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At Impact Awards, Diversity, Enduring Commitment Celebrated

At Impact Awards, Diversity, Enduring Commitment Celebrated

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | At Gay City News’ third annual Impact Awards, 28 individuals plus the four comedians of Funny Gay Males were honored for their achievements and contributions to New York’s LGBTQ community. The April 26 dinner and awards ceremony at the Grand Prospect Hall in Park Slope drew a crowd of about 300 […]

Council Votes to Shelter Homeless Youth Up to 24

Council Votes to Shelter Homeless Youth Up to 24

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | By unanimous votes on March 7, the City Council approved three measures aimed at strengthening shelter options for homeless youth in New York, including a long contested move to raise the age limit for eligibility in youth shelters to include those 21 to 24 years old. The State Legislature last year […]

School Walk Out Gun Protesters Gather in Prospect Park

School Walk Out Gun Protesters Gather in Prospect Park

PHOTO ESSAY BY DONNA ACETO | In the first of several nationwide actions initiated by high school students to protest the lack of meaningful legislative action on gun control, young people nationwide walked out of their classrooms on March 14 — some for 17 minutes to commemorate the 17 people killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High […]

Pride’s Blitz of Brooklyn

Pride’s Blitz of Brooklyn

BY COLIN MIXSON | Brooklyn’s LGBTQ community, its families, and its friends flocked to Park Slope on Saturday, June 10 for the 21st annual Brooklyn Pride celebration, a day of inclusionary revelry with a festival and a parade that were bigger and more fabulous than ever, according to attendees. “I could not have imagined how many […]

Brooklyn & the Bronx Kick Off Pride, As Well

Brooklyn & the Bronx Kick Off Pride, As Well

  With the annual Queens Pride Parade and Festival on June 5 the major seasonal event of the week (see page 14), the Bronx and Brooklyn got into the act, as well. On June 1, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr., hosted the borough’s six annual Borough President & Allies LGBTQ Pride Awards ceremony at […]

“Candles For Clemency” Claims Victory

“Candles For Clemency” Claims Victory

BY NATHAN RILEY | In a departure from his previous policy, Governor Andrew Cuomo is establishing a system to review requests to shorten prison sentences of rehabilitated prisoners. Four days before a planned demonstration near his Westchester County home that had the backing of a wide array of elected officials, the governor called longtime gay activist […]

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 […]