Post Tagged with: "LGBTQ"

Activists ACT UP staged a "die-in" outside the site of Mayor Bill de Blasio inauguration on Jan. 1, 2014. (Photo from ACT UP via Gay City News)

AIDS Activists Call for de Blasio to Replace Health Commissioner

Health, LGBTQ January 17, 2014 at 1:51 pm

AIDS activists argue that Health Commissioner Thomas Farley has failed to implement new HIV prevention programs, and want Mayor de Blasio to replace him, reports Gay City News.

Vaughn Lindquist (right) with his husband, Marvin Rodriguez. (Photo by Sterling Wong via Northattan)

Inwood: City’s Emerging New ‘Gayborhood’

Demographics, Housing, LGBTQ, Manhattan December 4, 2013 at 1:35 pm

Gentrification in popular gay enclaves such as Chelsea and Hell’s Kitchen is driving many same-sex male couples to move to Inwood in Upper Manhattan, reports Northattan.

LGBTQ Protesters Say ‘Nyet’ to Investing in Russia

LGBTQ Protesters Say ‘Nyet’ to Investing in Russia

LGBTQ, Manhattan November 27, 2013 at 5:58 pm

Two events on investment in Russia were scaled back after protests led by LGBTQ activist group Queer Nation, reports Gay City News.

Installation view of A Queer History of Fashion: From the Closet to the Catwalk. (Photo courtesy of The Museum at FIT)

Queer Eye for the History Buff

Culture, Featured Posts, LGBTQ November 13, 2013 at 2:56 pm

The LGBTQ influence on fashion, predating even Oscar Wilde, is explored in a new exhibit at FIT.

(Photo from Danny Dromm's office via Queens Courier)

Street Sign Around the Corner for LGBT Activist

Government, LGBTQ, Queens October 30, 2013 at 4:10 pm

When Jeanne Manford stood by her son in a gay rights march and started what would become a national movement, homosexuality was still thought of as a mental disorder. Supporters of the late LGBT activist are closer to seeing her legacy emblazoned on a street sign, reports Queens Courier.

So far this year, some 15 cases of job discrimination have been filed through MRNY by members of the transgender community.
(Photo by Zaira Cortés via El Diario)

Trans Women Suffer Greater Job Discrimination

Labor, LGBTQ October 17, 2013 at 2:05 pm

In reporting on a Make the Road New York study that found transgender people face heightened discrimination in the workplace, El Diario-La Prensa speaks to transgender New Yorkers who confirm the finding with their own experiences.

NYC Tourism Office to Close Shop in Moscow

NYC Tourism Office to Close Shop in Moscow

LGBTQ October 14, 2013 at 12:50 pm

NYC & Company, the city’s tourism promoter, will close its Moscow office at the start of next year due to the anti-gay laws, reports Gay City News.

Gay rights activists protested outside of the Metropolitan Opera opposing two Russian performers who support President Vladimir Putin. (Photo by Sam Spokony viag Gay City News)

LGBT Protest Russian Performers at Met

Culture, Featured Posts, LGBTQ September 25, 2013 at 12:20 pm

Activists protested at the Met Opera over “ardent supporters” of Vladimir Putin, reports Gay City News.

The Center for Anti-Violence Education's Gabriella Belfiglio leads the self-defense class in Harlem. (Photo by Shana Childs via The Uptowner)

Defense Classes After Transgender Death

Housing, LGBTQ, Manhattan September 17, 2013 at 5:29 pm

In the aftermath of the hate crime and death of transgender woman Islan Nettles, a self-defense class was offered to Harlemites, with a focus on situations pertinent to the LGBT community, reports The Uptowner.

A promotional poster for Zookeeper. (Photo via Mott Haven Herald)

Movie to Confront Latino Homophobia

Bronx, Culture, Latino, LGBTQ September 12, 2013 at 6:30 pm

A South Bronx-based playwright and director is including community members in the production of his film, Zookeeper, which confronts homophobia in Latino communities, says a report in the Mott Haven Herald. The movie is based on his award-winning autobiographical play.

Tremaine Wright owns the Common Grounds coffee shop in Bed-Stuy, which has been a Safe Space for the LGBTQ community for over six years. “I think defining ourselves as such makes it a comfortable environment for everybody,” she said. “So that people don't feel like they can pick on any particular group or that they can ostracize anyone.” Wright is pictured in Brooklyn's Hebert Von King Park during the 3rd Annual Bed-Stuy Pride event on Aug. 17, 2013. (Photo by Adi Talwar via Brooklyn Bureau)

‘Safe Spaces’ for LGBTQ in Bed-Stuy Businesses

The Audre Lorde Project in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, asks local businesses to become safe havens for the LGBTQ, a community which has had an uneasy relationship with police, reports Brooklyn Bureau.

Attendees watch performers at the Bronx LGBTQ Pride & Health Fair on July 20 at Crotona Park, one of the events organized by the new Bronx LGBTQ center to promote awareness. (Photo from the Bronx LGBT center via Norwood News)

New Bronx LGBT Center Takes Shape

Bronx, LGBTQ, Social Services August 12, 2013 at 3:08 pm

A new Bronx LGBT center is hoping to fill the lack of a communal space in the borough after the last center shut down over a scandal involving a former executive director, reports Norwood News. The center also comes in response to a rise in reports of violent acts against LGBT people in the Bronx.

(Photo by Devan Mulvaney/Voices of NY)

Quinn Runs on Record, for Better or Worse

Elections 2013, Featured Posts, Government, LGBTQ, Politics, Video July 15, 2013 at 12:50 pm

One could argue she doesn’t have a choice, but still, mayoral candidate Christine Quinn embraces her record, all of it – the good, the unpopular, the controversial – with surprising gusto.

Cardinal Nicolás de Jesús López Rodríguez  blessing XIX Concert of Holy Friday in Santo Domingo.   (Photo by Fernando Rossi, Flickr Creative Commons Licence)

Dominican NYers Slam Reactions of DR Clergy to Gay U.S. Ambassador

Dominican, In the News, Latino, LGBTQ, Religion July 5, 2013 at 4:00 pm

Elected officials and Upper Manhattan residents praised President Obama’s choice of an openly gay ambassador to the Dominican Republic, while at the same time criticizing the heated opposition to the decision on the part of the island’s religious leaders.

(Photo via Gay City News)

LGBT Victories Dimmed by Defeat for Voting Rights

Government, In the News, LGBTQ, Politics June 28, 2013 at 7:45 pm

The LGBT community reveled in the Supreme Court’s overturning of DOMA, reports Gay City News. However, the Jewish Daily Forward and the Indypendent spoke of more muted celebrations, in light of the devastating Voting Rights Act ruling a day earlier.