Presented by Urban+Out in collaboration with Queens Museum, LIME highlights and celebrates LGBTQ-themed Caribbean art, activism, and action by saluting activist and Chutney Pride founder TINA ARNIOTIS, who’s pioneering events porvided a queer Caribbean social space when there were few; Trinidadian photographer GERARD GASKIN and his acclaimed art book “Legendary”, which captures another pioneering space, the “ballroom” scene, in exquisite, fabulous photography; award-winning Guyanese singer NHOJJ, performing from his beautiful 2014 album “Made to Love Him”, his fifth studio collection; and Caribean-owned ALJIRA, A Center for Contemporary Arts, which, in its 30th year, is now a Newark institution.
With additional highlights, including the poetry of Anton Nimblett (Sections of an Orange) and a first look at Gavin Rmoutar’s film Antiman. The cultural program will be followed by a panel discussion with our artist-activists and a light reception.
Urban+Out was founded in 2011 to support community involvement, cultural engagement, and professional development in LGBTQ communities of color. From a conversation between friends at a Brooklyn restaurant one wintry night through our first full year of regular programming in 2013, Urban+Out has developed distinct programming models, held events in New York, New Jersey, and Washington DC, and has engaged more than 1,000 urban professionals.
“Our distinct programming models include our small group cultural outings that foster networking and supporting the arts in an intimate setting; our Work&Worth conversations with innovative entrepreneurs, rising talent, and thought-leaders; our Stand/OUT profiles of established and emerging professionals; annual events like Newark PROUD and LIME; and special projects such as DEBONAIR, conference presentations, and our sports/health initiative.
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