Athletics

Pride 2020

Dear friends,

Amidst a torrent of change, Pride month comes as a welcome and familiar occasion for joy this summer. Athletics is marking the month with conversations, team movie screenings, and participation in marches, events, and occasions around New York. In this special mid-month edition of Miscellaneous — Athletics’ no-frills round-up of the cultural items that inspire our team — we’re shining a light on some Pride-related goings-on around the city and beyond.

Stay tuned for more editions of Miscellaneous in the coming months.

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Read

Quantum Bingo
Essay about artist Bernice Bing

How Today’s Queer Artists are Revisiting History
Revisiting and refuting the cultural history of the West

Sister Love
An excerpt from the letters of Audre Lorde and Pat Parker

Them
Chronicling and celebrating stories, people, and voices through the lens of today’s LGBTQ community

Watch

Hannah Gadsby — Douglas
The latest special by the Aussie comic

Larry Kramer in Love and Anger
HBO documentary on the legendary author, activist, and playwright

Tangerine
Film by Sean Baker shot entirely on iPhone 5S

Tom of Finland
Documentary about the pioneering visual artist

The Watermelon Woman
Available for free through Criterion Collection as part of a selection of films by black film-makers

Move

Papi Juice 7th Anniversary (06/26)
Virtual dance party with 100 percent of proceeds to trans liberation

Perfume Genius (6/25)
Upcoming live-streamed concert

Queer Tings
Donation-based weekly yoga class on Sky Ting TV or on IG Live led by queer instructors

2020 FRNY LGBT Pride Run (ongoing)
39th annual 5-mile race, can be run from anywhere

Soundtrack for a Movement (6/27)
Digital Pride party with the House of Yes community all over the world

Queer Liberation March (6/28)
Demanding radical change in policing, full funding of community needs, and safety and honor for black trans lives

Pride 2020: The Sound of New York (6/26 – 29)
56+ hour dance-a-thon fundraiser via The Lot Radio

Support

Transgender Law Center
Largest national trans-led organization advocating self-determination for all people

Reframing the Future
Photographic print sale benefiting Marsha P. Johnson Institute and National Bail Out

Princess Janae Place
New York State’s first and only community-based housing organization led by and for people of trans experience

Yardy
Free meal program for black families in Crown Heights, plus new meal delivery service, run by a queer, first-generation Jamaican-American artist

Poetic Fragment

“Each black petal / blasted / with what’s left / of our laughter. / Laughter ashed / to air / to honey to baby / darling, / look. Look how happy we are / to be no one / & still”

— From “Seventh Circle of Earth” by Ocean Vuong (2016)

 

In solidarity,

Athletics

 

Cover art: “Gay rights demonstration, Albany, New York, 1971” by Diana Davies, NYPL Digital Collections