In Novemeber of 2011 FIERCE members held on visioning session with the Hester Street Collaborative to imagine and dream of what the Our Spot could look like and how the West Village Community could support it.
On October 24, FIERCE, allies and community members gathered at Harlem Lanes for the 2009 Return of the reBOWLution—our second annual, youth organized grassroots fundraising event.
Thanks to your support, we raised over $25,000 to support FIERCE in building the leadership and power of LGBTQ youth of color in NYC.
A special thanks to all the bowl-a-thon teams, team captains, FIERCE members and staff for all your work to make this year's event an amazing success!
To learn more about the FIERCE Bowl-a-thon, visit http://www.fiercenyc.org/index.php?s=127.
To view the full photo gallery, visit our Flickr account.
Photos courtesy of FIERCE, Keegan Presta, Shannon Tamsin and Kel Morin.
Click to see Return of the ReBOWLution 2009
On Friday, October 30, 2009, FIERCE held its annual Halloween Party. The party, held at Judson Memorial Church, was FIERCE's biggest base-building event of the year. Over 150 LGBTQ youth of color from across the city came out to support this event, meet other LGBTQ youth, learn more about FIERCE and dance the night away.
Thanks to all the LGBTQ youth who made this party such a huge success. A special thanks to Judson Memorial Church for donating their space and to DJ Bonnie Danger for providing the tunes.
We hope you enjoy these snapshots from the event. To view the full photo gallery, visit our Flickr account.
Click to see Halloween Party 2009
Watch members get fit FIERCE style with Tabata Tuesday! Its a free workout that is acessible and quick! Click here for more information about Tabata Tuesday!
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On September 19, 2009, FIERCE, Friends of Hudson River Park and the Kiki Coalition organized a historic Ball for LGBTQ youth on Pier 46 in the West Village. The Global Warming Ball was a huge success, drawing over 600 LGBTQ youth and featuring performances by Vogue Evolution.
The youth-led event also marked a major victory in FIERCE’s Safe Space Saves Lives Campaign to ensure that the needs of LGBTQ youth of color are not forgotten in the wake of developments along the West Village Waterfront.
A special thanks to the Friends of Hudson River Park and members of the Kiki Coalition—The Hetrick-Martin Institute, Gay Men's Health Crisis, HEAT, The Door, FACES and OutSpoken—for partnering with us on this event and to the performers, DJ, and hundreds of youth who helped make the event a huge success for our community.
Photos courtesy of:
- Stephanie Cifuentes, Active FIERCE Member
- Mango, FIERCE Alumni
- Luna Luis Ortiz-Legacy, Community Health Specialist, GMHC
- Jovan White
Visit FIERCE's YouTube channel for video highlights provided by OutSpoken and stay tuned to our website for photos, videos, blogs and more.
Click to see Global Warming Ball
On Friday, August 28, FIERCE hosted a . The forum was a great opportunity for candidates to meet and hear directly from FIERCE members and other LGBTQ youth of color, and for our community to hear directly from candidates about their plans to work on issues facing LGBTQ youth in the West Village and citywide.
Many thanks to Yetta Kurland and Maria Passannante-Derr for participating in this important dialogue and to all the FIERCE members, alumni and friends who turned out for the event.
Photos courtesy of FIERCE Alumni Tony Mango.
Click to see FIERCE Friday Forum with District 3 Candidates
Take a look at exciting Wellness events that occurred during 2010! Interested in participating in future Wellness programs? Email Emerson!
Click to see 2010 Wellness Moments!
Monday, August 10, 2009: FIERCE's first-ever interactive West Village Walking Tour for Donors and Allies
Nearly 30 active members, donors, allies, Board members, FIERCE alumni, and staff, gathered together to learn more about LGBTQ history in the West Village, particularly the often-forgotten contributions of LGBTQ people of color, and how gentrification has impacted the neighborhood over the years.
All photos courtesy of FIERCE Alumni Mango and Communications Director Ellen Vaz.
Click to see West Village Walking Tour for Donors & Allies
Sunday, June 28th 2009: FIERCE marches in the NYC LGBTQ pride march and shows your messages!
Click to see 2009 NYC LGBTQ Pride March
Thursday, June 25th 2009: FIERCE screened Paris is Burning on pier 46 which marked the first ever programming on the pier for LGBTQ youth.
Click to see Paris Is Burning: Screening on pier 46
Saturday, June 20, 2009: FIERCE joins GLOBE in their annual march and BBQ!
Click to see Bushwick Solidarity March & BBQ
Sunday, June 7th 2009: FIERCE marches in Queens Pride 2009 with some fabolousness!
Click to see Queens Pride 2009
Saturday: June 6, 2009: FIERCE joins the rally on the 77th precinct led by the S.O.S. Collective and GLOBE!
Click to see Rally on the 77th Precinct
Monday, April 13, 2009 @ Housing Works - FIERCE presents our White Paper recommendations to the Waterfront Committee of CB2
Click to see Waterfront Committee Meeting
Monday, March 9, 2009 @ the LGBT Center - Painting It Pink: FIERCE's White Paper Release Event
Click to see Painting It Pink!
Saturday, October 25th, 2008 @ Harlem Lanes -FIERCE presents our first annual bowl-a-thon! The reBOWLution is HERE!!
Click to see October 25, 2008: reBOWLution Bowl-A-Thon
FIERCE represented at 4th Annual Trans Day of Action for Social and Economic Justice organized by the Trans Justice working group of the Audre Lorde Project. Check out our photos of FIERCE at the 2008 Trans Day of Action! The Rebellion is NOT Over!
Click to see Trans Day of Action!
FIERCE rolls with the Right to the City Alliance (RTTC) to Miami, Florida for a national action: MARCH ON THE MAYORS to demand our Right to the City!
Friday, June 13th, 2008 @ the LGBT Center - Official Campaign Launch party for FIERCE's Our S.P.O.T. (Safe Place for Organizing Together) Campaign.
OUR FIGHT FOR A 24-HOUR LGBTQ YOUTH CENTER ON PIER 40!
Click to see June 13, 2008: Campaign Launch Party!
May 9 - 11, 2008
The Campaign Steering Committee Retreat was an important space where FIERCE active members and staff strategized about what its going to take to build on the success of our campaign work, pull our community together, and create change. Check out the pictures from this amazing weekend!
Click to see Campaign Steering Committee Retreat
May 20, 2008
FIERCE rolls out 20 strong to join Domestic Worker's United in Albany. We lobbied our legistlators for equal rights and protection for all Domestic Workers!
Click to see FIERCE at the Domestic Worker's United Lobby Day
ELP1 is the first level of FIERCE's leadership development program. ELP1 is a 5 week political education and training session that includes workshops on LGBTQ history and systems of oppression, to the prison industrial complex and gentrification. Spring of 2008 was our largest class to date; we graduated 16 participants! Please enjoy these photos of the program.