Tag Archives: LGBT Community Center

Broadway Backwards Raises Record $466K For Broadway Cares & NYC LGBT Center

Via press release: The 10th anniversary of Broadway Backwards capped off an exuberant, exhilarating and emotional evening of performances on Monday, March 9, 2015 with news that this year’s event raised a record $466,717 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center. The sold-out show included 20 audience-pleasing numbers and multiple standing ovations for ...

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ISRAEL: Police Make Fourth Arrest Related To 2009 Tel Aviv LGBT Center Shooting, Say Attack Was Not A Hate Crime

Tel Aviv police have arrested a fourth suspect in the 2009 shooting spree at an LGBT teen community center that left two dead and eleven injured.  The new suspect is reportedly “well-known” to the local gay community.  Three other suspects were arrested yesterday and none have yet been identified. Despite widespread speculation that the murders were an anti-gay bias attack, ...

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NEW YORK CITY: West Village Streets Closed For Massive Anti-Hate Crimes Rally
“Say His Name: MARK CARSON!”

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TODAY: West Village Protest Rally And March In Honor Of Mark Carson

From the New York City LGBT Community Center: On Monday evening we will gather on the steps of the Center, along with the Anti-Violence Project, New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, community members, other elected officials, and LGBT community leaders and allies, and march to the site of Friday’s shooting to demand an end to hate crimes against our ...

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VIDEO: At The Vigil For Mark Carson

TOMORROW: The LGBT Community will hold a march. Monday, May 20th at 5:30 p.m. beginning at the Center, 208 W 13th Street, and proceeding to West 8th Street and 6th Avenue. Following a string of heinous bias attacks against gay men, including the murder of a 32 year old man on Friday night, community members, elected officials, LGBT community leaders ...

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FRIDAY: Summer Fur @ NYC LGBT Center

Tomorrow night NYC’s LGBT Center hosts Summer Fur, a benefit dance party beginning at 9pm. Tickets: $10 at the door, $8 online. Hosts Joe Fiore and New York Metrobears bring you Summer Fur…Be warned…MORE fur ahead! DJ Tony Ruiz will be spinning his magic. Summer Fur is the ultimate fur attack! Hot go-go bears, cheap beer, bear art, hangin’ with ...

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Burned Rainbow Flag Hung Outside Of NYC LGBT Community Center

Staffers at the NYC LGBT Community Center in Manhattan’s West Village found a burned and torn rainbow flag affixed to their front wall this morning. Executive director Glennda Testone: “This morning our building staff arrived and discovered a burned rainbow flag hanging on one of the poster display cases outside our building. We called the NYPD, and they immediately dispatched ...

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Activists To Crash Harold Ford’s Speech at NYC LGBT Community Center

LGBT activist group The Power has announced plans to crash next week’s speech by former Rep. Harold Ford (D-TN) at the NYC LGBT Community Center. On Wednesday, February 24th at 6 p.m., The Power invites you to join us in confronting anti-LGBT Senate hopeful Harold Ford, Jr. when he addresses the Stonewall Democratic Club of New York City at the ...

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NY Gov. Paterson To Announce “Major Transgender Rights Policy”

NY Gov. David Paterson will appear at the NYC LGBT Community Center on Wednesday morning to announce a “major transgender rights policy.” We’ve got a special treat for all of our friends in the New York City area. And we’re pretty sure that the rest of you will like it, too. On Wednesday, December 16, New York State Governor David ...

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Sunday: Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand To Appear At NYC LGBT Center

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand will appear at NYC’s LGBT Center at 3:30PM this Sunday, where she will speak about the repeal of DADT and DOMA. As a New York progressive, Senator Gillibrand strongly believes in equal rights for all. Since her time in the House of Representatives, she has spoken out in support of full marriage equality, becoming one of the ...

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Tomorrow At NYC’s LGBT Center

Saturday 9PM: Dance 208, Fire Island Classics with DJ Michael Fierman at NYC’s LGBT Community Center. $10 at the door.

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Cleve Jones At NYC LGBT Center

National Equality March founder Cleve Jones spoke long and passionately to an enthusiastic overflow crowd at NYC’s LGBT Center last night. Numerous well-known activists were in attendance, including Brendan Fay, Gilbert Baker, Lt. Dan Choi, Brandon Brock, and Jeff Campagna, but the only real dissent came from Gay City News’ Andy Humm (pictured above on the right, Father Tony on ...

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Cleve Jones: Two NYC Appearances

NEM founder Cleve Jones will be in NYC this week to give two speeches. On Wednesday he’ll be at the NYC LGBT Center at 7PM to talk about the March. On Thursday he’ll be in Queens at the Jewish Center of Jackson Heights at 7PM. I’ll be at the LGBT Center appearance.

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Glennda Testone Named Executive Director Of NYC LGBT Community Center

After a 22 year career, Richard Burns stepped down as executive director of the NYC LGBT Community Center eight months ago. Longtime LGBT and women’s activist Glennda Testone has been named to replace him, making her the first woman to take the post. “At a time when the opportunities and challenges faced by our community are limitless, the Center is ...

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Queering The Blogosphere

Tomorrow I’ll be participating in a panel discussion at the NYC LGBT Community Center titled “Queering The Blogosphere: Reflections On LGBT Blogging.” Gay blogging has recently experienced a meteoric rise in popularity and now serves as a major new resource for information and entertainment for the LGBTQ community. In fact, a recent study has shown that LGBT adults are now ...

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Tonight: NY Marriage Equality Meetings

Tonight at the NYC LGBT Center: Both Marriage Equality New York and Civil Rights Front will be having their monthly meetings tonight at the LGBT Center. MENY is at 6:30pm, CRF at 7:30pm. These may be the last meetings before the Prop 8 decision is issued, so I’d strongly urge you to attend one or both. Both meetings will also ...

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Fur Ball NYC: Saturday May 9th

Next Saturday May 9th at the NYC LGBT Community Center in the West Village: FUR BALL. Tickets: $8 advance, $10 at the door. Be warned…fur ahead! Join Dance 208 as we celebrate everything furry and fuzzy. Furball is back! There are 2 floors of dancing, go-go bears, cheap beer, bear art, and warm warm fur…and over 700 furry friends… So ...

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Broadway Backwards 4 Recap

The Broadway sites have posted their coverage of Monday’s Broadway Backwards 4, the annual all-star fundraiser for the NYC LGBT Center in which classic showtunes are given a gay twist. Above is Broadway World’s Walter McBride’s shot of Cheyenne Jackson bottoming for Sandra Bernhard. McBride has many more photos here. Go to Theater Mania for a great photo recap by ...

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Broadway Backwards 4

Last night Horshack made me cry. For realz. At Broadway Backwards, the fourth annual NYC LGBT Center fundraiser show which featured a galaxy of Broadway stars, it was Welcome Back, Kotter’s Ron Palillo’s skit about Prop 8 that had me in tears. Another highlight was Florence Henderson’s raunchy take There Is Nothing Like A Dame from South Pacific which featured ...

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Richard Burns To Leave NYC LGBT Center

Richard Burns, the longest-serving head of any LGBT organization in the United States, is resigning after 22 years as executive director of the NYC LGBT Community Center. Via press release: Richard Burns, Executive Director of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center in New York City, has announced his departure from the Center. The longest serving leader of an ...

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