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Welcome to Queer Athena!
Join a NYC based family, safe space, and community.

Love is required. No hate allowed.

Queer Athena NYC PRIDE 2023

We Host Safe & Fun Queer Events!

Pride is year round. Come join our family as a visitor, vendor, or volunteer! 

Up Next for Queer Athena:

~Monthly Art Markets at Brooklyn Art Cave~

~Community events for every holiday and season~

  • Queer Athena's Game Day
    Queer Athena's Game Day
    Sat, Jul 20
    Location is TBD
    Jul 20, 2024, 2:30 PM – 6:00 PM
    Location is TBD
    Jul 20, 2024, 2:30 PM – 6:00 PM
    Location is TBD
    Get ready for a fun-filled day celebrating LGBTQ+ pride and gaming at Queer Athena's Game Day!
  • Queer Athena's 6 Week Writing Workshop
    Queer Athena's 6 Week Writing Workshop
    Multiple Dates
    Mon, Jul 29
    New York
    Jul 29, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    New York, 90 John St, New York, NY 10038, USA
    Jul 29, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    New York, 90 John St, New York, NY 10038, USA
    Writing a novel? Want to dazzle your short story? Need queer writing buddies?
  • Queer Athena's Sketch n' Sip
    Queer Athena's Sketch n' Sip
    Sun, Aug 04
    Private Location
    Aug 04, 2024, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Private Location, 90 John St, New York, NY 10038, USA
    Aug 04, 2024, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Private Location, 90 John St, New York, NY 10038, USA
    Come join us for a fun night of sketching and sipping with the queer community at Queer Athena's Sketch n' Sip event!

Hear what others think of us

Anonymous, 25, NJ

“Attending the Queer Athena events has helped me explore my comfort zone and also go into the city a lot more with the friends I've made!"

Anonymous, 21, Astoria

"Queer Athena's art fairs connected me to many other local vendors, and allowed me to jumpstart my vending career!"

Anonymous, 29, East Village

“I've had fun at every event, and had many unexpectedly deep and emotionally vulnerable conversations with new friends and old ones.”
Queer Athena merch

Shop Queer Athena swag!

Totes bags, enamel pins, stickers and more!

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Queer Athena merch and cat

Our Partnerships

Our goal is to work for and with the LGBTQ+ community. To make that happen, we do our best to collaborate with other queer-owned businesses and groups from around the country as well as in our own backyard here in New York City. From manufacturing and catering to venues and like-minded organizations, we include as much representation as we can along the way.

Dyke Beer
Brianna Musco

Brianna Musco

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The Lost Canna Club logo
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Meet the Founders

Lia Athena and Zachary J. Leong

Lia Athena is a self-published writer and background actor. Shortly after releasing Rainbow Plague to the public, she began hosting house parties and picnics to bring together people from the queer community. Since then, it has grown into an unexpectedly large group of unique and talented individuals, each with a story that Lia has enjoyed connecting with.

Zachary is an established designer and owner of Corki Designs - a small business focused on incorporating the sustainable material, cork, in all of its home decor items. His entrepreneurship passion is what led him to create Corki Designs, and is also what drove him to help Lia bring Queer Athena to life.

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NYC PRIDE 2023

This year's PRIDE march was incredible! We are so glad to have been a part of this amazing moment and have so many people - including lots of first-timers - join us!

Check out the Google Drive folder below to download some photos we took during the march, or upload your own if you have any regarding QUEER ATHENA!

Queer Athena NYC PRIDE 2023
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