Posts Tagged ‘LGBT’

Center Opens First LGBTQ Haven in Washington Heights | The Uptowner

Center Opens First LGBTQ Haven in Washington Heights | The Uptowner

by Deanna Hirsch Ka’Trina Marshall moved to New York City six months ago after being kicked out of her mother’s house in Atlanta. A homeless, HIV positive, transgender woman, she relied on new friends and temporary shelters for survival. Then she met a worker on the street from the Dominican Women‘s Development Center who offered […]


Dominican Nail Artist Calls Out Social Issues With Woke Nail Designs | Huffington Post

Dominican Nail Artist Calls Out Social Issues With Woke Nail Designs | Huffington Post

From BLM to LGBT pride, her nail art masterpieces make a statement. BY Shonitria Anthony One woman is giving people the opportunity to express their views on social issues like feminism, racial equality and cultural pride in an unexpected way. Dominican nail artist Ami Vega has been doing hand-painted nail art for about five years. […]


Uptown Residents To Hold Vigil For The Victims Of The Orlando Attack

Uptown Residents To Hold Vigil For The Victims Of The Orlando Attack

Uptown residents will hold a community vigil for the victims of the tragic shooting that took place in Orlando Saturday night. The candle light vigil will start at 8:30 pm at Bennett Park (Ft. Washington Ave. and W.183rd St.) in Washington Heights. The vigil will bring together local elected officials, religious leaders and community members […]


Helping homeless youth in Harlem get free prescription glasses | Mashable

Helping homeless youth in Harlem get free prescription glasses | Mashable

by Katie Dupere When Clay Ferguson was jumped in a New York City coffee shop, his attackers stole his phone, his ID and his money. Then, they broke his glasses. Two weeks later, Clay is still jittery, blinking frantically as he looks anywhere but at me. As he recounts the night, he visibly winces at […]


UPinion: #imwithher | Manhattan Times

UPinion: #imwithher | Manhattan Times

BY Liz Ritter (@LizRittr) I went to my first Bernie Sanders (for Senate) rally in 2006. His passion and energy and fist-in-the-air championing of the little guy are infectious and real. His continued presence in the Democratic Primary has allowed it to be dominated by substantive talk about ideas. And when decent, smart Democrats talk […]


Op-Led: Uptown Is Feeling The Bern…

Op-Led: Uptown Is Feeling The Bern...

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Bernie Sanders spent the entire weekend spreading that Uptown Love. Bernie kicked off Saturday with a rousing rally at the venerable United Palace in the heart of Washington Heights. While the mainstream press has chosen to focus on the hate, venom and vitriol of the other side, Bernie Sanders has quietly […]


Uptown Video: No Love For Ted Cruz In The Bronx

Uptown Video: No Love For Ted Cruz In The Bronx

We got your New York Values right here. S/O to Rebel Diaz for letting the right-wing hate monger Ted Cruz know that he is not at all welcome in the BX. Shame on Democratic Party Senator Ruben Diaz Sr. for giving respectability to such a mean-spirited bigot. Click play below and enjoy.


UPinion: On Myth and Opportunity – #FeelTheBern

UPinion: On Myth and Opportunity - #FeelTheBern

BY Juan Ignacio Rosa (@JuanRosa_NYC) Like many Democratic voters my age and younger, I #FeelTheBern. We perceive in Sen. Bernie Sanders’ campaign for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination the best hope for addressing the structural inequalities that are robbing our generation of the economic security essential to achieving the ever-elusive American Dream. To be clear, […]


Historian Sheds Light on Harlem’s Gay Past | DNAinfo

Historian Sheds Light on Harlem's Gay Past | DNAinfo

By Gustavo Solis HARLEM — The term “Harlem Renaissance,” which captured the social, cultural and artistic tidal wave that catapulted the area to international recognition in the 1930s was coined by Alain LeRoy Locke, a gay man who was not only a professor at Howard University but became the first African-American to be named a […]


Uptown Bar Known for Arts and LGBT Events Shutters | DNAinfo

By Lindsay Armstrong WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — A local bar known for its arts programming and for providing a home for Uptown LGBT community events — including one inspired by extravagant drag balls held in Harlem 80 years ago — has closed its doors due to financial struggles, its owner said. The Red Room Lounge, located […]


Pioneering Washington Heights gay bar ‘No Parking’ closes | NY Daily News

Pioneering Washington Heights gay bar 'No Parking' closes | NY Daily News

BY Michael J. Feeney There was a whole lot of sadness in Washington Heights last weekend. No Parking, one of Upper Manhattan’s only gay bars, and the first in Washington Heights, closed Sunday to make way for a gym. The tiny bar built a reputation as a pioneering addition when it opened eight years ago, […]


Has Inwood Become New York’s New ‘Gayborhood’? | Northattan

Has Inwood Become New York’s New ‘Gayborhood’? | Northattan

By Sterling Wong When Joel Peterson moved to Inwood in 2011 after ending a relationship, he was single and ready to mingle. He downloaded two location-based dating apps for men hoping to find some local guys to meet. He was disappointed with what he found. “I remember thinking: Wow, there’re not many gay men up […]


Uptown Video: I am Ivan (most of the time)

Video by Arlene Schulman (@ArleneSchulman) I am Ivan (most of the time) (full length version) features Ivan Perez of Washington Heights: counselor by day, drag queen at night. This longer version explores the transformation of Ivan and includes a lengthier interview with Ivan/Madison Banks, who talks about what it feels like to perform in drag […]


Uptown Video: I am Ivan (most of the time)

Video by Arlene Schulman (@ArleneSchulman) Meet 27 year old Ivan Perez, a guidance counselor by day and a drag queen by night. I am Ivan (most of the time) is a shorter version of a work in progress. The longer version expects to include Ivan in performance at Mamajuana Dyckman on Monday, June 3, 20132 […]


Daniel Lyons: Reframing Masculinity | Huffington Post

Daniel Lyons: Reframing Masculinity | Huffington Post

BY Daniel Lyons The first time I went to No Parking, I gagged on the chandelier. Hanging from the center of this former parking garage-turned-gay bar in Washington Heights, was an orb of neon lights that illuminated its mostly Dominican patrons. I had just moved to the neighborhood and was delighted to find that my […]


UPinion: The Magical Gay | Storylane

UPinion: The Magical Gay | Storylane

By John Paul Infante (@infantejp) Last Tuesday night Maine, Maryland, and Washington all passed referendums in support of legal unions. These victories are great, but there are still many Americans who oppose gay marriage. The popularity of shows like Glee and The New Normal are being touted as progress. However, I wonder if nothing will […]


Tonight is Dominican Night @ The New York International Latino Film Festival

Tonight is Dominican Night @ The New York International Latino Film Festival

That’s right people; the always-popular Dominican Night of the New York International Latino Film Festival is going down tonight at our very own Columbia Medical Alumni Auditorium (630 West 168th Street) at 7 pm. The movie selection is Eliot Loves, a coming of age tale of a young Dominican-American Gay man and his search for […]


It’s Time for the inQbator

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012, 7 – 9  pm Word Up Books (4157 Broadway) inQbator is a monthly reading, spoken word, and performance art program series focusing on LGBT literature and culture. Created by artist, Hector Canonge, director of the recognized film program CINEMAROSA, inQbator supports emerging local and national Queer writers and artists by featuring […]


inQbator – Queer Armenians Invade the Heights Tonight @ Word Up Books

QUEERED: WHAT’S TO BE DONE WITH XCENTRIC ART a new book from Queering Yerevan Readings: Shushan Avagyan & Nancy Agabian Video: Arpi Adamyan Wednesday, March 14, 2012, 7 PM Word Up: Community Bookstore 4157 Broadway (at 176th Street) Washington Heights, NYC I n Q b a t o r is pleased to introduce the reading presentation […]


The inQbator Series Returns With A Reading of Queered @ Word Up Books On March 14th

The inQbator Series Returns With A Reading of Queered @ Word Up Books On March 14th

QUEERED: WHAT’S TO BE DONE WITH XCENTRIC ART a new book from Queering Yerevan Readings: Shushan Avagyan & Nancy Agabian Video: Arpi Adamyan Wednesday, March 14, 2012, 7 PM Word Up: Community Bookstore 4157 Broadway (at 176th Street) Washington Heights, NYC I n Q b a t o r is pleased to introduce the reading presentation […]


The Monthly inQbator Art Series Kicks Off Tonight @ Word Up Books

Launching and Reception Wednesday, February 15th, 2012, 7 – 9  pm Word Up Books (4157 Broadway) inQbator is a monthly reading, spoken word, and performance art program series focusing on LGBT literature and culture. Created by artist, Hector Canonge, director of the recognized film program CINEMAROSA, inQbator supports emerging local and national Queer writers and […]


Take The A Train To No Parking Bar! | The Village Voice: La Daily Musto

Take The A Train To No Parking Bar! | The Village Voice: La Daily Musto

By Michael Musto For Broadway babies who’ve always dreamed of going “way up to Washington Heights,” you should do so and make sure to stop by No Parking, the ambient gay bar at 4168 Broadway (on 177th Street). Come on, park your butt somewhere other than the usual twinks-in-retail vodka palace. Last night, the place’s […]


Save the Date: LGBT Health Panel @ CUMC On Thursday October 27th

Save the Date: LGBT Health Panel @ CUMC On Thursday October 27th

Dean Bobbie Berkowitz & the School of Nursing & the CUMC Center for Student Wellness invite you to a discussion of  the Institute of Medicine’s report. Title:  The Health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People: Building a Foundation for Better Understanding Presenters: Walter O. Bockting, PhD Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, […]


Confessions of a Go-Go Dancer

Confessions of a Go-Go Dancer

BY Tania Rashid (@TaniaRashid) No Parking bills itself as Washington Heights’ premier gay club. Wednesdays to Sundays, a mixed crowd flocks here to join the party. [soundcloud url=”http://soundcloud.com/northattan2011/noparking”] We invite you to like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter, or e-mail us at UptownCollective@gmail.com.

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