Breaking, gays: As of today, NYC Pride has officially announced the theme for 2021, “The Fight Continues.”
The theme is symbolic of the battles we’ve all been fighting: personally, as a community, as a city, and as a country. NYC Pride’s press release reads, “With the coronavirus pandemic still ongoing, issues of police brutality, the alarming murder rate for trans POC, economic hardship, climate disasters, violent efforts to disenfranchise voters, our rights as a community being questioned at the level of the Supreme Court, and more, we are in the midst of many different fights.”
“Within this acknowledgement of what we’re fighting for and the challenges we face, we also must find the strength – together – to continue the fight,” said André Thomas, NYC Pride Co-Chair. “We’re fighting for ourselves, fighting for the BIPOC and trans members of our community, and fighting for future generations. By making this the 2021 theme for NYC Pride, we acknowledge all that we’ve accomplished and look towards what still needs to be done. NYC Pride events offer an opportunity to gather in community and highlight the diversity, resilience, and power of the LGBTQIA+ community, giving us the energy and spirit we need to continue the fight.”
NYC Pride also unveiled its visual campaign. Photographed by Cait Oppermann, the campaign features queer, trans, and BIPOC members and allies of the LGBTQIA+ community, including Gia Love, José Thomas, G Xtravaganza, Krishna Stone, and Reid Jefferson.
As always, the NYC Pride events will take place during the month of June. The NYC Pride March will take place June 27th, and will be presented in a virtual format as well as to-be-determined in-person elements. The Rally will take place virtually on June 25th, featuring a diverse array of speakers and activists. PrideFest and Pride Island will return on June 27th (details pending). Pride Presents, the Human Rights Conference, and Family Movie Night will take place in virtual formats. Savor Pride events kicked off this year in January, with a new chef each month from January through June. Rounding out the calendar will be the second annual Black Queer Town Hall.
“We’re pleased to continue to be able to offer a diverse roster of programming this year,” said David A. Correa, Interim Executive Director of NYC Pride.
For more information about NYC Pride 2021 visit: www.nycpride.org.