LGBTQ

(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.

An estimated 40,000 spectators attended the Queens Pride Parade. (Photo via El Diario)

LGBT Latinos Raise Their Voice at Queens Parade

Culture, Immigration, Latino, LGBTQ, Queens June 6, 2016 at 4:39 pm

The 24th annual Queens Pride parade was held in Jackson Heights on Sunday to raise awareness of the challenges faced by the LGBT community, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

(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.

Theatre of the Oppressed NYC on the steps of City Hall (Photo by Jarrett Lyons via City Limits)

Fighting Homelessness via Theater

Culture, Government, Housing, LGBTQ, New York May 26, 2016 at 2:39 pm

City Limits reports on the group Theatre of the Oppressed NYC, which recently performed works about homelessness, then worked to help craft some specific solutions.

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.

Supporting Asian LGBTQ Children

Supporting Asian LGBTQ Children

East Asian, LGBTQ, Manhattan, Youth May 19, 2016 at 12:05 pm

An Asian organization announced a new campaign to support Asian LGBTQ youth, Korea Daily reports.

Brandi Concepción talks about her gender-affirming surgery at the Metropolitan Hospital’s LGBTQ Health Center in Manhattan. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Latina Transgender Talks About Her Transformation

Latino, LGBTQ, Manhattan February 7, 2017 at 3:40 pm

Brandi Concepción, from Puerto Rico, will be the first person to undergo a gender-affirming surgery at a public hospital in New York, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

The Caribbean Equality Project was the first LGBTQ group to participate in the Phagwah Parade in Queens on March 26 (Photo courtesy of CEP)

The Caribbean Equality Project: Amplifying LGBTQ Voices

Caribbean, Featured Posts, LGBTQ, Queens, Voices' Picks April 7, 2016 at 3:01 pm

A new organization, the Caribbean Equality Project, aims to empower LGBTQ people of Caribbean descent and origin in the New York area.

‘Sanctuary  Restaurants’ Pledge to Be Safe Spaces

‘Sanctuary Restaurants’ Pledge to Be Safe Spaces

Food, Immigration, LGBTQ January 5, 2017 at 6:02 pm

Remezcla reports on 24 restaurants across the country, including some in NYC, which have pledged to offer themselves as safe spaces and sanctuaries against hate, racism and xenophobia.

Poonam Dass, 18, a member of Desis Rising Up & Moving (DRUM) and a DACA recipient, said, "A 'Hate-Free Zone' does not happen without the people in this crowd, in this neighborhood, in this city. The times we are living in now demand we work as communities to love and protect each other."

Jackson Heights March in Defense of Immigrants

Latino, LGBTQ, Muslim, Queens, South Asian December 5, 2016 at 4:38 pm

Roosevelt Avenue was the epicenter of an anti-Trump march attended by hundreds protesting racism, sexism, discrimination and attacks against people of color, Queens Latino reports.