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Pride Soars in Park Slope

Pride Soars in Park Slope

BY COLIN MIXSON | Talk about a proud day for Brooklynites! Thousands from the borough and beyond descended on Park Slope on Saturday to celebrate Kings County’s LGBTQ community at events culminating in an absolutely fabulous parade along Fifth Avenue — far superior to a certain other march staged across the East River, according to […]

Orlando Victims Remembered at 9/ 11 Memorial

Orlando Victims Remembered at 9/ 11 Memorial

PHOTO ESSAY BY DONNA ACETO | On June 16, several hundred people gathered the National September 11 Memorial at the World Trade Center for a somber commemoration of the victims of the previous weekend’s mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando. There, they gathered around the Survivor Tree – a pear tree saved during the […]

Sunny Festivities & A Parade Under the Stars

Sunny Festivities & A Parade Under the Stars

PHOTO ESSAY BY DONNA ACETO | The annual Brooklyn LGBT Pride Festival and Parade enjoyed extraordinary early summer weather in Park Slope on Saturday June 13. After a morning 5k run in Prospect Park, attention shifted to Fifth Avenue, where thousands streamed between Third and Ninth Streets enjoying the afternoon street festival. One of the truly […]

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 New Generation Helms LGBT Expo

A New Generation Helms LGBT Expo

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | The Original LGBT Expo, a trade show aimed at both the consumer and business-to-business markets, has been a late winter mainstay at Manhattan’s Jacob Javits Convention Center since 1993. On February 28 and March 1, however, it will take its first bow under new management. According to Jay Handy, a director at […]