Harlem’s Burnetta Jones, Hair Salon Owner And First Major Owner Of A Recording Studio (Video)

Genre Magazine writes that this story about I Was Born This Way starts in New York city, but has nothing to do with New York native Lady Gaga. Continue Reading →

Harlem Artist Tyler Wallach Paints Fabulous Luxury Products At Barneys New York

Out magazine reports that Tyler Wallach, the self-described “1988 lovechild of Keith Haring and Lisa Frank,” was invited this weekend to Barneys New York to paint on luxury products for a live audience—a feat for the queer Harlem artist, who’s been a local LGBTQ mainstay for several years. Continue Reading →

Atlanta: The Black Gay Pride Weekend & Pure Heat Community Festival (Photographs)

Atlanta Black Gay Pride, the country’s leading LGBTQ annual pride marked it’s 21st year celebration with a roaring line-up occurring during the Labor Day holiday weekend. Continue Reading →

Harlem Fave Brandy Honored At Xscape Puerto Rico Memorial Day Event 2017 (Photos)

On May 31, 2017 celebrity ambassadors turned up the heat in Puerto Rico during Xscape Puerto Rico Arts & Cultural Music Festival at the official hotel partner, Wyndam Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa. Continue Reading →

‘After Stonewall’ At The Museum Of The City Of New York In Harlem (Update)

Trans people were at the forefront of the 1969 uprising at Greenwich Village’s Stonewall Inn, but their stories have not always been central in film representations of LGBT life in the city.  Continue Reading →

A Message From Uptown’s Ydanis Rodriguez

Dear friends and neighbors,

oday marks a turning point in our country’s history. Over the past eight years, we’ve made strides; expanding the rights of the LGBT community, combating climate change with real commitments, furthering conversations on race and criminal justice reform and strengthening job growth at a consistent pace. Continue Reading →

“#GayGotham : Art and Underground Culture in New York” In Harlem

lgbt-harlemOur upcoming exhibition Gay Gotham: Art and Underground Culture in New York brings to life the LGBT artistic communities that sprang up over the last hundred years, a creative class whose radical ideas would greatly influence the definition and evolution of “modern” culture in New York City.  #GayGotham Continue Reading →

Sharpton, Cuomo, de Blasio And Clinton Makes Appearance In NYC Pride Parade

649292731-543155640AHarlem based Rev. Al Sharpton made an unannounced appearance in the New York City Pride Parade on Sunday, marching alongside thousands of LGBT supporters two weeks after the massacre at a Orlando, Fla., gay nightclub. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Melo Man And More At Puerto Rican Day Parade

CarmeloAnthonyNBA All Star and philanthropist and Harlem resident Carmelo Anthony will join Latin Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Ednita Nazario, Grand Marshal of the upcoming 59th Annual National Puerto Rican Day Parade. Continue Reading →

Target To Allow Transgenders To Use Bathroom Of Their Choice In Harlem

target lgbt logoAs some of you may know, Harlem has a Target store in East Harlem, what some of you may not know is that Target said on Tuesday, April 20th, 2016, is that transgender employees and customers can now use the bathroom that corresponds with their gender identity, becoming the first big retailer to weigh in on an issue at the center of a heated national debate. Continue Reading →

Facing The Lonliest Time Of The Year In Harlem

loneliness purpose 1By Holly Maholm

Not everyone this holiday season will be surrounded by loving family and friends. Those in the LGBT community are often ignored or even disowned by their family and friends – especially when they first “come out.” Continue Reading →

A “Morehouse Fag” On An All-Male HBCU Campus

male and she male at morehouseNestled in the heart of Atlanta’s University Center, Morehouse College is a beacon of black male excellence. Continue Reading →

Harlem-Based NAN Recognizes LGBT History

national-action-network-convention-logo-nanIn recognition of LGBT History Month and National Coming Out Day, National Action Network (NAN) is announcing the creation of NAN’s LGBTQ Alliance, whose mission is to support action and activism on behalf of civil rights for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people. Continue Reading →

Souleo: Art exhibition and nonprofit org look at LGBT issues beyond marriage equality

André StIn the artwork titled, “The Promise” by André St. Clair and Tavet Gillson, a lone traveling subject walks the streets of a rainbow cityscape, under the watchful eyes of a personal deity, seeking a path to self-love and shelter. The image represents the story of many of the nation’s homeless LGBT youth.

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