Tag Archives: NYC

TONIGHT: One WTC To Light With Trans Pride Colors

I believe this is a first. Via press release: Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today directed the spire of One World Trade Center and the Kosciuszko Bridge to be lit this weekend in honor of LGBT pride. The iconic landmarks will be lit the colors of the transgender flag for Trans Day of Action today, June 23rd and the colors of ...

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New York City Declares “Laverne Cox Day” [VIDEO]

Mic reports: June 22 is now officially Laverne Cox Day in New York City. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, made the surprise announcement on Thursday when the actress made an appearance at his official residence, Gracie Mansion. “Can you believe that a black transgender woman from Mobile, Alabama, raised by a single mother has a day in New ...

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Resistance Groups To Lead New York City Pride Parade

Back in March, I reported that a coalition of grassroots activists had reached an agreement with New York City Pride for front-of-parade placement. Today we have details about those groups. Via press release: Inspired by the defiant spirit from which NYC Pride was born, 18 diverse LGBT community organizations will march together at the front of this year’s NYC Pride ...

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Trump Fans Send Death Threats To Family Of Julius Caesar Director And Staffers At Unrelated Theaters

Gothamist reports: The Public Theater’s controversial production of Julius Caesar closed Sunday night, but the so-called “right-wing hate machine” surrounding the play continues to churn, with a torrent of anonymous threats made in recent days against the Public Theater’s director Oskar Eustis, as well as other Shakespeare companies across the country. The Post reports that Eustis and his wife have ...

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TRAILER: Hello Again

This looks GREAT. Via press release: SPEAKproductions, in association with TBD Productions and Martian Entertainment, have just released a sneak peek at the first trailer for HELLO AGAIN, starring six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald. The highly anticipated film adaptation of Michael John LaChiusa’s musical. HELLO AGAIN chases 10 fleeting love affairs across 10 periods in New York City history. ...

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Federal Court Rejects Bail Reduction For Pharma Douche

CNBC reports: A federal judge has rejected, for now, Martin Shkreli’s bid to reduce his criminal release bail from $5 million to $2 million during a hearing that exposed his high tax debts, legal fees, and off-beat collectibles. Shkreli’s lawyer Benjamin Brafman also said that the accused securities fraudster, who claimed to be worth up to $70 million when he ...

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Highlights From Broadway Bares 2017 [VIDEO]

The clips may not be work-friendly. Playbill reports: Broadway Bares: Strip U, the 27th edition of the annual burlesque-style fundraiser in New York, earned $1,568,114, a jump from last year’s $1,482,724 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, but slightly down from 2015’s record-breaking total of $1,598,501. Attendees watched 181 of the hottest male and female dancers in New York City—joined by ...

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NYC Considers Comprehensive Ex-Gay Torture Ban

The New York Daily News reports: Conversion therapy that aims to turn gay people straight would be banned in New York under a new bill in the City Council. The proposal — sponsored by Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, and being fast-tracked to a hearing Monday — would make it illegal for anyone to charge a fee to perform therapy to ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Alt-Right Pizzagate Lunatics Disrupt Julius Caesar Performance Because Trump [VIDEO]

The New York Times reports: A production of “Julius Caesar” in Central Park was disrupted on Friday evening by two protesters who objected to the bloody scene in which the title character, played by an actor costumed and styled to resemble President Trump, is knifed to death. A woman who later identified herself on social media as Laura Loomer jumped ...

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TRAILER: Broadway Bares 2017

Sexy videos alert! Via press release: Class will be in session this summer at the only college campus where clothing is optional and bodacious burlesque is always in the curriculum. This year’s theme for Broadway Bares is Strip U, an unrivaled evening of seductive striptease production numbers with an academic twist, produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Broadway ...

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John Oliver To Host Trevor Project Gala

Oh look, actual good news: Comedian, actor, and Last Week Tonight host John Oliver is set to emcee the 2017 TrevorLIVE New York gala on June 19 at the Marriott Marquis Times Square. YouTube personality Randy Rainbow will serve as Voice of God. Additional guests will include Imagine Dragons, Edie Windsor, Shoshana Bean, Barrett Pall, BD Wong, Brandon Uranowitz, Brendan ...

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Dear Evan Hansen Wins Big At The Tony Awards, Bette Midler Takes Best Actress In A Musical [VIDEO]

ABC News reports: “Dear Evan Hansen” was the big winner at the 2017 Tony Awards, broadcast live from New York’s Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, walking off with awards for best musical and lead actor as well as actress nods for Ben Platt and Rachel Bay Jones. “Dear Evan Hansen” finished with six out of its nine nominations, including ...

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NEW YORK CITY: MTA Says Dogs Must Fit In A Bag To Ride The Subway, New Yorkers Say Done And Done

People Magazine reports: New York City’s Metropolitan Transit Authority is dog-friendly — to a point. Leashed service and emotional support animals are allowed to ride with their owners with no other restrictions, but all other pet dogs wanting to ride the rails need to be brought on in a carrier. For pup parents with smaller dogs, this is a cinch. ...

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NYC Launches First-Ever LGBTQ Health Care Bill Of Rights, Program To Be Supported With Transit Ads

Via press release: To kick-off Pride Month, the de Blasio Administration today published and distributed New York City’s first-ever LGBTQ Health Care Bill of Rights, which details health care protections on local, state and federal levels to empower LGBTQ New Yorkers to get the health care they deserve. It also reiterates that medical providers and their support staff are legally ...

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Guerilla Pride Posters Appear On NYC Subway

Gothamist reports: Thomas Shim said he and his collaborators were inspired to pepper the subway with guerrilla Pride Month posters when President Donald Trump declined to formally acknowledge the month’s significance on June 1st. “It hit us hard the day of pride month, and President Trump not acknowledging it,” Shim told Gothamist on Monday. “Pride month is not something that ...

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World Trade Center Goes Green In Defiance Of Trump

Trump is being trolled worldwide: Governor Andrew Cuomo ordered two New York City landmarks – the World Trade Center and the Kosciuszko Bridge – to be lit in green Thursday night to express the state’s support for the Paris accord. “The White House’s reckless decision to withdraw from the Paris Accord has devastating repercussions not only for the United States, ...

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NYPD’s Trump Security Tab Through June: $42.5 Million

The New York Daily News reports: The NYPD expects to shell out $42.5 million by the end of June protecting President Trump, his namesake tower and his family, officials said Monday. Trump’s one-day trip back to the city earlier this month, his first since taking office, cost the city $1.2 million, deputy commissioner Vincent Grippo told the City Council at ...

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ABC To Broadcast NYC Pride March 2017

Via press release: NYC Pride announced that WABC-TV will be its official television partner and broadcast the 48th NYC LGBT Pride March on Sunday, June 25, 2017. The NYC Pride March started in 1970 as a civil rights demonstration on the 1-year anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising. Today, it is one of the world’s best known LGBT events, with 350 ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Times Square Driver Charged With Murder, Cops Believe He’d Smoked Synthetic Marijuana

The New York Daily News reports: With voices in his head and drugs in his system, a deranged motorist drove his car onto a crowded Times Square sidewalk and mowed down 23 pedestrians — including an 18-year-old Michigan woman who died in front of her little sister. Richard Rojas’ maroon Honda Accord carved a three-block path of destruction along Seventh ...

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Anthony Weiner To Plead Guilty In Sexting Case

The New York Times reports: Anthony D. Weiner, the former Democratic congressman whose “sexting” scandals ended his political career and embroiled him in a tumultuous F.B.I. investigation of Hillary Clinton before the election, is to appear in a federal courtroom in Manhattan on Friday to enter a guilty plea. The information has not been made public but was related by ...

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