Boston's queer brown womyn celebrate the creation of a new safe space for LGBTQ women of color to seek support and socialize
On Saturday March 23, 2013, nearly 100 queer brown womyn and LGBTQ allies packed MakeShift Gallery in Boston's South End to promote the launch of HUES, a program of the Hispanic Black Gay Coalition (HBGC) that offers a space where LGBTQ Black and Hispanic/Latin@ womyn can be safe, visible and celebrated.
Earlier this month, HUES officially kicked off the program by holding its first Sister Circle, a monthly gathering where Latina/Hispanic and Black LGBTQ women discuss topics relevant to their lives and communities. The Sister Circle and launch party are just some of the many events, projects and campaigns the HUES Council and HBGC will develop to encourage LGBTQ women of color to use their voices, share their stories, and support each other to transform society and self.
Gatherings like the monthly Sister Circle are opportunities for queer brown womyn throughout the Greater Boston area to think and talk about what it takes to create personal and social change.
An eclectic and colorful mixed media presentation adorns the wall during the HUES launch party, a celebration of a new HBGC program that works to create a space where Boston’s queer brown womyn are safe, visible and celebrated.
Partygoers pack MakeShift Gallery on Saturday, March 23rd to celebrate the launch of HUES, a program of HBGC that works to create a space where LGBTQ Black and Latin@ women of color can be safe, visible and celebrated.
HUES Council members Claudia Wilson (far left) and Kaamila Mohamed (second from right) celebrate the launch of HUES programming with HBGC board chair Joel Marshall (second from left), HBGC board member Marco Torres and HBGC staff Bertrand Flament (far right) on Saturday, March 23rd at MakeShift Gallery.
Queer brown womyn and LGBTQ allies chill and chat in the balcony lounge of MakeShift Gallery during the HUES launch party on Saturday, March 23rd.
DJ MakeItMilky spins classic and contemporary hits to keep the HUES launch party jumping.
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