Max Unveils LGBTQ Pride Plans: ‘House of the Dragon’ Drag Event, NewFest Partnership and ‘Gaga Chromatica Ball’ Screening (EXCLUSIVE)

Max has unveiled its full programming for LGBTQ Pride Month.

Throughout June, Max will be updating its LGBTQ+ Voices page with new curations, including “Presenting with Pride,” “Pride in Every Story,” “Beyond the Binary” and “Queer Film Club,” custom artwork, and more to celebrate Pride Month globally.

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As previously announced, the streamer’s Human By Orientation platform will host a “House of Drag” viewing party on the premiere night of “House of the Dragon” Season 2 on June 16 in Brooklyn. Hosted by Priyanka from the fourth season of “We’re Here,” the one-night-only, sold-out event will feature a “Battle for the Iron Throne” for the queer fandom of “House of the Dragon.”

Max is also partnering with NewFest during its annual Pride Festival (May 30-June 3), activating both virtual and in-person community screenings of LGBTQ+ titles to further amplify the voices and stories of the queer community. Max, in collaboration with NewFest Pride, Rooftop Films and the Meatpacking District, will host an outdoor screening of the HBO Original concert special “Gaga Chromatica Ball” on June 3 at Gansevoort Plaza.

Human By Orientation is Max’s platform for the LGBTQIA+ community to amplify and celebrate queer voices and stories through year-round programming and cultural moments (including exclusive music performances, comedy specials and custom video series featuring queer creators) by encouraging people to express their queerest, proudest selves.

A sizzle reel for Max’s Pride initiatives highlights CNN anchor Anderson Cooper, “The Color Purple,” “The Last of Us,” “Hacks,” the animated “Harley Quinn,” “The Book of Queer,” “Dicks: The Musical” and “Going to Mars.”

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