Celebrate Iconic Pride at the Cathedral!

Rainbow lights in the High Altar

From May 31 through July 1, the Cathedral honors our diverse LGBTQ+ community with a series of gatherings, services, events, and film screenings offering new perspectives into inclusivity and identity, spirituality and art. All are welcome! To register for our free, all-ages events, check out the links below.

  • The season begins with Pride Eve on May 31. Join us for an evening of art and community within the Cathedral's rainbow-illuminated Nave. We'll celebrate the Queer Icons in our lives and community with the opening of an exhibition of works by Gabriel Garcia Roman, honoring the multiplicity of identity.

  • On June 3, kids of all ages are invited to a fun-filled Pride Family Day on the Cathedral grounds, featuring an ice cream social, music by the Queer Big Apple Corps, and much more!

  • The Cathedral convenes a Pride Faith Perspectives Panel on June 5, bringing together faith leaders to discuss the intersections of religion and LGBTQ+ life. The ecumenical panel includes The Rev. Dr. Charlie Bell, The Rev. James Martin, SJ, The Rev. Dr. Patrick Cheng, and The Rev. Dr. Mary Barber. The Very Rev. Patrick Malloy, Dean of the Cathedral, will lead and moderate the discussion, centering the spiritual lives of LGBTQ+ communities within The Episcopal Church and other Christian denominations.

  • On June 18, join us for a 4 pm Pride Evensong service featuring music of Ethel Smyth, Daniel Ficarri, Craig Phillips, David Hurd and Kristina Rizzotto, in addition to hymns from “Songs for the Holy Other,” a collection by The Hymn Society of hymns affirming the LGBTQ+ community.

  • The Cathedral’s Pride celebration concludes on July 1, the feast day of St. Pauli Murray. All are invited to join us for the screening of “My Name is Pauli Murray,” a documentary about the life and legacy of this iconic activist, scholar and priest, as the closing gathering for Pride 2023.

Sign up for the Pride Evensong Choir!

On Sunday, June 18, the Cathedral will host a Pride Evensong service featuring the voices of a community choir. Come add your voice to our evening of song and celebration of LGBTQ+ composers!

Sign up to be part of this joyous Choral Evensong service

Join the Cathedral in celebrating Pride 2023! In keeping with the Cathedral’s long history of allyship with the LGBTQ+ community, we are hosting a month-long Pride celebration. Your support will help us uplift our LGBTQ+ siblings with a variety of events and an inspiring art exhibit. Click the link to donate.

The Cathedral’s Pride events are generously supported in part by the Friends of the Cathedral, formerly known as the Laymen’s Club.