Category Archives: Events
Our next general meeting is scheduled for Thursday Jan 21, 2009 at 8PM the NYC LGTB Center in Room 205 (the Keith Haring Room!)
Hope to see you there!
AGLA NY General Meeting
Thursday Jan 21th, 8:00PM
LGTB Center (Room 205)
208 W 13th St (Btw 7th & 8th Aves)
New York, NY
View the details & RSVP on the Facebook Event Page
Come Celebrate the New Year and Armenian Christmas with AGLA NY at our Annual Armenian Christmas Party
Friday January 8th, 8PM – 12PM
104 Green Street, #2
(Greenpoint) Brooklyn, NY 11222
Please bring what you would like to drink 🙂
Gartal and the AGLA NY present:
“An Evening of Literary Pride”
June 20th, 2009
LGBT Community Services Center – Room 410
208 W. 13th Street (between 7th and 8th Avenues)
New York, NY 10011
212 620-7310 / http://www.gaycenter.org
Subways: ACE, 1239 to 14th Street
Suggested Donation $5
RSVP and get more information on the Facebook Event Page
More about the writers after the jump.
Please join us and meet fellow LGBT Armenian Americans and help us plan and discuss future projects/events for the coming year. The AGLA NY meeting is this Friday November 14 at 8PM at the Center.
AGLA NY Meeting
Friday, November 14, 2008 at 8pm
LGBT Community Center
208 W. 13th Street, NY, NY
For all those that are interested, we typically go out to eat or for drinks afterwards and we look forward to seeing you on Friday!
This past week has been full of highs and lows for LGBT Armenian Americans. While President-Elect Barack Obama became the first US President to ever use “gay” in his acceptance speech, in California the bigoted Proposition 8 passed (52 to 48%) and threatens to destroy over 18,000 same-sex marriages that took place before the election.
It is particularly disheartening that the heavily Armenian populated counties of Fresno and Los Angeles both voted to pass Prop 8 which seeks to eliminate the right of same-sex couples to marry.
As a sign of solidarity with our LGBT brothers and sisters in California and recognizing that LGBT rights are universal rights, AGLA NY will be participating in at least 2 Prop 8 protests in NYC this week: one in front of the Mormon Temple on the UWS this Wednesday; and the second at City Hall on Saturday.
Please join us as we make our voices heard to those who would challenge the rights of LGBT people to marry.
Prop 8 Protest in New York at Mormon Temple
Wed Nov 12 6:30-8pm
25 Columbus Ave at 65th Street
More info at the Facebook event page here.
For those interested in meeting up with AGLA NY members for the protests please contact us.
October 26, 2008
3 – 4:30 pm
LGBT Community Center
208 W. 13th Street, NYC 10011
between 7th and 8th Aves
Subways: 123 or ACE to 14th Street
$5 donation suggested
Nancy Agabian celebrates the publication of her memoir, Me as her again: True Stories of an Armenian Daughter (Aunt Lute Books), with a reading, discussion and book signing.
The Armenian Gay and Lesbian Association of NY will be sponsoring the event with a reception to follow.
The book tells the overlapping stories of Agabian’s genocide survivor grandmother, her feminist mother who came of age in conservative 1950s America, and the author, who struggled to find a unique place between her Armenian family history and her queer identity.
Read more and pre-order the book at:
Aunt Lute Books is an independent, multicultural and queer friendly women’s press.
Join AGLA NY Members at the 2008 NYC Pride Parade on Sunday June 29th.
A group of AGLA NY Members will be meeting at Noon (12PM) on Sunday at the northwest corner of 5th Ave and 12th St, in front of the Forbes magazine building.
Gay Rights and the Politics of 2008
Wednesday, June 18, 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Auditorium, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, 66 Fifth Avenue
Admission: $8; free to all students and New School faculty, staff, and alumni with ID
Efforts to overcome discrimination based on sexual orientation have been part of a more generalized agenda of civil rights. These efforts have been played out in the streets, in major institutions, and in the courts. What do the politics of statewide elections and the presidential race of 2008 tell us about efforts to remedy the effects of discrimination on gays, lesbians and transgendered individuals?
We have invited speakers who have dealt with issues of marriage and the family, employment, health and well-being to assess electoral politics and the interests of a gay constituency.
Moderator, Christopher Atamian, writer, producer, filmmaker and President of the Armenian Gay and Lesbian Association – New York, will be joined by Judith Stacey, professor of Social and Cultural Analysis, Sociology Department, NYU Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality and author of In the Name of the Family: rethinking family values in the postmodern age; Shannon Minter, legal director of The National Center for Gay Rights; and Richard Goldstein, journalist and author of The Attack Queers: Liberal Society and the Gay Right.
Sponsored by the Wolfson Center for National Affairs in partnership with the Alliant International University’s Rockway Institute for Science and LGBT Public Policy
For more information visit: http://www.newschool.edu/news/index.aspx#events
AGLA NY will be sponsoring a monthly support group focusing on issues around coming out. The goal of the group is to foster an environment where AGLA members can discuss concerns about coming out to family, friends, co-workers and fellow members of other communities. Even when we have come out to most people in our lives, certain parts of our lives are still lived in the closet, with fear and shame. Our hope is that by creating a strong community where our stories and worries are heard and accepted we can move forward in our process, wherever we may be.
One’s participation in the group and group discussions will remain entirely confidential. Each participant will be asked to respect the privacy of the group and not share what was discussed outside the group: what we talk about in here stays in here.
Meetings will take place at the LGBT center in the Greenwich Village on a monthly basis and will last an hour. Please extend the invitation to other members of the NY/NJ area Armenian community that may not have access to this posting.