Category Archives: Events

Join us for Pizza & Drinks on Sunday March 21st at Piola

Join us on Sunday March 21st, at 6:30 pm for pizza and drinks at Piola for all you can eat Pizza ($13.95) and Drinks!
48 East 12th St (btwn Broadway & University Pl)
New York, NY
Please RSVP and let us know if you are coming on our Facebook event page or by emailing via our contact page.

AGLA NY Meeting – Thursday Jan 21 8PM

Our next general meeting is scheduled for Thursday Jan 21, 2009 at 8PM the NYC LGTB Center in Room 205 (the Keith Haring Room!)

Come find out what AGLA NY has planned for 2010, meet fellow LGBT Armenians, and get involved and help organize events for this upcoming year.

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

Join Us for an LGBT Armenian Christmas

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
(view map)

Please bring what you would like to drink ūüôā

Please¬†RSVP on Facebook or email us at¬† to let us know if you’re coming!

Gartal and the AGLA NY present: An Evening of Literary Pride


Gartal and the AGLA NY present:

“An Evening of Literary Pride”
June 20th, 2009
6 PM

LGBT Community Services Center – Room 410
208 W. 13th Street (between 7th and 8th Avenues)
New York, NY 10011
212 620-7310 /
Subways: ACE, 1239 to 14th Street
Suggested Donation $5

RSVP and get more information on the Facebook Event Page

Gartal and AGLA NY have asked writers and poets to read selections related to the issue of pride, a loaded term for Armenians and queers alike. Hosted by Arthur Nersesian, famed East Village novelist of such books as The Fuckup, Chinese Takeout, Manhattan Loverboy and his most recent, The Sacrificial Circumcision of The Bronx. Introduced byNancy Agabian, author of the new memoir Me as her again: True Stories of an Armenian Daughter. Reception to follow.

Readings by:

David Ciminello
Amy Ouzoonian
Aaron Poochigian
Margarita Shalina
Hrag Vartanian

More about the writers after the jump.

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Our First Friday Night Meeting

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!


Prop 8 Protests in NYC

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.

National Day of Protest against Propositon 8 at New York City Hall
Sat Nov 15 1:30pm
More info at the Join the Impact website and RSVP at the Facebook event page here.

For those interested in meeting up with AGLA NY members for the protests please contact us.

Book Party for “Me as her again” by Nancy Agabian

Join us for a Book Party to celbrate the release of Nancy Agabian’s new book “Me as her again”

October 26, 2008
3 – 4:30 pm
LGBT Community Center

Room 410
208 W. 13th Street, NYC 10011
between 7th and 8th Aves
Subways: 123 or ACE to 14th Street
212 620-7310

$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 at the NYC Pride March

NYC Pride

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.

For more info on the meetup please visit the event info page at

Panel Discussion in NYC: Gay Rights and the Politics of 2008

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 ‚Äď 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:

AGLA NY Coming Out Support Group

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.

The next meeting will be April 16th at 7-8PM in the LGTB Center in New York, NY
For more info visit the AGLA NY event listing page at