LGBT Latinas and Latinos have made important political, artistic, and cultural contributions to New York City life since the mid-20th century, particularly after immigration from South America and the Carribean increased in the 1960s and 1970s.
Cuban-born Tony Segura, perhaps the earliest notable figure of this group, was among the most significant activists of the burgeoning LGBT rights movement in 1950s America; later pioneers include those hailing from or having roots in Puerto Rico (such as co-founders Charles Rice-González and Arthur Avilés of the Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance (BAAD!) and trans activist Sylvia Rivera), Colombia (such as community and AIDS activist Guillermo Vasquez), and Cuba (such as Ana María Simo, co-founder of Medusa’s Revenge and the Lesbian Avengers, and award-winning Off-Broadway playwright Irene Fornés).
This curated collection explores Hispanic-run and/or associated nightlife spots, beaches, and performance venues, as well as artist residences and works of art.
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Fashion illustrator Antonio Lopez and art director Juan Ramos had a 27-year professional collaboration that reinvigorated and redefined fashion illustration at a time when photography was being prioritized for advertising.... Learn More