LGBTQ community

Mike Desmond

Friends, family and supporters gathered today at Niagara Square to celebrate the life of Tonya “Kita” Harvey, a transgender woman who was murdered earlier this month.

Allentown Association

Sidewalks and crosswalks throughout Allentown are being painted with rainbows. As the first part of an ongoing initiative to support the LGBTQ community in Buffalo, the “Rainbows on Allen” project aims to provide permanent symbols of acceptance that last beyond Buffalo’s Pride Week.

Police have confirmed that the deadly shooting at an Albany gay bar on Thanksgiving Day was not a hate crime.

WBFO's Mike Desmond

Social media isn't always the best place for political conversations, but Sunday afternoon hundreds showed up at Niagara Square in unity because of it.

Buffalo Pride

The LGBTQ community holds a Candlelight Wish Celebration Tuesday at the Evergreen Commons in Buffalo in celebration of Buffalo Pride's 25th anniversary. Doors  open at 6:30 p.m., with the celebration starting at 7:30 p.m.

The free event is open to the public and takes a then-and-now look at how far the community has come since Buffalo's first public Pride event in 1991 and how much farther it still needs to go. WBFO's Marian Hetherly talked with organizer Carol Speser for a preview of the celebration, which has taken on a greater significance in the wake of the Orlando shootings.

WBFO's Mike Desmond

As late afternoon darkened toward night Sunday, there were candles lit on the grounds of the Unitarian-Universalist Church of Buffalo in memory of those murdered in a popular gay club in Orlando.