LGBT Issues

Who You Calling Bougie?

Who You Calling Bougie?

Who You Calling Bougie? | Larry Benjamin Recently, a friend of mine—full disclosure: he’s my ex from way back when—said I was “bougie.” In case you’ve never heard the term, Urban Dictionary defines bougie, a hacked truncation of the word Bourgeoisie, […]

The Bronx LGBTQ Pride Festival and Health Fair – July 15th

The Bronx LGBTQ Pride Festival and Health Fair – July 15th

Members of the Epiphany Lutheran Church hold an open house along Decatur Avenue in honor of Gay Pride Week. Photo by David Greene

Gay Pride Celebration in Norwood

GAY PRIDE CELEBRATED IN NORWOOD… In honor of 2017 NYC Pride Month, members of the Epiphany Lutheran Church, located at 3127 Decatur Avenue held an open house on Sunday, June 25. The church holds an open house every year during […]

Bronx Political Buzz: LGBT Pride

Bronx Political Buzz: LGBT Pride

Elvin Garcia Marches in LGBT Pride Parade with Danny O’Donnell All month Council candidate Elvin Garcia has been promoting that he will be marching in today’s LGBT Pride Parade with Marriage Equality champion  Manhattan Assemblyman  Danny ODonnell. In Gay City […]

New York Liberty on Twitter: "Pride Night

Liberty Fall Short On “Pride Night”, 94-89

By Luis Vazquez Friday  was “Pride Night” at Madison Square Garden and the New York Liberty were at full strength with the return of Epiphanny Prince and Via Vaughn. All the pieces were in place for a one night showcase […]

by · June 24, 2017 · LGBT Issues, Sports
Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club endorsed Democrat Amanda Farias for City Council in the Bronx’s 18th Council District.

Jim Owles Liberal Dems Club Endorses Amanda Farias in CD18

Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club  has endorsed Bronx Democrat Amanda Farias for City Council in the 18th Council District. Farias holds endorsements from the National Organization for Women New York City, Council Member Elizabeth Crowley, Council Member Helen Rosenthal, VoteProChoice, and Filipino […]

BP DIAZ ANNOUNCES LGBTQ NEEDS ASSESSMENT SURVEY

BP DIAZ ANNOUNCES LGBTQ NEEDS ASSESSMENT SURVEY

BP DIAZ ANNOUNCES LGBTQ NEEDS ASSESSMENT SURVEY  Survey to launch at tonight’s Bronx LGBTQ & Allies Pride Awards Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. announced today that his office will conduct a LGBTQ needs assessment survey for The Bronx throughout […]

Girl Vow is a mentoring nonprofit for girls and LGBTQ youth impacted by foster care, juvenile justice, and endemic poverty.

First Annual Bronx Summit for Women and Girls, May 12

The first annual Bronx Summit for Women and Girls is May 12th, 9:30 am-3:30 pm at the Metropolitan College of New York at 459 E. 149th Street in the Bronx. The NYC Commission on Human Rights, Violence Intervention Program and […]

Hetrick-Martin Institute and the New York City Council Host “Bronx LGBTQ Youth Summit” – March 18th

Hetrick-Martin Institute and the New York City Council Host “Bronx LGBTQ Youth Summit” – March 18th

Hetrick-Martin Institute and the New York City Council Host “Bronx LGBTQ Youth Summit” [NEW YORK, N.Y.] Hetrick-Martin Institute (HMI), the nation’s oldest and largest nonprofit social services agency and leader in LGBTQ youth programming, is proud to host, in collaboration […]

Congressman Eliot Engel opposes JCPOA

STATEMENT-Engel on Administration Withdrawing Guidelines for Transgender Students

Engel Statement on the Administration Withdrawing Guidelines for Transgender Students Washington D.C.—Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a leading member on the House Energy and Commerce Committee and member of the House LGBT Caucus, issued the following statement on the Administration’s move […]

by · February 28, 2017 · Bulletin Board, LGBT Issues
Councilmember Ritchie Torres and NYC DHS Announce Opening of New Homeless Shelter for LGBTQ Community

Councilmember Ritchie Torres and NYC DHS Announce Opening of New Homeless Shelter for LGBTQ Community

NYC DEPARTMENT OF HOMELESS SERVICES AND COUNCIL MEMBER RITCHIE TORRES ANNOUNCE OPENING OF NEW HOMELESS SHELTER FOR LGBTQ COMMUNITY Brand-new shelter model will provide targeted services for LGBTQ community NEW YORK—Today, the Department of Homeless Services and Council Member Ritchie […]

Senator Jeff Klein Announces Funding for Outreach Efforts for LGBT Elders Living in the Bronx

Senator Jeff Klein Announces Funding for Outreach Efforts for LGBT Elders Living in the Bronx

Bronx, NY — State Senator Jeff Klein (D- Bronx/Westchester) announced $150,000 in funding for Services and Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Elders today at SAGE Center Bronx. In recognition of National Coming Out Day, on Tuesday, October 11, […]

Governor Cuomo Designates Legendary Stonewall Inn as New York State Historic Site

Governor Cuomo Designates Legendary Stonewall Inn as New York State Historic Site

Governor Cuomo Designates Legendary Stonewall Inn as New York State Historic Site State Unveils New York “Open Doors Campaign” to Promote State’s Historic Embrace of Diversity; Ads to Run in New York, North Carolina, Mississippi and Texas  Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed […]

by · June 27, 2016 · LGBT Issues, News
The pink triangle overlapping a yellow triangle was used to tag Jewish homosexuals in Nazi concentration camps.

Cuomo, de Blasio and LGBT Leaders Join In Solidarity with Survivors and Victims of the Orlando Terror Attack

GOVERNOR ANDREW CUOMO, MAYOR BILL deBLASIO AND LGBT LEADERS JOIN TO STAND INSOLIDARITY WITH THE SURVIVORS AND VICTIMSOF THE ORLANDO TERRORIST ATTACK   New York, New York: Governor Andrew Cuomo, Mayor Bill de Blasio, Stonewall Democrats, and leaders of the […]

by · June 13, 2016 · LGBT Issues, News
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After Orlando shooting City Hall in rainbow colors to represent LGBT pride

ALL FLAGS TO FLY AT HALF-STAFF EFFECTIVE TODAY IN RESPECT FOR VICTIMS OF THE ORLANDO SHOOTING   City also will light City Hall in rainbow colors to represent LGBT pride   NEW YORK—As a mark of respect for the victims […]

by · June 13, 2016 · LGBT Issues, News