Ali Forney Center for LGBT Youth Opens In Harlem

image008As part of a multi-year effort to provide New Yorkers with free access to state-of-the-art computer and technology centers, Time Warner Cable will officially open one of its Learning Labs at Ali Forney Center in Harlem on April 24 at 2 p.m. Continue Reading →

Harlem Hates Hate At ATLAH Church

atlah-protest-3-thumb-480xauto-36405On Saturday, March 29th, 2014 more than 50 LGBT activists from groups like ACT UP demonstrated in front of the ATLAH Church on Lenox Avenue in Harlem, protesting the church’s controversial sign (right) that called for the stoning of gay people. Continue Reading →

Don’t Hate, Celebrate All Our Neighbors In Harlem

1969345_10152353613319047_121569995_nSTOP demonizing black LGBT people in Black Church Pulpits! The sad fact is more than half of the congregants in black churches aren’t married ANYWAY–and the kids in Sunday School live in single parent households. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Gladys Bentley, “America’s Greatest Sepia Piano Player” 1920′s, (video)

gladysfemmeThe amazing Gladys Bentley (August 12, 1907 – January 18, 1960) was an American blues singer during the beginning of Harlem’s Renaissance in the 1920′s. Continue Reading →

Gladys Bentley’s Mona’s Club 440, Harlem, 1942 (video)

monas440The advertisement above if for Mona’s Club 440 in 1942, with the explicit use of the word “gay” featured prominently. Continue Reading →

East Harlem LGBT And El Barrio Walking Tours

This June, The Municipal Art Society of New York’s walking tour program offers two tours focusing on Harlem . On June 10, in honor of Gay Pride Month, urban planner Laurence Frommer leads a walk through the history of LGBT Harlem. Continue Reading →