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New LGBTQ Center Opens in Queens

New LGBTQ Center Opens in Queens

BY BILL PARRY | The Queens LGBTQ community gathered on February 1 with elected officials to celebrate a new safe space in Long Island City that will offer health and educational services. The LGBT Network, a Long Island-based nonprofit organization now in its 25th year, cut the ribbon on its first full-service queer community center in […]

Harnessing Familiar Hands to Chart Progressive Course

Harnessing Familiar Hands to Chart Progressive Course

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | When introducing Lilliam Barrios-Paoli, his pick for deputy mayor for health and human services, Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio noted she had been a nun for five years and a proponent of liberation theology, a political movement in the Roman Catholic Church that found support for economic equality in scripture. Proponents of that theology were eventually […]

Queens Marks Transgender Day of Remembrace

Queens Marks Transgender Day of Remembrace

The Queens Pride House, on November 21, held an event to commemorate the Transgender Day of Remembrance, which provided members of the transgender community and allies with an opportunity to discuss the causes of violence against transgender people as well as possible ways to address such violence. The discussion was facilitated by Pauline Park, president […]

Comptroller John Liu Honors LGBT Pride

Comptroller John Liu Honors LGBT Pride

On June 12, at the LGBT Community Center, City Comptroller John Liu held his annual Pride event, honoring Aires M. Liao, co-founder of Q-WAVE, the Asian Pride Project, and an executive board member at the National Queer Asian and Pacific Islander Alliance, Charles Ober, a co-founder of the Queens Pride House, Janet Weinberg, the chief […]