50 Trendsetters To Watch #41 Eden’s Garden

Web series have become extremely popular in the past few years with nearly 150 currently out or in production. That’s great for exposure of our community, but only one is setting a new trend. Check out Eden’s Garden, which has an all transgenger cast. You can also catch them on the NYPS NETWORK Advertisements

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…

50 Trendsetters To Watch #37: “Pretty Dudes”

You’re probably wondering why a show with only one LGBTQ character made our list of Trendsetters to watch in 2017 right? But that fact is the most important reason! Imagine a show featuring straight guys being unapologetically supportive of thier gay friend, that doesn’t make him look like less of a man compared to the…

50 Trendsetters To Watch #36: Emery Lavell Johnson

He’s no stranger to us as he spent his teen years as a proud member of Youth Pride, like so many up and coming stars across the county have. Even then we knew something was special about him. If we had to put a label on him that would best define his years with us…

50 Trendsetters To Watch #35: Tyson Anthony

When we hosted the first annual NYPS Network Awards, we knew something by Tyson Anthony would win. What we didn’t know is how dominant his shows would be in the first year of our new network. On March 23, 2017, the NYPS Network will celebrate it’s 1 year anniversary. Of those 52 weeks, A Tyson…

50 Trendsetters To Watch #34: Chicago Black Gay Men’s Caucus

Since it’s inception, the Chicago Black Gay Men’s Caucus has been setting trends. It also has a rich history of leadership development with National Youth Pride Services, electing several of it’s young adults to chair youth committees over the years, as well as, co- sponsoring many socially forward events with NYPS back in the day….

50 Trendsetters To Watch #33: The Gentlemen’s Foundation, Atlanta, GA

The Gentlemen’s Foundation, Inc.’s (TGF) mission is to promote the holistic development – mental, physical, emotional, social, and spiritual growth – of Gay, Bisexual and Transgender men of color. Since 2014, The Gentlemen’s Foundation has been committed to celebrating, supporting, empowering and mentoring Gay, Bisexual and Transgender men of color, as well as encouraging healthy…

50 Trendsetters To Watch #32: Centineo Brown, Atlanta, GA

This Trendsetter is so engaged, we couldn’t find him to conduct a interview, but we feel he is definitely someone to watch in 2017. At the young age of 19 he is already an accomplished: Actor Pop/R&B singer Songwriter Model Writer Of course he is a member of National Youth Pride Services, and with all…

50 Trendsetters To Watch #31: Slay TV

If the name doesn’t get your attention, the content will! We love our NYPS Network, but we definitely think Slay TV will be setting all types of new trends for black LGBTQ media is 2017. We love them so much, you can find a direct link to them from our network! Check them out!  

50 Trendsetters To Watch #30: Demond Maurice Bouvier, Washington, DC

This Trendsetter is no stranger to us as well as those who live in the DMV area. Check out his latest project below and pay close attention to him in 2017 as we think he is definitely someone to watch. For more of Demond check out our music streaming site LYRK. in the near future.