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We are Queer Athena!
An NYC based community. A safe space. A family.

Love is required. No hate allowed.

Queer Athena NYC PRIDE 2023

We Host Safe & Fun Queer Events!

From art markets to picnics to dating events, Queer Athena is constantly creating safe spaces for the LGBTQ+ community to thrive.

Up Next for Queer Athena!

Join us at our events and see what all the fuss is about with Queer Athena!

We're always planning new things for the LGBTQ+ community, so if you can't make it to our next one, don't worry - there will always be more!

  • Queer Love & Sex Fair
    Queer Love & Sex Fair
    Sat, Sep 16
    Brooklyn Art Cave
    Sep 16, 6:30 PM – 11:00 PM
    Brooklyn Art Cave, 897 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11206, USA
    Sep 16, 6:30 PM – 11:00 PM
    Brooklyn Art Cave, 897 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11206, USA
    Come chat with a variety of educated businesses and individuals on the topics of queer love & sex! Make new friends, create lasting connections, and have a fun time! TICKETS SOLD ON EVENTBRITE


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
Queer Athena merch

Shop Queer Athena swag!

Totes bags, enamel pins, stickers and more!

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Queer Athena merch and cat

Get Involved

Join the Queer Athena family! If you like what you see at our events, and want to do even more than just have fun, reach out to us about volunteering, vendor openings, collaboration opportunities, and more!

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.


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, Manhattan

"Okay, well like I really did not have any friends before going to the park meetup, and now I have this whole circle of friends so my entire social life is basically all due to going to the events."

Anonymous, 29, East Village

“I've not only met a lot of great people at these events, but also got to reconnect with a friend I hadn't seen since before covid.”

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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