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Councilman Daniel Dromm (D-Jackson Heights) joins Make the Road New York in leading the Trans-Latinx March. (Photos by Ariel Hernandez

Denouncing Hatred Against Transgender Latinas

LGBTQ, Queens July 13, 2017 at 6:01 pm

The sixth annual Trans-Latinx March comes after some 20 alleged hate crimes in the area of Jackson Heights, Corona and Woodside in the past year, reports Queens Tribune.

Mateo Guerrero, 21, laughs at himself when he shaves, because even after nearly two years on testosterone, he knows he doesn't have much facial hair yet - but he still likes the habit. Here, he gets ready for work at home in Corona, Queens on April 5, 2017. (Photo by Mallory Moench via Brooklyn Based)

Capturing an Immigrant’s Transitioning

LGBTQ, South American June 27, 2017 at 4:40 pm

A photo essay in Brooklyn Based documents the life of a “pioneer activist” who started transitioning a few years after immigrating from Colombia.

“The Cabaret Law with its infamous racist and homophobic history has horrible effects to this day,” wrote NYC Artist Coalition. (Photo by Tiffany Rexach via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Time for a NYC ‘Office of Nightlife’?

Black, Brooklyn, Culture, History, LGBTQ, New York June 21, 2017 at 5:16 pm

Brooklyn has only 17 venues licensed as “cabarets” where people can dance – and plenty more unlicensed venues. Two media outlets in the borough, Brooklyn Daily Eagle and Kings County Politics, report on the move by City Council member Rafael Espinal to overturn a 1926 “cabaret” law and introduce an “Office of Nightlife” in the city.

“Memorabilia recalling the outcry over the 1990 hate crime murder of Julio Rivera in Jackson Heights and the anti-gay opposition to the ‘Children of the Rainbow’ school curriculum,” writes Andy Humm. (Photo by Humm for Gay City News)

Exhibit Explores ‘Coming Out in Queens’

Culture, LGBTQ, Queens June 19, 2017 at 3:40 pm

“The Lavender Line: Coming Out in Queens,” a multimedia exhibit at the Queens Museum, features personal items from City Council members Daniel Dromm and Jimmy Van Bramer, report Gay City News and Queens Chronicle.

(Photo by Christian Miles via Gay City News)

Protesting the Anti-Gay Crackdown in Chechnya and Indonesia

Eastern European, LGBTQ, Manhattan, Southeast Asian June 13, 2017 at 2:17 pm

In separate protests organized by Rise and Resist, demonstrators spoke out against the government crackdown on gay men in Chechnya and Indonesia, reports Gay City News.

Brooklyn Pride parade on June 10. (photo by Pamela Wong via Bklyner)

Brooklyn Pride: A Parade and a Vigil

Brooklyn, Culture, LGBTQ June 12, 2017 at 1:26 pm

Politicians and parade goers gather in Brooklyn for a pride parade and a vigil remembering those who died in the Orlando nightclub shooting a year ago, BKLYNER reports.

‘Bare it All,’ New LGBTQ Health Campaign

‘Bare it All,’ New LGBTQ Health Campaign

Health, LGBTQ, New York June 6, 2017 at 5:32 pm

A new city campaign, “Bare it All,” urges members of the LGBTQ community to tell their health care providers details about their health, while reminding them of the right to respectful care.

(Screenshot via video of the 2017 Queens Pride Parade in Jackson Heights)

Queens’ Gay Latinos – Proud, but Wary of Trump

Immigration, Latino, LGBTQ, Queens June 5, 2017 at 5:40 pm

While celebrating their parade in Jackson Heights, Latino members of the LGBT community expressed concerns that the Trump administration’s immigration policies will erode their rights, health and safety, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Members of the Russian-Speaking American LGBT Association (RUSA LGBT) during last June’s Pride March in Manhattan, including co-president Lyosha Gorshkov. (Photo courtesy of Lyosha Gorshkov via Gay City News)

Little Odessa to Hold US’s First Pride March in Russian

Brooklyn, Eastern European, LGBTQ May 19, 2017 at 3:20 pm

Brighton Beach will host the first Russian-speaking pride march in the U.S. on May 20, reports Gay City News.

Helping the Homeless Ages 21 to 24

Helping the Homeless Ages 21 to 24

Housing, LGBTQ, Manhattan April 28, 2017 at 4:01 pm

Homeless advocates worried that there aren’t enough beds for the homeless aged 21-24 held a rally at City Hall on April 26, reports Gay City News.

Some of the members of Lavender Light (Screen shot via NY City Lens video)

Can NYC’s First Black, Gay Gospel Choir Survive?

Black, Culture, LGBTQ, Manhattan, Religion April 24, 2017 at 3:43 pm

Founded in 1985, Lavender Light hopes to continue spreading its message of diversity and acceptance, reports NY City Lens.

Naira Berríos and her friend Gabriela Andrade were attacked at a Queens McDonald's for being transsexual. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Violence against LGBT Community on the Rise in NYC

Crime, Latino, LGBTQ, Queens April 12, 2017 at 10:20 am

An attack on two transgender Latinas in Jackson Heights highlights an increase in hate crimes against the LGBT community after Trump got elected, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

David Leite (Photo by Alexandre Soares for Voices of NY)

Gay, Bipolar and Portuguese: A Journey of Acceptance

Food writer David Leite discusses his memoir about accepting his Portuguese roots, his mental illness and his sexual identity.

(Photo by Mariel Lombard via El Diario)

Facing Criticism, DOE Plans to Expand Sex Ed

Education, LGBTQ March 1, 2017 at 10:44 am

The Department of Education is planning to broaden and diversify the sex education curriculum after receiving criticism for failing to offer guidance to youths, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Panelists spoke about the obstacles faced by gay and bisexual Latinos and transgender Latinas to get tested for HIV and have access to treatment. (Photo by Pedro F. Frisneda via El Diario)

Gay and Transgender Latinos Most Affected by HIV/AIDS

Health, Latino, LGBTQ February 23, 2017 at 2:34 pm

While setting a goal to defeat AIDS in New York by 2020, the Latino Commission on AIDS warned that the Latino gay/transgender community is disproportionally affected by this disease, El Diario/La Prensa reports.