NYC Pride Unveils Its 2020 Theme

The Future Is... looking bright!

Still recovering from last year’s epic, star-studded WorldPride and Stonewall50 celebration in New York City? Us too, but the minds behind NYC Pride are already thinking ahead to June.

Early Wednesday morning, NYC Pride—also known as Heritage of Pride, the education-based LGBTQ nonprofit that organizes the city’s official Pride events—unveiled 2020’s theme: “The Future Is…”, a sentiment meant to celebrate diversity and inclusion among queer people and “[connect] the past, present, and future of the LGBTQIA+ community.”

Courtesy of NYC Pride

Communications consultant Eboni Munn is spearheading NYC Pride’s 2020 campaign, complete with original black-and-white photography by queer portrait artist Soraya Zaman and illustrations by “color-obsessed” graphic designer and visual artist Jade Purple Brown.

In a media statement, David A. Correa, NYC’s Pride interim executive director, said the theme is “reflective of the resilient nature of historic LGBTQIA+ activists who fought for our collective freedoms, and the promising future of the new generation skilled to lead the charge for equality.”

As NewNowNext reported throughout the entire month of June 2019, WorldPride ’19 was a monumental celebration, marking the first-ever WorldPride event held in the United States—and the 50th anniversary of NYC’s famed 1969 Stonewall Riots, a watershed moment in the early days of the fight for LGBTQ equality in America.

This year is also the 50th anniversary of NYC’s first Pride March, which took place on June 28, 1970.

Hoping to plan ahead for this year’s festivities? Block out your calendar from June 14–28, 2020, when Pride season and its world-famous traditions return in full swing to the Big Apple.

For a full schedule of sanctioned NYC Pride events for 2020, head to the group’s website.

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