At SDNYC we say “Gay”. Loud and Proud! Our team is made up of a variety of queer folk and we couldn’t be prouder. For our annual Guide to Pride we bring you a list of the gayest happenings in NYC. Plus check out the latest gay gear from our favorite vendors to get your 2022 Pride outfit together.
🌈 We wish all of our queer sinners and allies a happy and safe Pride Month!
Gay in NYC
Last year we attended the NYC Pride March, Festival and Pride Island party, and had the time of our lives. The amount of attendees was evidence that New Yorkers were cooped up a bit too long. There were so many beautiful people wrapped in rainbows, our photographer Richard could barely put his camera down. After a hiatus due to the pandemic, the 2021 comeback was a huge success.
Here are our top picks of NYC Pride events for 2022:
- Polar Rainbow at Times Square
Latvian-British artist Kristaps Ancāns’s Polar Rainbow brings a virtual rainbow to the sky above Times Square for the entire month of June, visible through your phone. The augmented reality sculpture creates a virtual double rainbow stretching between the two poles along the 74W meridian line — which happens to cut through Times Square along 7th Ave. Get the Polar Rainbow App at the Apple Store for iPhone and iPad or Google Play for Android.
- Drag and Draw with Yas Mama
In honor of Brooklyn Pride, the June installment of Brooklyn Museums’ backyard Drink and Draw features live models from Yas Mama, Brooklyn’s favorite Latinx drag party. While you draw, enjoy music and performances by some of NYC’s best drag queens. Hosted by Horrorchata, mother of the House of Bushwig. Tickets include after-hours admission to Andy Warhol: Revelation, a Brooklyn Museum tote, and a complimentary drink.
- Brooklyn Pride Week’s Twilight Parade
The city’s “only twilight parade.” From 7:30pm to 10:00pm on 5th Avenue from Lincoln Place to 9th Street.
- Pride Night at CITI FIELD
Join the New York Mets and Amtrak & Cool Cat for Pride Night at Citi Field. Enjoy festive pre-game programming on Mets Plaza before heading inside to watch the New York Mets take on the Miami Marlins at 7:10pm. Purchase tickets online and receive a Limited Edition Mets Pride Night hat.
- NYC Pride Kick Off: Rooftop Pool Party feat. Noa Kirel + Rupaul’s Drag Race’s Jorgeous
Hang with petite Latina queen Jorgeous at the 2nd Annual Pride Rooftop Pool Extravaganza atop the Williamsburg Hotel. Hosted by Deryck Todd with special guest hosts Amanda Lepore, Evan Ross Katz, The Queer Indigo and more. A portion of the proceeds benefit the FOLX HRT Care Fund in collaboration with the National Black Trans Advocacy Coalition (BTAC).
- New York Heritage of Pride presents FRISKY- WONDERFUL WORLD
Featuring DJ Filipe Guerra and DJ Rafael Barreto. Plus an exciting exclusive Performance by Grag Queen, winner of Queen of the Universe.
- Hester Street Fair Pride Market
Head out to Pier 17 and check out the variety of LGBTQ-owned and operated businesses in NYC. From 11am to 6pm.
- Rainbows on the Hudson
The Seaport Museum, the LBTQ+ sailing club, Knickerbocker Sailing Association‘s “Rainbows on the Hudson” boat parade will sail by Pier 16. The fleet of 30 vessels features sails designed by Gilbert Baker who created the first Pride flag and was a member of KSA.
- Pride Planet
A full takeover of the world-renowned Avant Gardner and Brooklyn Mirage. The event spans 3 stages with performers, music, art and immersive experiences. Proudly benefiting NYC Pride and FEMME House.
- Annual NYC Pride March
At Noon starting from 25th Street and 5th Avenue. The March route will pass the Stonewall National Monument at Christopher street, and the New York City AIDS Memorial on 7th avenue. Ending at 16th Street and 7th Avenue.
Gay Pride Gear
If you’re heading out to a Pride celebration this month, you’ll want to make sure your outfit is on point. Here are some of our favorite rainbow-inspired clothing and accessories released this year:
Rainbow Mushroom Crop-Top
Perfect for the Queer Bruja! This cute crop top features the Goddess symbol, moon phases, and trippy shrooms in Pride rainbow colors. Grab one at your local Hot Topic.
Love Always Wins at Bath & Body Works
Don’t forget the Hand Sanitizer! Check out this new Pride edition PocketBac Holder at Bath & Body Works. The rainbow gems make staying safe fabulous. While you’re there, top off your look with a spritz of the new Rainbow Waves fragrance.
2022 Pride Collection From Bath & Body Works
“Inspired by self-love, strength and living life fully and freely, we’re celebrating Pride Month with a vibrant, uplifting new collection—Rainbow Waves—and a partnership with the It Gets Better Project. Their mission is to uplift, empower and connect LGBTQ+ youth across the globe, and we’re proud to support their work—and continue our commitments toward improving the lives of people in underserved communities—with a $150,000 donation from the Bath & Body Works foundation.”
Mod Cloth’s Rainbow Collection
We found this Mod Cloth original hidden in their Rainbow Collection this year. It’s the perfect accessory for running around the NYC Pride March. The Rainbow Rad Stripe Fanny Pack is currently on sale for only $19.99!
“ModCloth celebrates Pride month in partnership with the Trans Wellness Center. The Trans Wellness Center’s work is centered around offering medical, social, employment, and legal services to the transgender and non-binary community within a one-of-a-kind operation joined by six local organizations. Donating over $100,000 worth of clothing across all sizes to the Trans Wellness Center, ModCloth believes that behind every outfit lives a story of strength. Channeling the joy of discovering our most authentic self, we are shining a light on a community who gets dressed to inspire and empower.”
Sure You’re Gay, But Are You Super Gay?!
In honor of #pridemonth we’re giving away one of these 14k plated “SuperGay” nameplate necklaces from The Sinner Shop. This style is about to be sold out completely, but we saved one for a lucky Super Gay Sinner. The rules are simple:
🖤 Like this post on Instagram
👍🏼 Follow @sindeenyc
💬 Tag a friend in the comments
The winner will be chosen at random on June 26th.
Gay Grooves and Pins
Check out the Sin Dee NYC Guide to Pride on Pinterest for outfit ideas, charts on all those flags, sexual preference labels & pronouns, and tons more cute LGBTQ+ art:
Get down with the boogie while you prep to slay those Pride parties. Our 2021 Rock & Rally Playlist is perfect for your pregame (contains very explicit content—just how we like it):