Happy PRIDE Month!

June 5, 2024 /

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!

Connect:

PRIDExASLA

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Did you know about the PRIDExASLA Community?

Initiated by a group of Landscape Architects at the ASLA National Conference two years ago, PRIDExASLA is a grassroots effort to create a community for support as we navigate our professional careers in the design world.

What they do:

  1. Curate events and provide LGBTQ social space
  2. Promote visibility and awareness of LGBTQ issue within the profession
  3. Public space design, research, and preservation related to LGBTQ community

A PRIDExASLA website is in development, but in the meantime the community has been building on Instagram.

Special thanks to Sam Dent, ASLA, of SWA for providing the above info.

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Build Out Alliance promotes and advocates for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community within the building design and construction industry. The NYC Landscape Architecture community is invited to participate in their social and educational programming. Learn more about Build Out Alliance.

Upcoming Build Out Alliance Events in NYC:

2024 Brooklyn Twilight Pride Parade - 6/8
Pride Pep Rally in New York City - 6/27
2024 New York City Pride Parade - 6/30

Engage:

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

Visit:

Marsha P. Johnson State Park

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Photo credit: Sahar Coston-Hardy/Esto

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. The Park was designed in extensive community workshops led by NYS Parks and Starr Whitehouse. Marsha P. Johnson State Park is a 2024 ASLA-NY Merit Award Winner. See visitor info on the NYS Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Website.

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.

Read:

Watch:

Queer Emergence: An LGBTQIA+ Conversation in Landscape Architecture

This is a recording of a panel session from June 12, 2023.

The intention of this panel session was 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 included “why did it take us so long,” “how are we presenting in our work,” “the importance of networking,” and “what’s next.” The panel consisted of five queer professionals in varying stages of their careers, and aimed to capture a portion of the diverse experiences of LGBTQIA+ individuals in landscape architecture.

Watch 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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