Tag Archives: Queer Rising

Yet Another Gay Bashing in Manhattan

NY1 has the details: A Manhattan teenager is facing hate crime charges after he allegedly assaulted a co-founder of a local gay rights group in Hell’s Kitchen yesterday. Manuel Riquelme, 19, is charged with hate crime and aggravated harassment after allegedly hitting Eugene Lovendusky, 28, a Queens resident and co-founder of Queer Rising, an LGBT rights and advocacy group. Police ...

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Say His Name: MARK CARSON

Hundreds of LGBT New Yorkers turned out tonight for a candlelight vigil held at the West Village corner where Mark Carson, 32, was murdered early yesterday morning. The event was organized by Adam Feldman and speakers included activists Eugene Lovendusky, Robert Pinter, and Brendan Fay. Among the local politicos in attendance were state Sen. Brad Hoylman, state Assemblyman Micah Kellner, ...

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New Yorkers Rally Against Hate Crimes Outside Madison Square Garden

Hundreds of LGBT New Yorkers gathered outside Madison Square Garden last night in protest of the ongoing spree of violent anti-gay hate crimes, one of which occurred outside the famed sports venue. The protest was organized by Queer Rising and the LGBT Anti-Violence Project. Visit the Facebook page of Gay Marriage USA for many more photos and some of the ...

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TOMOROW: NYC Anti-Hate Crime Rally

There have now been four anti-gay attacks in Manhattan just this month. Tomorrow Queer Rising and the NYC Anti-Violence Project will stage a rally in midtown. From the Facebook page: JOIN THE RALLY: On Thursday May 16, beginning at 7:00pm, Queer Rising and members of the public will rally outside Madison Square Garden (specifically the SW-corner of 7th Avenue and ...

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Ruben Diaz At The AIDS Walk

Village Voice reporter Steven Thrasher just texted me the above photo of Queer Rising’s fun with a Ruben Diaz standee at the AIDS Walk. I’ll see some of you folks in the Bronx shortly.

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Queer Rising And Ruben Diaz

The Village Voice’s Steven Thrasher tips us to Queer Rising’s plan for Sen. Ruben Diaz this weekend. The kids over at Queer Rising, whose actions for marriage equality have been some of the more entertaining protests we’ve covered lately, were incensed when they heard of Diaz’s plans to hold an anti-gay rally during the annual AIDS Walk. Faced with a ...

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Queer Rising And Ruben Diaz

The Village Voice’s Steven Thrasher tips us to Queer Rising’s plan for Sen. Ruben Diaz this weekend. The kids over at Queer Rising, whose actions for marriage equality have been some of the more entertaining protests we’ve covered lately, were incensed when they heard of Diaz’s plans to hold an anti-gay rally during the annual AIDS Walk. Faced with a ...

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Queer Rising To Protest Easter Parade

Queer Rising will protest the Catholic Church at this weekend’s NYC Easter Parade, which as evidenced by the above photo typically draws a fair amount of gay men, drag queens, and fashionistas. Queer Rising cites a recent anti-gay marriage lobbying trip to Albany by Archbishop Timothy Dolan as prompting the protest. Via press release: “It is good to see members ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Five Queer Rising Activists Arrested In Traffic Blockade

Despite New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s vehement support for marriage equality and his recent promise for a “full court press” on the issue in the state Senate, activists from Queer Rising today stopped traffic outside of Cuomo’s Manhattan office. Via press release: Five people have been arrested for blocking rush-hour traffic just outside Governor Cuomo’s Manhattan office, at East 41 ...

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Tweet Of The Day – Queer Rising

This morning Queer Rising blocked the intersection of Manhattan’s 42nd Street and Sixth Avenue with a giant yellow banner as part of their protest for marriage rights in New York state. Village Voice reporter Steven Thrasher tweets: “Reactions from those held up ranged From support to amusement to rage to confusion.” I’ll have photos and video later this morning. UPDATE: ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Activists Announce Plan To Block Traffic Over Marriage Rights

Perhaps taking their cue from GetEQUAL’s blockade of the Las Vegas strip last summer, Queer Rising today issued a press release announcing their plan to blockade Manhattan traffic next Tuesday in a protest over marriage rights. The LGBTQ activist organization Queer Rising has planned a March 1 demonstration to protest the lack of marriage equality in New York State. A ...

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Bigotry Special At Target

Queer Rising made a customer service announcement at a Target in Madison, Wisconsin, much to the annoyance of store management.

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Queer Rising Protests Sen. Ruben Diaz

Queer Rising’s protest at Sen. Ruben Diaz’ fundraiser in the Bronx last night was primarily meant to shame Democratic state Senate leader John Sampson for aligning himself with the state’s most vile homophobe. However Sampson didn’t show up, even though he was a co-sponsor of the event. Does Sampson finally get it? Or was he just afraid of being photographed ...

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THURSDAY: Queer Rising To Protest Fundraiser For Sen. Ruben Diaz

Via press release: Queer Rising is outraged by New York State Senate Majority Leader John Sampson’s decision to hold a fundraiser for anti-LGBTQ Senator Ruben Diaz of the Bronx on Thursday, August 12th. Senator Diaz led the Democratic revolt against Marriage Equality in the Senate last December, and he is a key target of a unified LGBTQ effort. In response, ...

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VIDEO: Activists Crash Fundraiser Of Traitorous NY Dem Sen. Joe Addabbo

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DADT Rally Underway At White House

Today’s DADT rally is underway outside the White House, where Howard Dean has joined the protesters. Photos via Twitter. Follow along at #DADT.

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SUNDAY: DADT Rally At White House

GetEQUAL, Queer Rising, and Talk About Equality will join forces for an anti-DADT rally at the White House this Sunday. Via press release: WHO: Speakers Include Lt. Dan Choi, Capt. Jim Pietrangelo II, Lt. Robin Chaurasiya, Cpl. Evelyn Thomas, Spc. Jarrod Chlapowski, Maj. Mike Almy, Capt. Tanya Domi, Cpl. Brett Edward Stout, Sgt. Brian Fricke, Sgt. Justin Elzie WHERE: Lafayette ...

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Queer Rising At Sen. Bill Nelson’s Office

Lost in all the Dan Choi hoopla on Thursday was the below action by a member of Queer Rising at Sen. Bill Nelson’s (D-FL) office in Orlando. Nelson opposes the repeal of DADT. Back in 1977 as a member of the Florida House, Nelson spoke at my high school graduation. I used to really like him. Watch this clip to ...

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Charges Dismissed For Queer Rising 4

A large group of supporters appeared at a Manhattan courthouse yesterday to hear a judge dismiss all charges against the four members of Queer Rising who were arrested last week in a marriage equality protest. Via press release: Four members of the group Queer Rising, a group which advocates for civil rights for the LGBT community accepted pleas of ‘adjournment ...

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Queer Rising: Four Arrested At NYC Marriage License Bureau Protest

According to Queer New York, four members of the new LGBT activism group Queer Rising were arrested at this morning’s protest at the NYC marriage license bureau in Manhattan. Their statement, in part: On Friday, February 12 from 8:00-10:00am, LGBT activist group Queer Rising lead a crowd of impassioned protestors in a Valentine’s Day action outside the new 24,000 square-foot ...

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