Tag Archives: LGBT Center

OKLAHOMA: Tulsa LBGT Center Riddled With Bullets, Man Later Accosts Staff With Homophobic Slurs

Tulsa’s CBS affiliate reports: Monday, the Equality Center in downtown Tulsa was the victim of two separate cases of vandalism. Executive Toby Jenkins said someone in a truck drove by and fired shots at the front doors in the morning, then, Monday afternoon, someone lashed out at the people inside the center. Jenkins said this is the first time they’ve ...

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Highlights From Broadway Backwards 2016 [VIDEO]

Last night I had the pleasure of once again attending Broadway’s greatest and gayest night, the 11th annual Broadway Backwards, a fundraiser for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and the NYC LGBT Center in which show tunes written for women are sung by men and vice versa. Watch this year’s highlight reel below and see a cavalcade of Broadway royalty including ...

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This Friday: Furball In Times Square

Furball continues its exile to Times Square on Friday. Always mobbed, always a wild time.  Get tickets here. More details on their Facebook event page.

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SF’s Pink Saturday Is Back On

San Francisco’s often tumultuous Pink Saturday street party, held on the day before the Pride parade, was canceled last month after the withdrawal of its longtime sponsor, the Sisters Of Perpetual Indulgence, who cited the event’s “escalation of violence.” But today the San Francisco LGBT Community Center stepped in to run this year’s party with a promise of increased security. ...

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Broadway Backwards: Cell Block Tango

Posted in full yesterday: “Highlights from Broadway Backwards 2015 included Chicago‘s ‘six merry murderesses’ represented in a sexy, all-male version of Cell Block Tango featuring Joshua Buscher-West, Marty Lawson, Alfie Parker Jr., Waldemar Quinones-Villanueva, Alex Ringler and Ryan Steele.”

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HIGHLIGHTS: Broadway Backwards 2015

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New York City LGBT Center Celebrates With Ribbon-Cutting After $9.2M Remodel

Last night I attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony at the New York City LGBT Center, which is almost finished with a 14-month $9.2M remodeling that has dramatically reshaped the building, an 1844 structure that in 1938 became Food Trades Vocational High School. Leading the ceremony was Center executive director Glennda Testone and Edith Windsor, who announced that the Center will be ...

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Saturday: Furball New York City

New York City’s most well-attended bear party lumbers into the LGBT Center this Saturday. The party starts and finishes quite early and the fur will be belly-to-belly within minutes of the doors opening. Two dance floors on two floors and a complete mob scene.  Early arrival recommended.

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Facelift Coming For NYC’s LGBT Center

New York City’s beloved but decidedly ramshackle LGBT Center is about to begin a much-needed multimillion dollar facelift. Via New York Times: A 14-month renovation is expected to begin by the end of the year. The $7.5 million project is being financed with $3.7 million from New York City and $2 million from New York State. A fund-raising effort will ...

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OctoBEARfest At NYC’s LGBT Center

Next month the NYC LGBT Center will host a week of events as part of their inaugural octoBEARfest.  Via press release: In a celebration of bear culture, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center (the Center) has created octoBEARfest, a week of activities centered on everything furry and fuzzy. Four events will take place throughout the week of October ...

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Bronx LGBT Center To Close

After its former head was arrested earlier this week for swindling hundreds of thousands of dollars, today we learn that the Bronx LGBT Center will be closing. After more than two years of scrambling to fill the budget gap caused by the missing funds, the center’s board of directors decided last week to shut down the 16-year-old agency, which serves ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Former Bronx LGBT Center Head Arrested For Embezzlement

The former executive director of the Bronx LGBT Center has been arrested for embezzling over $338,000 from the group she once headed. Lisa Winters, 42, who was let go as head of the Bronx Community Pride Center in January 2010, used the dough to pay $25,751.74 to Eyes on Africa for a personal trip and $15,953 to a dog-walker, authorities ...

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FRIDAY: Pride Fur At The LGBT Center

Co-promoted with Blowoff, Pride Fur at the LGBT Center starts early and ends just in time for you to scoot over to the Highline Ballroom. Get tickets here. DJ Man Parrish!

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QAIA Occupies NYC LGBT Center

Queers Against Israeli Apartheid occupied NYC’s LBGT Center yesterday in protest of having been denied meeting space. Duncan Osborne reports at Gay City News: The protest, which was organized by Queers Against Israeli Apartheid (QAIA) and about 20 other groups, began with protesters packed into the lobby. QAIA did not contact police prior to the event, but officers from the ...

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This Saturday In Manhattan

NYC Queers Against Israeli Apartheid intend to occupy Manhattan’s LGBT Center this weekend. Last February the LGBT Center refused meeting space to the group after a threatened donor boycott by porn producer Michael Lucas, who is an ardent Zionist and what some consider to be an anti-Palestinian racist. That refusal resulted in an anti-Center petition campaign from the opposing camp, ...

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May 3rd At NYC’s LGBT Center: Community Forum On Youth Homelessness

Via press release from the Ali Forney Center: We’d like to invite you to attend a forum on May 3rd at New York City’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center (208 West 13th) which will examine the struggle to protect the thousands of youths who have been rejected by their families due to homophobia, and seeks to articulate a ...

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SATURDAY: Furball NYC @ LGBT Center

Doors open 8PM, $10. Always a hot sweaty good time.

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NYC LGBT Center Israel Flap Continues

Earlier this week the NYC LGBT Center canceled a planned Israel Apartheid Week meeting after gay porn kingpin Michael Lucas threatened to have the Center’s wealthy donors pull their support. Immediately after the event’s cancellation, a petition went online with a demand that the Center not let “wealthy bigots censor free speech.” Among the petition’s sponsors are well-known activists Cleve ...

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LGBT Center Bows To Michael Lucas

This just in from the Lucas camp: We prevailed! Congratulations to everyone who stood with me in support of Israel. With your help it took only eight hours to accomplish our mission. The LGBT Center has decided it will not host the party by Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW), scheduled for March 5th. According to an email I just received personally ...

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HomoQuotable – Michael Lucas

“I’m preparing to organize a boycott that would certainly involve some of the [NYC LGBT] Center’s most generous donors. It was an inexcusable decision on the Center’s part to associate itself with a hate group like Israeli Apartheid Week, but there’s still time for them to reverse course and begin restoring their reputation.” “At first I thought this was a ...

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