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June 04, 2019 - 7:18 pm
Earlier this year, thirteen-year-old Sean made the decision to face his fear and come out to his mother, Betsy. Betsy admits feeling guilty for never asking her son whom he really was, but continued to raise him as who she thought he was. “When you’re born you’re conditioned -- if you’re a boy you’...
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June 04, 2019 - 6:44 pm
Karan Katyal spent his adolescent years struggling to understand who he was and how to identify himself. Growing up in a conservative family and community in New Jersey, Karan was far from learning about sexuality and the LGBTQ community. He always felt ‘different’ but didn’t know why, and didn't...
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May 31, 2019 - 6:08 pm
She knew at the age of three that she was a girl trapped in a boy’s body. Today, Jazz Jennings’s message is clear and enduring. “Be (your) true and authentic selves … as long as you can look within yourself and learn to love and appreciate who you are, then you are unstoppable.” Jennings is a trans...
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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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May 30, 2019 - 12:01 pm
By Cathy Renna Exclusive to 1010 WINS As we approach the largest Pride in history, with millions coming from around the globe for WorldPride and the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, we are missing so many LGBTQ people and allies who are not with us. And when Judy and Dennis Shepard take...
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New York City Opera  performs stonewall
May 30, 2019 - 11:25 am
The New York City Opera is the only opera company in the world that has committed itself to performing at least one LGBTQ-themed work each season. Stonewall , which debuts June 21, is the third in this series. Stonewall is also the first original LGBTQ-opera commissioned by this or any other opera...
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Nobody Promised You Tomorrow
May 30, 2019 - 11:14 am
In 1969, New York City’s Greenwich Village was a “safe place” for young adults who were part of what was considered an underground LGBTQ community. The Stonewall Inn was one of those places, a refuge for those who hid behind ‘society approved’ clothing, behavior, and faces. Stonewall was free of...
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Edward Casey, Stevedores Bathing Under Brooklyn Bridge, 1939
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May 30, 2019 - 11:09 am
“When Brooklyn Was Queer” author and historian Hugh Ryan, and Brooklyn-based artist, activist, and founding member of Silence=Death, Avram Finkelstein, have joined forces to create the “On the (Queer) Waterfront: The Factories, Freaks, Sailors, & Sex Workers of Brooklyn” exhibition at the...
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