From http://www.gaycenter.org/projectpushback Project Pushback is a new initiative from the Centers in New York and Los Angeles to reframe the national debate on marriage equality for same-sex couples. Submit your video entry before May 18 and you can win up to $2,500. Check the link for details. This video was created by members of Center Media for a similar contest in 2004.
Archive for April 2009
From http://www.gaycenter.org/out/ Out at the Center was on hand to tape the one of a kind dance performance art of the House of Ninja mixed here with the spoken word art of Emanuel Xavier. Benny Ninja and other members of the house talk about the passion they share for the art they create, the legacy of Willie Ninja, and the fellowship of dancing together. It all happened at the Jewish Community Center on the Upper West Side. Here are some highlights. This video excerpt is from Out at the Center, a TV show and video podcast of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center of New York City. The show is made possible thanks to members of the Center and viewers like you. To find out more, join or donate go to: http://www.gaycenter.org/support
From http://gaycenter.org/aidswalk Spring is here and that means get ready for this year’s AIDS Walk. Please sign up to walk with the Center’s team, and then join us on May 17th in Central Park. If you can’t be there, please donate at the link to support the important HIV/AIDS services provided by the Center.
From http://www.gaycenter.org/out/ Linda Villarosa, author of Passing for Black and Fiona Zedde, author of Hungry for It, stopped by the Center to tell us what motivates their writing in these books and to give advice to up and coming black, lesbian writers, including tips on marketing black lesbian erotica. This video excerpt is from Out at the Center, a TV show and video podcast of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center of New York City. The show is made possible thanks to members of the Center and viewers like you. To find out more, join or donate go to: http://www.gaycenter.org/support
Terry Boggis Honored by Family Equality Council
The Center’s Director of the Center’s family program – Center Kids, Center Families, Terry Boggis, will be honored on April 21, 2009 by Family Equality Council, along with Platinum Recording Artist Clay Aiken at Night at the Tavern, Family Equality Council’s annual New York City gala.
This honor coincides with the upcoming 20th Anniversary of Center Kids.
Terry Boggis was one of the founding members of Center Kids in 1988, the year her son was born. She worked as a member of the award-winning program’s volunteer steering committee until 1994, when she was hired as its first paid administrator. Terry has been the full-time director of the Center’s family programming since January 1997. For 20 years, Center Kids has emphasized lobbying, training, testifying, educating and otherwise advocating on behalf of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender families and other “nontraditional” families, in addition to providing a social support network for LGBT parents and their children in the New York City metro region.
Terry has published and contributed to articles on LGBT family issues in The New York Times and other New York City dailies, Out Magazine and other gay media, and she has helped produce, and has also appeared on, news programming for the major networks. Her articles and essays have appeared in Our Right to Love lesbian anthology (Ginny Vida, ed., Simon & Schuster, 1995), the Lesbian and Gay Almanacs (Berkeley Books, 1996), The Lesbian and Gay Book of Love and Marriage (Paula Martinac, 1998), and Homefronts (Jess Wells, ed.,Alyson Books, 2000), among others. Terry has conducted LGBT awareness and anti-bias training and spoken on issues of concern to nontraditional families at the Lesbian and Gay Law Association, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force’s Creating Change Conference, the Center for Lesbian & Gay Studies (CLAGS), City University of New York/ NYU “Relatively Speaking” conference on LGBT families, at SUNY-Stony Brook, John Jay College, and C.W. Post, and in New York City public and private schools, among other venues. She has taught communications as a member of the adjunct faculty of Pace University.
Terry is also a founding board member and former board co-chair of Queers for Economic Justice.
Cocktails with Content presents: A Networking Seminar for Women
Thursday, April 23, 2009 at The CenterOpen Bar Reception 6PM
The Center is proud to announce a seminar designed to allow the women within the LBQT community to improve their networking skills and make effective and strategic networking connections. In addition participants will be able to develop their leadership skills and improve their ability and capacity to network with confidence.
The Center is proud to announce a seminar designed to allow LBTQ women to improve their networking skills and make effective and strategic networking connections. In addition, participants will be able to develop their leadership skills and improve their ability and capacity to network with confidence.
Our seminar will be moderated by Katherine Linton. Our seminar will be led by Lisa A. Linsky, Jennifer Brown, Jim Arnoff and Chris Crespo.
Katherine Linton is an award-winning producer whose documentaries have aired on PBS, A&E, Logo, VH1, Bravo, TLC and Discovery Health.
Lisa Linsky is a Partner in the law firm of McDermott Will & Emery LLP in the New York office.
Jennifer Brown is the founder of Jennifer Brown Consulting, a leadership, communications and diversity consulting firm based in New York City.
Jim Arnoff is a Certified Life/Career Coach specializing in the entertainment industry. He is a graduate of IPEC Coaching, leads teleclassses for iPEC on niche/brand coaching and is a member of the International Coach Federation. Jim is also a television packaging agent and entertainment lawyer.
Chris Crespo is an Inclusiveness Director leading lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and ally inclusion efforts at Ernst & Young.
From http://www.gaycenter.org/out/ Nancy Polikoff is a professor of law at American University Washington College of Law. She spoke at the Center to highlight some of the principal ideas in her book, Beyond Straight and Gay Marriage. She offers a fresh and incisive look at how the law treats the diverse array of contemporary American families and why marriage as currently defined by law is part of the problem. This video excerpt is from Out at the Center, a TV show and video podcast of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center of New York City. The show is made possible thanks to members of the Center and viewers like you. To find out more, join or donate go to: http://www.gaycenter.org/support
From http://www.gaycenter.org/out Hosted by Teddy Alexandro-Evans, the Center’s half-hour TV show opens with highlights from a party with MTV Real World Brooklyn housemates Baya, JD, and Scott. Downtown scenester Mike Albo gives us a taste of edgy New York humor, Christian de la Huerta offers insights on the spiritual side of LGBT life; authors Linda Villarosa and Fione Zedde entertain and enlighten other black lesbian writers; artist Lyle Ashton Harris discusses his work; and the House of Ninja turns it out with an exclusive dance performance. This TV program and video podcast is produced by Center Media at the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center of New York City and made possible by viewers like you. To show your support go to http://www.gaycenter.org/support
From http://www.gaycenter.org/out Author Martin Duberman sat down to speak with Sarah Schulman on the publication of Radical Acts, a collection of four of his politically charged plays. Here is some of their conversation. This video excerpt is from Out at the Center, a TV show and video podcast of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center of New York City. The show is made possible thanks to members of the Center and viewers like you. To find out more, join or donate go to: http://www.gaycenter.org/support
The Center is part of the New York State LGBT Health and Human Services Network, and plays an integral part in shaping policies for many LGBT service providers across the state, as well as building LGBT sensitive curriculum and procedures in other health service organizations, hospitals, and schools. Here is your chance to make your voice heard!
Take a short survey on LGBT health and human services issues at http://www.gaycenter.org/nylgbtsurvey and be a part of a historic statewide effort—the first in New York and perhaps the nation—to research and document the needs of LGBT New Yorkers to ensure those needs don’t go unaddressed by government and health and human service providers. The information you provide will go toward fighting for policy changes and funding to make services to LGBT people in New York equitable and LGBT-friendly.
This survey is open to all LGBT New Yorkers ages 18 and over, and should take only 10 minutes to complete. Please take the survey only once by Monday, April 20.
All participants are eligible to enter for a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card with your completed survey! Information provided for the raffle will be confidential and not linked to your survey responses.
For more information or to receive paper surveys, e-mail Kimberly Eisen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This survey is a project of the Empire State Pride Agenda, the NYS LGBT Health and Human Services Network, and Somjen Frazer Consulting.