LGBTQ

The colorful dresses and green beard were only part of Ms. Colombia's extravagant personality. (Photo via El Diario)

Mysterious Death of LGBT Icon Rattles Queens Hispanic Community

Bronx, Latino, LGBTQ, Queens October 9, 2018 at 4:05 pm

Jackson Heights residents mourn the loss of Osvaldo Gómez, known as “Ms. Colombia,” an icon of the Latino LGBT community in Queens whose body was found on a Bronx beach but there is no official cause of death yet, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Guillermo Vasquez (Photo via QNS)

Corner Named for Latino Activist Added to ‘LGBT Historic Sites’ Map

History, LGBTQ, South American August 17, 2018 at 1:21 pm

Guillermo Vasquez Corner in Elmhurst, co-named for the late LGBT activist, has been added to a digital project that maps sites of importance for the community, reports QNS.

Jewelle Gomez (Photo via Gay City News)

‘Waiting for Giovanni,’ a Play About James Baldwin, Opens in NYC

Culture, LGBTQ, Manhattan July 12, 2018 at 5:29 pm

“Waiting for Giovanni,” a play about James Baldwin writing “Giovanni’s Room,” opens at The Flea Theater on July 17, reports Gay City News.

Actors Cornelius Davidson and Devante Lewis in Bird of Pray by Darrel Alejandro Holnes. (Photo by Jake King via Kings County Politics)

Bird of Pray: Exploring the Experiences of Gay Black Soldiers

African American, Black, Brooklyn, Culture, LGBTQ June 25, 2018 at 1:35 pm

Kings County Politics interviews the author of “Bird of Pray,” a play about gay Black soldiers scheduled for another performance June 27 in Brooklyn.

(Photo by Nikita Burukhin via Forum Daily)

Brighton Beach Pride in Its Second Year

Brooklyn, Eastern European, LGBTQ June 4, 2018 at 5:05 pm

RUSA LGBT organized the second iteration of Brighton Beach Pride in the Russian-speaking Brooklyn community. A Forum Daily story looks at the reception from locals and how the event compared to last year.

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.

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.