2019 Black & Latin@ Gay Pride

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In Our Own Voices, Inc.

SAY IT LOUD

BLACK & LATIN@ GAY PRIDE

SATURDAY, JUNE 8TH

12 PM – 5 PM

Washington Park

Albany, NY

Commemorating the

50th Anniversary

of the

Stonewall Uprising!

TAINA ASILI

MC

SAMPSON

McCORMICK

FEATURING

ADINA HOWARD

BRICK CITY

ENTERTAINMENT


A MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF

IN OUR OWN VOICES, INC.

Tandra R. LaGrone

In Our Own Voices (IOOV), is

exceedingly excited to host the 2019 Say It Loud

Black & Latino Gay Pride, a celebration of Lesbian,

Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender people of color

(LGBT POC) communities. It is a chance for LGBT

POC, families, friends and allies to come together in

unity to celebrate community, strength, and talent.

Through this unique event, IOOV provides an

opportunity to acknowledge and recognize the

diversity of over 5,700 LGBT POC community

members and their contributions to the LGBT

community at large. As an organization that seeks

to promote the health and well being of LGBT

people of color, we understand the importance

of creating and validating safe spaces that foster

positive socialization and access to resources. LGBT

POC are often neglected and underserved. Black

& Latino Gay Pride offers the Capital Region a safe

space for LGBT POC Communities to say, “We are

here and We are PROUD to be who We are!” So if

this is your first Black & Latino Gay Pride, “Welcome.”

If not, we are happy to have your continued

support. Visit the IOOV Black & Latino Gay Pride

website to learn more about the scheduled events

for ALL:

www.blackandlatinogaypride.com.

Be Proud! Be Loud! Be You!

Tandra

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2019

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SAY IT LOUD

BLACK & LATIN@ GAY PRIDE

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SCHEDULE of EVENTS

FEATURING

ADINA

HOWARD

FRIDAY, MAY 31 st

FLAG RAISING

Albany City Hall

24 Eagle Street, Albany

10am - 11am Press Conference

FRIDAY, MAY 31 st

PRIDE KICKOFF

Waterworks Parking Lot

76 Central Ave, Albany, NY

4pm - 8pm

SATURDAY, JUNE 1 st

REVOLUTION BALL

The Linda

339 Central Ave, Albany

Doors Open: 10pm | Ball: 11pm - 2am

FRIDAY, JUNE 7 th

UNPARALLELED SHORT FILM

A DIFFERENT DIRECTION

Starring Sampson McCormick

After screening Q&A with Sampson and Darryl Stephens

The Linda - 7pm

SATURDAY, JUNE 8 th

CELEBRATION AT WASHINGTON PARK

FEATURING ADINA HOWARD

TAINA ASILI // MC SAMPSON McCORMICK //

BRICK CITY ENTERTAINMENT// AND MORE

Washington Park, Albany

12PM-5PM

AFTER PARTY AT WATERWORKS

FRIDAY, JUNE 21 st

SOBER DANCE

FUUSA

405 Washington Ave Albany

6pm - 9pm

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26 th

PANEL DISCUSSION

Looking Back, Looking Forward Activism

Throughout the Years

The Linda – 6pm - 8pm


FRIDAY - MAY 31

PRIDE KICK-OFF


SATURDAY - JUNE 1

CASCARADE BALL


FRIDAY - JUNE 7

SHORT FILM


SATURDAY - JUNE 8

FESTIVAL HEADLINERS

THE CELEBRATION!

at washington park

Join us in Albany’s Washington Park for another fabulous LGBT POC-centered

outdoor Celebration! Dig in for a day of educational, recreational and community

building opportunities for all ages. Whether you are looking to connect with local

organizations, get tested, or just to eat and hang out! United, we celebrate our

diverse identities and the similarities that bring us together.

MAIN STAGE

JUNE 8, 2019

12pm - 5pm

WASHINGTON PARK

ALBANY

RAIN OR SHINE

FEATURING

ADINA HOWARD


ADINA HOWARD

SATURDAY - JUNE 8

FESTIVAL HEADLINERS

With the release of her first album Do You Wanna Ride?, Adina Howard

immediately established herself as a groundbreaking R & B/hip hop artist

with a video for the lead single, “Freak Like Me.” The song portrayed a

female hip-hop singer as being aggressive rather than coy, but in a

manner that was feminine, paving the way for other female artists in the

genre to embrace and not hide their sexuality. “Freak Like Me” reached #2

on the Billboard Hot 100 and was certified platinum while the album went

gold. Her follow up album,Welcome to Fantasy Island, garnered critical

raves and a hit with the lead single, “Freak & You Know It”, but was shelved

by Elektra Records, due to their decision that the album “did not contain

any other singles”. The album was leaked to the internet in limited quantities

and one of it’s tracks, the slow jam collaboration with Jamie Foxx entitled “T-Shirt

& Panties”, was included on the soundtrack to the Jada Pinkett-Smith feature film Woo. In

1998, Adina made her feature film debut in the independent film High Freakquency, starring Deon Richmond and

John Witherspoon. She would continue to divide her time between music and acting by later appearing in Casanova’s

Demise and Poke the Sleeping Bear. After another round of challenges with her record label, Adina finally released her

third album in 2004 on Rufftown Records, which included the rerelease of “T-shirt & Panties.” With the distribution label

and the record label in conflict, The Second Coming suffered without any publicity but still managed to garner a minor

hit with the lead single and video “Nasty Grind.” Once again finding herself disagreeing with her label while working

on her next album,Private Show, Adina released a series of documentaries on her fansite in an attempt to explain her

side of the story and show the fans how the album was made. The album was released in 2007, and contained the hits

“L.O.V.A.”, “Phone S-x”, “Hips”, and “Picture This.” After a series of struggles with various labels, Adina took a break from

the music industry to concentrate on her culinary skills by working at a restaurant in Arizona, where she is developing

a cookbook slated to be released soon. But in 2012, she returned to her music and recently announced that her new

single will be released shortly.

TAINA ASILI

Taina is pronounced TIE-EE-NA (rhymes with hyena). Asili is pronounced

AH-SEE-LEE. Taína Asili is a New York based Puerto Rican singer,

filmmaker and activist carrying on the tradition of her ancestors, fusing

past and present struggles into one soulful and defiant voice. Her music

combines powerful vocals carrying themes of social justice with an

energetic fusion of Afro-Latin, reggae and rock. For over 20 years she has

brought the music of love and resistance to venues across the globe –

From the Women’s March on Washington to the nationwide Rock Against

the TPP Tour. After the 2016 election, a bigger audience has caught up to

the artist Huffington Post named one of “12 Freedom Fighting Bands to Get you

Through the Trump Years.” Her protest songs “No Es Mi Presidente” and “Freedom,”

inspired by social movements against white supremacy, mass incarceration, and police violence, have been lauded by

the likes of Rolling Stone and Billboard. Taina Asili’s music offers a sound that spans continents, exuding strength of

Spirit, and inspiring audiences to dance to the rhythm of rebellion.


SATURDAY - JUNE 8

FESTIVAL HEADLINERS

MC SAMPSON McCORMICK

Sampson McCormick is an experience, a down to earth comedic force of nature and

has been one of the most sought after and celebrated voices of diversity in comedy

for close to two decades. He’s appeared on MTV, BET, VICELAND, his highly lauded

stand-up comedy special “That B*@&! Better Be Funny” which was considered

for a 2014 Grammy nomination for Best Comedy Album, in addition to four other

acclaimed live stand up comedy albums, and appeared on 2016’s Independent Film

“I Live Here” which earned an Oscar nomination in the Student Domestic Narrative

Category. He was one of the first black, gay male stand-up comics in the country, and

through his contributions to performance, helped to force the conversation around diversity

in mainstream comedy. His work offers riveting and fresh takes on race, religion, politics and sexuality--you know, all

those things you shouldn’t talk about in polite company.

Social Media:

Instagram: MisterSampson

Twitter: @OfficialSampson

Website: www.sampsoncomedy.com

BRICK CITY ENTERTAINMENT

DJ Hasan (dmusic) and DJ Spank bring you Brick City Entertainment. Their unique

style showcases a long history of playing music in New Jersey and New York. Brick City

Entertainment is ready to make Black & Latin@ Gay Pride an event you will never forget.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/DjHasan518/

LOLA G’LORE

Lola G’lore is making her Capital District debut at Black & Latino Gay Pride and is beyond

excited to share in the love and passion of the community she is so proud to represent!

She brings a sass and personality as the drag diva of musical theater that began in her

hometown of Norfolk, Va. It was there that she found a desire to perform and a love for

music. Special shout out to the Hause of G’lore and to all the Fierce Fabs for their love

and continued support! Also to IOOV for providing a platform of inclusion for LGBTQA+

people of color! #LolaSayz

HAZEL

Born and raised in the Capital District, Hazel is an active member of the LBGT community.

She is musically inspired by all genres, and has been writing her own lyrics since 12 yrs of

age. Hazel likes to write songs about real and current life struggles. “I am not scared

to write songs on subjects that some fear to speak about.”


TRIIZZY

SATURDAY - JUNE 8

FESTIVAL HEADLINERS

I was Born in Charlotte, NC, but raised in Rochester, NY by my adopted mother Anita

Barley. This was the best thing that ever happened to me at 7 years old. Prior to this I

was sexually abused at the hands of my biological mother and her male companions

as a result of drug use. This turned my world upside down. At 11 I had to testify in

court and relive those horrible moments that led to 3 guilty verdicts. Some may say

that is justice served, but for me it meant years of counseling, struggling with low selfesteem,

and abandonment issues. Although I knew I was attracted to women I kept it from

my family until I was 17 because my mother was a devout Christian and it wasn’t tolerated in the home. This led to

me finding acceptance elsewhere, which I eventually landed in prison for 8 years. It was here that I took the time

out to get personal with myself, and realized that I wanted to help other youth struggling with similar issues. I went

to school and spent hours in my cell working on poems and songs that would be my way to reach people who are

hurting. This experience allowed me to see what was really going on in the world once I was taken from it; unequal

access to education, injustice, sexism, racism, just to name a few. And from that point on I vowed to use my voice and

experiences in life to help others. I went through hell and back but it wasn’t for me, it was all for someone else. So who

ever that person is, know you are not alone, and it gets greater later!!!

ALEX SOPHIA

Alex is an American singer songwriter signed to Past Life Entertainment and distributed

by Sony Records. Alex was born in Tucson, Arizona August 5, 2002. She went to live

with her two dad’s at three months old and later was adopted by them. She is of middle

eastern, Polynesian, Mexican, and Anglo descent. She has endured many life challenges

including being bullied in school. She has channeled much of her life experiences into

her music. Her songs range from heartfelt ballads to upbeat summer anthems. Alex

Sophia is proficient in multiple instruments including; ukulele, guitar (acoustic, folk, and

electric), violin, cello, and the piano. She has the ability to figure out how to play a song

by simply listening to the song. Her musical talents weren’t discovered until the end of fifth grade and she has come a

long way in four short years.

Alex Sophia has lent her talents to various charitable organizations such as Boys and Girls Club, Albany public

libraries, Women of Color Empowerment causes, and many others. She has received high acclaim at each of these

performances. This will be her third appearance on the main stage at the Capital District Black & Latin@ Gay Pride

celebration!

LONDON JAE PRECISE & PRECISE NATION

London Jae Precise, CEO of The House of Precise Inc., grew up in both the NYC house

scene & Albany social scene. On her own at a young age, London built up the courage to

follow her dreams of becoming an entertainer, a world leader and community servant.

London has worked for many relief agencies, including founding her own, with a passion

in assisting our youth and young adults to live safe and healthy lives.

With several pageant titles, a NY headlining status, and 3 weekly shows including the

Legendary Stonewall Inn, Tuesday’s (NYC) & Rocks (Albany, NY) on Wednesday nights for her

weekly drag revue, London continues to create a meaningful impact on the lives of many. Her #1 goal is to help build a

world of unity, love, acceptance, and success. Enjoy her Beyoncé realness or her heartfelt live vocal; she’s sure to make

you feel the vibe. Facebook & Instagram @ londonjaeprecise


SATURDAY - JUNE 8

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FRIDAY - JUNE 21

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WEDNESDAY - JUNE 26

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