Press Releases & Statements
Check out the current and previous press releases and advisory about FIERCE actions and events.
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Ellen Vaz, Communications Director
- February 11, 2013: LGBTQ Youth of Color Converge in Chicago to Tackle Key Issues Largely Left Out of Mainstream 'Gay' Agenda; FIERCE's Connect Our Roots Summit to highlight organizing strategies and tacktics to address homelessness, police violence and diminishing services for LGBTQ Youth
FIERCE, Friends of Hudson River Park & Kiki Coalition Organize Historic Ball for LGBTQ Youth on Pier 46 in the West Village.
- September 12th, 2008: FIERCE plans to moblize to Pier 40 Public Hearing to fight for a development plan that includes the needs of LGBTQ youth.
- August 26th, 2008: FIERCE and Right to the City NYC holds solidarity action on the 3rd anniversary of Hurricanes Katrina & Rita.
- June 13th, 2008: FIERCE holds campaign launch party for the Our S.P.O.T. (Safe Place for Organizing Together) - a 24-hour LGBTQ youth center on Pier 40.
PRESS RELEASES & STATEMENTS
- June 3rd, 2011: LGBTQ Youth of Color Organization— FIERCE — Demands Immediate End to the Targeting and Harassment of LGBTQ Youth in the West Village ~ NYPD's "Quality of Life" Initiative and efforts to "clean up" Christopher Street are NOT SAFE for LGBTQ youth
- October 21th, 2010: LGBTQ Youth, Elected Officials and Allies Speak Out about Youth Suicides and Anti-Gay Violence ~ Mayor Bloomberg Releases Official Proclamation Naming October LGBTQ Youth Empowerment Month in NYC!
- October 19th, 2010: Join FIERCE in Proclaiming October LGBTQ Youth Empowerment Month! ~ Statement of Response to LGBTQ Youth Suicides and Anti-LGBTQ Violence in New York City
- FIERCE Applauds District 3 City Council Candidates' Commitment to Include a 24-hour LGBTQ Youth Center on Pier 40.
LGBTQ Youth Call For Stronger Public Space Provisions in Hudson River Park Development. White Paper Finds Hudson River Park Trust Favoring Private Development. Stronger Language Needed to Protect Community Uses in Hudson River Park.