"Whose Streets? Our Streets!"
2009 LGBTQ Pride March
Analysis & Reflections | Tatiana Hernandez | Tuesday June 30, 2009 3:41
As I waved the flag proudly along with FIERCE members, I heard a couple of folks say a lot of different things such as "Thank you for your hard work" and "keep it up" and also "The idea at the pier was amazing". It felt great that there were numerous people who already knew the work that was being done for the community. Also that our messages about public space is being spread entirely accross the streets of New York, allowing me to gain encouragement to keep up this hard work that we do at FIERCE.
Paris is Burning: Screening on the pier
Analysis & Reflections | Tony Mango | Tuesday June 30, 2009 2:20
Since 2005, FIERCE has been working to get programming on the pier for LGBTQ youth. Finally on Thursday June 25 2009 FIERCE was able to screen Paris is Burning on pier 46.
Paris Is Buring is a documentary about the ball room community culture in NYC and the many different houses that was involved in it around the late 80's.
Reflections from Big John
POC Leadership Roundtable Retreat
Leadership Development Opportunities | John Hellman | Wednesday May 20, 2009 1:24
This past weekend the Audre Lorde Project, another amazing queer of color organizing in NYC, hosted their annual LGBTSTGNC People of Color Leadership Retreat at Rutgers University in New Jersey, and Little John and I were able to represent FIERCE. Representatives from SISTAH (Sisters in Search of Alliance, and Harmony), the Northeast Two-Spirit Society, ICE (Inner Child Experience), PRIDE (Puerto Rican Initiative to Develop Empowerment), SALGA, (South Asian Lesbian and Gay Association, United Bristas of Unity, and GAPIMNY (Gay Asian Pacific Islander Men of New York) also attended, and we had such a great, productive retreat!
Power in the Pen
Why Community Board 2 Should Support Our White Paper
Campaign Alerts | Cheyenne Rosado | Tuesday April 28, 2009 6:09
Hey everyone my name is Chey. I’m a member of FIERCE and I’m here right now to talk about why the pier is important to me. The pier is important to me because it is a place where I can go to escape and act like my true self. I grew up in a very accepting family but I was never really sure if society would be accepting of who I was. Not as a person but as a LGBTQ youth.
Pink and Proud!
How I became a FIERCE member
Analysis & Reflections | Samantha Arpino | Tuesday March 17, 2009 8:49
So I needed to do a project for a class I’m taking my senior year in high school. The project could be on anything I want, from how to play the guitar, to trying to save kids in Africa. One day I went on my Myspace and saw one of my buddies, FIERCE, had added new photos. Me being overtaken by Senioritis and procrastinating my homework, I clicked on the “New Pics” icon. I looked through their page and immediately I noticed the pink background, the hundreds of comments on their board, and “If you’re interested in joining FIERCE!, please call…”