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BREAKING: Stonewall Inn Plaque Ceremony Canceled

BREAKING: Stonewall Inn Plaque Ceremony Canceled

BY ANDY HUMM | The Historic Landmarks Preservation Center, the private group controlled by wealthy Democratic donor Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel, abruptly canceled a 3 p.m. ceremony today that was to place one of the group’s round plaques on the Stonewall bar to commemorate the 1969 Stonewall Rebellion. As Gay City News reported yesterday, no veteran of the […]

Stonewall Plaque Dedication Planned Tuesday –– With No Stonewall Participants

Stonewall Plaque Dedication Planned Tuesday –– With No Stonewall Participants

BY ANDY HUMM | The private Historic Landmarks Preservation Center (HLPC) will “commemorate the Stonewall Inn and the Stonewall Rebellion” on Tuesday, July 16 at 3 p.m. outside the bar, but the plaque created for the occasion was not reviewed by anyone who participated in the June 1969 uprising nor were any of its veterans invited […]

Stonewall

Stonewall

BY MAUREEN N. McLANE |   Let this medallion stand for nothing planned No one manned a station at the bar There was no plot no forethought to resist but a spontaneous paroxysm a cataclysm of visibility the street vibrating with the punch of NOW and NO MORE— Behold the kickline of frenzied fabulousness— Rage can […]

New York LGBT Pride Day: A Photographic Retrospective

New York LGBT Pride Day: A Photographic Retrospective

BY DONNA ACETO, MICHAEL LUONGO & DUNCAN OSBORNE | With many hundreds of thousands of participants and spectators, the June 30 LGBT Pride March was not only an exuberant show of community strength and personal courage but also a celebration of the previous week’s victories over the Defense of Marriage Act and California’s Proposition 8 at […]

DOMA Win, Pols, A Bit of Rain, Bradley Manning in the Mix

DOMA Win, Pols, A Bit of Rain, Bradley Manning in the Mix

  BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | Accra Zuberi was cheering as the Bradley Pride Coalition went by on Fifth Avenue during New York City’s annual Pride March. “I’d much rather support somebody who is telling me what’s going on over somebody who won’t tell me what’s going on,” the 30-year-old told Gay City News. While the 44th […]

In Exuberant Mood on Brilliant Summer Day, Dykes March Down Fifth

In Exuberant Mood on Brilliant Summer Day, Dykes March Down Fifth

PHOTOS BY DONNA ACETO | Tens of thousands of dykes and other women — cis, trans, or otherwise — gathered at Bryant Park on June 29, walked over to Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street in front of the New York Public Library, and marched down Fifth in the NYC Dyke March. This annual event, for […]

Gaga the Surprise (Sort of) Guest at NYC Pride Rally

Gaga the Surprise (Sort of) Guest at NYC Pride Rally

PHOTOS BY DONNA ACETO | The annual LGBT Pride Rally, held June 28 at Pier 26 in Tribeca, kicked off an exuberant Pride Weekend punched up by the victories earlier in the week at the Supreme Court. The hosts were Pandora Boxx, best known as a former contestant on the second season of “RuPaul’s Drag […]

Center Hosts Garden Party 30

Center Hosts Garden Party 30

PHOTOS BY DONNA ACETO | The LGBT Community Center kicked off Pride Week with its annual Garden Party, its 30th anniversary event. Held for the first time at Pier 84 at West 44th Street and the Hudson River, the party presented “A Taste of Pride,” featuring specialties from 40 restaurants across the city. Click on any […]

Pride Celebrated by the City Council

Pride Celebrated by the City Council

PHOTOS BY DONNA ACETO | If it’s June, there’s a good chance you’ve received a Pride celebration invitation or email notice from one or more elected officials. On June 10 at the Great Hall at Cooper Union, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and her out lesbian and gay colleagues — Rosie Mendez, Daniel Dromm, and […]

Park Slope Celebrates LGBT Pride

Park Slope Celebrates LGBT Pride

PHOTOS BY DONNA ACETO | The 17th annual celebration of LGBT Pride in Brooklyn included a 5k run in Prospect Park on the morning of June 8, followed by a street festival on Park Slope’s Fifth Avenue and an evening parade through the neighborhood. The parade included grassroots activists like those from Queer Rising and […]

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