Gap Trims Old Navy And Banana Republic In Brand Overhaul In Harlem And Other Locales

photoGap Inc. reported quarterly earnings on Thursday with bad news for fans of two of its brands. The apparel giant announced it’s closing 75 Old Navy and Banana Republic stores outside North America, including closing all its Old Navy stores in Japan, as part of an organizational right-sizing that CEO Art Peck hopes will reverse its fortunes. Continue Reading →

Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito And Others Support Mayor’s Gender Equity

CCCADI Gala     New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito   IOU_7934Executive Director of the Commission on Gender Equity Azadeh Khalili today announced the launch of the CGE website: nyc.gov/genderequity. Continue Reading →

Target To Allow Transgenders To Use Bathroom Of Their Choice In Harlem

target lgbt logoAs some of you may know, Harlem has a Target store in East Harlem, what some of you may not know is that Target said on Tuesday, April 20th, 2016, is that transgender employees and customers can now use the bathroom that corresponds with their gender identity, becoming the first big retailer to weigh in on an issue at the center of a heated national debate. Continue Reading →

NYPD’s Fresh Look At Harlem ’90s Transgender Murders

trans3n-1-webTheir murders were barely noticed, two transgendered women and a man who dressed as both sexes, slain within 13 months of each other in Harlem in the 1990s. Continue Reading →

Murder Trial Tells Harlem Story Of An Unspoken Epidemic

1c366c9411243e916b457726066051bbYou might not have heard of Islan Nettles, the 21-year-old aspiring fashion designer who was brutally beaten and killed in Harlem, New York in 2013.

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Harlem Hospital Designated “Leader In LGBT Healthcare Equality”

slide_new_harlem_hospitalDr. Ram Raju, President and CEO of NYC Health + Hospitals, announced today that Harlem Hospital in Harlem and 20 others in the City’s essential public health system have been recognized as angel by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation for 2016. Continue Reading →

Facing The Lonliest Time Of The Year In Harlem

loneliness purpose 1By Holly Maholm

Not everyone this holiday season will be surrounded by loving family and friends. Those in the LGBT community are often ignored or even disowned by their family and friends – especially when they first “come out.” Continue Reading →

Health Department Recognizes Transgender Day Of Remember

178230157-people-gather-at-a-vigil-for-slain-transgender-woman.jpg.CROP.promo-xlarge2The New York City Health Department today recognized Transgender Day of Remembrance issuing a request for proposal (RFP) that will fund community-based providers to develop and pilot a curriculum-based workshop for transgender men to promote their general and sexual health.   Continue Reading →

Join The Rally Against Hate Speech In Harlem

love not hateThe sign once read: “Jesus Would Stone Homos.” Now it says: “You Sodomites and Freaks Have Soiled Harlem.” Frustrated by years of hateful language posted on signage outside of Atlah Worldwide Missionary Church, Harlem neighbors will hold a rally against hate speech on Monday, November 23rd, 2015 outside of 38 W. 123 St. at Lenox Ave. Continue Reading →

A “Morehouse Fag” On An All-Male HBCU Campus

male and she male at morehouseNestled in the heart of Atlanta’s University Center, Morehouse College is a beacon of black male excellence. Continue Reading →