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Heritage of Pride Accedes to Resistance Groups’ Demand

Heritage of Pride Accedes to Resistance Groups’ Demand

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | The organization that produces New York City’s pride parade, rally, and related events has agreed to allow groups eager to confront the Republican Party’s control of the federal government near the front of the June 25 pride parade. “I’m extremely proud of the people who came out to raise their voices about […]

Heritage of Pride, Insisting It’s Listening, Pushes Back Against Resistance Groups’ Demand

Heritage of Pride, Insisting It’s Listening, Pushes Back Against Resistance Groups’ Demand

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | A meeting of the Heritage of Pride (HOP) committee that organizes New York City’s annual pride parade grew heated at moments as activists pressed their case to have groups that are resisting Republican control of the federal government placed at the front of this year’s parade while HOP pushed back, even as […]

A Push for Resistance at June Pride Parade

A Push for Resistance at June Pride Parade

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | The organization that produces New York City’s annual pride parade, rally, and related events is under pressure to put groups that are taking a lead in pushing back against Republican Party control of the White House and Congress at the front of this year’s march. “One way or another, these resistance […]

Rallying in Pride and Solemnity

Rallying in Pride and Solemnity

  PHOTO ESSAY BY DONNA ESSAY | On a beautiful June 24 evening barely 36 hours before the June 26 Pride March, Heritage of Pride’s annual Rally, at Pier 26 in Tribeca, was a mix of vibrant entertainment and solemn remembrance of those lost in Orlando.

Gun Violence A Key Issue in Sunday’s Pride March

Gun Violence A Key Issue in Sunday’s Pride March

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | The killings of 49 LGBT people in an Orlando, Florida nightclub were a pronounced presence in New York City’s Pride Parade as a newly formed group of nearly 1,000 marched down Fifth Avenue to chants of “Trans, straight, bi, gay, gagging on the NRA” and “Fuck the NRA.” “The energy was terrific, […]

Williamson Henderson’s Persistent Luck in Selling a Stonewall Tale  

Williamson Henderson’s Persistent Luck in Selling a Stonewall Tale  

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | In a June 7 profile of Williamson Henderson, a man who claims he was arrested during the 1969 Stonewall riots, the New York Times at least acknowledged that “Some have called his claims into question.” The Times has profiled or quoted Henderson in four stories since 1994 and once, in a […]

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 […]

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 […]