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Ritchie Torres (Photo from @RitchieTorres via Gotham Gazette)

‘LGBTQ in 2021’ Initiative Launches

Government, LGBTQ, New York, Politics May 24, 2019 at 4:46 pm

The LGBTQ in 2021 coalition aims to more than replace the five outgoing LGBT members of the New York City Council, Gotham Gazette reports.

Council member Ritchie Torres at City Hall (Photo by Matt Tracy via Gay City News)

Ritchie Torres Sets Sights on an ‘Historic Race’

Bronx, LGBTQ, Politics May 9, 2019 at 6:07 pm

In a wide-ranging interview with Gay City News, City Council member Ritchie Torres speaks about looking ahead to the Congressional race for Rep. José Serrano’s seat in the Bronx.

Panti Bliss via Twitter

A New Home for the Irish LGBT Community

Brooklyn, LGBTQ, Western European April 11, 2019 at 3:36 pm

Irish Central covers the opening of 3 Dollar Bill, an LGBT venue owned by a native of Ireland who wants the Irish LGBT community to know “it is their space.”

Celebrating LGBTQ Equality in the Caribbean-American Community

Celebrating LGBTQ Equality in the Caribbean-American Community

Caribbean, Featured Posts, LGBTQ, Queens, Video March 19, 2019 at 12:31 pm

The Caribbean Equality Project recently celebrated its fourth year of empowering LGBTQ members of the Caribbean-American community in NYC.

The Brooklyn Irish LGBTQ Organization (Photo by Gabriele Holtermann-Gorden via Irish Central)

A First for the Brooklyn St. Patrick’s Parade

Brooklyn, Immigration, LGBTQ, Western European March 15, 2019 at 7:36 pm

An LGBTQ contingent will march in the Brooklyn St. Patrick’s Day Parade this year for the first time, reports Irish Central. Meanwhile, The Wave reports that the grand marshal of the Manhattan parade spoke out against anti-immigrant sentiment.

Balls, Costumes and the Life of Héctor Xtravaganza

Balls, Costumes and the Life of Héctor Xtravaganza

Latino, LGBTQ, Puerto Rican March 6, 2019 at 2:56 pm

El Museo del Barrio plans a remembrance of Héctor Xtravaganza, reports Manhattan Times.

Councilmember Ritchie Torres speaks about his proposed bill to bolster LGBTQ-owned businesses in New York City. (Photo by Matt Tracy via Gay City News)

Push to Certify LGBTQ-Owned Businesses in NYC

Business, LGBTQ, New York March 1, 2019 at 4:45 pm

NYC Council member Ritchie Torres is one of the sponsors of a bill that would offer certification to LGBTQ-owned businesses, reports Gay City News.

Ruben Diaz Sr., with mic, at a rally in his defense in Unionport. (Image via Mott Haven Herald)

Bronx Activists on Councilman’s Homophobic Comments

Bronx, LGBTQ February 26, 2019 at 4:28 pm

Mott Haven Herald speaks to the leaders of a local LGBTQ organization who, rather than calling on Ruben Diaz Sr. to resign, are taking another approach.

A panorama view of the kick off of Peace Week on the steps of City Hall. (Photo by Sonia Colon via Kings County Politics)

Remembering Martin Luther King Jr. in 2019

African American, Culture, History, LGBTQ, New York January 18, 2019 at 5:48 pm

Community media outlets cover events to be held in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. from Peace Week to the city’s largest public celebration, which will feature #MeToo founder Tarana Burke.

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.

Andrea Marra of Jackson Heights is running for Jose Peralta's state senate seat. (Photo courtesy of Andrea Marra via QNS)

Activist Andy Marra Named Transgender Legal Defense Director

LGBTQ, New York November 28, 2018 at 3:58 pm

Korean-American activist Andrea “Andy” Hong Marra will join the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund as its new executive director, reports Gay City News.

CAMBA's multimedia campaign, started last year, to promote family support for LGBTQ youth. (Photo via El Diario)

Machismo and Religion, Main Problems for NY LGBTQ Latinos

Latino, LGBTQ, New York, Traditions October 30, 2018 at 3:09 pm

According to a study by CAMBA, religion and “machismo” within the family are the two major obstacles for LGBT Latinos in New York to thrive, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Joselyn Mendoza and Linda Carolina, members and managers of the Trans-Latina Workers Co-op. (Photo by José Martínez via El Diario)

A Co-op to Fight Transgender Workplace Discrimination

Labor, Latino, LGBTQ, New York, Women October 22, 2018 at 3:24 pm

Two transgender Latinas who suffered discrimination are planning to start a program to offer a “safe place for professional growth,” El Diario/La Prensa reports.

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.

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