Tribute to Legendary LGBTQ Dancer, Choreographer, & Voguing Icon Willi Ninja This Friday at The Bronx Museum 

This Friday, September 2nd, The Bronx Museum will be hosting a tribute commemorating the life of LGBTQ icon Willi Ninja on the tenth anniversary of his passing.

The evening will be filled with the presentation of the first ever Willi Ninja Award, video and film montage celebrating his life, a performance by the Legendary House of Ninja, a runway show and more.

Bronx Vigil For Victims of Orlando LGBTQ Massacre

Join us tomorrow, Wednesday June 15th from 5PM to 7PM as Bronx Academy of Art and Dance (BAAD) hosts a vigil, ‘The Bronx to Orlando With Love’, on the steps of The Bronx County Courthouse in memory of the victims of the LGBTQ massacre at Pulse nightclub in Orlando in the early hours of this past Sunday.

Undocumented Bronx Transgender Woman Wins Fight Against Deportation To Avoid Torture

These past few years, the transgender community (the oft-overlooked T in LGBTQ) has been getting more and more attention in the spotlight as individuals like Laverne Cox of Orange Is The New Black fame and formerly Bruce Jenner of Olympic medal-winning fame turned Kardashian superstar who transitioned into Caitlyn Jenner earlier this year.
But that is the “glamorous” side of this community.

Kim Watson, a Bronx woman and “unrelenting advocate of the LGBT community in The Bronx,” can stay right here in her home with her family in our borough after being threatened with deportation back to her native Barbados where she feared going back.

Kick Off LGBTQ Pride Month At The Old Bronx Courthouse This Friday With a Huge Celebration!

This Friday from 8PM to 11:30PM, join BAAD (Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance) in collaboration with No Longer Empty’s exhibition to kick off Pride month in what is being touted as the largest, “queer pride art and performance carnival The Bronx has yet seen”…along with Queer marriage vows being officiated for the first (and last) time at The Old Bronx Courthouse.

The Bronx has limited venues for the LGBTQ community to come together and this Friday may very well be the largest indoor gathering and event since The Warehouse off the Grand Concourse was open back in the 90’s.

“I’m Coming Out” Pride Party Saturday, June 21st at Bruckner Bar & Grill

Come to Bruckner Bar & Grill tomorrow for wonderful event for the LGBTQ community in celebration of Pride Month.

The event begins at 10PM and lasts until the party ends!

Bruckner Bar & Grill is located at 1 Bruckner Blvd, Bronx, NY 10454

For more information regarding this event, contact Abates@harlemunited.org

In The Bronx, 20 Kids and Counting: Lesbian Couple Raises Foster Children For Past Decade

The New York Times recently published a heartwarming story and slide show in the Lens Blog on a same-sex couple in Mott Haven who have successfully raised 20 foster children — with no signs of stopping.

You may remember that a report released in 2008 showed that same-sex couples in the Bronx were more likely, than any other borough in the city and perhaps county in the nation, to have children so it shouldn’t be surprising to Bronxites.

I Am Gay And You’re Gonna Hear Me Roar – BAX NYC: The Bronx Art Exchange

Last night was the opening exhibition of GAY at the Longwood Gallery at Hostos Community College —a very much ‘in your face body of work by 20 artists of color exploring the shift in gay culture within the past decade.

I ran into friend and fellow Bronxite Jeffrey Guard of The Bronx Arts Exchange and we were both pretty much in awe at the exhibit and frankly quite proud that we were experiencing this in the South Bronx of all places.