Commitment to Our Communities
Building LGBTQ Youth Power
FIERCE E-Zine: an online publication by FIERCE Media Crew | Dany, Active FIERCE Member | Wednesday September 8, 2010 4:56
Hello world. I’m Dany, a recent graduate of ELP 1 and ELP 2, and active FIERCE member.
My experience at FIERCE has truly been phenomenal. I am excited about my future with FIERCE because this organization truly embodies what it means to be committed to the community. We work very hard to provide for LGBTQ youth of color, a community with which we can feel at home in and not judged because of our race, economic stature, creed, gender identification, or sexual preference.
Lifting the Veil
FIERCE's Education for Liberation Project
FIERCE E-Zine: an online publication by FIERCE Media Crew | Arashi "Ari" Mesa, FIERCE Active Member, Media Crew | Wednesday September 8, 2010 4:31
For so many years, the idea that America is the country of ‘equal land and opportunity’ is drilled into our thinking. Yet for many LGBTQ youth of color who come to FIERCE, the realities of their lives and experiences paint a different picture. As members of FIERCE sit pensively in the back conference room at 147 West 24th Street, attentively listening to the words trailing out of the workshop facilitator’s mouth, eyes widen in realization.
Poetry in Motion: "Evenstar Ending"
FIERCE E-Zine: an online publication by FIERCE Media Crew | Balder Rosado, Active Member | Tuesday September 7, 2010 7:46
This September, the FIERCE Media Crew is launching the inaugural edition of our FIERCE E-Zine. The E-Zine is an online publication by FIERCE Media Crew for other LGBTQ youth within and outside of NYC. The E-Zine will highlight FIERCE's work, programs and events; stories and reflections from LGBTQ youth about their experiences; member profiles; ally features; articles on fashion, music, movies; and videos, photography, art, and poetry, such as the following poem by Balder Rosado, FIERCE Media Crew Member:
Summer of 2010: History in the Making!!!
FIERCE Continues the Fight to Keep the West Village Safe for LGBTQ Youth
FIERCE E-Zine: an online publication by FIERCE Media Crew | Christopher Baez, Active Member | Tuesday September 7, 2010 7:14
Ever since our start in 2000, FIERCE has fought to keep Christopher Street safe for LGBTQ youth of color. Because the Piers have been a safe space for so many youth, we want to make sure that they stay safe. Many youth are left homeless after they come out to their families. Often times, members from our community face struggles such as oppression, gentrification, police brutality, homophobia, transphobia and sexism. Many FIERCE members have testified that the pier saved their lives.
Get to know our Allies!
Community Spotlight on GLOBE/Make the Road
FIERCE E-Zine: an online publication by FIERCE Media Crew | Interview with Karina Claudio | Tuesday September 7, 2010 6:59
This year, GLOBE and FIERCE worked together to host Capoeira on the Pier: one of our free summer programming events on the piers. FIERCE also mobilized to support GLOBE’s 5th Annual Bushwich Pride March.
Media Crew Members Balder and Stitch sat down recently to talk to GLOBE’s Karina Claudio about their work. Here’s what Karina had to say: