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FIERCE Celebrates 10 Years!

Gay-la celebration raises over $30,000 to support LGBTQ youth of color organizing!

On Thursday, May 13, 2010 FIERCE hosted our 10th Anniversary Gay-la Extravaganza!

The Gay-la Extravaganza was a huge success. Over 500 people attended the event, including FIERCE Members, Alumni, Founders, Allies and hundreds of community supporters. We want to send a deep, heartfelt thank you to all the FIERCE Members, Staff, Board, Founders, Supporters, Allies, and many more for a wonderful night! It wouldn't have been possible without all of you there to celebrate 10 years of LGBTQ Youth of Color Organizing! Thanks to your support, we raised over $32,000 to support FIERCE in continuing our work to build the leadership and power of LGBTQ youth of color in NYC.

FIERCE Lands in Dallas, TX for the LGBTQ Youth of Color Organizing Summit

Where you can find FIERCE at Creating Change


LGBTQ Youth of Color Organizing Summit

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


FIERCE will host the first-ever, day-long LGBTQ Youth of Color Organizing Summit in Dallas, TX at the Creating Change Conference on February 3, 2010.  The summit is one way that FIERCE is putting recommendations from our new report, Coming Out, Stepping Up, into action—particularly the call on LGBTQ youth to increase our capacity to organize through developing effective campaign strategies, membership base-building, and deepening political consciousness.


The summit will build the grassroots organizing skills of LGBTQ youth of color who increasingly face homelessness, lack of safe public spaces, and violence.  Since LGBTQ youth are more than just recipients of services, we hope to share approaches for how organizations can build the political power of LGBTQ youth of color through membership-led grassroots organizing campaigns and leadership development.

Tabata Tuesday

Tabata Tuesday (TT) is an event that goes on at the FIERCE office where members and even some staff get together to work out.  

Izumi Tabata was a researcher that invented the workout theory.  He believed that instead of doing normal exercises (ex. running) for long periods of time, it’s better to push our bodies to the max for short periods of time and take little breaks in between.  For example: Do as many jumping jacks as you can in one min and take a 10 second break and do that over again for 4 minutes.  


The goal is to push your body and see how much you can do.  It is like a competition with yourself. In each session, we keep track of our repetitions and try to beat our last round each time.  

FIERCE Host First-ever Forum for District 3 City Council Candidates

Candidates Announce Support of 24-Hour LGBTQ Youth Center

On August 28, 2009, FIERCE hosted our first-ever District 3 City Council Candidates forum to address concerns of LGBTQ youth.  The forum included a Q&A with candidates on topics such as the inclusion of a 24-hour LGBTQ Youth Center on Pier 40, NYPD and LGBTQ community relations, and other critical issues.