ADDED ON: 02/22/2022

Black History Month: Destination Tomorrow Dedicated To Helping LGBTQ+ Community In The Bronx.

02/21/2022 | CBS New York

In celebration of Black History Month, CBS2 is taking you to a center dedicated to helping the LGBTQ+ community in the Bronx. As CBS2’s Cindy Hsu reports, it’s a special place where everyone is welcome. Sean Ebony Coleman is the founder of Destination Tomorrow, and says he’s the first African American of transgender experience to operate an LGBTQ+ center in New York City. It’s a place that provides services rooted in economic empowerment. “GED, job readiness, professional development, financial literacy – in partnership with TD Bank. I want to give folks sufficient tools so that they can go on to tomorrow and be successful,” Coleman said. Sage Rivera is Destination Tomorrow’s director of programs, but first came to the center years ago as a participant. “It was refreshing to find a place that sort of spoke my language, with people that look like me, and also a place that I could be open and myself and not be judged about it,” Rivera said. The center also celebrates the pioneers who came before them, including two of Stonewall’s leading activists: Sylvia Rivera and Marsha P. Johnson, who started STAR House in the village in the 1970’s.

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