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Opposing Trump, Van Bramer Receives Death Threats

Opposing Trump, Van Bramer Receives Death Threats

BY BILL PARRY | The NYPD’s Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating a homophobic death threat from an unknown source received by out gay City Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer, a Sunnyside, Queens Democrat, on Thursday afternoon. A letter arrived on Thursday via email after Van Bramer’s office sent a mass email to constituents urging them to […]

Victory Announced in 25-Year St. Patrick’s Day Boycott

Victory Announced in 25-Year St. Patrick’s Day Boycott

BY ANDY HUMM | The 253-year old St. Patrick’s Day Parade has invited an Irish LGBT group, the Lavender & Green Alliance, to march for the first time, a move that will end a 25-year boycott of the parade that began in 1991 when the Irish Lesbian and Gay Organization, a group made up largely of […]

Two May Memorials for Slain Queens Gay Activist

Two May Memorials for Slain Queens Gay Activist

BY ANDY HUMM | The brutal and mysterious murder of Queens gay community leader Lou Rispoli, 62, on October 20 of last year has yet to be solved. But his friends and loved ones will remember him on two occasions in May, with a concert and a memorial service in his honor. Lou Rispoli to be […]

Beloved Gay Leader Savagely Attacked in Sunnyside Dies

Beloved Gay Leader Savagely Attacked in Sunnyside Dies

[Editor’s Note: On Saturday, November 17, a March Against Violence/ March for Justice/ March For Peace/ March For Lou will be held. The event will gather at 51st Street and 43rd Avenue in Woodside at 4 p.m., and participants will march to 41-00 43rd Avenue, where Lou Rispoli was attacked on October 20. Bring candles […]