In honor of NYC's LGBT Pride Week. The American Indian Community House will co-host "Celebration of Rainbow Pride" along with The New York Society For Ethical Culture, Lil'T Entertainment & Fashions LLC, and The GLBT Project.
This event will feature Native American/First Nations/Indigenous Two Spirit LGBTQI Artists to showcase Traditional Native Arts, Music Performances, Presentations, Comedy Acts, Storytelling, Poetry Readings, Spoken Word, Film Screenings & More.
Is a Two-Spirit Xicana artist, activist and Nun from Oklahoma. She is currently finishing her MFA at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan. Her work addresses themes of decolonization, the preservation of sacred knowledge and history. She hopes to impress upon her viewers the importance of indigenous people's and their philosophies on the ecology of their land.
"It's really a celebration of these amazing Two-Spirit Artists that are coming together to create a safe and bully free space for our Two-Spirit community to show their pride," says the event's headliner, PrEPahHontoz. The Lakota winkt'e is a groundbreaking performance/recording Artist who blends Native American tradition with pop stylings as a brilliant means of HIV/AIDS prevention. PrEPahHontoz will be performing her debut single "Take The Pill," which brings awareness to PrEP, the once a day pill that prevents HIV infection. The single will also be released on iTunes worldwide on June 24th, visit her online at www.PrEPahHontoz.com
Hailed as "the most exciting performer to come out of Philadelphia since Patti LaBelle" by gbmnews.com, Two-Spirit Cherokee pop artist Tony Enos celebrates a near decade as a pop singer/songwriter/producer, electrifying live stage entertainer, and activist. Always encouraging love wherever he goes, and fighting for our youth, the Philadelphia native was voted 2017 Native Trailblazer Indie Music Awards "Artist To Watch" for his single "Two Spirit" which had become the Two-Spirit movements anthem. Visit him on line at www.tonyenosmusic.com
Is a Mohawk comedian, writer and actor from a reservation you haven't heard of - and that's ok! He's performed at UCB, The Pit and many 11pm mics around the city. His writing and comedic style highlights the perils of being a double minority, gay outcast and his general obsession with fonts. Check out www.tleclaire.com for more.
Grammy Award winning multi-diciplinary artist Ty Defoe is a champion hoop dancer from the Ojibwe/Oneida nations. Ty is known the world over for his ability to captivate and engage an audience with his spellbinding traditional talents and medicines. "Our Two-Spirit community is important because it is a time when Two-Spirits can be ourselves, and can create a community of radical acceptance." Check out www.tydefoe.com for more.
For booking or questions contact firstname.lastname@example.org
This event is free and open to the public.
American Indian Community House
New York Society of Ethical Culture
New York Women's Foundation - women helping women
Novo Foundation - Create Change
Safe Harbors Indigenous Collective of La Mama
The GLBT Project
Tides Foundation - What's Possible