FDR Four Freedoms State Park
Kimberly Dole
June 13, 2019 - 11:45 am
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- The Four Freedoms Park will unveil New York City’s largest LGBTQ Pride Flag. The Park’s 12-foot-by-100-foot grand staircase will transform into a gigantic Pride flag, from Friday, June 14 to Sunday, June 30, in celebration of the progress that’s been made over the past 50...
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May 31, 2019 - 1:12 pm
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, a major turning point in the fight for LGBTQ equality. Arguably the most famous gay bar in the world, The Stonewall Inn (mostly referred to as Stonewall) sits right at the heart of the Village, just steps away from the Christopher...
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Jimmy Zapparloti Lane
May 30, 2019 - 12:17 pm
Jimmy Zappalorti lived his life unapologetically. He loved his community on the South Shore of Staten Island and was well known for planting trees in his neighborhood. He also loved his country; he served in the Navy during the Vietnam War. Everyone he knew admired him. But on January 22, 1990, at...
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Manford Home
May 27, 2019 - 12:45 pm
She started her journey as a mom just trying to protect her son. Along the way, Jeanne Manford went from quiet schoolteacher at PS 32 in Flushing to an icon of the gay community. Her daughter, Suzanne Swan, said her mom’s transformation was not a surprise, “She knew how to stand up for herself. She...
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Mabel Hampton's Home
May 26, 2019 - 12:40 pm
Some icons are revered for the body of work they leave behind, others for how they lived their life every day while they walked the Earth. African-American LGBTQ rights activist Mabel Hampton falls in the latter category, a woman whose willingness and inclination to unapologetically be herself and...
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Gay Activists Alliance Firehouse
May 25, 2019 - 12:11 pm
In the wake of the Stonewall uprising many alliances sprouted up around the gay community in New York City, with the goal of protecting LGBTQ people and organizing to fight for a better future. LGBTQ people, especially teenagers who had been kicked out of their family homes and were losing...
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Julius' Bar
May 24, 2019 - 12:21 pm
On the corner of W. 10th and Waverly Place is a bar. A really old bar. However, this is no ordinary watering hole – this bar made gay history before the Stonewall riots. "It's almost like a living museum," the bar’s owner Helen Buford told 1010 WINS. "I think it's important for the younger...
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Spencer Memorial\
May 23, 2019 - 12:49 pm
During the early years of the gay rights struggle of the mid-twentieth century, the LGBTQ community started to organize. They formed alliance groups that worked to educate the public about issues impacting the community, make political and legislative gains with the ultimate goal of achieving the...
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May 22, 2019 - 1:06 pm
In the early hours of March 8, 1970, NYPD officers burst into the Snake Pit, an after-hours gay club on West 10th Street in Greenwich Village, one of the only such venues not run by the Mob. 167 gay men were arrested and booked at the 6th Precinct house, which at the time was located just a couple...
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Transy House
May 21, 2019 - 1:20 pm
Transy House was a collective for trans people in Brooklyn run by Chelsea Goodwin and Rusty Mae Moore. From 1995 to 2008, it served as a kind of family meeting place and residence for the transgender community. Today, it is a privately-owned home that blends in with the street. It stands as a...
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