Event - “Live Pridefully: Love and Resilience within Pandemics”: Richmond Hill Opening Celebration

“Live Pridefully: Love and Resilience within Pandemics”: Richmond Hill Opening Celebration

05.06.23, 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Mohamed Q Amin speaks to a crowd in front of the photo banner of Live Pridefully at the 2022 Photoville Festival.

Kay Hickman, Photoville

Please join us for the opening celebration of Caribbean Equality Project’s Live Pridefully: Love and Resilience in Pandemics exhibition in Phil “Scooter” Rizzuto Park in Richmond Hill, Queens, on view from May 1 to June 30, 2023. 


The afternoon will feature a series of short talks, oral storytelling, readings, and performances from artists, activists, and community organizers including trans rights and gender justice activists Rohan Zhou-Lee, Darren J. Glenn, Theo Brown, Tannuja Rozario, and Tiffany Jade Munroe. Mohamed Q Amin, curator of Live Pridefully, will lead a tour. Special guest appearances include drag performances by Ryan Persadie aka Tifa Wine and Jus Jalisah, International Dancer Zaman, and a carnival performance featuring Moko Jumbies by Bloodline Dance Theatre.


Coinciding with Indo-Caribbean Heritage month, the program will amplify cross-racial solidarity and celebrate cultural diversity while centering the complex and intersectional realities of labor migrations and extractions, racism, and continued persecution of LGBTQ+ communities in the Caribbean and its diaspora.


RSVP is required. Please click here to register.


Caribbean Equality Project (CEP) is a Queens, New York-based 501(c)3 non-profit organization that empowers, strengthens, and represents the marginalized voices of black and brown, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender non-conforming, and queer+ people of Caribbean origin and descent in the greater New York City area. The Caribbean Equality Project’s mission is to serve the local LGBTQ+ Caribbean population through advocacy, community organizing, education, cultural, and social programming. Since being founded in 2015, by Mohamed Q. Amin in response to anti-LGBTQ+ hate violence in Richmond Hill, CEP has been the only education-based agency serving the Caribbean-American LGBTQ+ immigrant community in the greater New York City area and acts as a liaison between our most vulnerable community members and government agencies and elected officials.


Founded in 2011 in Brooklyn, NY, Photoville produces an annual, city-wide open air photography festival in New York City, a wide range of free educational community initiatives, and a nationwide program of public art exhibitions. By activating public spaces, amplifying visual storytellers, and creating unique and highly innovative exhibition and programming environments, they join the cause of nurturing a new lens of representation. Through creative partnerships with festivals, city agencies, and other nonprofit organizations, Photoville offers visual storytellers, educators, and students financial support, mentorship, and promotional & production resources, on a range of exhibition opportunities.