Tag Archive | NYC
The family of a transgender woman, who died in a New York jail, has settled a lawsuit with the city for $5.9 million dollars, the largest civil settlement paid for a death in custody, according to advocates. Layleen Polanco, 27, a Black Hispanic trans woman, died of an epileptic seizure, during solitary confinement at Rikers […]
(Reuters) – Floats, all-night parties and parades may be out, but the LGBTQ community is returning to its roots by teaming up with black activists for Pride month celebrations in the United States. While the coronavirus epidemic has forced the cancellation of traditional Pride events in June, US gay groups are using virtual gatherings to […]
As bars and clubs shutter around the world, drag queens are performing online to make up for lost income and keep their fans in good spirits during the coronavirus epidemic. From live-streaming shows from home, to personalised Instagram raps for fans, some of the biggest names in drag, including RuPaul’s Drag Race stars, Latrice Royale […]
New York City will start offering a gender-neutral option on death certificates, officials said on Tuesday, as part of a growing movement away from strictly male or female designations. As of next year, the city’s Health Department will include an ‘X’ option for residents who do not identify themselves as male or female.
The DreamWalk Fashion Show (now in its third year) has announced that their very first disabled genderqueer drag queen has joined the model lineup for this year’s show, at the Live Nation’s Gramercy Theatre in NYC, on September 15. Pink Oracle, a disability rights advocate from Philadelphia, will be joining all the other fabulous and […]
The Violet Quill was an informal group of gay authors of fiction, mostly resident in New York City, formed in 1980. Their purpose was to act as an interest and support group for each other, with the hope of reflecting the uniqueness of the LGBTQ community, and improving the profile and respect of the American […]
If you want some beat-driven, but really laid-back music (with a message) on this Sunday morning, just have a listen to the latest single from Connecticut-born, NYC-based, indie-pop artist, singer-songwriter, Birch. The single is called Spelling Lessons. Birch says it’s about it’s about “institutionalized sexism and my experience as a girl. I hope it resonates with […]
Caitlin Helms was shopping with her mother in downtown New York when a sign in a store window stopped them in their tracks: “The world’s first gender-free store”. The pitch struck a chord with Helms, who said she had been blurring gender lines with her choice of clothes since age 13. “It’s nice to have […]
This Monday morning, we bring you another great track from Prime, whom we featured in our July monthly edition of EILE Magazine. This multi-ethnic pop singer-songwriter is truly a citizen of the world, who was raised in New York City, and this is reflected in his music, which is an unusual mix of energetic beats, […]
Those of you who may be going to New York for Thanksgiving may want to see acoustic/electronic band Goldfish live. Goldfish, the South African organic house duo, known for blending acoustic instruments with electronic beats, will be performing at NYC’s own Bowery Ballroom next Friday, Nov 25!