Pride Month 2023
Celebrate the path-breaking work of LGBTQ+ artists and explore queer perspectives on art this Pride Month.
The history—and future—of art does not exist without LGBTQ+ voices, and we are honored to share podcast episodes, videos, interviews, audio, and more that amplify them.
Discover more in the features below encompassing themes of belonging, visibility, and activism. Join us for a free, evening MoMA Pride Celebration that takes over the entire Museum, and come together with other families for a special day of art making and readings focusing on LGBTQ+ history.
More to explore
Ten Minutes with Monét X Change: On Drag
The winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars reflects on how drag changes us for the better.
Monét X Change
Jun 21, 2023
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Carlos Motta’s We Who Feel Differently: On Trans Politics and Visibility in the Last Decade
In this exclusive two-week screening, artist Carlos Motta speaks with activist Chase Strangio about fighting for trans rights and autonomy.
Stuart Comer, Chase Strangio
Jun 21, 2023
Drawn to MoMA
Tommi Parrish’s Snake Pit
Take a tour through an imaginary exhibition exploring the life of a queer artist.
Jun 21, 2023
Gilbert Baker’s Rainbow Flag
How does a flag become a beacon for belonging and community?
Jun 16, 2023
Flashback to 2015: MoMA Acquires the Rainbow Flag
In celebration of Pride Month, read an interview from 2015 with the late Gilbert Baker, creator of the iconic Rainbow Flag.
Michelle Millar Fisher, Paola Antonelli
Jun 2, 2023
Agosto Machado’s New York
In honor of World AIDS Day, the artist and activist speaks to filmmaker Tourmaline about his work and the city’s queer history.
Agosto Machado, Tourmaline
Nov 30, 2022
“Driving through Fire,” by Joshua Jennifer Espinoza
In a newly commissioned poem, Espinoza meditates on the body—and its survival.
Joshua Jennifer Espinoza
Nov 18, 2022
Fighting for Equality Amid War
LGBTQ+ activists discuss the risks and challenges facing Ukraine’s queer population.
Yuriy Dvizhon, Olena Shevchenko, Alex Halberstadt
Jun 23, 2022
David Wojnarowicz and the Power of Connection
Author Olivia Laing speaks about the visionary artist’s mission to assuage isolation and shame through his work.
Jun 8, 2022
Violet Chachki on the Art of Drag
The drag superstar talks about queerness, families, and her tribute to the transgressive artist Pierre Molinier.
Jun 16, 2021
Arlette Hernandez on Alvin Baltrop’s Untitled
Baltrop’s photos preserve long-disappeared spaces where LGBTQ+ communities could enjoy a sense of belonging.
Jun 14, 2021
Black Trans Futures
Activists and organizers trace the origins of a historic march for liberation...and imagine where we go from here.
Aug 18, 2020
Anything We Want to Be: Tourmaline’s Salacia
The artist’s film imagines riotous transwomen across history.
Tourmaline, Thomas Jean Lax
Jun 25, 2020
Working for Black Trans Futures
An incomplete list of resources and organizations for combatting racism and transphobia, and supporting justice, safety, and equality
Jun 23, 2020
Can You Imagine A Day Without Art?
An activist and MoMA educator recalls a momentous museum response to the AIDS crisis.
Nov 29, 2019
What’s in a Name?
Words are personal in Catherine Opie’s photograph Dyke.
Kerry Downey, Ava Messina
Jun 24, 2019
Writer and art historian Alex Fialho discusses the queer energy of Keith Haring’s epic Untitled.
Jun 10, 2019
Come As You Are: A Space for LGBTQ Teens and Art
Teens share their thoughts on art and what it means to create safe, celebratory spaces for LGBTQ communities.
May 31, 2019
MoMA staff consider the impact LGBTQ+ individuals have had on history via works from the collection.
Jun 7, 2018