June LGBTQ+ Pride Month 2019
2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, a series of spontaneous demonstrations by members of the gay community against a police raid that took place on June 28, 1969 at the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village. These events are widely considered to be a pivotal moment in the gay rights movement and the fight for LGBTQ+ rights in the United States. Watch the video below for the recollections and reflections of an eyewitness to Stonewall.
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.
Concert by the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC
Friday, June 28, 3pm | St. Paul's Chapel (Broadway and Fulton Street)
The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC, raises its voice in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, singing songs of equality and justice in a variety of styles. Free and open to all.
LGBTQ Pride Month: Sunday Services and World Pride March
Sunday, June 30, 12:30pm | St. Paul’s Chapel (Broadway and Fulton Street)
Sunday services will highlight God’s love for all people and the celebration of our LGBTQ friends and neighbors. Afterwards, parishioners are invited to join others in the Episcopal Diocese of New York for the World Pride March, a global celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising. For the meeting time and location, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
June as Pride Month this year focuses on 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.
Raising the Pride Flag
Saturday, June 1, 6pm | St. Paul's Chapel (Broadway and Fulton Street)
Love & Resistance: Stonewall 50 Exhibition
Wednesday, June 5, 6pm | Stephen A. Schwarzman NY Public Library (476 5th Avenue)
Join the LGBT Concerns Group for a guided tour of the NYPL’s Love & Resistance: Stonewall 50, a new exhibition commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. To connect with this congregational group, email TrinityLGBTConcerns@outlook.com.
Whole and Holy: Honoring and Remembering LGBTQ Lives Lost to Violence
Tuesday June 11, 6pm | St. Paul’s Chapel (Broadway and Fulton Street)
A memorial Holy Eucharist service to honor all the LGBTQ lives lost to homophobia, hate crimes, and gun violence. The Rt. Rev. Mary Glasspool, Assistant Bishop of the Diocese of New York, celebrant; Miguel Escobar, the Director of Anglican Studies at Episcopal Divinity School at Union Theological Seminary, preacher. A reception will follow the service, and it will be livestreamed on our website.
Monthly LGBT Concerns Group Meeting
Sunday, June 16, 1pm | Parish Center (56 Trinity Place)
Trinity Church Wall Street’s LGBT Concerns Group meets monthly and offers a supportive and inclusive environment to discuss the issues, concerns, and roles of LGBT people in a faith-based community. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. For more information, email TrinityLGBTConcerns@outlook.com.
For more information about the Episcopal Church and the inclusion of LGBTQ persons, please visit the Episcopal Church website. To connect with Trinity’s LGBT Concerns group, email TrinityLGBTConcerns@outlook.com.