The World Mural Project

By Samantha Johnson

Expression of self is an art form for the LGBTQIA+ community. So, when thinking about the monumental task of hosting the first WorldPride in the United States, in conjunction with 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, we knew we had to create something that would express, our defiance, our fears, our gratitude and our pride. There is no better way to do this than through art.

Art comes in many forms, but as New Yorkers we revere street art. Murals decorate our streets while also telling our stories. The artists behind these creative, and sometimes massive, works of art breathe even more life into an already vibrant city.

From Staten Island to the Bronx, take an artistic journey through the history of pride.