We are Orlando! Join the Movement with Harlem Pride NYC This Week!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Manhattan, Harlem, NY June 21, 2016— Harlem Pride NYC will be taking over PEQUE Vinos and Tapas Restaurant June 22nd and June 23rd at 8:30 p.m. to present a free musical benefit to support the Uptown LGBTQ/SGL community. In light of the inconceivable tragedy in Orlando, we as a nation must join together in solidarity with our LGBTQ/SGL family and let our voices be heard. Enough is enough.
In 2010, Harlem Pride’s co-founders Lawrence Rodriguez and Carmen Neely, saw an opportunity to celebrate not just our Same Gender Loving/LGBT community but to embrace their role and contribute to Harlem’s rich history. The original idea and purpose of “Harlem Pride” was to promote the annual pride exhibit located at Lawrence Rodriguez’s Casa Frela Art Gallery, but the Harlem LGBTQ/SGL community needed a perpetuating voice and Harlem Pride has responded by expanding to include community forums, workshops, networking events, and other community outreach activities.
Harlem Pride NYC is bringing together talented performers for a two-night musical event will include performances from Benjamin Husil, Jay Boogie, Screwed Kid and more. PEQUE Vino’s and Tapas will show their support of Harlem Pride NYC by offering $5 sangrias where $1 will be donated to Harlem Pride NYC all night and tapas specials starting at 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.
Come and show your pride in the Harlem community and support our LGBTQ/SGL brothers and sisters in what will be an event not to be missed June 22nd and 23rd at PEQUE Vinos and Tapas starting at 5 p.m. for happy hour followed by a musical benefit show starting at 8:30 p.m. both nights.
About Harlem Pride NYC
Harlem Pride NYC’s mission is to advocate for, educate, promote, and unite Harlem’s Same Gender Loving/LGBT individuals, organizations, and supporters in cultivating a sense of honor, dignity, and respect for our diverse culture and community. They adopted the use of “Same-gender-loving”, or “SGL” to be inclusive of the identities of members of our Harlem community. It is a term coined for African American use by activist Cleo Manago, and is a description for homosexuals and bisexuals, particularly in the African American community. It emerged in the early 1990’s as a culturally affirming African American homosexual/bisexual identity. Harlem Pride was incorporated in New York State as a Not-For-Profit Corporation in 2010.
General Inquiries: Harlem Pride NYC- (347) 846-0362 firstname.lastname@example.org
Media Contact: Paul Morejon, Owner PEQUE Vinos & Tapas
Farah Lopez, Event Public Relations