Post Tagged with: "LGBTQ"

Daniela Simba suffered conversion therapies in her native Ecuador, and has fought against them in her New York home. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

For LGBTQ Immigrants, State Anti-Discrimination Laws are Personal

Government, LGBTQ, New York January 16, 2019 at 4:50 pm

The New York State Senate approval of a ban on gay conversion therapy and a bill adding gender identity to the state’s anti-discrimination laws have a special significance for LGBTQ Hispanic immigrants who fled bigotry in their own countries, El Diario La Prensa reports.

At the opening ceremony, Ikea Williams performed pieces from her book “Chrysalis: Not Quite The Butterfly” on being a homeless LGBT youth in Jamaica, Queens. (Photo via LIC/Astoria Journal)

LGBT Center for Youths Opens in Woodside

LGBTQ, Queens, Social Services, Youth May 29, 2018 at 4:16 pm

The AIDS Center of Queens County recently opened an LGBT Youth Drop-In Center in Woodside for at-risk young adults, reports Long Island City/Astoria Journal.

Trinidadian-born queer activist Darren Glenn says the country’s highest court finding buggery laws unconstitional left him in disbelief and excitement. "Section 13 & 16" refers to the part of the "Sexual Offences Act" declared unconstitutional by the Trinidadian High Court. (Photo from the Caribbean Equality Project via Caribbean Life)

LGBT Activists on Historic Ruling in Trinidad and Tobago

Caribbean, LGBTQ, Queens May 8, 2018 at 4:48 pm

Members of the Caribbean LGBT community in Queens expressed their hope and disbelief to a court decision in Trinidad and Tobago that could pave the way for the decriminalization of homosexuality, reports Caribbean Life.

The Caribbean Equality Project was the first LGBTQ group to participate in the Phagwah Parade in Queens on March 26 (Photo courtesy of CEP)

The Caribbean Equality Project: Amplifying LGBTQ Voices

Caribbean, Featured Posts, LGBTQ, Queens, Voices' Picks April 7, 2016 at 3:01 pm

A new organization, the Caribbean Equality Project, aims to empower LGBTQ people of Caribbean descent and origin in the New York area.

The 9th Annual Bushwick Gay Pride March was organized by the immigration advocacy group Make the Road New York (Photo by Natalia Aristizábal via El Diario).

Bushwick LGBT Parade Focuses on Transgender Rights

Brooklyn, Latino, LGBTQ July 14, 2014 at 2:13 pm

The 9th Annual Bushwick Pride march, organized by the immigration advocacy group Make the Road New York, set out to spotlight the transgender community, El Diario reports.

(Photo courtesy of Make the Road New York via Brooklyn Based)

Pride Parade in a Changing Bushwick

Black, Brooklyn, Labor, Latino, LGBTQ July 10, 2014 at 6:19 pm

Brooklyn Based writes about the forthcoming Bushwick Pride parade, whose organizers say there is a long-established black and Latino LGBTQ community that objects to recent arrivals touting a “newer, friendlier gay Bushwick.”

Salvadore Lopez, left, and Devon McDowell. (Photo by Clarissa-Jan Lim, via The Villager)

A New Generation at the Christopher Street Pier

In the News, LGBTQ, Manhattan, Youth June 27, 2014 at 4:20 pm

It served as a refuge for LGBT youth but longtime visitors tell The Villager it’s not just the area that has drastically changed, but the pier’s young visitors as well.

(Illustration by Michael Shirey, via Gay City News)

Campaigning to Help Homeless Youths

Health, LGBTQ, Youth June 18, 2014 at 3:11 pm

Rallying in New York, a coalition recently advocated for at least 22,000 more beds for homeless youth, Gay City News reports.

Presenters at Umbrella’s symposium include (l-r) Justin Toro, outreach coordinator, Montefiore Adolescent AIDS Program; Renee Reopell, LMSW, Montefiore Adolescent AIDS Program; Linda Wesp, NP, Montefiore Adolescent AIDS Program; Caitlin Ryan, PhD, director, Family Acceptance Project; Stephen Stafford, director of communications & special projects, Montefiore Adolescent AIDS Program; Jesse Milan, JD, fellow, Altarum Institute; Donna Futterman, MD, director, Montefiore Adolescent AIDS Program.
(Photo courtesy Montefiore Medical Center via Norwood News)

Program to Help Bronx LGBTQ Youth

Bronx, LGBTQ, Youth June 17, 2014 at 12:47 pm

A new program sensitive to the health challenges of LGBTQ youth in the Bronx was unveiled by Montefiore Medical Center, Norwood News reports.

Roy Flores, a Filipino singer who just "came out" to his parents, sung at the VIP preview held a day before the opening. (Photo by Rong Xiaoqing via Sing Tao Daily)

Photos Demonstrate Love in Asian LGBTQ Families

Asian, In the News, LGBTQ June 16, 2014 at 6:10 pm

A photography exhibit that just opened at the Museum of Chinese in America explores families’ acceptance of their LGBTQ members, reports Sing Tao Daily.

Farid Ali Lancheros and George Constantinou are raising the twins Gustavo and Milena. (Photo via El Diario)

Latino Fathers Share Their Pride and Struggles

Latino, LGBTQ, Metro Area, Traditions June 16, 2014 at 5:07 pm

As the country celebrated Father’s Day last weekend, El Diario/La Prensa did its own special homage highlighting three compelling stories of local Latino fathers.

(Photo by nycmarines/Creative Commons license)

Does St. Patrick’s Day Parade Discriminate?

Culture, LGBTQ, Traditions, Western European March 14, 2014 at 5:28 pm

In dueling essays on Irish Central, two commentators argue over whether the Fifth Avenue St. Patrick’s Day Parade discriminates against gays.

The Stonewall Inn is located in Greenwich Village Historic District. (Photo by RealMattKane, Creative Commons License)

Landmark Protections for LGBT Historic Sites Urged

History, LGBTQ, Manhattan March 6, 2014 at 4:26 pm

The Landmarks Preservation Commission is being urged to give stronger landmark protection to three buildings in the West Village and Lower Manhattan with roles in the city’s LGBT history, Gay City News reports.

Protesting human rights abuses at the Russian Consulate on February 6. (Photo via Queer Nation NY)

As Olympic Games Begin, Protesters Slam Russia’s LGBT Crackdown

LGBTQ, Sports February 7, 2014 at 5:05 pm

With the Sochi Games in full swing, Gay City News reports on protests against anti-LGBT brutality in Russia.

(Photo by Rachel Kramer Busell, Creative Commons License)

Charlie Vázquez: Promoting Writers in the Bronx

Bronx, Culture, In the News, Latino January 21, 2014 at 5:56 pm

Writer Charlie Vazquez, the new director of the Bronx Writers Center, wants to encourage a new generation of storytellers, reports El Diario-La Prensa.