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NYC’s Oldest Gay Bar Julius In Danger Of Closing

V Magazine reports: The historic Julius Bar, located in the heart of New York City’s Greenwich Village, may close its doors due to financial insecurities caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Earlier this month, Governor Andrew Cuomo delayed restaurants from serving patrons indoors as coronavirus cases rapidly increased across the country. Julius Bar, a historic pre-Stonewall bar, is feeling the brunt …

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Pioneering Gay Rights Activist Dick Leitsch Dies At 83

The Washington Post reports: Dick Leitsch, who became a leading gay rights activist in 1960s New York, where he helped end police entrapment of gays and organized the first major act of civil disobedience by a gay rights group — a boozy sit-in known as the Sip-In — died June 22 at a hospice center in Manhattan. He was 83. …

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WEST VILLAGE: Gov. Cuomo Recommends Adding Julius’ Bar To National Registry Of Historic Places

Via press release from New York Sen. Brad Hoylman: “LGBT history is American history. An important part of that history is Julius’ Bar, one of the oldest gay bars in the city. By including Julius’ on the state and national historic registries, we’ll help ensure that future generations can be inspired by the events that occurred at Julius’ Bar and …

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