Gentrification of neighborhoods always disrupts existing communities within them.
In the past several years, Harlem’s empty lots and burned-out buildings have sprung up luxury condos, upscale restaurants, boutique shops, hotels, B&Bs, and unimaginable improved services in an area the city had long forgotten.
And the resentment of this shift has targeted both Harlem's recent and life-long LGBTQ communities.
"Look out black woman. A white homo may take your man” a towering sign hung for months outside of ATLAH World Missionary Church on West 123rd and Lenox.