PHOTO GALLERIES

LIFE AS AN LGBTQ+ ATHLETE: DISCUSSIONS WITH GUS KENWORTHY AND JASON COLLINS

On Thursday, June 27, the Airbnb WorldPride Pop-Up presented the panel Life as an LGBTQ+ Athlete: Discussions with Gus Kenworthy and Jason Collins. The Olympic skier and former NBA player talked about their coming out experiences, reflected on the current climate for LGBTQ athletes, and stated their opinion on the corporatization of pride. Moderating the intimate conversation in the Meatpacking District was Ashland Johnson, Director of Public Education and Research at HRC. Photos Jorge Gallegos 

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AQUARIA, BIG FREEDIA & MORE CELEBRATE MACY’S PRIDE + JOY 2019

Held on Tuesday, June 25th, the colorful soiree kicked off with the annual Changemakers Awards Ceremony. New York City Comptroller, Scott Stringer, honored Amit Paley,  from The Trevor Project, Bianey Garcia of Make the Road, among others. Macy’s proudly honors the exceptional Changemakers Awards recipients for the significant contributions they have made to the LGBTQ community and their dedication to promoting respect for all. Following the ceremony, attendees got the chance to mix and mingle with the 2019 Changemakers Awards honorees while enjoying over the top performances from Aquaria and New Orleans Bounce artist Big Freedia. With Instagramable activations all around, specialty cocktails, lights bites and more, it was definitely the best way to celebrate the countdown to NYC Pride 2019. Photos Jeff Eason / Kent Miller

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RANDY JONES OF THE VILLAGE PEOPLE PERFORMS AT THE DAILY’S PRIDE BASH

New York City,  06.18.19 – Tuesday night’s Daily Front Row x LIFEWTR Pride party at Pier59 Studios’ Summer Series was epic. Live art created onsite by menswear designer & LIFEWTR artist Adam Dalton Blake was available for sale – with proceeds benefiting The Center. If that wasn’t enough, guests sipped on WINC wine while dancing their hearts out to the beats of DJ Timo Weiland. The cherry on top of the cake, an extraordinary performance from not other than Randy Jones of The Village People. Way to toast World Pride 2019.  Photos, Jeff Eason 

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DRAG QUEENS SHARED INTIMATE STORIES OF STARTING OUT AT HBO’S UNDER THE WIG EVENT

New York City,  06.17.19 – Hosted by drag superstar Tina Burner, HBO’s Under the Wig event on Monday, June 17th celebrated the history of drag and the queens who paved the way. Featuring intimate stories from Linda Simpson, Kevin Aviance, Flotilla DeBarge and Charlene Incarnate, the presentation at Lips delighted audiences with heartfelt stories about coming up in the drag community and finding a voice. NYC 06.17.19 Photos, Jeff Eason 

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MACY’S HERALD SQUARE CELEBRATED PRIDE + JOY WITH THE OPENING OF PRIDE SHOP

On Thursday, June 6th, customers and fans were invited to Macy’s Herald Square to celebrate National Pride Month with the grand opening of their PRIDE Shop and a special partnership with the Trevor Project.  Guests from The Trevor Project and Macy’s own executives were in attendance for the ribbon-cutting ceremony. Throughout the evening, customers enjoyed a performance by Dee Roscioli of Broadway’s CHER, Big Gay Ice Cream courtesy of DKNY, passed Prosecco and light bites, and a meet and greet with, longtime supporter of human rights, fashion designer Kenneth Cole. – Photos, Jeff Eason 

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PRIVATE POLICY’S SS2020 RUNWAY SHOW 

On Wednesday, June 5th the brand Private Policy showed their  Spring/Summer 2020 collection in New York City. The SS20 collection seeks to unify people through clothing and serve as a vehicle to spark cultural change, citing the Stonewall Uprising as a main source of inspiration – Photos, Jeff Eason 

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BLOOMINGDALE’S PRIDE FOR ALL CELEBRATION IN NEW YORK CITY 

In celebration of LGBTQ+ pride month, Bloomingdale’s teamed up with Out Magazine’s editor-in-chief Phillip Picardi for a shop filled with his favorite inclusive, forward-thinking labels and tons of exclusive styles – Photos, Jeff Eason 

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