Communities of Color
Throughout many sections of New York City, cultural institutions, businesses, organizations, and gathering places have been created by and for people of color.
This includes LGBT people of color, who have either made significant contributions to places connected to communities of color; run LGBT-specific businesses and organizations, such as Bum Bum Bar in Queens or the Audre Lorde Project in Brooklyn; or founded mixed (gay and straight) spaces, such as the Asociación de Arte Latinoamericano (now INTAR) in Manhattan or the Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance (BAAD!).
This curated collection highlights public spaces predominantly associated with LGBT people of color, with a notable concentration in the long-time Black mecca of Harlem. Please contact us at [email protected] if you know of others we should add to the website.
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Featured Historic Sites ( 17 )
The congregation of this former church was led by the pioneering, openly gay Reverend Paul M. Abels from 1973 to 1984. The church and neighboring parish house also provided meeting... Learn More
Beginning in the 1920s, this Harlem rowhouse was home to a number of important Black social and political organizations. Most notably, it served as the National Headquarters for the March... Learn More