LGBTQ

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.

A Portrait of Adhikaar’s Director

A Portrait of Adhikaar’s Director

Featured Posts, Immigration, LGBTQ, Queens, South Asian, Video March 28, 2018 at 3:20 pm

Adhikaar’s new executive director Pabitra Benjamin has opened the Nepalese community to discussing LGBTQ rights.

Lola Flash, "Incarceration." (Courtesy of the artist, via The Brooklyn Rail)

Lola Flash on Incarceration and More

Black, Culture, LGBTQ, Manhattan March 12, 2018 at 4:31 pm

Artist and activist Lola Flash is interviewed in The Brooklyn Rail about her retrospective exhibit.

SAGE at 40

SAGE at 40

Featured Posts, LGBTQ, Seniors, Social Services, Video March 6, 2018 at 2:45 pm

Hear from some LGBT seniors who gather at the Edie Windsor SAGE Center.

Floyd Rumohr is spearheading an effort at Brooklyn Community Pride Center to create an internship program serving LGBTQ youth. (Photo by Zoe Freilich via Brooklyn Paper)

Funding Awarded to Help Brooklyn LGBTQ Interns

Brooklyn, Labor, LGBTQ, Youth January 11, 2018 at 1:18 pm

Brooklyn Community Pride Center has received a $120,000 grant to fund a paid internship program for the underserved young LGBTQ professionals in Brooklyn, writes Brooklyn Paper.

Elizabeth Street Garden (Screen shot via Google Maps)

LGBTQ Seniors Become Part of Battle Over Little Italy Garden

Housing, LGBTQ, Manhattan, Seniors January 5, 2018 at 12:43 pm

The city wants to turn the Elizabeth Street Garden in Lower Manhattan into an affordable housing site – to the chagrin of locals and open space advocates – with new plans proposing “LGBTQ-friendly” senior housing, writes Gay City News.

New Council Speaker Corey Johnson after winning the vote to succeed Melissa Mark-Viverito.  (Photo by William Alatriste/City Council)

The Speaker Race: City Council Elects Corey Johnson

Government, LGBTQ, New York January 4, 2018 at 4:04 pm

Gay City News and Gotham Gazette cover the election of Corey Johnson as the first openly gay and HIV-positive man to lead the New York City Council.

Governor Cuomo issued a pardon for Mexican activist Lorena Borjas.
 (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Transgender Activist Among 18 Immigrants Pardoned by Cuomo

Immigration, Latino, LGBTQ, New York, Women January 2, 2018 at 8:37 pm

Mexican transgender and immigrant activist Lorena Borjas will start a new life after Gov. Cuomo pardoned her sentence, along with those of 17 other immigrants who were at risk of deportation, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Joseph Cancel, 20, (left) looks on as Chris Mercado (center) edits the resume of Bejan Merz, 29 (right). (Photo by Carmen Reincide via The Hunts Point Express)

Tech Classes for Bronx LGBTQ Youth

Bronx, Education, LGBTQ, Technology December 6, 2017 at 11:55 am

Haus of Code classes teach LGBTQ youth in the Bronx tech skills, in a first-of-its-kind program in the borough, reports The Hunts Point Express.

“Free to Be Me” club vice president Tiffany Medina, left, and Katherine Azmitia, secretary, plan the group’s upcoming rainbow flag installation. (Photo by Andee Tagle via Mott Haven Herald)

LGBT Groups on the Rise in the Bronx

Bronx, LGBTQ November 20, 2017 at 4:45 pm

The “Free to Be Me” club at Hostos Community College is one of several LGBT groups started recently in the Bronx, reports Mott Haven Herald.

City Councilmember Jumaane Williams in a “Resist From Day One” protest on January 20, the day Donald Trump was sworn in as president. (Photo by Tequila Minsky via Gay City News)

The Speaker Race: Williams on Marriage Equality

African American, Brooklyn, Caribbean, LGBTQ, Politics November 1, 2017 at 5:08 pm

City Council member Jumaane Williams explains to Gay City News how his views on marriage equality have evolved.

A New LGBTQ ‘Haven’

A New LGBTQ ‘Haven’

LGBTQ, Manhattan, Social Services September 21, 2017 at 4:18 pm

The Uptowner reports on the Dominican Women’s Development Center new location for its programs to help LGBTQ clients.

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.