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NYC Pride Unveils 2022 Theme: 'Unapologetically Us'

Tuesday March 29, 2022

NYC Pride Unveils 2022 Theme: 'Unapologetically Us'

The following is a press release from NYC Pride:

NYC Pride announces the official theme for 2022, "Unapologetically Us," as the kick-off to this year's events and programming.

As the world begins to emerge from a pandemic that gave society a full reset and forced everyone to reconsider and re-prioritize their lives, NYC Pride is acknowledging that struggle and the resilience of the LGBTQIA+ community. Many have focused on exploring their true selves, coming out to the world with vibrant, loving hearts and souls open to the public — no matter how scary, unsure, or vulnerable it might have been. Others continue their journeys of finding a true sense of self and inner peace. The entire community should celebrate each and every person's story and provide support so everyone can feel happy, healthy, and safe being Unapologetically Us.

NYC Pride also unveils its 2022 visual campaign. Captured by photographer Mike Ruiz, this year's campaign features a multitude of queer, trans, and BIPOC members and allies of the LGBTQIA+ community, including Julian Gavino, Sicily Sierra, B. Hawk Snipes, and Kirill Kabachenko. This year's campaign is supported by Official Makeup Sponsor YSL Beauté.

The NYC Pride 2022 roster of events will take place during Pride Month this June. Among this year's major events are the first fully in-person NYC Pride March in three years on June 26th. Groups and organizations are invited to register to march in this year's event here. Pride Island will make its long anticipated in-person return in a three-day format from June 24th through 26th. PrideFest will take place on Sun June 26th in Greenwich Village. Exhibitors are invited to register for this year's PrideFest here. The Rally will return in-person on Fri June 24th. Party with Pride at Fantasy Days and Teazeon Sat Jun 25 and Bliss Days on Sun Jun 26. NYC Pride is back to engaging youth and families fully in person with Youth Pride and Family Movie Night. Rounding out the calendar is The Conference, film festival Pride Presents, and culinary event The Brunch.

NYC Pride is accepting applications for the Pride Gives Back grant, which is focused on financially assisting non-profit and community organizations within the local New York metro area looking to create programs/events in the 2022-2023 Pride season. The majority of NYC Pride-directed contributions will focus on programs and organizations that support LGBTQIA+ causes, and this year, NYC Pride specifically seeks to promote or enhance existing programs, innovate services to LGBTQIA+ populations, or make available resources which otherwise might not be accessible to vulnerable populations. For 2022, NYC Pride is looking to provide funding for programs specifically assisting the following segments of the community: Transgender Rights, Social Justice Movements and Reform, Health and Wellness, Youth Development, Elder Care, Education, Media and Performing Arts, Organization Sustainability and Development, LGBTQIA+ Visibility, and Public Policy and Advocacy.

Click here to apply for a Pride Gives Back Grant!

NYC Pride is in need of thousands of volunteers for this year's events! Click here to complete the volunteer interest form!

Click here to read the full announcement.