NEW YORK CITY
G L B T SUMMER AFFAIR© was Founded by JOSEPH D. JEFFERSON (my son) and I Co Founded TONY SHELTON in May 2010. G L B T SUMMER AFFAIR operate in the greater NEW YORK, NY area.... W'ave treated every customer like they were a part of our family. Other companies may offer similar services, but our services come with a personal touch.
Committed to helping our customers achieve their dreams
As a HIV postive man in my 20's....."I could not bear the burden of living as a gay man of color in a world grown cold and hateful towards those of us who live and love differently than the so-called 'social mainstream.' Belonging is one of the basic human needs, when people feel isolated and excluded from a sense of communion with others, they suffer. I have been an advocate for my peers and most importantly youth because most have never had a deep emotional attachment to anyone. They done know how to love and be loved in return. The need to be loved can sometimes translate to the need to belong to someone or something. Driven by that Need Most will do anything to belong."
JOSEPH DECOSTA JEFFERSON, Founder (SunUp 10/10/1984 10/26/2010 SUN Down)
Prince N. Patterson is the Coordinated and developed a working team for event promotion distribution in New York area. Coordinating contracts for Rental Equipment and for all vendors, and Handled administrative responsibilities.
Prince N. P. (AKA) ROCKSTAR, Community Outreach Specialist
2383 Washington Avenue, Apt #0, Bronx, NY 10458.... 646-641-3350
My life's work in the GLBT community started about 30 years ago. I wanted to do work in and around our GLBT community with a group of people that were doing positive things in this community. I did not have to look far, at the my friends were and still are James Saunders (Fredrick A Pierce is no longer friend nor business partner) The two young entrepreneurs were just starting out on one of many next Big Things and I was there to support. Just like all of our real friends we away help them out and keep them we really love inline. So event promotion was my gig, and until the numbers got up to pay the bills I worked for FREE.
As my foundation in the GLBT community was set in motions, I had many hats. Promotion, flyer distribution, club set lighting, and holiday/Special Events deco designs. For all of their events Octagon, 667, Brooklyn Café, Mars 2112, South Oxford Club, u+me, Brooklyn Sensation, got me open, just to name a few. Some point along the way I asked myself why am I limited to just men or one group of men, So I started to work with TRAY & Kate of HER SHE, Yamil b4 Splash, Daryl Wilson(DC), Exclusive II, Lovergirlnyc, Gudlyfe, Knowens, Mario of Wassup-N-atl, Hiddenbeach, G's Spot, fibo, Vim, (Deborah) Ovah Production, (Erik & Calvin)Langston, Shelter. just to name a few.
My next lever step up was to help and Support some of the AIDS/HIV base individuals/ organizations and Black Pride event planners as in New York City Black Pride Inc. ( Laurence Pinckney & Co James Saunders 2004), (Donna)GMHC, POCC (both Gray English & Mike Roberson), Pride In The City, Jubilation, (Dermest, Lisa)Bronx Community Pride Center, (Tokes & Vaughn)Gay Men of African Descent, (LEE) NYC Black Pride 2, all at the same time of building my own brand SHOPUNTILUDROPNYC.com tourism which is NOW all on this GLBT SUMER AFFAIR.org
Co Founder The late Great Joseph D. Jefferson 1984“ 2010 (my step son) and I, TONY SHELTON formed GLBT SUMMER AFFAIR in may of 2010 as an S-corp. In March 2012 GLBT SUMMER AFFAIR Inc. is now an NON-FOR-PROFIT organization with the same mission it was when first founded. EMPOWERMENT ZONEs.. Provides Cultural Unban Special Events Fundraising that will benefit charitable organizations. Our focus on combining cultural affirmation, active engagement of classes, sexuality, gender, philosophical differences on sexuality, physical, and community health at all Health Fair events. We will provide HIV/AIDS Testing and Educational Prevention, STD screenings and blood pressure services. Working within Urban Performing Arts (local, national groups, and The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Community in the greater New York City Area. Using our resources in an effort to promote recognition of the talents and contributions of empowerment of people in the community as well as promoting tourism to the greater New York City Area. Also, Hosting a vast array of events, and forums. As GLBT SUMMER AFFAIR more into our next step-up level of living and providing for our community...
TONY SHELTON, Co Founder /CEO/ Principal
Marion L. Vessell was an Legendary Costumes Design for Raido City Music
Hall for eight years. A life long supporter of GLBT Summer Affair Inc.
Marion L. Vessell, Treasurer/CEO
Barry Reid is the overseer and having responsibility for all the activities in the company which contribute to the effective production of goods.
Barry Reid, Manager