Happy PRIDE Month!

June 5, 2023 /

Happy PRIDE Month!

June is LGBTQIA Pride Month

Join ASLA-NY as we celebrate LGBTQIA Pride Month! Stop by this page throughout the month as we add more content. Have suggestions of items to add to our list? Email us at communications@aslany.org. Happy Pride!


Queer Emergence: An LGBTQIA+ Conversation in Landscape Architecture


Hosted by ASLA National

June 12, 2023 01:00 PM

The intention of this panel session is to open discussion on greater queer representation in landscape architecture - understanding the strengths and challenges of being a queer professional, and how this can inform not only LGBTQIA+ individuals, but all landscape architectural professionals. Topics to be covered include “why did it take us so long,” “how are we presenting in our work,” “the importance of networking,” and “what’s next.” The panel will consist of five queer professionals in varying stages of their careers, and aims to capture a portion of the diverse experiences of LGBTQIA+ individuals in landscape architecture.

Learn more and register here.

Located in Greenwich Village, the Stonewall National Monument is the first U.S. National Monument dedicated to LGBT rights and history. It received its National Monument designation by President Barack Obama on June 24, 2016. Learn about the history and culture of Stonewall National Monument on the National Park Service website.


NYC Parks has organized a series of events for LGBTQ Pride Month. See the full list of events here.

Explore parks and historic sites in New York City that commemorate the history and legacy of the LGBTQIA+ movement and community. See list of parks and historic sites.


Marsha P. Johnson State Park Tour

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Marsha P. Johnson State Park is a seven-acre waterfront park located along the East River in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn. On February 1, 2020, the park was renamed in honor of Marsha P Johnson, a Black trans woman who was a pioneer of the LGBTQ civil rights movement. To celebrate Pride Month, Starr Whitehouse has teamed with ASLA to offer a tour of the renovated park. We will walk through the park and discuss the history of the site, the community engagement process, the design, how the park has performed since reopening, and future memorial projects being undertaken in the park.

Thursday, June 22, 2023 @ 6:00 pm

Learn more and sign up on our Events page


ASLA-NY Member Sami Sikanas, landscape architectural designer at Marvel, was featured in LAF Perspectives earlier this year. LAF's Perspectives interview series showcases landscape architects from diverse backgrounds discussing how they came to the profession and where they see it heading.

Read her interview here

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When police raided the Stonewall Inn, a popular gay bar in the Greenwich Village section of New York City on June 28, 1969, the street erupted into violent protests that lasted for the next six days. The Stonewall riots, as they came to be known, marked a major turning point in the modern gay civil rights movement in the United States and around the world.

Watch Stonewall Uprising: The Year the Changed America and other featured resources at PBS.org

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