• Politics & Rights

Human Rights Conference

NYC Pride's Human Rights Conference offers a global dialogue about human rights and this year we're going virtual. Stay tuned for more!


Thursday, June 25 9:30am - 6:30pm EDT


Live on Facebook, YouTube



This is a free, virtual event


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NYC Pride’s Human Rights Conference is an exciting gathering of activists, artists, educators, journalists, policymakers, students, and others engaged in LGBTQIA+ human rights.

NYC Pride is proud to announce the highly anticipated virtual Human Rights Conference on Thursday, June 25, 2020, from 9:30 am to 6:30 pm streaming on NYC Pride's Facebook and YouTube channels!

Check out our HRC Booklet to get an in depth look at all of our panelists! Read

  • 9:30 am | BARRY'S Home Workout Sessions

Instagram, w/ @andresalfaro | Facebook w/ Ian McAndrew | Paid w/ Lauren Huthcinson

  • 11:00 am EDT | HEALTH Panel: Impacting Our Communities: COVID 19

Panelists: Dr. Darien Sutton-Ramsey MD MBA | Stephen Karpiak, Ph.D., GMHC | J. Maurice McCants-Pearsall, Director of HIV & Health Equity programs, Human Rights Campaign

  • 11:45 am EDT | Be The Change: Driving Intersectional Equality and Inclusion

Panelists: Randall Tucker, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Mastercard | Dawn Ennis, Managing Editor of Outsports.com | Nick Adams, Director of Transgender Media & Representation at GLAAD | Peppermint, Actress and Trans Advocate

  • 12:35 pm EDT | LGBTQIA+ Music

Panelists: DJ BMAJR, Cristal Ramirez, Shea Diamond

Panelists: Rodrigo Heng-Lehtinen, Deputy Executive Director for Policy & Action, National Center for Transgender Equality | Aryah Lester, Deputy Director, Transgender Strategy Center | Everett Redente, Organizing Manager, Everytown for Gun Safety | Bamby Salcedo, Founder of Translatin@ Coalition

  • 3:15 pm EDT | State of the LGBTQIA+ Media

Panelists: Mike Doyle, Partner & President, North America, Ketchum | Monica Trasandes, Director of Spanish-Language and Latinx Media, GLAAD| Raquel Willis, Black transgender activist, writer and media strategist

  • 4:05 pm EDT | The Future Is

Panelists: Shaun Ross, Chella Man, Jamila Reddy, and Tangina Stone 5:00 pm EDT | Fireside Chat with Ashlee Marie Preston & Jonathan Van Ness

Join us after the Human Rights Conference as we head into the evening with a "We Are the Pride Happy Hour brought to you by DJ BMAJR & SKYY Vodka" @ https://www.nycpride.org/

The first Human Rights Conference took place in June 2018. The goal of the event has always been to create a safe space where members of the LGBTQIA+ community could gather to educate one another and engage in necessary conversations.

Free registration: https://nycpridehrc2020.eventbrite.com