50 Epic Alumni: #37 Darius Jones (SC), #36 Maliek Powell (AL)

It’s no secret that since the expansion of Youth Pride from a local and then regional movement, to the national and international one it is today, the south has been very prominent as it relates to producing epic members for us. Two such folks are Darius Jones and Maliek Powell. Maliek got on our radar…

50 Epic Alumni: #38 Scooby

Known professionally by his stage name, Extasy Baby, Scooby was a regular in our drop ins at Youth Pride Center (YPC). A dancer himself, he regularly attended our monthly LGBTQ youth parties, called “Curiosity”. Scooby traveled with us on almost every road trip, and even had the chance to drive the group van back to…

50 Epic Alumni: Dance Legacy

It’s no secret the LGBTQ community has produced some amazing dancers. From sponsoring dance teams to putting on amazing performances at fundraisers, wedding, funerals, special events and more, these alumni helped build our reputation as the home of some of the finest dancers around – including a few allies who performed for us. You can…

50 Epic Alumni: #46 Dawon Griffin

Dawon is the first person from CGY (the original name of NYPS at its founding in 2003) on our list. He holds another very BIG first as well. Dawon was the first youth president in our history. He was appointed by the founder and had a say in many of the things back then that…

50 Epic Alumni: #47 Brandon Long, Chicago, IL

There are just some people you expect to see at a event YPC was having back in the day. One of those people is Brandon Long.  Holding several positions during his tenure, speaking on behalf of Youth Pride whenever he was put on the spot to do so, and being the first and only person…

50 Epic Alumni: #48 Carlissa Jackson, Chicago, IL

Many people complain about having a lack of representation, but a handful actually do something about it. What do you do when you feel there is lack of female leadership somewhere? Avoid it or jump in? Carlissa made history by becoming the first democratically elected youth president of Youth Pride Center, earning the majority of…

50 Epic Alumni: #49 King Keith Franklin, Beverly Hills, CA

In 2019 National Youth Pride Services will hold its international elections to find out which member will be our next National President. We’re one of the only Black LGBTQ movements in the world to have an election of this scale, and it all started with one person: King Keith. Keith participated in and won a…

50 Epic Alumni: #50 Brandon Dykes, Atlanta, GA

The story of how Brandon and NYPS, then YPS, came to be goes back almost 2 years BEFORE he actually became a member. When Youth Pride Services (YPS) was based only in Chicago, it took road trips to cities in the Midwest and South every year. While in those cities for events, they would always…

Collective Liberation

By Centineo Brown When I was in high school I recognized the power of youth voices. Only some voices seem to be naturally louder than others due to the natural amplification privilege seems to afford some. When I look at what’s happening nationally, with the recent wave of student-led activism, I’m thrilled! I see activists…

Speak Up, Speak Out!

By Ose Arheghan When I was in high school I recognized the power of youth voices. Only some voices seem to be naturally louder than other due to the natural amplification privilege seems to afford some. When I look at what’s happening nationally with the recent wave of student-led activism, I’m thrilled! I see activists…

Support Black LGBTQ Youth Today!

National Youth Pride Services is the parent company of RizeUp Magazine! Did you know, as a policy, NYPS does not accept government money, instead funds 100% of what it does nationally and internationally through donations from supporters like you? A tradition that is 7 years old!   Every week of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 10 I’ll be…

50 People Making Bold Moves: 40-50

We saved the best for last! RizeUp is the official magazine of National Youth Pride Services. Paid subscribers will get the full edition after all 50 are announced via U.S. mail.

50 People Making Bold Moves: #39 Dangelo Cherry

An award winning athlete, personal trainer and motivator. RizeUp Magazine is the official magazine of National Youth Pride Services, a creative, urban, intellectual and socially forward movement for black LGBTQ youth and young adults in the U.S., Brazil, Jamaica and South Africa

50 People Making Bold Moves: Anthony Oakes, Emory Matthews

An absolutely hilarious comedian and a aspiring fashion model. RizeUp is the official magazine of National Youth Pride Services, a creative, urban, intellectual and socially forward movement for Black LGBTQ youth and young adults. Get the print or PDF version today!  

50 People Making Bold Moves: Dream Recruits

Its no secret NYPS recruits talent from local movements (like colleges do) to use their skills on the national level. This is the first time NYPS is speaking about members they are actively recruiting publicly. RizeUp is the official magazine of National Youth Pride Services, a creative, urban, intellectual and socially forward movement for LGBT…

50 People Making Bold Moves: Tripp Ali, Chance Calloway, Sherrod Willis

Look for these leading men to make bold moves in 2018. RizeUp is the official magazine of National Youth Pride Services, a creative, urban, intellectual and socially forward movement for Black LGBTQ youth and young adults in the U.S., Brazil and South Africa. Subscribers will get the full edition via U.S. mail once all 50…

50 People Making Bold Moves: #25, #26, #27

An undocumented activist from Barbados, Instagram make up artist and award winning Netflix star. RizeUp is the official magazine of National Youth Pride Services.  

50 People Making Bold Moves: #24 Trey Love

On a global level, one of the most popular actors ever on nypsnetwork.com RizeUp is the official magazine of National Youth Pride Services, a creative, urban, intellectual, socially forward movement for Black LGBTQ youth and young adults in the U.S., Brazil, Jamaica and South Africa.  

50 People Making Bold Moves: Jayson Douglas and Kyle Goffney

Two people with model status   RizeUp is the official magazine of National Youth Pride Servcies, a urban, creative, intelelctual and socially forward movement for Black LGBTQ youth and young adults in the U.S., Brazil, Jamaica and South Africa.

50 People Making Bold Moves: Demark Manigo, Tiq Milan

A leader of a global movement and a media powerhouse. Rize Up is the official magazine of National Youth Pride Services, a creative, urban, intellectual and socially forward movement in the U.S., Brazil, Jamaica and South Africa. paid subscribers will get this edition via U.S. mail when all 50 are announced. Visitors can purchase souvenir…

50 People Making Bold Moves: Gary Lavard and Elle Hearns

This melanin is definitely poppin’! A standout actor and activist creating change. RizeUp is the official magazine of National Youth Pride Services, a creative, urban, intellectual, socially forward movement for Black LGBTQ youth and young adults. Paid subscribers will get the full edition via U.S. mail once all 50 have been announced. Visitors can order…

50 People Making Bold Moves: Jamie Allen and Lourdes Ashley Hunter

Two grassroots organizers, one in the south and one in the east! RizeUp is the official magazine of National Youth Pride Services. Paid subscribers will get the full edition via U.S. mail once all 50 are announced. Visitors can order souvenir pages at anytime by contacting nypsmoney@gmail.com

50 People Making Bold Moves: #11 Andrea Jenkins

“To all of my Trans & Gender Diverse family, I see you, I hear you & I will be there for you. We must resist. We must be intersectional!” RizeUp is the official magazine of National Youth Pride Services.

50 People Making Bold Moves: #12 George Johnson; #13 Alex Jante

One brilliant writer and one brilliant performer making bold moves in 2018. Rize Up Magazine is the official magazine of National Youth Pride Services. Paid subscribers will get the print edition via U.S. mail once all 50 have been announced. Visitors can purchase souvenir pages at any time by contacting nypsmoney@gmail.com  

50 People Making Bold Moves: #7 (tie) KHAOS

“This amazing person is truly making bold moves via his TV show, going places most LGBTQ shows can’t or won’t.”   RizeUp is the official magazine of National Youth Pride Services, a urban, creative, intellectual and socially forward movement for Black LGBTQ youth and young adults in the U.S., Brazil, Jamaica and South Africa. Paid…

50 People Making Bold Moves: #7 Tre Floyd

“Winners help others win. Tre Floyd is a winner.” RizeUp Magazine is the official magazine of National Youth Pride Services, a creative, urban, socially forward and intellectual movement for Black LGBTQ youth and young adults in the U.S., South Africa, Brazil and Jamaica. Paid subscribers will get the edition in the mail when all 50…

50 People Making Bold Moves: #6 Bishop Allyson Abrams

“Bold and radical, just like Jesus taught us to be.” RizeUp is the official magazine of National Youth Pride Services, a urban, creative, intellectual and socially forward movement for Black LGBTQ youth and young adults in the U.S., Brazil, Jamaica and South Africa. Paid Subscribers will get this edition in the mail when all 50…

50 People Making Bold Moves: #5 Brandon Karson

One generation had Darryl Stephens (Noah’s Arc), this generation has Brandon Karson (About Him) RizeUp is the official magazine of National Youth Pride Services which serves LGBTQ youth and young adults in the U.S., Brazil, and South Africa. Paid subscribers will get the full magazine in the mail after all 50 have been announced. Visitors…

50 People Making Bold Moves: #4 Devin Coutreyer

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50 People Making Bold Moves: #2 Chris June

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50 People Making Bold Moves: #1 Joshua Gale

Paid subscribers will get the full Edition in the mail after all 50 have been announced. Visitors can purchase specific pages/prints by emailing nypsmoney@gmail.com at any time.

Good Music

LYRK Music gives us a sample of thier future music editions in the winter edition of our magazine.

#Fresh

We take a look at three new faces of the movement.

#Cakes

A new section in the winter edition of RizeUp features recipies. Check it out.

Royalty

The winter 2017 edition of our magazine features a intimate interview with Pierre Phipps of the Freaky Boiz.

Winter 2017

The Winter 2017 edition of our magazine will be available online and in print in December.

50 Trendsetters To Watch #40 Swanny River

Born and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y. Swanny River is not a newcomer when talking Hip Hop. Swanny River totally believes in the art of expression. His tracks are created through inspiration in hopes of crafting timeless music. Having a love & Respect for the culture he expanded his ear but never forgot the days of…

50 Trendsetters To Watch #39: GAVYKO, New York

GAVYKO & CO, LLC is a creative conglomerate that promotes and provides vocal platforms for authenticity, affirmation and new social norms. When there wasn’t enough space for a gender-fluid black kid like me, I decided to create a world where there was: a world where voices weren’t denied their power. I remember sitting in my…

50 Trendsetters To Watch #38: The Lesbian Collective

Meet the people behind the trendsetting Lesbian Collective! Stoney G Born in Brooklyn, NY.  Currently resides in Woodbridge, NJ. I’m the lead trainer for The Cheesecake Factory in Edison, NJ My passion is spreading joy and love.  I believe a smile can go a long way and if everyone spreads a little more joy this…