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Pride Lasts All Night in Brooklyn

Pride Lasts All Night in Brooklyn

Following a picture-perfect Saturday afternoon festival on Prospect Park West, Brooklyn Pride hosted the nation’s oldest nighttime LGBT parade on Saturday evening, June 9, across Park Slope’s Fifth Avenue commercial district. The parade was led by the Dykes on Bikes and organizers of the day’s festivities. Among others on hand were youth from the Ali […]

Making Whoopi at Cooper Union

Making Whoopi at Cooper Union

PHOTOS BY MICHAEL LUONGO | The City Council’s annual celebration of Pride Month, hosted by Speaker Christine Quinn and Councilmembers Rosie Mendez, Daniel Dromm, and Jimmy Van Bramer, honored Dee Rees, director of the Sundance Film Festival award-winning film “Pariah,” the gripping story of an African-American teenage lesbian struggling to come into her own growing […]

Comptroller John Liu Marks LGBT Pride

Comptroller John Liu Marks LGBT Pride

PHOTOS BY GARRY RISSMAN/ GRCC |  At a June 5 LGBT Pride ceremony at the LGBT Community Center, Comptroller John Liu, New York’s first citywide elected official from the Asian community, honored four activists who work on social justice, anti-violence, and HIV/ AIDS issues. Kiara St. James, a native of Beaumont, Texas, is a trans […]

A Manhattan Salute to Pride

A Manhattan Salute to Pride

PHOTOS BY DONNA ACETO | Scott Stringer, the borough president of Manhattan, hosted an LGBTQ Pride Month celebration on June 11 at the Onegin Restaurant in the West Village. Stringer is flanked by honorees Earl Plante (shown separately as well), a longtime social and economic justice activist, Lynn Schulman, who serves on the board of […]

June 16 Rally Kicks Off Pride Week

June 16 Rally Kicks Off Pride Week

PHOTOS BY DONNA ACETO | Heritage of Pride opened LGBT Pride Week on June 16 with the annual rally, this year at the East River Bandshell on the Lower East Side. Jai Rodriquez, whose credits include Bravo’s “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy,” “Rent” on Broadway, and the Off-Broadway show “Zanna, Don’t!,” hosted. Performers included […]

Garden Party a Tasty Start to Pride

Garden Party a Tasty Start to Pride

PHOTOS BY DONNA ACETO | With food offerings from more than 30 Manhattan eateries, the LGBT Community Center’s Garden Party has become an annual tastings treat. It has long also been the kick-off to Pride Week in Manhattan. This year’s event, held June 18 at Pier 46 at Christopher Street, drew thousands to an event […]

Twenty Years of Pride

Twenty Years of Pride

Tens of thousands turned out on June 3 in Jackson Heights to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Queens LGBT Pride Parade and Festival. The parade included groups ranging from the Lesbian and Big Apple Corps marching band to the Queens Pride House, the borough’s LGBT community center — as well as one very proud […]

NYC World AIDS Day Demo Demands Millionaire’s, Wall Street Taxes

Eleven arrested in sit-in as activists press on domestic, global fronts BY PAUL SCHINDLER | With a crowd of several hundred nearby chanting, “End AIDS with a Wall Street tax, no more budget cuts on our backs,” 11 protesters blocked traffic on Lower Broadway in Manhattan for roughly 25 minutes just before noon on December 1. […]

AIDS Rent Cap Clears Hurdle

AIDS Rent Cap Clears Hurdle|Bill to limit HASA clients’ monthly burden to 30 percent of income passes Assembly BY PAUL SCHINDLER | Proposed legislation that would cap rents paid by thousands of clients of the city’s HIV/ AIDS Services Administration (HASA) to 30 percent of their income — which advocates have been pressing for since former […]

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