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Dealing with Difference: Nancy Agabian and Nelli Sargsyan-Pittman present creative and documentary approaches to LGBT Armenian Issues

Join us for a fascinating lecture series from two of our scholar-members at the LGBT Center Room 310 on Friday, April 5th at 7:30pm. No tickets needed.

RSVP and get more details on Facebook

In May of last year in Yerevan, two self-identified neo-fascist youths firebombed the gay-friendly bar DIY, and a mob of young protesters attacked a peaceful diversity march several weeks later. Many in the Armenian-American community were dismayed by these acts of hatred in their homeland, but others expressed homophobic sentiments — as evidenced by articles and online comments. This event will shed light on some of the roots, causes and effects of homophobia and intolerance towards difference in both Armenia and its diaspora. This will hopefully start a reflective conversation on how to effect positive change in both these spheres.

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Armenians and Progressive Politics NYC Conference September 29-29

The fourth installment of the “Armenians and Progressive Politics” conference focusing on “Armenia at 21” will be held at Columbia University on Sept. 28-29. The conference will bring together distinguished activists, academics, and politicians from Armenia, Europe, South America, and the U.S.

The Friday night plenary session will consider the Occupy movement and the revolutions in the Arab world and their relevance for Armenia. The evening’s speakers include Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges, Sarah Leah Whitson, Director of the Middle East and North Africa division of Human Rights Watch, and Arpine Galfayan, President of the Institute for Democracy and Human Rights in Armenia.

The six panels scheduled for Sept. 29 will examine: the 21-year trajectory of Armenia’s statehood, economy, and society; rule of law, corruption, and elections; development of civil society; Armenian-Turkish relations; foreign policy; and natural resources policy.

View additional details at ArmeniansAndTheLeft.com or click here view the flyer.

Several AGLA NY members are hoping to attend and Mamikon Hovsepyan of PINK Armenia and Lara Aharonian of WRCA will be speaking at noon on Saturday.

AGLA NY Meeting – Wed Sept 12th 7:30PM at the LGBT Center

Our next general meeting is scheduled for Wed Sept 12, 2012 at 7:30PM at the NYC LGTB Center in Room 203.

All members new and old are welcome to attend and help us plan our upcoming events for the coming year.

We will be scheduling monthly meetings and several events for the Fall season so please try to attend so that we can meet everyone.
Hope to see you there!

AGLA NY General Meeting
Wednesday Sept 12th, 7:30PM

LGTB Center (Room 203)
208 W 13th St (Btw 7th & 8th Aves)
New York, NY
http://www.gaycenter.org/

View the details & RSVP on the Facebook Event Page


AGLA NY at the 2011 NYC Pride Parade

All photos (C) Scout Tufankjian

Join AGLA NY as we March in the 2011 NYC Pride March!

Last year AGLA NY had a great group of marchers and this year we hope to make it even better!

Please invite others who you think may be interested in joining us for the March to this Facebook Event. Supporters, friends and family are welcome to join us as well!

Exact meeting place will be announced closer to the event!

RSVP to the Facebook Event at: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=156015531130368
(or via our contact page)

The March began as an annual civil rights demonstration beginning the year after the Stonewall Riots in 1970. Over the years its purpose has broadened to include recognition of the fight against AIDS and to remember those we have lost to the illness, violence and neglect. It has also evolved to include being a celebration of our lives and our community. For more info on the March visit: http://www.nycpride.org/march.html

Donate to AGLA NY at: http://aglany.donortools.com/

Upcoming Events for AGLA NY

Monday, May 9, 7pm
AGLA NY General Meeting
LGTB Center (Room 410)
208 W 13th St, New York, NY

It was great to see old friends and new faces and at our last meeting and we hope to see even more on May 9th at our next general meeting.

We will be holding elections for our new executive board so if you are interested in getting more involved with AGLA NY, please try to attend this meeting. If you are interested but can’t make it, please let us knowIn addition to elections for president, vice-president & treasurer, we also need help planning  social, educational, fundraising, and cultural events throughout the year.

We’ll also be putting plans together for our participation in this year’s NYC Pride parade!  The group will be going out for informal drinks or dinner following the meeting and everyone is welcome to join us.

Saturday, June 4, 8pm
Comedy Night — Pan Ann: Air Scare
Joe’s Pub
425 Lafayette St, New York, NY

Pam Ann is the alter-ego of Australian comedienne Caroline Reid. Reid’s portrayal of the gutsy and glamorous air hostess is unique and wildly hilarious. Performances poke fun at air travel, identifying the individual quirks of some of the biggest international airlines and their stereotypes and mixing it with a generous dose of camp, humor and fabulousness. In the vein of Chelsea Handler, Margaret Cho, and Lenny Bruce, Caroline Reid has developed a cult-like international following. Even Madonna is a fan, describing Pam as “cruelly funny.”

If you would like to attend, please email us and let us know and we’ll send you more details about tickets ($30) and where we’ll be meeting that night.

Sunday June 26th, 12pm
NYC Gay Pride March
Fifth Ave & 36th St

AGLA NY will once again be participating in the NYC Gay Pride Parade!
The parade starts at noon and we’ll be marching down Fifth Ave celebrating Armenian LGBTQ Pride. Please hold the date and make plans to join us.

Donate to AGLA NY
AGLA NY relies on your generous support and yearly membership dues to continue to operate, meet at the center, and offer a space for LGBTQ armenians to meet, share, and grow in the greater new york area.

Please take the time to send in the yearly dues of $30 or any donation that you can.

DONATE ONLINE (it is fast, easy & secure) at  https://aglany.donortools.com

AGLA NY Meeting – Wed April 13 8PM

Our next general meeting is scheduled for Wednesday April 13th, 2011 at 8PM the NYC LGTB Center in Room 205.

Come join us as we continue planning our activities for 2011 and our participation in this years Gay Pride Parade!

AGLA NY General Meeting
Wednesday, April 13th, 8:00PM

LGTB Center (Room 205)
208 W 13th St (Btw 7th & 8th Aves)
New York, NY
http://www.gaycenter.org/

Please RSVP to let us know if you can make via our Contact Page or on the Facebook Event Page

Join AGLA NY as we March in the 2010 NYC Pride March!

AGLA NY Pride March 2009

Join AGLA NY as we March in the 2010 NYC Pride March!

Last year AGLA NY had a great group of marchers and this year we hope to make it even better!

Please invite others who you think may be interested in joining us for the March to this Facebook Event. Supporters, friends and family are welcome to join us as well!

Exact meeting place will be announced closer to the event!

RSVP to the Facebook Event at: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=129568397071226
(or via our contact page)

The March began as an annual civil rights demonstration beginning the year after the Stonewall Riots in 1970. Over the years its purpose has broadened to include recognition of the fight against AIDS and to remember those we have lost to the illness, violence and neglect. It has also evolved to include being a celebration of our lives and our community. For more info on the March visit: http://www.nycpride.org/march.html

Donate to AGLA NY at: http://aglany.donortools.com/

AGLA NY Meeting – Wed June 9 8PM

Our next general meeting is scheduled for Wednesday June 9th, 2010 at 8PM the NYC LGTB Center in Room 110.

We’ll be planning our participation in this years Gay Pride Parade on June 27th! Please come and help us get organized for another amazing year participating in the March

Hope to see you there!

AGLA NY General Meeting
Wednesday, June 9th, 8:00PM

LGTB Center (Room 110)
208 W 13th St (Btw 7th & 8th Aves)
New York, NY
http://www.gaycenter.org/

Please RSVP to let us know if you can make via our Contact Page or on the Facebook Event Page

GALAS Annual LGBT Conference

GALAS is hosting their Annual LGBT Conference this weekend in West Hollywood, CA on May 15th.

This year’s theme is Breaking Through: Legally, Politically and Culturally

Guest Speakers include members of  Equality California and Lambda Legal

For more info visit http://www.galasla.org