Tag Archives: Marriage Equality NY

TRAILER: History In The Making

Clip recap: This feature-length documentary, History In The Making: The Marriage Equality New York Archives 2007-2015, follows an all-grassroots organization, Marriage Equality New York (or MENY) from the NYC streets to Albany and eventually to the Supreme Court. Directed & edited by Fred Anguera. Filmed by Cristina Wolff, Rob Martin, Reed Davis, Fred Anguera, Emmanuel Migrino, Carmine Nicholas Tzavis. Appearances ...

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Prop 8 Celebration At NYC’s Stonewall Inn

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NEW YORK: Gay Rights Group Unite On Concentrated Push For Marriage

A coalition of LGBT rights group has formed to make a concentrated push for marriage equality in New York state. Via press release: New Yorkers United for Marriage, an unprecedented alliance that includes Empire State Pride Agenda, Freedom to M arry, Human Rights Campaign and Marriage Equality New York will build on the growing momentum for marriage and groundwork already ...

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Valentine’s Day Activism: NYC Gay Couple Turned Away At Marriage Bureau

This morning a gay couple was turned away at the New York City marriage bureau in a Valentine’s Day protest staged by Marriage Equality New York. That’s MENY head Cathy Marino-Thomas speaking behind the men.

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Help Defeat New York’s #1 Homophobe, State Sen. Ruben Diaz

Marriage Equality New York, who created the below clip, has posted a donation page for Charlie Ramos, the 2010 opponent of state Sen. Ruben Diaz, our state’s most virulent and successful homophobe. Including in the below clip is footage of the 2008 anti-gay rally staged by Diaz, which brought 10,000 Hispanic evangelicals to Manhattan to scream anti-gay slogans and rail ...

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SLIDESHOW: Marriage Equality New York’s 12th Annual Gala In NYC

Last night Marriage Equality New York staged their 12th annual fundraising gala in NYC, honoring LGBT advocates NY Sen. Jose Peralta, actor B.D. Wong, attorney Shannon Minter, and activist group Queer Rising. The evening was hosted by the ever-effervescent Marti Gould Cummings. I was unable to attend, but JMG staff photographer Dr. Jeff did his usual stellar work on the ...

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April 28th: Marriage Equality NY Gala

The 12th annual Marriage Equality New York gala fundraiser takes place on April 28th in Manhattan. Get tickets here. The MENY Gala will be recognizing and honoring: Queer Rising, NYS Senator Peralta, Sharron Minter, and BD Wong for their work in moving marriage equality forward in New York State and, in some cases, on the national front. This recognition comes ...

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Massive Union Square Rally Promises 2010 Retribution On New York Senate

A crowd of over one thousand attended tonight’s rally in NYC’s Union Square, where Marriage Equality NY provided a roster of the state and city’s top political leaders and activists, all of whom vowed revenge upon the 38 state senators that voted against equality. Among the speakers: Gov. David Paterson, activist Corey Johnson, NY Sen. Tom Duane, NY Sen. Liz ...

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NYC: Marriage Rally Union Square 6PM

Marriage Equality New York will stage their own marriage rally tonight at Union Square, 6PM. MENY events tend to bring out the major politicos – City Council members, borough presidents, etc. Embiggen the above for the deets or go here for more.

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Gilbert Baker: “Where’s The ANGER?”

At last night’s Maine response rally in NYC’s Union Square, rainbow flag creator Gilbert Baker said to me, “Where’s the ANGER? Where are the pitchforks?” as he surveyed the glum crowd. I told him his opinion reflected much of what you folks here were saying yesterday. From the bullhorn came the usual speechifying to the usual audience of activist regulars. ...

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Marriage Activists Vs. Maggie Gallagher

On Friday at Hofstra University, Cathy Marino-Thomas of Marriage Equality NY debated Maggie Gallagher, who sits there and smugly shakes her head as Marino-Thomas calls out her lies. (Via – Towleroad)

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New Clip From Western Queens For Marriage Equality

Western Queens For Marriage Equality sends us their latest clip urging NY state Sen. George Onorato to change his mind on same-sex marriage. Visit their Facebook group. Gov. Paterson has promised to force a vote in the state Senate sometime this month. If you are a constituent of Onorato (or even if you’re not), please consider contacting him via the ...

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NY Fails Marriage Recognition Test

Two New York women with a still-legal California marriage are expecting twins. They’d like everybody in their family to have the same last name, so they visited a New York City marriage bureau to request a name-change form. Marriage Equality New York followed them with a camera as the women learned that it’s not as easy as they’d hoped. New ...

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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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Feb. 3rd: New York Marriage Equality Day

Via press release, here’s a great and fun way to do something for marriage equality in New York. Marriage Equality DayFebruary 3, 2009 Join Marriage Equality New York for a day in Albany where we will getthe chance to meet with legislative offices from various senatedistricts to educate them on why marriage equality matters! Register Now HereRegistration with Bus Ride ...

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