March 24, 2011
Eat, drink & celebrate with your peeps at the best party in town!!
Come celebrate the official Launch Party of the “Transgender/Ally” web resource page on the SALGA website! We’re really proud of this accomplishment and we hope you are, too.
The webpage provides resources for those exploring their gender identities, for friends and family who want to know how to support a loved one, and for those who want to be transgender allies but don’t yet know how. This colorful page with everything from an NPR radio story to healthcare options in NYC to personal blog narratives is a resource for all of us — be sure to check it out!
The Launch Party will be held at the beautiful NIRVANA lounge located on Lexington Ave at 40th Street. Appetizers will be provided, Bollywood tunes and Caribbean beats will flow thanks to the stylings of DJ Sue, and did we mention — PRIZES?
The first 10 people to arrive at the door and say “I am a transgender ally” will receive a ticket good for one free drink!
This event was made possible by the generosity of the folks at NIRVANA and is FREE to attend. This SALGA event is co-sponsored by Q-Wave and GAPIMNY.
Everyone is welcome!
March 18, 2011
Spring is almost here! It is time to swap your tired winter attires to something light and easy and come mingle with your fellow q-wavers!
In honor of spring arrival… we are gonna break the mold a little bit! So, this month Coffee Hour is at Break Bar and Billards at the cool neighborhood of LIC/ Astoria. This place boasts a 55 feet long bar that would surely let us stretch our winter weary bodies and souls.
So, come show off your pool and ping-pong skills or simple just enjoy a drink with some friendly Q-wave folks.
This is a monthly event for everyone who is queer, LBTQ, questioning, and curious! We are here to talk about our concerns, questions, coming-out, staying-in, joy, fear, and all things that happen along the way of these experiences! We’re here to support each other. We’re here to have fun! If you think you’re anywhere from 0.001% to 100% queer, join us at Come ‘N Hang Out!
Break Bar & Billiards
Date: March 27th Time: 4:00-6:00PM
32-04 Broadway ( Between 32nd and 33rd Street)
Astoria, NY 11106
Nearest Transit: Broadway (N, W); Steinway St (G, R, V)
March 14, 2011
It’s tax season! Does the idea of getting your financial house in order excite, bore, or frighten you?
Q-Wave’s next General Meeting (GM) will cover important tools so that you can have a healthy relationship with money, not only with yourself but with others. It will be an important and engaging discussion so bring your questions and answers to these topics:
1) When should you save vs. pay off debt?
2) Why is your credit score so important and how can you increase it?
3) Fabulous tax tips and free resources – even learn how to file your taxes yourself!
4) You want to save more but there’s nothing left at the end of the month.
5) What is the big deal about Roth IRAs? What is that?!
6) Money lessons among people of color communities.
Everyone is welcome! Together, we’ll have mutual fun!
Friday, March 18, 7-9 pm
CUNY Graduate Center, 34th St. and 5th Ave.
** We are collecting donations (much needed non-perishable food items, office supplies (pens, paper, notepads), clothing (especially socks & underwear), etc) for the LGBTQ homeless youth shelter, Sylvia’s Place. Bring in your donations and I will show you how you can deduct this off your taxes!
Drinks and light snacks will be provided. As always, we will go out for a fun group dinner afterwards.
March 7, 2011
We, the undersigned Queer Asian Pacific Islander groups, are very concerned with the LGBT Community Center’s decision on canceling the scheduled March 5th “Party to End Apartheid” event. The Center has a long history in providing a space, for many LGBTQ and other vulnerable groups, to hold dialogue and give voices to explore conflicts, issues and resolutions. The Siegebusters Working Group, while not identified a LGBTQ group, it is a minority voice seeking to address oppression and deserves a safe space.
In cancelling this event and disallowing Siegebusters Working Group from meeting at the Center, the center comes across as supporting censorship. The LGBTQ movement has always had many voices, and suppressing these voices does not serve to make the center a “safe haven for LGBT groups and individuals.” Social justice and open dialogue has always been a central part of LGBTQ organizing. Many of us in the QAPI Community believe that queer rights are human rights, and therefor human rights issues in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict are inexorably linked to our struggle for queer rights.
We are pleased to know that there will be an open forum to help clarify and possibly amend this decision, and we believe that the outcome will be supported with full consideration of justice. LGBTQ minorities have always found a safe space at the center, and we hope that this space continues to exist for us. Thank you very much.
SALGA, Q-WAVE & GAPIMNY