International Pride Month 2019
International Pride Month 2019

June LGBTQ+ Pride Month 2020

As an Episcopal Church, Trinity Church fully welcomes and includes lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) people, and we claim that all are made in the image of God. Everyone is invited to participate fully in Trinity’s worship, programs, and advocacy work, regardless of their gender identity or sexual orientation.

Each June, our community marks Pride Month, inviting everyone to celebrate and recognize the glorious way in which God has created the diversity of humanity. We hope you will join us.

 

Upcoming Events


AIDS Walk New York Live at Home!

Sunday, July 19, 10am

This year, Team Trinity-Tamid will support AIDS research by participating in AIDS Walk New York with thousands of other walkers, all from the comfort of their living rooms.

Join Team Trinity-Tamid #9797 from your living room, donate to the team, or both. The team’s 2020 goal is $25,000. For more information, email Terrell Moody at tmoody@trinitywallstreet.org. Proceeds from AIDS Walk New York go to GMHC and other AIDS organizations in the tri-state area.
 


Explore More NYC Pride Events

June 2020

NYC Pride offers events throughout the month. Explore more ways to connect, learn, and celebrate online.

 

Congregation Stories


In honor of Pride Month, we're highlighting LGBTQ+ members of Trinity’s congregation who've previously shared their stories in interviews with sacristan Dane Miller. We’ll be releasing one interview per day in the run-up to Pride Sunday, June 28, 2020. Listen to their oral histories here.

 

Past Events


Raising the Pride Flag

Monday, June 1, 3pm

Trinity Church Wall Street clergy, congregation members, and staff join in prayer online Monday, June 1, as we raise the Pride flag over Trinity Church. The flag represents Inclusiveness, one of Trinity’s Core Values, and will fly at Trinity Church, as well as at St. Paul’s Chapel at Broadway and Fulton, until the end of June to celebrate Pride Month.

The Pride Flag Unfurled

 
 

The Rev. Matt Welsch hoisted the Pride Flag, and offered a prayer, to signify June as Pride Month at Trinity Church Wall Street and St. Paul’s Chapel. The Pride Flag symbolizes Trinity’s Core Value of Inclusiveness.
 


12:05 Holy Eucharist - Friday in the Second Week after Pentecost

Friday June 12, 12:05pm

On the anniversary of the Pulse Massacre, we will commemorate all the LGBTQ lives lost to homophobia, hate crimes, and gun violence at our 12:05pm Holy Eucharist service. The Rev. Matt Welsch preaches.

“Dancing in the Face of Death and Persecution”

 
 

“Homophobia is violence. Transphobia is violence. The Church has a long history of weaponizing the word of God.” Watch the sermon preached by the Rev. Matt Welsch at Trinity’s midday Holy Eucharist on Friday, June 12, the anniversary of the massacre at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando. The scriptures are 1 Kings 19: 9-16 and Matthew 5: 27-32.


Tuesday Youth Advisory Call: Youth Pride Takeover

Tuesday, June 23, 7pm 

Pride Youth Call

Join youth from across the city as they take over the Tuesday Youth Advisory Call for a celebration hosted by Trinity Church Wall Street and the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development. The celebration will include visual arts, dance, and conversation. To join the call, fill out this form for follow-up information on call-in access. For questions, email Jennifer Chinn, Senior Program Manager for Trinity Commons, Youth Programs at jchinn@trinitywallstreet.org.

 


Desi Rainbow Parents Christian Faith & Family Speaker Series: Inclusion

Tuesday, June 23, 9pm 

Desi Rainbow Parents

For Pride Month, the Rev. Winnie Varghese spoke about inclusion at Desi Rainbow Parents & Allies' discussion series with LGBTQ-affirming South Asian Christian faith leaders on Tuesday. Learn more and register at the Desi Rainbow Parents Facebook page.


NYC Pride's Human Rights Conference

Thursday, June 25, 9:30am-6pm

NYC Pride’s Human Rights Conference is an exciting gathering of activists, artists, educators, journalists, policymakers, students, and others engaged in LGBTQIA+ human rights. This year's one day conference invites you to experience panel discussions and workshops focused on mental health, religion/faith, voting rights, youth driven conversations and much more.
 


Pride 2020 Family Film Screening and Q&A — Hearts Beat Loud

Thursday, June 25, 5pm Trinity Watch Party, 7pm Livestream Q&A

Hearts Beat Loud

Trinity and Newfest Films hosted a free online film screening of Hearts Beat Loud, a sweet comedy-drama about learning to love and when to let go, to celebrate Pride month. Following the screening, audiences were welcome to join a live Q&A session moderated by Eric Vaughan, Manager of LGBTQ Programs at The NYC Dept. of Education. This program was hosted in partnership with the NYC Dept of Education and NYC Unity Project. Watch the panel below:

 

The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost: Pride Sunday

Sunday, June 28, 11:15am

Sunday service will highlight God’s love for all people and the celebration of our LGBTQ friends and neighbors. The Rev. Phillip A. Jackson will preach, the Rev. Winnie Varghese will serve as celebrant.
 


Pride March

Sunday, June 28, 12-2pm

Join the city-wide virtual celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first Pride March held in 1970. Although it will be a very different type of celebration, the tradition of commemorating the LGBTQIA+ movement will continue.
 

Video


Stonewall: A Priest Remembers

 

 

The Rev. John Moody was a clergyman on the staff at Trinity Church Wall Street in the summer of 1969. He remembers the Stonewall Uprising from his unique vantage point as a gay man, an Episcopal priest, and a Greenwich Village resident.

 

A Witness to Stonewall

 

 

During June 2019, we celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising in Greenwich Village, June 28-July 1, 1969, events that served as a catalyst for the movement for LGBTQ rights in the United States and around the world. Trinity parishioner Karen Thomas, who was at Stonewall that weekend a half-century ago, offers her recollection and reflection.