I am still processing the news of the murder of O’Shae Sibley who was a core part of the young, thriving LGBTQ community here in New York City. Our Destination Tomorrow team is grieving this immense loss, and our hearts are with O’Shae’s family and friends.
The world is not safe for Black people, the world is not safe for Queer and Trans people – and it is even more hostile to folks at the intersection of these identities. Our mere existence and expressions of joy are perceived as threats in a society that seeks to erase us through violent policies and hateful narratives. We are tired of having to grieve the loss of community members over and over again.
Hate crimes are not random nor isolated. It is imperative that thorough investigations are undertaken to hold perpetrators of violence accountable. Beyond this, robust safeguards and protective measures must be implemented to ensure the existence of our futures. However, the local authorities decide to proceed, the community is watching. There is no justice until all
Black Queer and Trans people are safe.
- Sean Ebony Coleman
Destination Tomorrow is a grassroots agency and the LGBTQ+ center of the Bronx borough. It is our belief that no individual should have to leave his, her, or their neighborhood to access LGBTQ+ specific services. It is our belief that all LGBTQ+ young people deserve a space to grow, learn, and flourish. It is our belief that people, regardless of their sexual identity or gender expression, deserve a space they can call their own.
Through its comprehensive programming and services—both in-house and referral based—we work diligently to make sure Bronx LGBTQ+ community members, and those who love and support them, have this space. We also offer capacity building to agencies who wish to work with LGBTQ+ communities but lack the cultural competency, expertise, and space to do so.
Believes that it is more helpful to empower our most vulnerable LGBTQ+ community members in a way that takes them off the path of needing emergency care. The organization emphasizes economic, social, and mental empowerment through a variety of holistic educational, financial, support-based, housing, and health programs.
As we provide consistent, necessary, and empowering resources to LGBTQ+ clients, we envision a future with and for them that avoids crisis situations through action plans and connection to community.
Our regular business hours are 11am to 7pm.
452 E 149th St 3rd floor, Bronx, New York 10455
Tel: 646.723.3325 Fax: 917.580.6485
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