Westbury Arts in association with PFY (Pride for Youth), recognizes Pride Month with an LGBTQ+ Celebration through Word and Song. This year, Westbury Arts has again teamed up with Pride for Youth to help provide a venue for today’s LGBTQ+ youth to have the opportunity to read their work during this free 90-minute celebration brought to our audience via Zoom. Pride For Your (PFY) is a service and an advocate for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning (LBGTQ_ individuals through the age of forty-five. Their mission is to enhance the health and wellness of the LGBTQ Community through education, supportive services and personal development in Nassau, Suffolk, and Queens counties.
Our event will be hosted by the incomparable and extremely gifted and talented, Blake Deadly. Blake Deadly is a New York-based drag performer, activist, filmmaker, and a generally anxious gay person.
Our celebration event gives a formal venue for LGBTQ+ youth to express their emotions, thoughts and LGBTQ+ experiences through poetry, prose and performance giving them a a stronger unified voice, so that all can be heard. Poets have been invited from the greater-Long Island area and the event is opened to anyone who is within the LGBTQ+ community and wishes to share their work with an audience. Details are contained within the Call To Artist as to specific criteria for submitting works for consideration.
The evening will be guaranteed to be filled with amazing poetry, song and even a performance or two from our host, Blake Deadly.
Tickets are free and are available on Eventbrite.