opening September 14th, 6-8pm
on view through October 28, 2023
New York City is the gay capitol of the world.
New York City is home to the world's largest LGBTQ populations.
LGBT travel guide Queer in the World states, "The fabulosity of Gay New York is unrivaled on Earth, and queer culture seeps into every corner of its five boroughs.”
In 2022, comedian Jerrod Carmichael joked, "That's actually why I live here...if you say you're gay in New York, you can ride the bus for free and they just give you free pizza. If you say you're gay in New York, you get to host Saturday Night Live..This is the gayest thing you can possibly do. We're basically in an Andy Warhol fever dream right now."
In 2022, New York City Mayor Eric Adams announced a billboard campaign to woo Floridians to a significantly more supportive environment for LGBTQ+ residents in New York.
The 1969 Stonewall riots in Greenwich Village are widely considered to be the genesis of the modern gay rights movement.
More than 116,000 people have died of AIDS in New York City since the beginning of the epidemic. And disparities in access to life-saving medications for marginalized communities are still stark.
In 2023, there were 125,383 people living with HIV in New York City.
New York City has an estimated 756,000 LGBTQ+ residents - the most in the United States, including the largest transgender population in the United States, estimated at 56,000 on August 21. 2023
Gay and lesbian culture is as much a part of New York's basic identity
as High-Rise Buildings, Street Corners and Broadway Lights.