Pride

Art After Sonewall
May 30, 2019 - 11:05 am
In timing with the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprisings and World Pride Month, the Columbus Museum of Art, NYU’s Grey Art Gallery and the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art present the exhibition “Art After Stonewall.” This two-part exhibition is considered the first to showcase and...
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May 30, 2019 - 11:00 am
Her fight to get a tax refund became a landmark case on federal benefits for same-sex marriages. Edith Windsor met Thea Spyer in Greenwich Village in 1963 and fell in love. In 1967, Spyer proposed to Windsor with a diamond broach instead of a ring so as not to raise suspicions about their...
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Yahoo! News
May 30, 2019 - 10:50 am
Joe Maldonado is a 9-year-old kid from Maplewood, New Jersey who was born a girl but identifies as a boy. The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) did not accept kids who were transgender. On January 31, 2017, the Scouts changed its longtime policy because of Joe. He was in a Pack in Secaucus for a month...
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Beverly Tillery - Executive Director of the New York City Anti-Violence Project
May 30, 2019 - 10:40 am
By Beverly Tillery (Executive Director of the NYC Anti-Violence Project) In the decades since Stonewall, the LGBTQ community has come out of the shadows, grown in numbers and strength, changed laws, established rights and gained allies, yet today, we are still fighting for our basic rights, dignity...
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May 30, 2019 - 10:30 am
When Daniel Dromm was a teacher at PS 199Q in Queens, he made his daily trip down to the cafeteria to bring his students back to their classroom after lunch. On one particular day, he saw a little girl on the line sobbing. When Dromm asked her why she was crying, she blurted out, “Because the kids...
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Jonathan Lovitz
May 30, 2019 - 10:30 am
By Jonathan Lovitz, LGBT advocate, lobbyist, and former performer Exclusive to 1010 WINS I’ll try not to be cliché, but I can’t help it for a Pride piece; this story begins with a musical reference. When I was 21 years old, I moved to NYC. And like that epic moment belted by the Star-to-Be in Annie...
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The boys in the band
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May 30, 2019 - 10:23 am
Broadway theater historian Terry Miller once said that for many actors, homophobia ran so deep that men were more uncomfortable getting into character to play a gay character than to portray a murderer onstage. Fifty Years Later In 1968, “The Boys in the Band,” a comedy set at a gay birthday party...
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May 30, 2019 - 10:20 am
“My name is Harvey Milk and I’m here to recruit you.” That was the first line of Milk’s famous “Hope” speech in San Francisco on the steps of City Hall during the San Francisco Gay Freedom Day Parade. Born in Woodmere, Long Island in 1930, Milk went to college in Albany, served in the Korean War,...
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AARON FRICKE
May 30, 2019 - 10:00 am
For most teenagers, getting ready for prom means picking out a tuxedo and renting a limo, for Aaron Fricke it meant hiring a good lawyer. In 1980, Fricke was a senior at Cumberland High School in Rhode Island. He didn’t talk to many people and had no plans of attending prom. “I didn’t want to go to...
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May 30, 2019 - 10:00 am
By Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum When I began at Congregation Beit Simchat Torah (CBST) in 1992, the AIDS Crisis reigned unabated, and institutional Judaism formed part of the circle of stigma that was choking the LGBT community. Few synagogues were welcoming of LGBT people. Gay men were dying and funeral...
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