Indo-Caribbean LGBTQ Group to Launch in Queens, New York
SANGAM, an Indo-Caribbean Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) community group is set to officially launch in Richmond Hill on February 25, 2012 at 2:00pm at the Lefferts branch of the Queens Public Library: 103-34 Lefferts Boulevard, Richmond Hill, New York, 11419.
At present there is no coherent organization that addresses the unique needs of the Indo-Caribbean LGBTQ population in America, home to a large number of people of Indian descent from Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, and other Caribbean countries.
SANGAM, Indo-Caribbean Queer Voices, serves to promote tolerance, acceptance, empowerment, and safe spaces for sexual minorities. Their mission is to create an outlet for meaningful discussions about what it means to be LGBTQ within the Indo-Caribbean community. SANGAM is committed to developing programs that promote health, wellbeing, and community building that foster positive self-identities, healthy relationships, and leadership skills. SANGAM is dedicated to creating a supportive and culturally sensitive environment for the Diaspora.
The event is an opportunity for the community to meet with the leadership of SANGAM and for the organization to share its vision for the future. Friends, families, allies, and supporters are strongly encouraged to attend.
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