Pride 2012

Heritage Awards Kick Off NYC Black Pride
By August 17, 2012 Read More →

Heritage Awards Kick Off NYC Black Pride

15th Annual Celebration Begins at Schomburg Center By Nathan James The 15th Annual NYC Black Pride week got under way Wednesday night with a gala Heritage Awards Ceremony honoring pioneers, movers, and shakers of the LGBT community of color. Held at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, the ceremony drew notables and honorees […]

Dis-membering Stonewall
By June 27, 2012 Read More →

Dis-membering Stonewall

“By institutionalizing memory, resisting the onset of oblivion, recalling the memory of tragedy that for long years remained hidden or unrecognized and by assigning its proper place in the human conscience, we respond to our duty to remember.” —UNESCO Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura1 FRIDAY, JUNE 27TH, WAS THE last day of school that year. And with […]

Asbury Park’s Sand Blast Weekend Kicks Off July 20-22
By June 27, 2012 Read More →

Asbury Park’s Sand Blast Weekend Kicks Off July 20-22

ASBURY PARK, N.J – Over 5,000 gays and lesbians will converge on the beach from July 20 to 22 for Sand Blast Weekend, Asbury Park’s LGBT Summer Festival. Now in its 11th year, Sand Blast features nonstop beach- and pool-side parties, great food and drink, and some of the hottest dance music around pumped out […]

54-Ton, 1.3 Million-Square-Foot AIDS Memorial Quilt Begins Its Journey from Atlanta to Washington, D.C.
By June 24, 2012 Read More →

54-Ton, 1.3 Million-Square-Foot AIDS Memorial Quilt Begins Its Journey from Atlanta to Washington, D.C.

Herculean task of bringing the world’s largest living folk art to the nation’s capital requires many hands, many hearts ATLANTA – Measuring 1.3 million square feet, more than 50 miles long, weighing 54 tons, and now too large to display all at once on the National Mall, The AIDS Memorial Quilt has left its home […]

NYC: As Pride Weekend Approaches, LGBT Rights Take Center Stage
By June 21, 2012 Read More →

NYC: As Pride Weekend Approaches, LGBT Rights Take Center Stage

In Election Year, Focus Is On Marriage Equality, Other Issues  By Nathan James For the past four decades, the last Sunday in June has had special meaning for gays and lesbians acriss America: it’s the anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion in New York City, which is widely considered to be the birth of the modern […]

R&B Artist Marck Angel To Perform At NYC’s Irving Plaza
By June 21, 2012 Read More →

R&B Artist Marck Angel To Perform At NYC’s Irving Plaza

By Nathan James Every now and then, an artist comes along who is a real crowd-pleaser, with looks as good as his music.  Up-and coming R&B singer Marck Angel is such a talent. Having laid a firm foundation to his career, doing soundtracks for the film Finding Me: Truth, and the soon-to-be-released series Cock Tales (in […]

Detroit: KICK receives grant for “Hotter than July”
By June 20, 2012 Read More →

Detroit: KICK receives grant for “Hotter than July”

DETROIT – KICK -The Agency for Lesbian, Gay, Bi and Transgender African Americans received a $2,100 award earlier this week in support of this year’s Hotter Than July Celebration, “Stand Up & Be Counted” from Black United Fund (BUF) of Michigan. Hotter Than July is a program of KICK that serves as both a social […]