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Heart Gallery NYC Hosts Second Pride Show

Heart Gallery NYC Hosts Second Pride Show

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | Heart Gallery NYC, an innovative initiative that harnesses the power of photography to help connect young people 24 and younger who lack permanent homes with “forever families,” hosted its second Pride event on June 1 at the New Victory Theater in Times Square. The event showcases photographs of a dozen LGBTQ […]

Leaders in the Drive for Marriage Equality

Leaders in the Drive for Marriage Equality

PHOTO ESSAY BY DONNA ACETO | At a June 16 cocktail reception that featured two of the activists who have helped herald in the nation’s growing embrace of marriage equality, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and AIDS Project of the American Civil Liberties Union and the New York Civil Liberties Union hosted both Edie Windsor, the […]

Public Advocacy

Public Advocacy

PHOTO ESSAY BY DONNA ACETO | In a June 15 ceremony produced in tandem with Harlem Pride, Public Advocate Letitia James honored three LGBT leaders for their community service. Above is Brooke Guinan, the FDNY’s first openly transgender female firefighter, seen with her father, FDNY Lieutenant George Guinan, James, and (from l.), George’s girlfriend Lynne and […]

Comptroller Scott Stringer Releases New Edition of LGBTQ Resource Guide

Comptroller Scott Stringer Releases New Edition of LGBTQ Resource Guide

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | Timed to coincide with Pride Week in Manhattan, New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer this week is releasing the 2015 edition of the “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Queer Guide of Services & Resources,” as well as the guide’s accompanying website. The updated directory now includes roughly 600 non-profits, city agencies, […]

A Splendid Day For Pride in Queens

A Splendid Day For Pride in Queens

PHOTO ESSAY BY DONNA ACETO &  MICHAEL SHIREY | On what might have been the very nicest day so far this year, tens of thousands turned out on June 7 for the 23rd annual Queens LGBT Pride Parade and Festival. The parade, which stepped off at noon, was led by Mayor Bill de Blasio and APICHA, […]

City Council Honors Pride

City Council Honors Pride

PHOTO ESSAY BY DONNA ACETO | In a June 2 ceremony at City Hall, the City Council celebrated LGBT Pride Month by honoring six New Yorkers for their contributions to the community and to New York overall. The honorees were: Anti-Violence Project executive director Sharon Stapel; Joselyn Mendoza, an undocumented transgender woman from Queens who led […]

Crowley Moves to Name Post Office for Jeanne, Jules Manford     

Crowley Moves to Name Post Office for Jeanne, Jules Manford     

BY BILL PARRY | On the eve of LGBT Pride Month, US Representative Joe Crowley, a Jackson Heights Democrat, joined other elected officials to announce legislation to rename the Jackson Heights Post Office in honor of Jeanne and Jules Manford, the late Queens residents and national heroes who fought for the advancement of equal rights for […]

Staten Island Street Named for 1990 Gay-Bashing Victim

Staten Island Street Named for 1990 Gay-Bashing Victim

BY ANDY HUMM | Jimmy Zappalorti, a 44-year old gay military veteran, was brutally murdered on Staten Island in 1990 for being gay in a case that shook the city and sparked gay activism in that borough. On May 29, Jimmy Zappalorti Lane was unveiled on a portion of Androvette Street in Charleston, the south shore […]

Committed to the End

Committed to the End

BY MICHAEL SHIREY | The sun shined brightly on May 17 as more than 30,000 walkers marched for the 30th annual AIDS Walk New York, the 10-kilometer trek through Central Park that supports the work of Gay Men’s Health Crisis and other local HIV/ AIDS service organizations. According to a GMHC press release, nearly $4.9 million […]

Saddle Up

BY MICHAEL SHIREY | A western-themed bar may sound out of place in New York City — but what about a gay western-themed bar? How about one owned by a straight couple no less? Jacqui Squatriglia, who owns the bar with Chris Barnes, didn’t seem to think it was such a queer idea. Best known for […]

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