Celebrate Pride Month with AARPNY!

Posted on 05/27/22 by Andre Hidalgo

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The heart of the quest for LGBTQ+ rights is in New York’s Greenwich Village at the Stonewall Inn. In 1969, same-sex dancing could mean being arrested and when police raided the Inn on Friday, June 27, this time they were met with defiance.

The Stonewall Riots cemented New York City’s place in history and led to a movement for equal rights and respect.

While June is Pride Month, AARP stands with LGBTQ+ members, non-members, allies, and partner organizations year round. AARP’s unwavering commitment to the LGBTQ+ audience reflects our core belief in the dignity, worth and potential of every individual.

And in June, we proudly celebrate.

Join us this month for a series of FREE programs—educational, practical and fun—to mark Pride Month.

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1. Pride Parades!
This year, AARP New York is proud to sponsor both the Queens Pride and the Long Island Pride parades: Queens Pride: The parade and festival will take place on Sunday, June 5, in its traditional home in the heart of Jackson Heights, Queens, at the intersection of 37th Road and 75th Street. Long Island Pride: The parade and festival will take place on Sunday, June 12, for the first time ever in the Village of Farmingdale in Nassau County, Long Island.

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2. Planning for the Future:
Proper estate planning helps couples solidify their wishes. This two-part series will help you be conscientious when it comes to estate planning and understanding the rights of LGBTQ+ partners.

Webinars:

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3. Safe/Haven: Gay Life in 1950s Cherry Grove
The New-York Historical Society presents an intimate look at one of the first gay beach towns in the United States, on view in New-York Historical’s rear courtyard May 14 – October 11. A virtual talk will be held on Monday, June 13, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Register here.

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4. Coming Out: LGBTQ+ Older Adults
Many people come out early in life, but the decision isn't easy. Discrimination still exists and many LGBTQ+ Americans over 50 waited many years. Supporting the LGBTQ+ community is the purpose of this virtual program led by Camille Limongelli on Wednesday, June 22, from 11 a.m. to noon. Register here.

We look forward to seeing you virtually!

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