PRIDE 365: Live Free, Love Fierce
A celebration of diversity, love, acceptance, and most importantly PRIDE
Live Free, Love Fierce
Celebrating the LGBTQIA+ Community
While PRIDE month looked different this year, the 14th Street Y virtually came together to celebrate, learn, and honor LGBTQ+ traditions, activists, and artists. We shared our LGBTQ+ trailblazers, enjoyed readings of plays that highlight different experiences in the LGBTQ+ community, and engaged in dialogue with artists through our Artist Insights series.
Although June may be coming to a close, our celebration of PRIDE continues three hundred sixty-five days a year through our PRIDE 365 initiative. We hope you will continue to celebrate PRIDE with us throughout the year.
Keep PRIDE 365 going all year long with our #DoGoodChallenge!
Fox Fables puppet show by Wonderspark
This puppet adaptation of an Aesop’s Fable is about a fox who loses his precious tail and with it his identity. He tries to be several other animals instead – with hilarious results – before realizing the moral lesson of this ancient story. Appropriate for children ages 3+
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PRIDEFEST READING SERIES
Late Nights with the Boys: Confessions of a Leather Bar Chanteuse by Alex Bond
With delightful and poignant tales of a Southern Songstress and her gay family, Susan Baum and David Carson read selections from “LATE NIGHTS WITH THE BOYS: Confessions of a Leather Bar Chanteuse”, an unpublished novel written by the late actor/writer/producer, activist, and LGBTQ+ ally, Alex Bond. This novel will transport you to Dallas 1977, a magical time before HIV/AIDS, but not before ignorance and prejudice.
A reclusive former Southern debutante/cabaret performer in her sixties, Anna Zander hires Craig Bauer to help her write about the best years of her life. She recounts the tales of singing in the gay leather bars of Dallas (when she looked like a drag queen and sang coloratura!). As she reveals memories, lessons, and losses… the collaboration on the book grows, and so does the friendship between Anna and Craig.
A favorite at the San Francisco Fringe, Fresh Fruit Festival, FRIGID Festival, among others. Original direction by Steven Yuhasz. Virtual reading directed by Antonio Miniño.
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Resources for the LGBTQ+ Community
The Trevor Project: A national 24-hour, toll free confidential suicide hotline for LGBTQ youth. Resources available for suicide prevention and supporting LGBTQ youth.
Lambda Legal: National resources on legal rights for LGBTQ+ Americans and people living with HIV.
PFLAG: Resources and toolkits to help families support, affirm, and advocate for their LGBTQ loved ones.
GLAAD: Resources for media on how to talk about LGBTQ issues.
Transgender Law Center: Resources for the transgender community on topics including housing, employment, health, youth services, and identity documentation.
The Center: Resources for the LGBTQ+ community in New York City, focusing on the areas of addiction and recovery, family and youth, and health and wellness.
The Okra Project: A collective providing free, nutritious, and culturally specific meals for Black trans people.
GLITS, Inc.: Services and resources for Black trans people coming out of incarceration.
A Month Of Our LGBTQ+ Heroes
A Journey Worth Taking
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