New York Times: “5 Places to Visit for Pride in New York”

June 17, 2024
By: Ainara Tiefenthäler

New York City with Empire State Building
The Manhattan skyline is lit up in rainbow colors for Pride Month. But in all five boroughs, visitors and locals alike can enjoy L.G.B.T.Q.-linked attractions, many of them free.Credit…Hiroko Masuike/The New York Times

The New York Times has a newly-published guide about places to visit in New York City during Pride 2024, and talked to Project co-director Ken Lustbader about Woodlawn Cemetery’s importance as a final resting place for important LGBT figures.

“It’s moving to know that there were people who lived these lives very bravely, heroically in the past,” said Ken Lustbader, a co-founder of the NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project. “Without the support systems that exist today, but paving the way for the visibility and allies that we have today through their actions.”

Each year for Pride, his organization offers a trolley tour of the [Woodlawn] cemetery, highlighting the stories behind some of the burial sites and making them more visible by placing rainbow flags next to them.

For the full article, visit the New York Times.