spirit drink tickets. Spirits provided by SKYY Vodka and Campari Group beverages. Does NOT include entry into the event. Tickets and drink packages can be purchased at nycpride.frontgatetickets.com.


SATURDAY, JUNE 23 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.

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Kicking off your Pride Saturday is local favorite, DJ Dawson. Next up on stage, we’re bringing you drag realness with Sasha Velour. In the mood to dance? Big Freedia will be showing the crowd what it means to be the Queen of Bounce. Turn out with Lizzo as she brings soul and energy to the stage. Simon Dunmore hits the stage next, serving up house music plain and simple. Award-winning performer and Grammynominated songwriter, Tove Lo, rounds out Saturday as our headliner. Take in this boldly unedited artist rewriting the rules of what it means to be a popstar. 44


Sunday’s lineup will bring the essence of what one can expect from a NYC Pride closing event on Pier 97.

SUNDAY, JUNE 24 2 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Join DJ Corey Craig as he opens the space and provides daytime house music. Next up, Ralphi Rosario and his legendary house beats will continue to energize the crowd. JustCircuit award-winner DJ Grind will keep the party going into the evening.

Taking center stage on Sunday night will be Kylie Minogue. This “Goddess of Pop” will have you screaming along to her infectious dancepop lyrics. Be sure to stick around after her performance and see our fireworks display as we close out NYC Pride 2018 with a bang.



Leave all your baggage at home! This year, we will be offering rental services through Mobile Locker Company. Head over to our event page (nycpride.org/events/pride-island) for more information on how to reserve a locker ahead of time.

If you have questions about our ADA program or requests for accommodation, email prideisland-help@nycpride.org right away and before June 15, 2018. Please include your cell phone number and ticket order confirmation number.


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Curious about what not to bring? Do not worry, we have got you covered. Check out the list below. There is a strict NO BAG povlicy enforced by NYPD. To avoid headaches, we advise you to leave your bags at home. -No large bags (i.e. backpacks/tote bags). All bags must be no larger than the size of a brick.

-No professional photography/audio/video equipment

-No skateboards, rollerskates, scooters,

-No selfie sticks

(including tripods)

bicycles, hoverboards

-No drones/aerial photography devices

-No illegal substances of any kind

-No outside instruments

-No fireworks/explosives/open flame sources of any kind

-No unsealed over-the-counter medications or vitamins

-No personal furniture (i.e. lawn chairs)

-All prescribed medication must be accompanied by the

-No tobacco/personal smoking devices

proper prescription and kept in an approved medical

-No large umbrellas (i.e. golf umbrellas)

container. Prescription drugs in non-approved containers

-No flags or totems mounted to any form of pole

must be turned over to Pride Island medical team.

-No glass

-No outside beverages

-No laser pointers

-No outside food without a written physician’s note

-No unsealed sanitary products

-No hard or soft coolers

-No inflatables or stuffed animals/dolls

-No animals - service animals must have appropriate

-No vending without a permit

apparel and credentials provided to NYC Pride ahead of time -No hard or soft coolers




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Friday, June 22 Stonewall National Monument Christopher St. & 7th Ave. 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Be a part of history as we kick off NYC Pride. This year, we are taking the Rally back to where it began! LGBTQIA+ rights and human rights are under attack by the current political environment. Join community activists, organizers, politicians, and more for this unprecedented moment in our history. Take a stand, show up in force, and make your voice heard in this re-imagined Rally experience. TAINA

General Admission is FREE and available for all! No tickets required. The stage performances will be ASL interpreted.

ASILI The New York-based Puerto Rican singer and activist recently performed at The Women’s March on Washington, and her latest music video premiered in Rolling Stone and was called this year’s International Women’s Day anthem by Latina Magazine. Taina Asili and her band combine powerful vocals with an energetic fusion of Afro-Latin, reggae and rock. They offer a sound that spans continents, inspiring audiences to dance to the rhythms of rebellion. 2017 marks 22 years of Taina Asili’s career creating music for social change.

DANITY DIAMOND A noted model,

MS. WHITE This jazz-pop artist has been

actress, and lover of positive energy, Diamond has been performing and hosting in the NYC area for over two years. Featured in digital and print magazines as well as indie shorts and spots in a NBC televised series, Diamond takes time out of her shoots to volunteer at numerous NYC-based LGBTQIA+ organizations.

documenting her relationships and gender transition through music. Her debut EP Jade is a critique of the male-centric music industry and a fierce declaration of womanhood. Featured in Milk, Out, Office Mag, Billboard, Impose, the 405, and Cool Hunting, The E.P. is an homage to the late Amy Jade Winehouse and links Ms. White’s femininity with that of her idols.

The first NYC Pride Rally occurred one month after the Stonewall Uprising in June 1969, when 500 people gathered for a “Gay Power” demonstration in Washington Square Park, followed by a candlelight vigil in Sheridan Square. NYC Pride has continued this proud tradition by hosting the event in various locations throughout the city.


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Dr. Herukhuti holds a PhD and MA in human and organizational systems with a concentration in transformative learning for social justice and specializations in sexuality and cross-cultural studies of knowledge. Dr. Herukhuti is also a human rights and social justice activist who has participated in the decolonization movement and intersectional politics for three decades. In addition to his grassroots activism, he has been an organizer including as co-founder and inaugural co-chair of Global Youth Connect, an international human rights organization for youth. 48


Defiantly Different,


“It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences.”

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– Audre Lorde, Our Dead Behind Us: Poems

Jay Justice “I completely smash any kinds of expectations that people would have for a disabled person. It’s a spectrum, just like anything else.”

This year’s “Defiantly Different” theme speaks to the breadth of our LGBTQIA+ community. It celebrates the rallying cry of generations who laid the groundwork for equality, the next wave of creative thinkers prepared to score their own trails, and each distinctive individual in between.

PRONOUNS: SHE/HER Q How do you identify?

Here’s an inside look into some of the individuals profiled in our 2018 “Defiantly Different” campaign.

A I identify as a bisexual Jamaican-

American disabled black woman. 50


“I want to say goodbye to the idea that you can assume someone’s gender without asking them first.”


Q What comes to mind when you hear the term “Pride?” A Resistance, legacy, the Stonewall Rebellion, activism and liberation.

Q How did you arrive at self-identifying as they/them? A I realized that gender was boring. So I thought if I wanted to look beautiful, I need-

ed to be outside of gender. Q What makes you “Defiantly Different?” A I don’t really care what other people think [about me], no matter how much vio-

lence I experience because of it.

Q Finish this statement.

"The LGBTQIA+ community is..." A Home. It is equality; it is feeling free

to be who you are without judgment. It is love. Q Have you faced adversity being differ-

ently-abled? A I’ve faced a lot of adversity being dis-

abled and it’s okay to say disabled because that’s what I am. I have a disability. I have different challenges from people who are able-bodied. There is a glass ceiling and it’s right above your head. And no matter how hard you work, you are going to hit that glass ceiling. That’s what being disabled in America [feels] like. 51



“I was born as nonbinary, and I just always struggled to find the language to accurately explain myself as nonbinary or genderqueer.” Q How do you identify? A Mentally, I identify as genderqueer or nonbinary.

Physically, I like to present masculine.

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Q Finish this statement. "Pride is…" A Absolute inclusiveness. The fact that you can walk in and not be a

minority anymore - you are the majority. Q What makes you “Defiantly Different?” A Everything about me is different. I always fall in the middle of everything.

My race–I’m half-Jewish and half-Chinese. I’m deaf–I can hear but I also can’t hear. My gender is in the middle–genderqueer. My sexuality is queer. 52















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Frances Goldin

“I’ve been a fighter for gay rights since the first year we had the [march] in NYC and I’ve carried my ‘I Adore My Lesbian Daughters' sign every year.” PRONOUNS: SHE/HER

Q Why are LGBTQIA+ rights so important to you? A Everybody has a right to live without fear. [The community] frequently

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become targets and we must stop that. Q Finish this statement. "The LGBTQIA+ community is…" A Growing stronger all the time. Q What makes you “Defiantly Different?” A Because I’m a fighter. I don’t let bad things happen without fighting back. 54

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“Tattoos are just another form of artwork that we’ve been given as people, and it’s another visual way that I can express myself.”

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Q How do you identify? A I identify as a cisgender gay male. Q What do you take the most Pride in? A I’ve been drug and alcohol free for

six years. Now that I’m clean, I can experience life and experience people for what and who they really are. 56

Together is beautiful. We celebrate the power and beauty of working together. It’s why Wells Fargo works with national and local organizations that serve the LGBT community to strengthen their impact. And it’s the reason we work with you — to help you realize your potential, and succeed financially. Celebrating 30 years of standing together with the LGBT community. wellsfargo.com/standingtogether

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Kiyanna Stewart PRONOUNS: SHE/HER

“My existence is an act of resistance.” Q How do you identify? A I identify as a black queer woman.

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Q What comes to mind when you hear the term “Pride?” A I think of joy and an unapologetic centering of who we are as individuals

and as a broader community. Q What makes you “Defiantly Different?” A I am defiantly different in all of my identities because I exist. I’m a black

queer working-class woman and creative. I have lots of privileges but my identities are also marginalized in a number of ways. 58


Reach for the Skyy Introduced in the early '90s, this cobalt blue bottle hit the shelves of our home bar and never left.

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The spirit was created by Brooklyn's own inventor Maurice Kanbar in 1988. Suffering from a headache, Kanbar discussed his hangover with a physician friend who explained symptoms are due to congeners produced in the distillation process. So began the creation of a dependably pure vodka subjected to distillation and a three-step filtration process to remove impurities. Produced in California with Kansas ethanol and U.S. wheat, then delivered via rail to distillers in Illinois, Skyy Vodka is a true American spirit. Enjoy these easy to follow recipes to cool down this summer and make sure you grab one at Pride. 60


2 parts SKYY Vodka 1 part Fresh lime juice 3/4 part simple syrup Muddled cucumbers Garnish with mint and cucumber wheel SKYY WATERMELON ROSÉ SPRITZ

1 part SKYY Infusions Watermelon 1 part Aperol Fill with sparkling rosĂŠ Splash of soda Garnish with melon ball, lime wheel and cucumber ribbon Serve in large wine glass

It’s our differences that make all the difference. Capital One is proud to be a sponsor of NYC Pride. capitalonecareers.com

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In partnership with NewFest and the SVA Theatre Monday, June 18 to Wednesday, June 20 SVA Theatre 333 W. 23rd St. Monday: Doors 6:45PM Screening 7:30PM Tuesday: Doors 6:45PM Screening 7:30PM Wednesday: Doors 7:30PM Screening 8:00PM

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OutCinema, in partnership with NewFest and the SVA Theatre, is an annual celebration of LGBTQIA+ pride and community in film. Now in its third year, after sold out screenings of Strike a Pose and Cherry Pop, OutCinema has expanded to three days of cinema, conversation, and celebration! Kick off Pride Week with the opening night on June 18, which includes an open bar after-party. Experience the diverse collection of stories from our community through a varied slate of films and special guests on June 19 and 20. For the complete film lineup and tickets, visit nycpride.org or newfest.org. 62

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Written and Directed by Andrew Fleming (The Craft, Dick) Starring Paul Rudd, Steve Coogan and Alison Pill Celebrate opening night with this outrageous crowd-pleasing comedy, starring Paul Rudd (Paul) and Steve Coogan (Erasmus) as a bickering gay couple whose extravagant life is turned inside out when a ten-year-old boy shows up at their door claiming to be Erasmus’ grandson. General Admission: $35

Includes one (1) ticket to the film, post-screening Q&A, and an open bar a ter-party. -NewFest or NYC Pride members: $25 Tuesday, June 20 ANTONIO LOPEZ 1970: SEX FASHION & DISCO


Directed by Marilyn Bennett Followed by an extended discussion Join us for a special panel conversation and screening of this galvanizing documentary that sees a black preacher and a white lesbian activist forming a bond as they search for the intersection between the civil rights and the LGBTQIA+ equality movements of today. General Admission: $25

Directed by James Crump Featuring Jessica Lange, Pat Cleveland, Grace Jones and Patti D’Arbanville

-Includes one (1) ticket to the film, post-screening panel discussion, and an open bar reception. -NewFest or Heritage of Pride members: $20

Transport yourself to the glamorous world of 1970s fashion, nightlife, and culture with this revealing documentary about a revolutionary illustrator, proudly bisexual New York icon, and couture collaborator.

2-Day Pass: $50

-Available for Monday and Tuesday / Monday and Wednesday -NewFest or NYC Pride members: $40 3-Day Pass: $70

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-NewFest or NYC Pride members: $60 Before the feature: each evening will begin with a short film commissioned by them, developed

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In honor of her first ever New York City Pride experience, we sat down with the legendary Billie Jean King to discuss her rise as an activist, how being an athlete has impacted her life, and the current climate of the community.



orn in Long Beach, California, Instances and realizations such as King first started playing tennis at this lit the fire in King to become not the young age of 11 in the public only a world-class athlete, but an acparks of southern California. Even at tivist to match. this time, she was incredibly aware of diversity and how apparent the lack “I knew I could use my sport to maybe of it was in her life and her sport. She help make the world a better place. I cites a particular instance, vividly re- was thinking about my sport, but also membering a day in the bleachers at about society. This was the '50s.” the Los Angeles Tennis Club watching others train on the court below. From this period to date, King’s list of accomplishments has stacked up at a constant progressive rate, including the founding of the Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative, book releases, and even the critically acclaimed film Battle of the Sexes in 2017. Each milestone in her career maintains a duality of championing accomplishments for her sport, diversity, and community.

“Freedom is never really won. You earn it. And you win it. In every generation.” “It started at 12. I had an epiphany. I started thinking about my sport, and I realized that everyone who played wore white shoes, white socks, played with white balls. Everyone who played was white. I said to myself, 'Where is everybody else? This is not right.”’

Ever on the move, King now looks towards what we, as a community, need to do in order to keep stretching ourselves to reach the goal of absolute equality. She reflects not only on the challenges that faced her generation, but the difficulties we face as the next generation.


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“First we need to change ourselves. Be true to ourselves. Authentic. And that in itself has been a long haul. Which has been a challenge for the older generations like myself or even the shoulders I stand on. It’s been much harder on them … Millennials are the best. They’re the greatest generation ever for inclusion. It doesn’t have to just be about our community because our community is a part of everything. You have to sit and focus on what [we are] going to sustain. What is going to make the biggest impact? That’s the question.” Taking that very much to heart, Billie Jean King reminds us to keep standing up and fighting for our freedom and what is right. She leaves us with a quote from Coretta Scott King, directly from a taped piece of paper kept on her medicine cabinet. “Freedom is never really won. You earn it. And you win it. In every generation.”

Gus Kenworthy

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With summer ’18 carrying a strong theme of moldbreaking athletes in sports, we took a moment to catch up with Sochi silver medalist, five-time X-Games medalist, seven-time and current World Champion, and NYC Pride veteran Gus Kenworthy. “My first Pride was in NYC in 2016 the summer after I came out, actually.” Kenworthy recalls, “My boyfriend and some friends and I got brunch and watched the parade from the West Village. It was amazing to me to see how huge the magnitude of the parade was and to see so much diversity and love. It seemed like the entire world had shown up to support the LGBTQ community and it was incredible.”

Currently sitting at the height of his career and continually on the rise,

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Kenworthy is in a constant state of motion, breaking barriers on and off the slopes. In October 2015, he became not only a world champion, but is now the first and only action sports / X-Games athlete to go public, the first athlete to come out while being ranked number one in the world, and he is the first gay athlete ESPN has ever had on their cover.



With his daring and courageous declaration, Kenworthy has inspired millions–youth and athletes alike–to be open, proud, and true to themselves. His message is strong and clear for any and all that admire him: “I encourage any young athlete to have fun … work hard, persevere in the face of difficulty, dig deep and press on to be the best athlete they can be. My advice isn't different for a straight athlete versus a gay one, but for any LGBTQ person I would definitely want them to know that getting to live and compete honestly and authentically as their true self is only going enhance their experience and performance on and off the hill, rink, court, etc." And as for the current Olympians that may be struggling with their queer identity, Kenworthy has this to say: “Every Olympian faces difficulties to get to where they are…every queer person has their own struggles in coming to terms with themselves, but I do believe that the external pressures and homophobia in sports are slowly diminishing. Now that we've had LGBTQ people not only competing on the world stage at the Olympics but winning medals, we are being broadcast in interviews and feel the support by the community and the world.”

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It is his perseverance, his dedication to the community and his sport, and the message he sends to our youth that make Gus Kenworthy such a valuable asset to the community. With stars like Kenworthy lighting the way, we can only look forward to a brighter future for not only athletes but for queer people around the world.


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These artists are using their art and platform as a way to uplift, advocate, and promote healthy living in the LGBTQIA+ community.


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“My work is inherently trans and queer because I am trans and queer, but if we pull back just a little bit you'll see that it's for you as much as it is for me.”



Instagram: @vincenttiley


Twitter: @robynkanner Instagram: @robynkanner


“I feel that just taking up the space we deserve can be a form of resistance. I hope to empower and enable others to exist and find their voices in the same way art has helped me find mine."

“Art is an important tool for connecting to the past and imagining the future. Its politics are inherent.”


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“Improving Queer visibility is more important than ever. Through my artwork I aim to further this cause and celebrate the wonderfully vibrant community that I feel incredibly lucky to be a part of."

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Instagram: @zachgrearart


Social Media: @girlryann


“Queer visibility is a constant battle. I want my art to embolden my queer identity in ways that can’t easily be hidden away.”

"I've never thought of myself as an artist or creative. I always assumed you had to have a large following to do so. I'm just happy to be recognized for my work. I hope that I can be an inspiration to someone."


Social Media: @QUILLEMONS

“I’m very grateful to have this space to be vocal. As an openly black queer artist it is very important for me to have a voice for the communities that I represent; because there was a time when these intersecting identities couldn’t exist publicly.”



Instagram: @timothygoodman

“I know I benefit from white supremacy so it’s about asking myself tough questions like, "What am I going to do with my privilege as a straight cis white man who has an audience?" As artists, we are the gatekeepers to truth, so I’m interested in using my platform as a way to raise other voices and challenge people via my work and my words.”


Instagram: @tlynnfaz



“Art as a form of activism is crucial to changing our culture for the better treatment of people who have been marginalized. My work is about amplifying the voices of black people, women, and the LGBTQ communities."



Social Media: @nicholascontrera


Instagram: @zoeschlacter

“Fine art is supposed to make you question. It never tells. And that’s what I hope I’m doing with mine.”

“Artists and designers have power in their ability to shape the aesthetics and priorities of culture and therefore have a responsibility to uplift the narratives of those historically underrepresented. As a nonbinary artist and designer, I aim to make work that is visually accessible to a wide variety of people as well as a vehicle for discussing queer and trans experiences."


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“My very existence contrasts the social norms of the modern world. So, I have found passion in dismantling these constructs with my every breath.”



Wherever life takes you, we’re proud to be by your side.


NYC Pride launches the inaugural Human Rights Conference for Pride. Thursday, June 14 SUNY Global Center 116 E. 55th St. 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

NYC Pride’s Human Rights Conference 2018, in partnership with SUNY, is an exciting gathering of activists, artists, educators, journalists, policymakers, students, and others engaged in LGBTQIA+ human rights around the world. This one-day conference provides a unique opportunity for a global dialogue about human rights, ranging from performances to presentations, politics to policies, and activists to academics. Featuring collaborated programming with SUNY, United Nations, GMHC, SAGE, OutRight International, and The Center, with participation from Columbia Law School, Weill-Cornell Center for Human Rights, OutServe-SLDN, The Dru Project, and the Matthew Shepard Foundation. Tickets starting at $50

Tickets include breakfast, lunch, and coffee break. Networking throughout the day. Discounts available for seniors and students with proof of ID. Tickets can be purchased at nycpride.frontgatetickets.com.

Moderated by AISHA C MOODIE-MILLS. Moodie-Mills is a political strategist and social impact advisor with nearly 20 years of experience building political power for people of color, LGBTQIA+ people, and women. She is a seasoned campaign operative and progressive thought-leader working to ensure that our democracy is responsive to, reflective of, and led by the diverse communities that are the fabric of our nation. She has been named one of “The Root 100” top African-American influencers, and a top “40 Under Forty” LGBTQIA+ leader by The Advocate Magazine. She appears regularly as a political commentator on MSNBC. GILMOUR In October 2016, Mr. Gilmour was designated by the U.N. Secretary-General as Assistant Secretary-General at Human Rights to lead the efforts within the U.N. system to address intimidation and reprisals against those cooperating with the U.N. on human rights. In his previous position, which he held from 2012, as Director for Political, Peacekeeping, Humanitarian and Human Rights affairs in the Executive Office of the Secretary-General, Mr. Gilmour was responsible for spearheading the implementation of the Human Rights Up Front initiative.

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Tuesday, June 19 Pier 45 Christopher St. & West Side Hwy. Doors: 6:30 p.m. Movie: 8:30 p.m.

Family Movie Night will feel like a fairytale this year during our enchanting screening of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast ! Enjoy a tale as old as time, appropriate for all ages, while lounging under the stars on Hudson River Park’s Pier 45. Village Pass – Includes reserved blanket seat-

We are thrilled to produce one of the only free events for children and LGBTQIA+ families during Pride. For our supporters, we also offer reserved seating. Without the support of our generous donors we would not be able to produce these amazing free events.

ing in a premium viewing location, one (1) commemorative Family Movie Night blanket, early entry, two (2) gift bags stuffed with snacks and other goodies, NYC Pride pillows, plus complimentary water and soda. Castle Pass – Includes the most comfortable

The space will open its doors at 6:30 p.m. and the movie will screen at dusk. We hope you and your family will come be our guests for this special evening!

viewing experience with a reserved outdoor living room area, sofas for up to six (6) people, six (6) gift bags stuffed with snacks and other goodies, NYC Pride pillows, plus complimentary water and soda. All proceeds benefit NYC Pride and other LGBTQIA+ organizations.

General Admission is FREE and available for all! No tickets required.

Premium passes can be purchased at nycpride.frontgatetickets.com.

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This year, we are collaborating with Camp Highlight. They will be hosting kid-friendly, outdoor games prior to the start of the movie.



Youth Pride brought to you by NYC Pride and founding partner Target.

Youth Pride brought to you by NYC Pride and Founding Partner, Target. After a successful launch year in 2017, we’re excited to recreate this socially engaging, safe space where LGBTQIA+ teens can celebrate NYC Pride with their friends. Last year was filled with selfies, lots of dancing, and surprise performances from favorites like RuPaul’s Drag Race superstar, Shangela.

Saturday, June 23 14th Street Park 14th St. & 10th Ave. What’s in store for 2018? Well, expect a drop Noon to 6 p.m. in from Hollywood Records recording artist, Bea Miller. This Jersey born singer first wowed as a finalist on X Factor. She has since toured with the likes of Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez. And you won’t want to miss this party when DJ’s Amira & Kayla get behind the turntables. These 12-year old DJ twins have spun at everything from New York Fashion Week to the Tonight Show. Join us for an afternoon of photo ops, giveaways, interactive experiences, entertainment, and more.

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The event is free and open to the public!



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Brought to you by NYC Pride, Stacy of Stonewall, Kate of LOVERGIRL NYC, and Cynthia Russo. Sunday, June 24 Hudson Terrace 621 W. 46th St. 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Round out your Sunday with an exclusive rooftop party! NYC Pride is thrilled to bring back Femme Fatale, our official Sunday event for women. Come out to eat, drink, dance, and mingle with more than 1,000 women from all over the country! With Music by DJs RosyQ, Mary Mac , and Tatiana . Hosted by Madison Paige.

And do not miss the open sponsored bar from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Food will be available for purchase on-site. Rooftop retracts in case of inclement weather and is equipped with Nitro blasts in case of extra hot weather. Must be 21 or older to attend.

Want to get the full Pride experience? Grab a package! Lips General Admission TICKETS & INFORMATION Advanced General Admission: $20

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Includes entry into the space.

Entry to four different NYC Pride Events: $160 - CosPlay & Pride ­- Teaze HER ­- Femme Fatale ­- Pride Island Saturday

VIP: $60

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Friday, June 22 Slate NY 54 W. 21st St. 10 p.m. to 4 a.m.

After living out your working man fantasy last year, join us for a Fantasy: Leather Edition. This will be unlike anything you have ever experienced. Grab your leather harness and start NYC Pride weekend properly. NYC Pride and Brian Rafferty Productions invite you to come experience a whole new fantasy at Slate NY, where elegance meets excitement. DJs Eddie Elias and Jared Conner will keep you dancing all night long. With special performances and secret acts popping up throughout the night, Fantasy is sure to be an event you will not forget.

TICKETS & INFORMATION Advanced General Admission: $30

Includes entry into the space. Attendees must be 21 or older. VIP: $75

Includes express entry to skip the lines, access to exclusive VIP areas with additional performances and interactive entertainment. Premium Bottle Service: $750

Includes one (1) bottle for you and your friends, four (4) VIP tickets, expedited entry, a special seated section, and more! WANT TO GET THE FULL PRIDE EXPERIENCE? GRAB A PACKAGE! Stache Package: Sold Out Soul Patch Package: $230 - $380

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PRIDE PARTNERS In addition to our roster of official Pride events, NYC Pride partners with a great group of organizations that produce their own amazing celebrations and activities. Be sure and check out all of our 2018 Pride Partners. SKINTIGHT May 31 to August 26 Roundabout Theatre Company

JUST MAKE THEM BEAUTIFUL June 1 | 7p.m. to 8 p.m.

111 W. 46th St.

New-York Historical Society 170 Central Park West at 77th St.

Roundabout Theatre Company presents Skintight, a scorching examination of beauty, youth and sex. Reeling from her ex-husband’s engagement to a much younger woman, Jodi Isaac (Idina Menzel) turns to her famous fashion-designer dad for support. Instead, she finds him wrapped up in his West Village townhouse with Trey. Who’s 20. And not necessarily gay. But probably an adult film star. At least, according to Jodi’s son. Who’s also 20. And definitely gay. Skintight assays the nature of love, the power of attraction, and the ways in which a superficial culture persists in teaching its children that all that matters is what’s on the inside. Written by Joshua Harmon (Significant Other, Bad Jews) and directed by Daniel Aukin ( Bad Jews). roundabouttheatre.org

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food, drinks, and entertainment. Special guests include NYC DJ collective Occupy The Disco, Merrie Cherry with Drag Queen Story Hour for the young and young-at-heart, and a drag performance from Yuhua Hamasaki, contestant from season 10 of RuPaul’s Drag Race. General tickets are on sale for $85. callen-lorde.org/roar

CALLEN-LORDE’S ROAR June 1 | 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Central Park Zoo

Callen-Lorde Community Health Center is kicking off Pride Month with their annual fundraiser and party! An iconic venue and a truly unique event - ROAR is a celebration for everyone. Join us for an evening of dancing,

Join the New-York Historical Society as Edward Maeder, consulting curator of its exhibition Walk This Way: Footwear from the Stuart Weitzman Collection of Historic Shoes , looks at the

work of four gay costume designers from the Golden Age of film - Gilbert Adrian, Walter Plunkett, Orry-Kelly, and Howard Greer - and explores how the films and lives of this creative group of artists have inspired us with the glamour, imagination, and simply beautiful clothes that we associate with film. Book signing will follow the program. RSVP to koconnor@nyhistory.org. NYC LGBT HISTORIC SITES PROJECT SCAVENGER HUNT June 2 | 2:00 p.m. Bethesda Terrace, Central Park

Gather your team and answer clues to advance along this LGBT history scavenger hunt! This curated scavenger hunt will celebrate Pride while testing your LGBT history knowledge. Where was the starting location of the first Pride March? Where was the NYC residence of writer and activist James Baldwin? Know the answers? Take part in the hunt! Involves several miles of walking or subway, teams should consist of two to four people, and at least one team member will need an iPhone with the Urban Archive app. Hunt takes place rain or shine. nyclgbtsites.org 102

QUEENS PRIDE PARADE & FESTIVAL June 3 | 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Jackson Heights, NY Kick-off on 37th Ave. from 89th St.

Founded in 1993, the Queens Pride Parade is the annual celebration of the Queens LGBTQ population and attracts more than 40,000 spectators annually and is the second largest Pride celebration in the New York metro area. The parade starts at 89th Street and on 37th Avenue at noon, and will follow 37th Avenue through 75th Street. Also starting at noon, the festival will take place through 6 p.m. on 37th Road between 74th and 77th Streets. Two stages will feature entertainment throughout the day. Parade participants will have the opportunity to win “Queenie Awards,” ranging from the best use of color to the best drag performance. queenspride.org SHE CALLS ME FIREFLY June 6 to June 23 SoHo Playhouse 15 Vandam St. She Calls Me Firefly, a new play by

Teresa Lotz. It's Nickel Beer Night at Freddie's Place. Ken has come to drown his sorrows, but no amount of alcohol can wash away the pain of his broken relationship with Levi, nor the secrets of his past. As you enter Freddie’s you will instantly be transported from New York City streets to a Kentucky dive bar. Pull up a stool, grab a drink, and find yourself immersed in the searing world of She Calls Me Firefly. A co-production by Parity Productions and New Perspectives Theatre Company. Use code PRIDE for $5 off tickets. sohoplayhouse.com

MY TRUE COLORS FESTIVAL June 8 to June 24 Various Locations in Brooklyn

Now in its fourth year, this multidisciplinary arts event presents over 35 film screenings, theater performances, original web series, dance routines, musical acts, and other works for and by multicultural, multinational LGBTQIA+ artists and allies. A fan favorite is artist talkbacks: panel discussions and one-on-one conversations. This year’s invited guest is Lena Waithe, the Emmy Award-winning producer, actress, and screenwriter (Netflix’s Master of None, Showtime's The Chi). The 2018 festival lineup features Check It, one of the most critically acclaimed documentaries to come out at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival. mytruecolorsfestival.com OUTCYCLING NYC PRIDE RIDE June 10 | 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. West Side Bike Path at W. 145th St.

OutCycling cycles to celebrate the world's most historic LGBTQ Pride celebration. The ride starts and ends in NYC with three distance options: 30, 60 or 100 miles. The ride is a day of inspiration, commemoration and celebration. OutCycling is a nonprofit community bike organization made up of cyclists of all ages and and abilities. Our motto is fun, fitness and friendship for all and our membership is open to anyone. outcycling.org GARDEN PARTY June 18 | 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Hudson River Park's Pier 84 West Side Hwy. at 44th St.

Kick off Pride Week with a diverse selection of tastings from outstanding restaurants around New York City. Sip on seasonal cocktails at an open bar while you watch the sun set over the Hudson River! Proceeds from Garden Party support The LGBT Community Center’s life-changing and life-saving programs and services, and keep The Center's doors open 365 days a year.

BROOKFIELD PLACE’S #PICTUREOFPRIDE June 18 to 24 The Terrace at Brookfield Place 230 Vesey St.

FOLSOM STREET EAST June 17 | 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 27th St. between 10th and 11th Avenues

Throughout history we queers have been known to celebrate and reclaim the words that the outside world has thrown at us. This year Folsom Street East is excited to celebrate what it believe S.L.U.T.S stands for and encourage discussion and discourse to challenge the idea that sex positive is a negative or harmful thing. Sex, Love, Unity, Trust and Safety are all components of who we are–especially to the Leather, Kink and Fetish communities–and we want to celebrate that. folsomstreeteast.org THEATRE EAST’S NEIGHBORHOOD READING SERIES June 18 | 7 p.m. O'Lunney's Times Square Pub 145 W. 45th St., 2nd Floor

Theatre East celebrates NYC Pride with a special installment of the Neighborhood Reading Series, highlighting new work by LGBTQ writers and artists. Raise a glass at the 6 p.m. cocktail hour followed by the play reading at 7 p.m. Enjoy a rainbow-festooned photo booth, drink specials and lots of love! theatreeast.org



Gather your friends on the waterfront and toast to Pride! Brookfield Place’s #PictureofPride celebration takes over its outdoor lounge with sunsets and sailboats providing the perfect backdrop to snap a photo inside our larger-than-life #PictureofPride frame. For every post on social media that tags @BrookfieldPlaceNY and #PictureofPride, $1 will be donated to the Hetrick-Martin Institute, up to $25,000. Brookfield Place is partnering with RBC Capital Markets and OppenheimerFunds for our Pride Week celebration. brookfieldplaceny.com MADBOOTS DANCE June 19 to 23 The Joyce Theater 175 Eigth Ave.

Madboots Dance makes its Joyce debut with a program featuring the New York premiere of MASC, as well as a world premiere. Led by Jonathan Campbell and Austin Diaz, the queer, all-male company is known for its fearless athleticism and unashamed intimacy. Tackling topics related to male identity, the company was named “25 to Watch” by Dance Magazine in 2016. joyce.org SEAN DORSEY DANCE June 20 to 23 The Joyce Theater 175 8th Ave.

Making its highly anticipated New York premiere, THE MISSING GENERATION is a love letter to longtime survivors of the early AIDS epidemic. Trailblazing transgender choreographer Sean Dorsey created this powerful work after recording oral history interviews with LGBTQ longtime survivors across the U.S. Highly physical, accessible, rooted in story, and danced with precision and guts, THE MISSING GENERATION is performed by a multi-generational ensemble. joyce.org

GAY & SOBER CONFERENCE June 21 to June 24 The Moxy Times Square 485 Seventh Ave.

Gay & Sober is a LGBTQ nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide a safe, fun, and enriching experience to the sober community. Gay & Sober helps community members struggling with alcoholism and addiction issues. Once a year, they hold a special men’s conference in NYC with big meetings, wellness workshops, and top entertainment this year’s special entertainment is showbiz veteran Sandra Bernhard. On Pride Sunday, they invite all members of the LGBTQ recovery community to march up Fifth Avenue and dance the night away on the floating dance party at night. gayandsober.org


June 23 to July 29 Opening Party, June 23 | 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. MF Gallery 213 Bond St., Brooklyn

Brazilian artist Fernando Carpaneda presents a new series of paintings and drawings depicting the beauty and sensuality of men and women. The work seeks to provoke debates and questions about equality, and the artist's "in your face" approach is meant to inspire the observer to embrace diversity in human sexuality. NYC Pride Guide 2018




The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre NY is thrilled to be partnering with NYC Pride 2018. UCBTNY is a comedy theatre and school with venues in Hell's Kitchen and the East Village. Each theatre has shows seven nights a week. ucbtheatre.com

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In honor of Pride Month, New York Tour 1–New York's top rated tour company–is thrilled to offer a special tour that highlights the rich LGBTQ history of the beautiful and trendy Greenwich Village. From Stonewall Inn - the birthplace of the Gay Rights movement - to the Gay Liberation Monument, New York City has inspired pioneers, artists, and neighborhoods that transformed America and the world. Beyond Stonewall: The LGBT History Tour is a special twohour tour that explores the colorful foundations of the modern LGBTQ movement and the Pride celebration in New York City. All proceeds from this special tour will go to the Stonewall Inn Gives Back Initiative, an advocacy group for the LGBTQ community.

New York (FRNY) is New York City’s LGBT running club. The club was founded in 1979 and has grown to over 700 members annually. FRNY’s mission is to create a social running community focused on health and fitness that is welcoming to all LGBTQ New Yorkers. FRNY offers a robust, inclusive membership experience that includes professionally-coached running workouts, multisport training, social events, and more. Members, newcomers, and guests can enjoy any of three weekly fun runs on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. The Tuesday evening fun run is held at Prospect Park in Brooklyn. The Wednesday evening and Saturday morning fun runs are held at Central Park in Manhattan. frny.org

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AMIDA CARE At Amida Care,

LGBT HISTORY WALKING TOUR June 26 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Stonewall National Monument Christopher Park

Honor the people and events that have shaped LGBT history here in NYC, and who have impacted American history and culture. Starting at Christopher Park, join the expert team from the NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project. Walk with them and learn about the long-standing oppressive practices that led to the 1969 Stonewall Uprising and, before that, the 1966 “Sip-In” at Julius’ Bar. This hour-long walking tour of Greenwich Village will remind you why we march in celebration of Pride! The walking tour will take place rain or shine and ends at Julius’ on West 10th Street. nyclgbtsites.org 104

New York’s largest Medicaid special needs health plan, members are celebrated for who they really are. Amida Care specializes in helping members living with chronic conditions, such as HIV, to get and stay well so they can live their most authentic, best lives. Thanks to decades of advocacy and medical advancements in HIV treatment, people living with HIV can get to a place where the virus is at undetectable levels, making it possible for them to live longer, healthier lives and to be much less likely to transmit HIV to others. And, the plan is now open to all transgender individuals who qualify, regardless of HIV status. amidacareny.org


It's Time To Talk About Sexual Violence

The #MeToo Movement sparked the conversation, but what happens next?



Sexual violence refers to sexual activity where consent is not obtained or given freely. Aggressors can be, but are not limited to, a friend, coworker, neighbor, or family member. The LGBTQIA+ community in particular faces an astonishing amount of sexual violence. In 2010, the CDC reported results from The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey that found the LGBTQIA+ community experienced levels of intimate partner violence equal to or higher than those of the heterosexual community.

If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted, these LGBTQIA+-friendly resources are available: National Sexual Assault Hotline

Can also refer you to local rape crisis centers 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)

Online counseling available at online.rainn.org The Anti-Violence Project

- 44% of lesbian women and 61% of bisexual women experienced rape, physical

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violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime. ­- 26% of gay men and 37% of bisexual men experienced rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime.

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The CDC also found that rates of some form of sexual violence were higher among lesbian women, gay men, and bisexual women and men compared to heterosexual women and men. - Approximately 1 in 8 lesbian women (13%) and nearly half of bisexual women (46%) have been raped in their lifetime. This translates to an estimated 214,000 lesbian women and 1.5 million bisexual women. ­­- 4 in 10 gay men (40%) and nearly half of bisexual men (47%) experienced sexual violence other than rape in their lifetime. This translates to nearly 1.1 million gay men and 903,000 bisexual men. (See link A)

The National Center for Transgender Equality found in a 2015 survey that an astounding 47% of respondents reported being sexually assaulted at some point in their lifetime. More than half of those respondents (54%) also experienced some form of intimate partner violence.

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Serves LGBT survivors of abuse with confidential support 206-568-7777 nwnetwork.org C

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A 2013 study found that 71% of lesbian and bisexual women in particular were found to experience at least one incident of sexual aggression, including unwanted sexual contact (65%), sexual coercion (39%), attempted rape (32%), and rape (43%) after the age of 14. While instances of male sexual abuse are less frequently reported, a study from 2014 found that 67% of male identifying participants had experienced adult sexual abuse. The State University of New York is one network of higher education

institutions that are focusing on developing uniform policies and guidelines to assist campuses in preventing sexual violence. Elizabeth Brady, Project Director of Sexual and Interpersonal Violence Prevention, and Joseph Storch, Associate Counsel in the SUNY Office of General Counsel and Chair of the Student Affairs Practice Group, are two administrators responsible for the development of the Sexual Violence Prevention Workgroup. “Our idea came out of a conversation on the astronomical incidents involving the transgender 106

and gender nonconforming community. We’re working to put together a team across SUNY’s network to better serve this community by meeting basic needs, providing accessible services, and training staff on inclusiveness, from pronouns to chosen names.”







You can hear both Joseph Storch and Elizabeth Brady discuss these issues at the NYC Pride Human Rights Conference on Thursday, June 14 at the SUNY Global Center. For more information, head to nycpride.org.

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Arrives in New York By: David Studinski

Join us for the first WorldPride in the United States honoring Stonewall 50 / WorldPride 2019’s the 50th anniversary of the theme is “Millions of Moments of Stonewall Uprising. Pride,” representing the invaluable Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, NYC Pride will simultaneously host WorldPride during its 2019 season. It’s the first WorldPride hosted on United States soil and the second North American WorldPride in the event’s nearly twenty-year history. The sixth edition of WorldPride will welcome millions of domestic and international LGBTQIA+ guests to New York City. Attendees will encounter a once-in-a-lifetime experience to honor and celebrate the Pride movement in the same location where the modern movement began in 1969.

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Accordingly, NYC Pride’s 2019 season is dually branded Stonewall 50 and WorldPride 2019. NYC Pride is producing WorldPride’s official events, including never-before-seen activities alongside special editions of iconic events such as the March, Rally, and Pride Island. Full details of the 2019 events will be released in late 2018.

and countless experiences every person encounters during annual celebrations and commemorations around the world. The Pride experience is as unique as its participants because it is unique to each participant. First Prides. First loves. Newfound energy. Rekindled friendships. Smiles. Laughs. Tears. Hope. Togetherness. Collectively, the community leaves the Pride experience feeling energized and empowered to take on life knowing no one is alone. Only time will tell what awaits each WorldPride visitor during Stonewall 50, but it is certain there will be millions of moments they never forget. WorldPride is a licensed event granted by InterPride, an international membership organization of Pride organizers. In October 2016, NYC Pride representatives delivered and won the bid to host 2019 in conjunction with the Stonewall 50 commemoration. NYC Pride is working closely with state and city officials to produce welcoming events on an unprecedented scale during the 2019 season. Through grants and outreach, the organization is working closely with community groups to produce new events and scale their existing events to exceed visitors’ expectations during the 2019 season. 108

In 2018, NYC Pride is providing over $150,000 to local organizations, a number intended to increase during 2019. WHAT IS WORLDPRIDE?

WorldPride is a culturally-diverse expression of the quest for equality and liberty of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) people worldwide. It exists to rally the LGBTI communities on a global level, thereby promoting our universal quest for freedom and human rights. (source: InterPride WorldPride committee) Past World Pride Locations:

Rome (2000) Jerusalem (2004) London (2012) Toronto (2014) Madrid (2017) Upcoming

Copenhagen (2021) Get exclusive updates on events and advanced ticket sales. Sign up for the newsletter and to learn more at nycpride.org/2019.

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Tending the Garden By: Nikkita Thompson

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At the intersection of design and work productivity lies THESEPINKLIPS’ Pussy Garden, a colorful world of regular items repurposed for women empowerment and creative energy. The fearless caretaker of the garden is Iris Bonner, a young, vibrant artist that uses her creativity to influence the feminist narrative while designing memorable “fits” for celebrities such as the SlutWalk founder, Amber Rose and Trans activist and artist, Ms. Peppermint. We caught up with the creative whiz in Philadelphia to talk decor and design of her artisan studio.

Philadelphia has long been a land for creative vibes hidden between the sports-fan frenzy and the national tourist attractions. With that said, it was no surprise to find ourselves approaching a fallen foundry that looked like it once was a successful mill which were common in the former working-class Kensington neighborhood. Upon walking inside we realized the factory’s external facade held back the true nature of it’s multi-purposed intent. We later learned that space was passed down to a grandson who renovated the property to provide studios for artists. As we walked up the steps towards the studio, Iris mentioned “The landlord is cool. He was fine with allowing me to do what I wanted to make myself feel comfortable.” Once we turned the corner we fully realized why that statement was made. The energy of the hallway was electrified with Iris’ infamously painted pink moniker over a sea green wall. As the door to the studio opened, a wave of hot pink hit our retinas and we were encapsulated into the Pussy Garden. 110

The initial experience was tantalizing! While walking into the studio, we literally stepped onto a hand painted floor comprised of full lips with a bold tooth gap. Slogans such as “She’s The Boss!” and “Pussy Not War” were adorned in various areas of the studio. More than an art studio, the ambiance served feminist club house vibes.

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The “lips,” which were also present on the hand painted wall, seemed to be chatting to each other. Possibly screaming the chants of empowerment that were also present in the space. “The lips and the gap are me!” Iris proclaimed proudly. She continued “My mom made me wear a brace when I was a child but the gap never closed up!”.


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As we absorbed it all, Iris began tending to her garden. She fluffed a pillow here and moved a chair there. She looked upon a large planter by the wall and jokingly admitted “I’m horrible at keeping plants alive… they always die on me!” Amongst the lively decor hung potted plants curated to bring a hint of nature into a purely hand-crafted space. Sitting in her custom THESEPINKLIPS chair, Iris explained “I can still remember my drawings from kindergarten. I enjoyed drawing women in clothes… provocative clothes.” Iris is now proud to refer to herself as an artist while reflecting on her introduction to formal training. “We mostly painted on canvas and I remember hating painting.” She went on to state that her hate-turned-love for painting came from the her “personal process of therapy...I found myself mood drawing more than writing” she revealed. Eventually, that transitioned into more painting than drawing. Throughout the interview, I had my eye on many pieces in the spaces but I was fixated on a red stop sign that was tagged to read “START NOW.” When I asked about the piece, Iris looked over fondly and said “Oh I got that from the thrift store and I keep it as a reminder to just do it now and not procrastinate.” Iris, a social media maven, started to show her artwork to friends via Facebook. Her first show was held in 2012 at a local ven-

ue in Philadelphia. In 2018, she has now gone global with shows in Miami, Haiti and recently Hong Kong. She explained that many of her art installations start with finds from thrifting, including the plush pink chair that she sat in for her interview. Iris moved to the artist warehouse space in 2017 in an attempt to gain work life balance and “not bring her work home with her”. To date, she still finds herself utilizing her first studio in her Mt. Airy basement despite her need for equilibrium. When referring to the best creative environment for herself, Iris said “My workload has gotten bigger in the last few years which is great but it’s also really important for me to feel comfortable in my workspace”. The artist also expressed a desire to enhance the beauty of ordinary objects. “I hate looking at ugly things” she mentioned as we discussed the feather boa wrapped ladder in the corner. “I have to finish painting the ladder in front of it pink” she said. Despite the customization of every aspect in the studio, it doesn’t seem to take Iris long to produce a body of work. It took her two weeks to transform raw drywall and exposed wooden floors into canvases for bold statements and eye catching patterns. The floor, which takes 2 days to paint and has been done over a few times, shows her desire to refresh and redress her space often. 112

Iris is not only an artist and fashion designer, she is also a businesswoman that uses her art and fashion to walk it like she talks it. Her mantra “Pussy Not War,” derived from the 1960s anti-war slogan, was thought of while hanging at a friend’s studio. In general, the concept of “Pussy Power” and Iris’ translation of the phrase into various art forms is not solely for women. “Anyone can wear my clothes” says the designer as we peruse her t-shirt collection. “Men, women, kids, older people.... I make clothes that anyone can wear and feel confident and sexy in.” Many people can and do wear Iris’ creations. In March 2018, she used her studio as a venue for her first Sip n’ Shop which garnered roughly 200 patrons to check out her space. Pretty great turn out for a first time event! She discussed that she started to paint on clothing because she didn’t see the fashions she wanted to wear on the racks in stores. While out and about in her custom fits, more and more people began to ask her where they could get her designs. A fashion line was born full of painted leotards, super-“shero” capes and statement trenches that are arriving on red carpets to serve and slay the THESEPINKLIPS way.



Defiantly Different TV

If you want to turn up in New York City, the best party scene going down is uptown. Welcome to Inwood, the crown jewel at the top of Manhattan. The neighborhood's hottest salon, House of Dolls, is where you can get your hair, makeup, and nails done by some of the biggest, loudest, and most diverse voices the city has to offer. VH1's Beauty Bar follows the House of Dolls staff as they take their day jobs seriously and are not afraid to have some fun when the sun goes down. It is a lovable, dysfunctional family with its fair share of laughs ‌ and drama. As Beauty Bar dives into the parties, the glam, and the personal lives of colorful characters, the House of Dolls salon is going to turn up like never before. House of Dolls gives us their take on NYC Pride’s 2018 theme "Defiantly Different." Hair & Makeup: House of Dolls by Henry

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ten by, executive produced by and starring Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson, the critically acclaimed Broad City follows best friends, Abbi and Ilana, as they navigate life in New York, capturing their hookups, relationships, crappy jobs and, ultimately, their badass friendship. Season five of Broad City will premiere in early 2019 on Comedy Central.

MY HOUSE Premieres On Viceland April 25 | 10:30 p.m. More than 20 years

QUEER EYE It’s been fifteen

years since the Emmy Award-winning series Queer Eye for the Straight Guy revolutionized reality television. The series returns to Netflix and is going global, introducing audiences around the world to a modern aesthetic, diverse perspective and a brand new Fab Five: Antoni Porowski (food and wine), Bobby Berk (interior design), Karamo Brown (culture), Jonathan Van Ness (grooming) and Tan France (fashion). Queer Eye is trading its original New York setting for communities in and around Atlanta, Georgia. Our Fab Five will forge relationships with men and women from a wide array of backgrounds and beliefs often contrary to their own, touching on everything from LGBTQIA+ rights and social commentary to how to make the best farm-to-table guacamole and more!

after Paris Is Burning, Ballroom continues to usher in a new generation of legends, statements and stars. This is where your wildest dreams can come true, but to receive the validation, status and recognition you deserve: you must walk. MY HOUSE is an insider's guide to New York City's hyper-competitive underground queer ballroom scene. The show follows the lives of five inimitable and fierce voguers–Tati 007, Alex Mugler, Jelani Mizrahi, Lolita Balenciaga and Relish Milan–while the ultimate expert, Precious Ebony, a bold and brazen commentator on the scene, lays out the rules, the rivalries and all the drama in between.Throughout the season, we track this eclectic cast and their respective "houses," each voguer's intensely personal familial team, as they prepare to compete while still facing personal challenges and striving to take their art to a higher level.

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Queer Eye for the Straight Guy creator

David Collins (Scout Productions) serves as Executive Producer, along with producing partners Michael Williams and Rob Eric. David Eilenberg, Adam Sher, Jordana Hochman and Jennifer Lane also serve as Executive Producers in association with ITV Entertainment. 116

POSE Series Premiere June 3 | 9 p.m.

FX strikes a pose on June 3rd tor its new dance musical Series. From co-creators Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Steven Canals. Executive Producers are Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Alexis Martin Woodall and Sherry Marsh. Set in the 1980s, Pose explores the juxtaposition of several segments of life and society in New York: the ball culture world, the rise of the luxury Trump-era universe and the downtown social and literary scene. The dance musical is making television history by assembling the largest cast of transgender actors in series regular roles ever for a scripted series, as well as the largest recurring cast of LGBTQIA+ actors ever for a scripted series. The transgender cast includes Mj Rodriguez, Dominique Jackson, Indya Moore, Hailie Sahar and Angelica Ross. Also co-starring are Tony Award winner Billy Porter and Charlayne Woodard, as well as newcomers Ryan Jamaal Swain and Dyllon Burnside.

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Picture it: late Sunday, June 24. You just finished posting the last of your Pride pictures. After a weekend full of parties like Fantasy and VIP Rooftop, you topped it all off by spending the day at Pride Island waiting for Kylie Minogue to hit the main stage. Now you need to get yourself back to reality. You can start by giving your skin a little post-Pride rejuvenation. Check out some of our favorite products below. KIEHL’S SINCE 1851

A pioneer in formulating skincare products specifically tailored for men’s skin, their new star product,

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Age Defender Dual-Action Exfoliating Cleanser, is a unique formula that

can be used daily as a gentle foaming cleanser or up to three times a week as a five-minute masque for a deeper exfoliation. When used as a masque, it breaks down the tough layers of dead skin cells to smooth the appearance of fine lines and improve overall texture for refreshed, younger-looking skin.

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“Leading cable in sharing stories from communities that have remained largely invisible in popular media”

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metics offers products that help bring back your sparkle. Try Strobe Cream – in Goldlite. This illuminating moisturizer has green tea, potent botanicals, and nutritious vitamins which help heal and nourish the skin, while the subtle gold pearl in the moisturizer brightens dullness; even the most tired faces look woke and fresh!

Need an extra boost? Add a thin layer of a luxurious antioxidant-rich lotion that also protects: Prep + Prime Face Protect Lotion SPF50.

Round it all out with Fix+. You should carry these during Pride, after Pride – really every day! This lightweight mist of water packed with vitamins and minerals–infused with a blend of

green tea, chamomile, and cucumber–gently soothes and refreshes the skin. It feels great and leaves the skin dewy and fresh. ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS Yas Queen! This diva gave

Pride Island’s Saturday opener, Sasha Velour, a year’s supply of her products. Though primarily a makeup line, the Hydrating Oil is just what your skin needs to quench its thirst after an epic Pride weekend. This complexion-boosting oil is infused with Balkan Botanical for a smooth and beautifully-hydrated complexion. It features oils derived from jojoba, borage, black currant, rosehip, meadow foam, and aromatic lovage leaf for radiant skin. Apply several drops to the face and neck, step back, and take a look in the mirror to check out the rejuvenated you. GLAMGLOW You cannot es-

cape glitter during Pride, and when you try the My Little Pony-inspired shades of the brand’s popular #GLITTERMASK GRAVITYMUD™ you will never want to live without it again. This holographic sparkle treatment delivers results after one use with ingredients like a Teaoxi complex of licorice and marshmallow leaf to help make the skin’s contour feel firm and more defined. You will rediscover the you from the Pride Luminaries Brunch just a week prior. Pick your pony and take the magical ride to revitalization. Available in three shimmering versions inspired by the ponies of Equestria: Princess Luna Black, Pinkie Pie Pink, and Twilight Sparkle Purple.

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With the help of these fab products, all you will need to worry about Monday morning is staying hydrated and deciding which Pride stories are work appropriate.


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MOLLY SHANNON as Emily Dickinson in

Wild Nights with Emily SATURDAY, JUNE 23RD | 9:15PM

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Teaze is back with an official NYC Pride Saturday party like no other. We have teamed up with the world’s largest organization bringing LGBTQIA+ women together to indulge your senses. Get ready for Teaze HER!

We have a new rooftop, new DJs, and tons of new talent like: DJ Hey! DW, DJ Soda Pop, KANDYLION, DJ Rimarkable, critically-acclaimed electric violist Jessica Myer, the strip-teasetastic Kimberly Smith, and more. We will see your proud selves at this incredibly interactive, euphorically entertaining Saturday event.

NYC Pride’s Teaze HER is an inclusive LGBTQIA+ event. All proud bodies welcome. Saturday, June 23 Come as you are.

The D.L. 95 Delancey St. All proceeds from Teaze HER benefit NYC 5 p.m. to 12 a.m. Pride's other free events such as the March,

PrideFest, Family Movie Night, Youth Pride, and more! Additionally, proceeds from Teaze HER go to benefit other local LGBTQIA+ community organizations.

TICKETS & INFORMATION Advanced General Admission: $40

Includes entry into the space. VIP: $80

Includes express entry to skip the lines, access to exclusive VIP areas with additional performances, and interactive entertainment.

Must be 21 or older to attend.


Get entry to four different NYC Pride events: - CosPlay & Pride - Teaze HER - Femme Fatale - Pride Island Saturday Lips Pass: $300 NYC Pride Guide 2018

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NYC Pride and Brian Rafferty Productions proudly present the eighth anniversary of the VIP Rooftop Party. Saturday, June 23 Hudson Terrace 621 W. 48th St. 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Advanced General Admission: $75

Includes entry into the space. VIP: $120

Includes VIP admission to the event, plus express entry to skip the lines, and an elevated VIP area.**Open sponsored bar from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. for VIP ONLY**

Dance on the most exclusive rooftop venue overlooking the greatest city in the world during the best weekend of the year! 3 INCREDIBLE DJS

Premium Bottle Package: $750

Includes two (2) VIP tickets, priority entry, access to VIP roofdeck area, access to VIP terrace deck.



Hudson Terrace Rooftop, Indoor Salon, Outdoor Terrace

Stache Package Sold Out


Soul Patch Package $230 - $380

This event has sold out every year, so get your tickets!

Gets you entry to three different NYC Pride events: - Fantasy - Rooftop Party - Pride Island Saturday

Boris, Dani Toro, and J Warren

Rooftop retracts in case of inclement weather and is equipped with Nitro blasts in case of extra hot weather.

Tickets can be purchased at nycpride.frontgatetickets.com.

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Attendees must be 21 or older.


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MADBOOTS Making moves from a queer perspective.

DANCE By: Laura Diffenderfer

MADBOOTS DANCE is one of the hottest, most exciting new dance companies to emerge in recent years. The company’s leaders, Austin Diaz and Jonathan Campbell, “are making a unique mark on concert dance with highly original movement that pushes skill and stamina to the limit,” says Dance Magazine. We sat down with them to learn more about their unique perspective and their upcoming debut at The Joyce Theater.

You are performing two works in your upcoming Joyce program, MASC and Gay Guerrilla. Can you tell us something about each work? Austin: MASC is an intimate portrait about be-

ing seen, a deconstruction of masculinity, and Gay Guerrilla is a celebration of [minimalist musician] Julius Eastman's sublime work. It’s a repainting of an American image that was lost. Queer identity and culture is at the heart of MADBOOTS. Was this a part of the company’s identity from inception? Is there an ongoing conversation in the company about what it means to be making work from this perspective?

What is MADBOOTS? Austin: MADBOOTS DANCE is an all-male

contemporary dance company that mines topics of queerness and male identity in an athletic yet intimate way.

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MADBOOTS is performing at The Joyce Theater in Chelsea for the first time. What are you looking forward to most about the upcoming shows?

Jonathan: To be perfectly honest, no. Over

time, our personal traumas and histories started to penetrate the work and it just made sense to dive into who we are and what we've experienced. We fully intend to continue creating works that ask what it means, for us, to be queer—the beauty, the pain, the struggles and the victories.

Jonathan: If sharing our work at The Joyce

wasn't a big enough honor, the fact that we are performing during Pride Week in the heart of Chelsea couldn't make us any happier. It's one of those "right place, right time" kind of moments for us.


Catch MADBOOTS on stage at The Joyce Theater June 19 to 23, during the theater’s NYC Pride celebration, which also features the work of trailblazing trans choreographer Sean Dorsey. For tickets, visit joyce.org.


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Some of the brightest lights on Broadway have been members of the LGBTQIA+ community. There is a long history of gay storytelling on the Great White Way. From magical musicals to poignant plays, Broadway has long been a safe place where the community could be queer without fear. This season’s shows include historic revivals and new productions that are sure to leave their mark on the theatre world. What has it been like working on this production? With your director Michael Mayer? I didn't know what to expect

from a man with such a prestigious resume, but working with Michael is so refreshing. As a director, he's so relatable and he has given me the freedom to explore my character. What is the reaction from your fans?


A new musical featuring the songs of pop icons, The Go-Go’s, is a posh, punk, and exciting theatrical adventure. Take a journey into the Elizabethan Era with this cast of fabulous Broadway veterans and newcomers as they tell a story of mistaken identities, jealous lovers, sexual awakenings, scandal, and self-discovery. Led by Tony Award-winning director Michael Mayer, this show is going to blow the roof off the Hudson Theatre with smash hits like “We Got the Beat,” “Heaven is a Place on Earth,” and “Lust to Love.” We had the chance to sit down with this show’s rising star, Peppermint, to chat about her debut and what it means to be the first trans-woman actress to have a principal role on Broadway.

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What can audiences expect from you and the show? Costumes, costumes, cos-

tumes and drama! And, a finger snap or two. Do you have a favorite Go-Go’s song in the show? “Head Over Heels” has been

an all-time favorite of mine, but the ballad “Here You Are” is one of those gems I actually never heard until listening to the show.

It has been amazing. I've gotten support from so many people who are Broadway lovers and Broadway novices alike. I'm excited for everyone to see me do my thing on Broadway. This is a dream come true. I only hope I can live up to the expectations. If I do, “Peppermint for President in 2020.” Does beginning Broadway performances on Pride Weekend in NYC add to the excitement of bringing this home? Yes!

That's the best part. I'm excited to celebrate pride in New York City. I've been traveling for the past few years and not able to really participate, but this year I'll be right in New York and I wouldn't want to be anywhere else. Head Over Heels will officially open on Broadway at Hudson Theatre (141 W. 44th St.) on Thursday, July 26 (performances begin Saturday, June 23). Tickets available at headoverheelsthemusical.com.

THE PROM When a band of

washed up Broadway actors hears that an Indiana high school cancelled prom because a lesbian couple attempted to attend together, it is Bible Belt or bust ... keyword being bust. They clumsily try to save the day in their out of touch way, all while trying to salvage their careers. It is musical comedy gold with a powerful message of acceptance and inclusion. 130

The phrase “you’ll laugh, you’ll cry” was made for shows like this. Directed and choreographed by Tony Award-winner Casey Nicholaw, this cast does not miss a beat. Caitlin Kinnunen stars as Emma, the high school student banned from the prom; her performance is controlled yet emotional. She brings life to the stories of so many young people who fight each day to feel accepted. And no musical is complete without its diva. Tony Award winner Beth Leavel stars as Dee Dee Allen. A leading lady and Broadway icon whose career took a few wrong turns, she tries to recover her fame, but ends up rediscovering herself. Audiences are going to go wild when she belts it out! The Prom will open at the Cort Theatre on Thursday, November 15 (performances begin Sunday, October 21).





and though we didn’t work together on that production he is famous for directing the original, so I knew I wanted to work with him eventually. What do you think you bring to the role of Emory that is new and different? Many


Producers Ryan Murphy and David Stone, along with two-time Tony Award-winning director Joe Mantello, are the driving forces behind the 50th anniversary production of Matt Crowley’s revolutionary piece of theatre history. This play about a group of gay men who explore the fractured pieces of their friendships and their own internal struggles first premiered in New York in 1968. Before the official turn in the LGBTQIA+ rights movement, the play and its cast stepped out of the closet and onto the stage. It shed light on the complexities of being gay in an era where some kept it hidden. The boys were comprised of confused, self-deprecating, and groundbreakingly proud gay men. NYC Pride had a chance to chat with Robin de Jesús who plays the outlandish, outspoken, "but never outwitted" Emory.

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What attracted you to Boys in the Band?

Joe Mantello! I did a play at Lincoln Center called Domesticated, and every Sunday after our matinee I would run down to the Duplex and do a one man show called Patti Issues. He caught me in both of them in a period of two weeks. He threw out the casual, “I look forward to working with you in the future.” I thought he was just being nice. A few years later I was in Wicked,

people won’t even catch this - but the hiring of a Puerto Rican man whose last name is de Jesús. Historically, the cast has been predominantly white, except the character of Bernard, with whom I share a lot of my scenes that are filled with racist humor. It is a couple steps up from micro-aggressive racism. I make some pretty nasty comments that we [Michael Benjamin Washington, who plays Bernard ] laugh at together. I think that our casting brings up a nuanced conversation of prejudice and how it is not a black/white issue. Racism exists in minority groups as well. Is there anything you would like audiences to know about Emory that is not necessarily on the page or stage? How difficult it

must have been specifically for Emory to exist. I hope that people see his courage. He was brave enough to just be authentically himself. What is it like working with this cast and creative team that brought this show back to life? It is nerve-racking, but

also incredible to see all these great, talented, artistic, out, gay men doing such amazing work. We are a strong ensemble and I am so proud to be a part of this production. When we meet the cast it is a year before the Stonewall Uprising; what do you think they would feel about Pride 50 years later? Michael might have had a difficult

time celebrating so openly initially, but characters like Emory and Bernard would be at the front of the very first March. The Boys in the Band is in previews and will open officially on Thursday, May 31 at Broadway’s Booth Theatre (222 W. 45th St.). Tickets available at boysintheband.com.





Make lunch and dinner reservations and prepare for a full day of provocatively profound theatre. You will not want to miss a moment of this new adaptation of a classic. Directed by two-time Tony Award winner Marianne Elliot, this production still seethes with passion and angst, speaking directly to current times. When the show first opened on Broadway in 1993, it covered the fresh wounds of the AIDS crisis against the backdrop of 1980s New York. Tony Kushner created a “lascivious sad” masterpiece. Yes, the show tackles heavy issues, but as politically incendiary as those topics are, it manages to find humor and heart. It breathes life into characters that are hanging on by a thread and provides audiences a compassionate lense to view each character through. Starring Academy Award and Tony Award-nominee Andrew Garfield, and two-time Tony Award winner Nathan Lane, this new cast is as brilliant as any other and one of the hardest working currently on Broadway. Angels in America is a two-part performance. Part One, Millennium Approaches, and Part Two, Perestroika, are sold together. Most nights the cast pulls a double-header and audiences leave Part One with full anticipation of seeing Part Two hours later. Angels in America is currently playing at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 W. 52nd St.) Tickets available at angelsbroadway.com.


Posh Pads FOR YOUR Pride Stay Whether its a luxury place to kick back or a room that fits a group of you, NYC Pride offers a wide array of hotel partners that fit every budget. Check out some of our favorites.


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all those traveling for NYC Pride! Its properties are conveniently located throughout the city, including Midtown and Lower Manhattan, each cultivating an experience in which every guest feels cared for, valued and respected. hilton.com

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In the heart of Lower Manhattan, amidst the trendy neighborhoods of Tribeca and Soho, sits the Sheraton Tribeca. Opened in October 2010, the hotel features 369 rooms—including one suite—on 22 floors. It is a deluxe full service hotel just a short walk to historic and cultural Little Italy and Chinatown. The Sheraton Tribeca is steps from some of NYC’s finest restaurants and shops, including the new Brookfield Place and Westfield World Trade Center, the Freedom Tower, and the Pride Luminaries Brunch. sheratontribeca.com


of New York City, within easy walking distance to the most notable monuments and popular attractions such as Times Square, the Broadway Theater District, Empire State Building, Fifth Avenue shopping, Central Park, and more. At Grand Hyatt, every experience is spectacular, surprises are to be expected, and indulgence is a way of life! newyork.grand.hyatt.com


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urban explorers. With two locations in New York City, Arlo NoMad and Arlo Soho, the brand is a launchpad for local experiences and is the ideal place to rest up and recharge between adventures. Both properties offer refined but approachable design and public spaces that invite visitors to express their creativity in two of Manhattan's most desirable neighborhoods. arlohotels.com The Tuscany - A St. Giles Signature Hotel

welcomes guests to elegant and spacious accommodations and is superbly located in Midtown Manhattan, on a tree-lined street in the Murray Hill neighborhood. The Tuscany’s prime location on 39th Street places you near restaurants, nightlife and many NYC Pride events. stgileshotels.com Ace Hotel New York reinvents the urban

hotel for the people who make cities interesting. With a sense of curiosity and respect for the history and culture of New York City, the 12-story hotel lives in a historic, turn-ofthe-century building in Midtown Manhattan. The space serves up engaged fashion retail, a Michelin-starred restaurant, and eloquent, mischievous and interesting answers to the travel experience. acehotel.


With a blend of 1928 red brick and modern stone architecture, Iberostar 70 Park Avenue radiates a unique, sophisticated appeal inside and out. The hotel’s privileged location in the core of the Big Apple provides guests with a wide variety of entertainment possibilities, from shopping to visiting the numerous tourist attractions that make New York City one of the top tourist destinations. The luxurious guestrooms include comfortable working areas and complimentary wifi. Additionally, Iberostar 70 Park Avenue is a pet-friendly hotel. Iberostar 70 Park Avenue is tailored to make guests feel at home. Iberostar.com

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Located in Manhattan’s Flatiron District, Freehand New York is housed in the former George Washington Hotel—once home to many storied writers, musicians and creatives. Designed by Roman and Williams and featuring custom-commissioned artwork by Bard College students and alumni throughout, they are revitalizing the artistic community in a historic NY neighborhood. freehand-

Nestled in the heart of Chinatown experience the culture and flavor of New York City during Pride at Bowery 50. Receive 10% off all rooms and suites for all stays booked between June 15 and June 24, 2018 and a complimentary Signature PRIDE Cocktail at its Rooftop Bar. 50bowery.com Nestled in NoMad at Park Avenue South and 28th Street, Park South Hotel, the brilliantly renovated Joie de Vivre hotel, delights guests with enticing food and beverage offerings from James Beard Award-winning Chef Tim Cushman. Grab a skyline-selfie and a dirty martini at Roof. Dive into breakfast, lunch or dinner at Covina, or splurge and treat yourself to o ya, our celebrated Japanese restaurant. jdvhotels.com To learn more about all of our Hotel Partners and exclusive deals for NYC Pride head to nycpride.org/accommodations.




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If you are tired of seeing the same travel spots in your searches and want to explore new avenues, you can look across the globe or right in your backyard. Far and near, there are dazzling locations you may not have considered. Now is the time to expand your horizons with this guide to the road less-traveled.

popular destinations on the traveler’s circuit, but one of the most beautiful and often overlooked areas in northern Vietnam is Ha Giang province. This area is not flooded with tourists like its fellow northern areas of Hanoi and Sa Pa, but still has a beautiful mountain landscape and important cultural heritage.


Tourism in Vietnam is at an all-time high. It has soared in popularity in recent years and with its geographical diversity, it’s not hard to see why. With sand dunes, jungles, beaches, forests, large cities, fishing villages, mountains, waterfalls, rice terraces, caves, and rolling green countrysides, Vietnam really has it all. Visitors typically flock to several

When in Ha Giang, you cannot miss Quan Ba Valley, an essential stopping point on any trekking tour. The valley is home to a diverse array of vegetation and the view of the hilltops from the summit is outstanding. Next stop: Phuong Thien Cave, where you can explore natural beauty and sample several fruits that grow in the surrounding area. There are important stories associated with this cave, so be sure to ask your guide or anyone local about them. Another place you will definitely want to see is Hoang Su Phi with its gorgeous rice terraces. Their impressively bright colors are most noticeable in the fall and provide stunning views. With many different populations present, Hoang Su Phi is also a cultural hub within Ha Giang. Trekking is a big draw for northern Vietnam travelers and these spots are perfect for it. For an organized trek, try Ha Giang Tours ( hagiang-tours.com) or Mr. Hung Tourism ( mrhungtourism.com). Motorbikes are a common way to trav-

el throughout Vietnam and they are available in the town of Ha Giang. Take one for a ride on the motorbike loop through the area’s mountains or 139

visit the eclectic Sunday Market where people from the surrounding villages come to sell their goods. If you visit Ha Giang province at the right time, a slightly different type of market is of notable interest. It is called the Love Market and it occurs on the 27th day of the third lunar month each year. It is a place where young people come to look for a romantic partner and current romantic partners look to switch it up for a day, perhaps with ex-lovers, perhaps with new people entirely. This important cultural event of sharing feelings, understanding, and love is not one to miss. When it comes to travel, Vietnam is unlike many other destinations. Connecting with fellow travelers and paying attention to word-of-mouth are the most effective methods of gaining new opportunities for lodging, excursions, and local food. Step away from the internet searches and lean into the flow of the region. The best way to book travel, tours, and lodging in Vietnam is after you have arrived. You can do this through any of the many travel agencies you’ll inevitably pass while walking. Once you are booked in a hostel, hotel, or homestay, you can typically arrange transportation and excursions with the staff. Homestays are one of the most pop-

ular accommodation options in Vietnam. Families often run these businesses as a team and they are a nice way to have a communal feel and a more personal touch during your stay abroad. At many homestays, you can

enjoy home-cooked meals included in the price of your stay. In the Ha Giang area, Ngoc Son Homestay, Jungleman Homestay (both on agoda.com), and Ha Giang Homestay ( hagiang-homestay. com) are favorites.

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A paradise made up of two main islands, New Zealand contains stunning nature, rich cultural history, and both flora and fauna that are completely endemic. Its South Island in particular showcases powerful mountains, incredible coastlines, thick forests, and unusual birds. The Otago region on the South Is-

land of New Zealand is perhaps best

known for tourist hub Queenstown. While this will be a surefire top result on any New Zealand to-do list, visitors should not miss out on two less-visited gems on Otago’s east coast: Oamaru and the Otago Peninsula. An hour and a half from each other, they are easy to visit within the same short time frame. Begin in Oamaru with its artisan cheese, impressive wildlife, and quirky charm. Oamaru’s Whitestone Cheese factory produces a wide variety of handcrafted cheeses that make their way all over New Zealand. Whitestone has won several awards for its praiseworthy cheeses and you can taste them all, as well as take a tour of the factory. Drive toward the 140

center of town and you will encounter the Oamaru Public Gardens, a peaceful spot for a stroll among fountains, flowers, and sculptures. Continue on through the pristine Victorian architecture that will take you back in time to Oamaru’s whackiest attraction: Steampunk HQ. This creative space has industrial art, recycled metal, and bold ideas to explore. With its playable organ, enterable train, and sensory mirrored light experience, HQ will immerse you in science fiction and make you understand why Oamaru is the steampunk capital of the world. Just minutes away, you will find a natural colony of blue penguins, the smallest penguins in the world. Get a ticket for a special viewing or see them on your own as they make their way ashore to their nests at dusk. A few more minutes and you can discover Bushy Beach Scenic Reserve, home to sea lions, fur seals, and yellow-eyed penguins (the world’s rarest). The Reserve offers a short cliffside walk with views of the wildlife, beach access, and an opportunity to learn about the nature of the area. For a low-key and low-budget place to stay, check out Empire Hotel Backpackers (empirebackpackersoamaru.co.nz) or YHA Oamaru (yha.co.nz).

Head an hour and a half south to Dunedin to make your home base in the city with the steepest street in the world. You can check in for a night at Kiwis Nest (kiwisnest.co.nz)

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the parking lot down to Tunnel Beach is steep, so be prepared. HOW TO MAKE THE TRIP

New Zealand is not known for its public transit. While there are both single-trip and hop-on hop-off busses that take you around the country, there is nothing like the freedom of traveling by campervan. Whether you get your glamp on with a six berth campervan complete with full kitchen and bathroom or roam rugged in a late '90s hatchback with nothing more than a mattress and a camping stove, there is no doubt you will be riding in style. Depending on your preferences, a campervan can also be one of the most cost-effective ways to get around this pricey country. Since travelers commonly take the camping route, New Zealand’s infrastructure for it is detailed and reliable. There are tons of campervan rental companies and several backpacker networks for buying and selling old vans. Dump stations, campgrounds,

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or The Brothers Boutique Hotel (brothershotel.co.nz) before driving out to the peninsula. When you are ready for a ride down windy roads, begin the journey out to the Royal Albatross Centre (albatross.org.nz). This is one of the only places in the world you can observe these large seabirds and you will pass through remarkable scenery on the way. As you continue your drive, get ready to pick your jaw up off the ground as you take in the views. Your next stop should be Sandfly Bay, so named for the wind that blows the sand up from the ground. This sandy beach with large dunes will make you feel like you are in a completely different area and there are marked walking trails that you can take to explore on your own. One of the most outstanding views in New Zealand comes from Tunnel Beach, which, like Sandfly Bay, is a nice place to catch your breath and take a rest. If you make Tunnel Beach your last stop on the Otago Peninsula, you can catch the sunset from a high cliff and walk through the tunnel to put your feet in the water. The walk from


rest stops, and other amenities for campers are all over. Detailed apps like Wicked Campers (wickedcampers.co.nz) show the prices and locations of campgrounds, bathrooms, water fountains, and showers. If you travel around New Zealand for more than two months at a time, investing in a van is likely to be hugely financially advantageous. When you arrive, search trademe.co.nz, backpackerboard.co.nz, or the many Facebook groups dedicated to buying and selling vans in order to find one. Three weeks out from your departure, post your campervan on all the platforms you can, get it sold, and receive the return on your investment. Traveling by campervan allows you a customizable space, nights under the stars, and the freedom to go wherever you want whenever you want. Not staying in New Zealand for too long or not interested in the hassle of buying and selling? There are plenty of campervan rentals available. Start your search at Jucy ( jucy.co.nz) or Britz (britz.co.nz).


The American Southwest has some of the country’s most famous national parks, awesome landscapes, and rigorous hiking trails. While all of the Southwest has an incredible amount to see and do across seasons, Utah is a state with particularly fabulous and diverse natural attractions. For outdoorsy people, nature lovers, and history buffs, it is definitely worth a visit.

sunrise and stars over Monument Valley. Secure your reservation at monumentvalleyview.com/the-view-hotel.

Six hours away from the desert environment of southeastern Utah, you will find a complete change of scenery in Manti-La Sal National Forest. From mountain peaks to lakes to tree-covered trails, this 1.4 million acre area in central Utah has plenty to offer. If you wish to catch as many views as possible while in the forest, go for a

scenic drive around th e La Sal Loop and stop for a picnic at any of the picture perfect spots along the way. If you want to flex your muscles, there are many uncrowded hiking and biking trails with lush vegetation and breathtaking scenery. For a comprehensive guide on how to enjoy Manti-La Sal, visit fs.usda.gov/mantilasal or moabadventurecenter.com. The best way to fully experience the forest is to book a campground or cabin at www.fs.usda.gov/recmain/ mantilasal/recreation so that you can begin your day immersed in nature. Whether it is Vietnam, New Zealand, or the United States, there are always opportunities to steer off of the beaten path. So dare to diversify your portfolio. Embrace the unorthodox. Challenge yourself. Take new roads. Go where you normally would not. Embark on a defiantly different adventure.

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While everyone else is pushing through crowds to take their perfect pictures in Bryce Canyon and Zion National Park, head a few hours southeast to Monument Valley to find a quieter and magical expanse of land and sky. Take a seat, a ride, or one of more than a dozen hikes through this remote area to observe the majestic rock formations from years and years of erosion. The more you explore, the better chance you have of seeing the area’s Ancestral Puebloan ruins. Because Monument Valley is a Navajo Tribal Park, some of its deeper parts require accompaniment by Navajo guides. To unlock the mysteries of the valley, be sure to check with your accommodation or search the internet for advice on connecting with Navajo guides. For a reputable tour company, Navajo Spirit Tours (navajospirittours.com) is a good place to start. While there are several lodging options in the area, if you want to experience Monument Valley up-close, check out The View Hotel. Rich with history, this Navajo-owned establishment offers incredible views of the


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Princess Janae Place Founded in 2015, Princess Janae Place is a LGBTQIA+ advocacy organization on a mission to eradicate homelessness within New York City and the surrounding tri-state area.


estled in the northeast section of the Bronx, the PJP team works tirelessly to inform, uplift and settle adults experiencing chronic housing issues into their own apartments. With a strong focus on trans and gender nonconforming people of color, Princess Janae Place is a nonprofit on the rise, looking to enhance the lives of the marginalised one lease at a time. We caught up with founder, Jevon Martin, to learn more about the origins of Princess Janae Place and what is on the horizon for this burgeoning community organization. Why did you start Princess Janae Place?

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I have housed so many people in my apartment for years and I have learned that you can only continue to do that but for so long. In our community, people have a variety of obstacles and it is rough to have someone in your space, especially with the unfortunate possibility that they may turn on you. Over the years, I’ve learned a lot about housing people in my home. So I thought to my-

self, “this problem is escalating... it’s getting bigger. What can I do to help on a larger scale?” That is basically how I started Princess Janae Place. I could not do it anymore in my home. I almost became homeless myself from helping someone else. That’s the one thing that I remember that stood out to me about this journey. I can still remember thinking, “This has to happen because there is a need for this.” What is the inspiration for the name Princess Janae Place?

The inspiration for the name Princess Janae Place came from my mentor, Princess Janae. She was a pillar in the entertainment world and she was the epitome of drag performance. She passed away in 2013 of lymphoma cancer, so what better way to honor her than by opening up an organization in her honor. Princess Janae housed people in her home constantly. She made sure you had food. She made sure you had clothes. She made sure you you had everything you needed. She just gave it to you off of her back.







Princess Janae had a very in-yourface approach. She would say, “You need to do this! Stop wasting your life and your time!” She was very hard on people, because she expected the best. She herself was homeless and she overcame homelessness. From her experience, she was able to share all the tools to get you where you wanted to be. And if you messed up, she would let you know. Princess Janae had no problem cursing you out in a minute. Do not ever mess with her money. If you booked her, pay her. There are so many qualities she installed in me. All of these qualities I pass on to our members here at PJP and let them know that whatever you decide to do with your life is achievable. The only thing you have to do is stay dedicated, follow through with the process and always trust the process. We provide housing, clothing, access to healthcare, and food. Whatever you need. You get it all here at Princess Jane Place.

get into your own house, as in ownership. At PJP, we are looking at all aspects of what it looks like for you to build equity in the community here in New York. Tell us more about your team here.

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How does Princess Janae Place fulfill the "Housing Is Healthcare" mission in New York City?

When you talk about healthcare, people automatically think about whether you’re HIV-positive or if you have diabetes or if you’re sick. No one thinks about your mental health. We believe if you are not housed in a place where you can be comfortable and get adequate sleep and rest, how can you be productive to do your everyday task? So as far as healthcare, housing is a part of that. You need a stable roof over your head so that you can provide for yourself. That’s how we tie the two together as healthcare. We address this dilemma by giving our members all the tools needed to access housing and achieve safe, adequate living environments. We also recognize that there are multiple phases of housing so not only do we assist you with the referrals for apartments, we also connect our members to real estate agents so they purchase their own home. We work with other agencies so that you can

My team here at PJP, we all walk together. There is no “I” in the word team so where as I am the founder, yes, but together we are Princess Janae Place. We do not refer to our beneficiaries as clients, we say members. We maintain a family relationship here. A lot of the people in our community don’t have family. We build that bond with them to let them know they can come and talk to us. Individuals can always come and share with us. We all come together to make Princess Janae Place what it is. What are the origins of the New York Princess Pageant?

On a whim, I was thinking, "How can we get more visibility within the community for Princess Janae Place?” Princess Janae was known in the pageantry world so I had this great idea, “Why not have a pageant?” From the pageant we would have brand ambassadors and they would go out into the community and address the chronic housing concerns within New York City. 150

When is the next pageant and how does one enter?

The next pageant will be held on December 8, here in New York City. You can enter by going on our website and reading everything about PJP. This is a major step. You should learn about the organization before you apply. This is not a beauty pageant. This is an advocacy pageant to be a champion for housing. Wha is next on the horizon for Princess Janae Place? Is there any interest to expand outside of New York City?

We are partnering with several organizations to begin working on a project to secure our own building in the future. This next chapter makes me feel great. To have an actual physical space of our own, with a singular drop-in center, is amazing. Our niche here at Princess Janae Place is even if you are negative, we can find you housing. That single factor is very different from many other organizations. Many of them place a heavy emphasis on assisting those who are HIV-positive. What if you are not? What if you’re over 24 and you don’t have access to supportive housing? This is where we come in and we refer our members to safe adequate housing, thanks to the partners we are working with.

The United Federation of Teachers Salutes

New York City

Pride 2018

"Defiantly Different"

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THE DISAPPEARING SCENE The Roxy’s last dance on the ever-changing West Side. By: Amanda Younger Saturday night was spent surveying the dimly lit warehouse space, as dancers gyrated and endless possibilities were illuminated by the flashes of disco balls and strobe lights. The Roxy was where the gay party scene thrived and throbbed. The 6,000 square foot dance floor cultivated the Chelsea-boy in the Crystal Room and remained enough to grab a phone number in the Bordello Room. From 1990 to 2007, The Roxy was the destination for gay tourists and a rite of passage for gay New Yorkers. Drinking vodka cocktails and Jäger shots, Roxy loyalty cardholders were ranked one to four for entry, one being ugly or straight and four being gorgeous or an influential part of the gay club community. But this scene was made legendary for both sides of the velvet rope. Matt Kalkhoff, a contributor to The New York Blade, wrote in 2005: “Musi-

cally, it’s been very influential. When one of the DJs, Larry Tee, was working there, it was a time when you would hear records on the dance floor and then hear them on the radio six months later.” On closing night, promotional flyers lauded the historical stats of 53 disc jockeys, 781 gogo boys, and unannounced live sets from icons such as Madonna, Cher, Bette Midler, Whitney Houston, and Cyndi Lauper. The Roxy has a long list of performers and DJs such as Paul van Dyk, Victor Calderone, Da-

The Roxy was where the gay party scene thrived and throbbed.

vid Guetta, Frankie Knuckles, and Hex Hector. However, the building’s owner found the selling price too tempting to pass up and closed the doors. TIn 2008, the owners of Taj II and Katra pitched a deal to convert the historic venue into a full service restaurant and catering hall with an 840 person nightclub in the basement. After a two year battle with Community Board 4, the dream was put to rest when the owners were unable to establish an agreement. From '70s disco and roller-rink, to the '80s hip hop battles, to the '90s newly exploding gay scene from the wake of the AIDS crisis, The Roxy stood vacant 2007 to 2017 when it was finally demolished to make way for high-end residential condominiums. Related Companies teamed up with Heatherwick Studios to design a twotower development surrounding the High Line. The Roxy itself is being replaced by a 21-story building of residences offering a “reinvention of the Chelsea warehouse architectural style, featuring a modern interpretation of the bay window” in a statement from the developer. Occupancy is expected by 2020. It promises to provide residents a totally integrated lifestyle destination. A phrase one could easily say The Roxy had already provided.



Saturday, June 23 Hammerstein Ballroom 311 W. 34th St. 10:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m.


Masterbeat returns once again to take over the legendary Hammerstein Ballroom for the fifth year to create NYC’s biggest mega-club with world famous production featuring thundering concert sound, hundreds of moving lights and lasers, and a theatrical production showcasing the hottest dancers and performers in the world. Join over 3,000 of the hottest guys as we create a city the Masterbeat way. Experience a giant construction site with a party being built around you. Grab your hard hats and prepare to get hot and sweaty with Masterbeat’s construction workers and beats from international superstar DJs GSP and Micky Friedmann.

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TICKETS Online at: masterbeat.com Advanced General Admission - $110 Advanced VIP - $130 Must be 21 or older to attend.


From Masterbeat Casino to Masterbeat University, Masterbeat has created New York City's biggest party production and now you can help build the next one at MASTERbuilt. Don't miss the biggest dance event of the year! The Hammerstein Ballroom was built in 1906 by Oscar Hammerstein and is arguably one of New York City's finest remaining venues with over four levels, including spectacular wraparound balconies.

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In partnership with GLAAD Friday, June 15 SVA Theatre 333 W. 23rd St. Doors - 6:30 p.m. Event 7 p.m. with reception to follow.

NYC Pride is excited to introduce Game Changers. In Partnership with GLAAD, a new event focusing on leaders of the LGBTQIA+ community and how they have ultimately changed the way the game is played in the industry. Similar to New York Times Talks and TED Talks, this panel discussion will be driven by those that have made great strides in their professional spheres and positively made their impression on the movement.

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The goal is to speak to important issues facing the LGBTQIA+ community, while also celebrating the successes of those that have paved the way and continue to impact change, making the SVA Theater the perfect location to host the panel.


Over the years, NYC Pride has been lucky enough to work with talent across all mediums in various capacities. Cher, Sir Ian McKellen, Tegan & Sara, Patti Labelle, Todrick Hall, Michelle Visage, Laverne Cox, Cyndi Lauper, Lady Gaga, Tituss Burgess have all taken part in some of NYC Pride’s most notable events. Game Changers was created to give voices like this another platform, specifically in the entertainment industry.


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2 Gilbert Baker, the creator of the Pride Flag, was born on this day 67 years ago.












Love Idina? We do too. Join the Patrons of Pride for a matinee showing of Skintight, the new queer theater piece at The Laura Pels Theatre.




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Get up, get out, and

On the 241st

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chance to check

get cultured today.

anniversary of the

Coney Island

out the Grant

The Museum Mile

American Flag, we

Mermaid Parade.

Wood: American

Festival will take you are hosting our first

Gothic and Other

on a journey of art

Human Rights

Fables exhibit

and history.

Conference at the

at the Whitney.


SUNY Global Center.







Brunch without

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Be Our Guest on

Refresh your body,

Take it back to

The ultimate music

bubbly is just a

the first day of the

the Christopher

mind, and spirit in

the streets during

festival experience

sad breakfast.

three day

Street Pier for

preparation for

the Rally outside

begins at Pride


OutCinema series.

Family Movie Night

the busy week at

of Stonewall Inn


Brunch with us at

featuring Disney’s

Yoga In The

or Geek OUT on

David Burke

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Cosplay Cruise.




Join us for the 49th


As the 2018 Pride

year of Pride at

yourself with

Season draws to

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Alan Cummings

a close, shake it

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the March ends,


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the party is just be-

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featured in the

ginning. Head over

at Joes Pub.

SummerStage Series.

to our late night Femme Fatal extravaganza!







LET IT FLY. Delta is proud to serve you for NYC Pride and beyond, no matter who you love.

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