2. Visit St. John the Divine’s Vibrant Rainbow Columns

Interior of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine.
Rainbow columns for Pride month at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. Photo courtesy the Cathedral of St John the Divine

The Cathedral of St. John the Divine has participated in decades of Queer history in New York City. In celebration of their rich legacy of bolstering the LGBTQ+ community, the Cathedral’s columns will be lit in the colors of the rainbow the entire month of June 2022 for Pride month.

The Cathedral was one of the first churches in the country to recognize the impact of the HIV/AIDS crisis in the 1980s, and it continues to honor survivors today: an AIDS Memorial in the nave of the church is dedicated to the memories of AIDS victims. One of artist Keith Haring’s final works, a triptych altarpiece titled The Life of Christ, also remains on public view in the Cathedral’s Chapel of St. Saviour. This beautiful installation is free and open to the public through the month of June.