Even though in-person pride events are cancelled and our regular operations are suspended due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), we are still commemorating pride this month with the list of virtual pride experiences below. We also encourage our members to read our statement in support of the ongoing #BlackLivesMatter protests. Check this page frequently for announcements for our virtual watch parties for the pride events listed below.


UPDATE ON JUNE 20, 2020: We have added the following events, experiences and programming to our list: (1) IGLA 2021 Pride Month Fundraising Drive (through 6/30), (2) Swimmers for Change Talk #BlackLivesMatter (through 6/26), (3) OutCycling Summer Training Series (7/11-8/22), (4) Cycle for the Cause Virtual Fundraising Challenge (7/18), and (5) #BlackLivesMatter Protests and Actions in New York City (@JusticeForGeorgeNYC on Instagram). After OutCycling cancelled their Spring Training Series and Pride Ride earlier this year, the Summer Training Series will replace their training series programming. After LGBTQ+ Center cancelled the Cycle for the Cause fundraising bike ride earlier this year, the virtual fundraising challenge is replacing the ride.

UPDATE ON JUNE 19, 2020:

Earlier this month, we co-signed the Human Rights Campaign’s open letter in support of #BlackLivesMatter movement. Today is an important day to reflect on intersectionality in the LGBTQ+ community and our commitment to diversity.

Juneteenth commemorates the arrival of Union soldiers in Galveston, Texas to liberate the last slaves remaining in bondage on June 19, 1865 at the end of the Civil War. General Granger arrived in Galveston more than 2 months after General Lee surrendered in Virginia, and more than 2 years after Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation in September 1862 and issued the order on New Year’s Day 1863.

Today, the LGBTQ+ community has made incredible progress with more social acceptance and legal protections against homophobia and discrimination, but some in our community have been left behind. We are committed to continue working for those that have been left behind because #PrideIsAProtest, #BlackTransLivesMatter, #BlackLGBTQLivesMatter, #BlackWomensLivesMatter and #AllBlackLivesMatter.

For our full statement, visit our website at: www.tnya.org/protests2020/

Juneteenth2020 #Pride2020 #NYCProtests

UPDATE ON JUNE 17, 2020: AIDS Walk New York Live Stream has been rescheduled for Sunday, July 19. We have added the virtual event to our list of events on our website. For more information, visit their website.

UPDATE ON JUNE 12, 2020: We have created a “TNYA” team for the Front Runners Virtual Pride Run (June 20-27). To join our team, register here.

UPDATE ON JUNE 10, 2020: We have cancelled our official virtual pride event on Saturday, June 20, at 7pm Eastern (New York time), 4pm Pacific (California time) to focus on #BlackLivesMatter advocacy. We are exploring postponing the event until later this summer. Check our list frequently for more virtual events during Pride Month.

UPDATE ON JUNE 6, 2020: In solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement, the AIDS Walk New York Live Stream tomorrow (6/7) has been cancelled and will be scheduled for later this summer.


Our local LGBTQ+ community organizations have announced virtual pride events, which will include #BlackLivesMatter programming. For details, see our list of virtual pride events below. We will be updating our list with new events as information becomes available.

UPDATE ON MAY 31, 2020:

Arena North America Virtual Pride Campaign

We are also very excited to help Arena North America with their Virtual Pride Campaign. Arena is asking for videos of you holding up a sign with the name of your significant other, essentially the person who your heart beats for the #LetItBeat campaign! Follow these steps:

  1. Have a third party hold your smart phone horizontally and record
  2. Grab the sign from your right
  3. Hold the name of who your significant other (#LetItBeat)
  4. Pass the sign off to the left

You can send your completed video to Tom Luchsinger at tom.luchsinger@tnya.org. Tom will forward the videos to a Arena North America communications representative. Deadline for submission is June 15.


Join us for our official virtual pride event on Saturday, June 20, at 7pm Eastern (New York time), 4pm Pacific (California time): Lis Barlett, Director of the documentary Light in the Water and member of West Hollywood Aquatics, will lead a roundtable discussion about her documentary and the history of LGBTQ+ Aquatics, the International Gay & Lesbian Aquatics Association, and the Gay Games. You can watch Light in the Water before the pride event on Hulu, Amazon, iTunes and other streaming platforms (see website for details). Connect with others attending on social media with our Facebook event page. Submit your questions to our Event Planning Committee here.

NOTE: Our official pride event was cancelled on June 10.

NOTE: We will not hold our Virtual Happy Hours, Virtual Watch Parties or Virtual Group Workout Classes during Pride Month. Check our list frequently for more virtual events during Pride Month.

For prescribed workouts and workout videos for your dryland individual workouts at home, check out our weekly e-mail newsletter archive (you can also add yourself to our e-mail list here). Check this page frequently for new virtual experiences. We are also exploring other platforms for virtual experiences for our members to socialize such as Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Spotify. If you have ideas for social media and virtual experiences for our team, feel free to reach out to our Event Planning Committee here.

Additional information about the suspension of our operations due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is available here.

Check this page frequently for updates. if you have any questions, reach out to our Event Planning Committee here.