The Bronx LGBTQ Center
Celebrates The Holidays
December 6, 2013, the Bronx, NY: The new Bronx LGBTQ Center (the “Center”) sends glad tidings to all in celebrating this holiday season and is excited to announce two initiatives for the holidays:
First, the Center joins the NYC LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce to support homeless LGBTQ youth in NYC at their Taste the Rainbows holiday party on Saturday, December 7 from 7-11pm at Ralph's Diner (1315 Commerce Avenue, Bronx, NY). Monies raised at the party will be donated to the Metropolitan Community Church of New York's programs that serve NYC's homeless LGBTQ youth, including Sylvia's Place.
Tomorrow's event will be hosted by NYC Latina Sweetheart Comedian Cindy SugaRush and feature performances by Johnny Silvestri, a NYC-based artist of many talents, as well Tym Moss, the Center's president and an entertainer. Music will be provided by DJ Lawrence J. Seiler and Company, in association with Chris Kennedy Enterprises, who are donating all of their services and equipment in the true spirit of the holidays.
Also sponsoring and providing support to the Taste the Rainbows event tomorrow evening are Inca Kola, Ralph's Diner, Ana Rosero, Lissette Santana, The Bronx LGBTQ Center, Lawrence J Seiler and Company in association with Chris Kennedy Enterprises, The Rhythm Cartel, and The Family Estrades,
The new Center is pleased to be able to assist such a noble endeavor that directly supports our communities, especially homeless LGBTQ youth, who are some of our most vulnerable.
For more information about the Taste the Rainbows holiday party, visit http://on.fb.me/1bkbdRg.
Second, the Center will hold its Family Holigays program in celebration of Christmas and Kwanzaa on Thursday, December 26 from 2-6pm at the First Lutheran Church of Throggs Neck (3075 Baisley Avenue , Bronx, NY). Family Holigays is a program of the center featuring pot-luck gatherings to celebrate the major holidays throughout the year.
Unfortunately, many within the LGBTQ community are still ostracized by their families and friends because of who they are. These pot luck gatherings offer a welcoming celebration of the major holidays throughout the year to provide support to everyone in our communities, especially the marginalized and ostracized. It is hoped that the feelings of loneliness such community members often face will be lessened in what otherwise would be a celebratory and joyous time.
While there is no cost to attend the Family Holigays celebration for Christmas and Kwanza on December 26th, registration is requested to help coordinate the food for this pot-luck event. Donations are always appreciated and welcomed. For more information about the event, including the unwanted gifts Secret Santa, and to register, visit https://familyholigayskwanzmas.eventbrite.com.
The Bronx LGBTQ Center is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization building a new community services center for LGBTQ and supportive individuals in the Bronx, lower Westchester, and upper Manhattan. It offers supportive services such as a free legal clinic, youth and women's groups, and social and recreational events. The Center is partnering with other community-based organizations to provide clinical and health-related services to the community. For more information, email email@example.com, call 347-LGBT-BX1, or visit us online at http://bronxlgbtqcenter.org, on Facebook at http://facebook.com/bronxlgbtqcenter, on Google+ at http://google.com/+BronxlgbtqcenterOrg and on Twitter at @BxLGBTQcenter.
Contact Peter C. Frank with questions: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 914-417-9579.
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