QUEER VOICES
05/31/2016 04:10 pm ET

Hooray! The NYC Porn Festival Is Returning!

"We need to get off our computers and engage with the real issues."
Leah Schrager

The New York City Porn Festival, an annual event that has become synonymous with summertime for queer and non-queer people alike in the Big Apple, is returning once again this weekend -- and we couldn't be more pumped about it.

Presented by Pornhub, the premiere festival of sex will take place in Brooklyn and feature the works of renowned artist Amalia Ulman, James Franco andTim O’Keefe's band, Daddy, and a panel including legendary porn star Ron Jeremy alongside NYC nightlife icon Gerry Visco -- just to name a few.

“We need to get off our computers and engage with the real issues,” the festival's organizer Simon Leahy told The Huffington Post. “We need to visually see — collectively. There is no shame in this. Whatever you’re [sexually] into, it’s ok. But what we need, as a society, is to make things healthier — for a more equal ideal — to understand the reasons why we’re turned on by what we are.”

What more information or tickets for the NYC Porn Festival? Head here.

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