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

Love is required. No hate allowed.


We Host Queer Events!

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

Upcoming Events

Join us at our future 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!

  • Random Subway Ride
    Sat, Jun 03
    Location is TBD
    Jun 03, 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM
    Location is TBD
    Let's explore the city one random stop at a time!
  • Athena Picnic #2
    Sun, Jun 04
    Long Meadow, Prospect Park
    Jun 04, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Long Meadow, Prospect Park, Long Meadow, Brooklyn, NY 11215, USA
    Special guest Chef Sven of QocinaX will be hosting an OPTIONAL rainbow pickling activity to pair with Queer Athena's popular summer picnics!
  • Queer Field Day
    Sat, Jun 17
    (east of) Long Meadow, Prospect Park
    Jun 17, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    (east of) Long Meadow, Prospect Park, Long Meadow, Brooklyn, NY 11215, USA
    Tug-of-War, Capture the Flag, Relay Races, Queer People!! Come join us the week before NYC Pride to make new friends, play a ton of games, and create memories that'll last forever <3


Queer Athena officially has spot in this year's Pride March!

Join us in celebrating our queer heritage and community!

RSVP now for a spot to march with us in their official lineup.

We only have 40 spots available.

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Shop Queer Athena swag!

Totes bags, enamel pins, stickers and more!

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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.


Brianna Musco

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