Tag Archives: NYC

Gay Bicyclist Rushing To Hook-Up Gets Tackled By NYPD When He Barrels Into Obama’s Motorcade [VIDEO]

So this happened yesterday. Via TMZ: President Obama got in the way of potential true love when the people protecting him opened a can of whoop ass on an unsuspecting NYC bicyclist. Daniel Provencio, 59, tells us he was hot to trot for a blind date — pumping “Call Me Maybe” through his headphones — when NYC cops tackled him …

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NYC Launches Pro-Trans Ad Campaign So Of Course Todd Starnes Flips Out On Fox News [VIDEO]

ABC News reports on the ads: New York City launched a new campaign on Monday, affirming every New Yorkers’ right to use the bathroom consistent with their gender identity. “No one deserves to be denied access to bathrooms or discriminated against for being who they are. Every New Yorker has the legal right to use the bathroom consistent with their …

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JUST PEE: Harvey Fierstein, Cyndi Lauper, & Kinky Boots Cast Sing Against Anti-Trans Laws [VIDEO]

MUST WATCH: Harvey Fierstein, Cyndi Lauper, and the cast of the Tony winning Best Musical Kinky Boots today delivered us a fun message against those stupid, stupid anti-transgender bathroom laws. “I’m me! I don’t need ID to tell who am I and where I oughta pee!”

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MASH-UP: The 2016 Tony Musical Nominees [VIDEO]

The 2016 Tony Awards air on Sunday, June 12th from Manhattan’s Beacon Theater, where Barbra Streisand will be a presenter. Clip recap: In celebration of this year’s Tony nominees for Best Musical and Best Musical Revival, Playbill captured this mash-up from RANGE a cappella. With an arrangement by RANGE co-founders Ross Baum and Ben Holtzman, we catch the magic of …

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Woman In NYC’s First Gay Marriage Dies At Age 90

The New York Times reports: Connie Kopelov [seated], whose wedding to Phyllis Siegel in 2011 was the first legal same-sex marriage in New York City, died in Manhattan on Saturday. She was 90. Her death was confirmed by Ms. Siegel, who said Ms. Kopelov had been in the late stages of Alzheimer’s disease. Ms. Kopelov and Ms. Siegel had been …

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This Weekend: Manhattanhenge Returns To Gotham

The term was coined by astronomer Neil deGrasse Tyson. Via CNN: Get your cameras and phones ready! The most picturesque sunset is coming to New York City this weekend. Two times a year, people in Manhattan gather in several spots to get a perfect shot of the sun aligning with the city’s carefully laid out streets. The phenomenon known as …

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Fleet Week Begins In New York City [VIDEO]

Via Gothamist: Passover for Gays starts now. Fleet Week, a celebration of the country’s sea services, kicks off today with the Parade of Ships. This is the 28th year Fleet Week has come to New York, and about 4,500 Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen are expected to participate this year. The public is welcome to enjoy numerous free activities, from …

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Harlem Hate Pastor James David Manning: Obama Founded The Taliban And Ordered 9/11 Attacks [VIDEO]

“Obama worked as a CIA operative in Afghanistan. He is the one who established the Taliban. He was the one that was integral in the process of putting Osama’s financial network together. Obama was a mastermind in putting Osama Bin Laden and putting the Taliban and Al-Quaeda together. The man that took down the World Trade Center, the man that …

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NYC’s MTA Lays Out Coming L Train Pain [VIDEO]

New York City’s MTA has issued a fascinating and informative video which lays out the coming years-long closure of the L train, the busiest downtown link between Brooklyn and Manhattan. From the New York Times: The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is asking riders of the L subway how they would like their nightmare: nasty, brutish and shortish, or somewhat less painful …

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NYC Council Approves Nickel Fee On Shopping Bags

Gothamist reports: New York City will impose a five cent fee on plastic and paper shopping bags starting October 1, following a contentious City Council vote Thursday afternoon. The Council voted 28-20 in favor of the legislation, which also has the support of Mayor de Blasio. The bill won’t be actively enforced until April 2017. “There is going to be …

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Hillary Clinton Sends Message Of Support To Trans Woman Assaulted On New York City Subway

ABC News reports: Hillary Clinton sent a message of support today to a transgender woman who recorded herself being verbally assaulted on the New York City subway last Thursday. Clinton, as it turns out, met the woman in mid-April at The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center in New York. The woman, Pearl Love, told ABC News this week …

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Franklin Graham Has The Stonewall Inn Sadz: President Obama Is Declaring A Monument To Flaunting Sin

Earlier this week the Obama administration signaled its intention to declare the Stonewall Inn a national monument to LGBT rights. Franklin Graham is ever so pissed: A monument to sin? That’s unbelievable. War heroes deserve a monument, our nation’s founding fathers deserve a monument, people who have helped to make America strong deserve a monument — but a monument to …

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NEW YORK CITY: President Obama Poised To Declare Stonewall Inn A National Monument To LGBT Rights

From the Washington Post: President Obama is poised to declare the first-ever national monument recognizing the struggle for gay rights, singling out a sliver of green space and part of the surrounding Greenwich Village neighborhood as the birthplace of America’s modern gay liberation movement. While most national monuments have highlighted iconic wild landscapes or historic sites from centuries ago, this …

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Record-Breaking 16 Tony Nominations For Hamilton

The 2016 Tony Awards nominations were announced moments ago, with the huge smash Hamilton receiving a record-breaking 16 nods. The record was previously held by The Producers and Billy Elliot, both of which earned 15 nominations in their debut years. See the full list of 2016 nominees below. From the New York Times: On Tuesday, the show was singled out …

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Historic Manhattan Cathedral Destroyed In Fire

NBC New York reports: Firefighters were still dousing flames Monday morning after a massive fire gutted a historic church in Manhattan on Sunday, the day its Serbian Orthodox parishioners had joyously celebrated Easter. The fire started Sunday evening and quickly engulfed the Serbian Orthodox Cathedral of Saint Sava in the Flatiron neighborhood, the FDNY said. More than 700 parishioners had …

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NYC To Get Pop-Up Robot Confessional

There’s a scene in the 1971 George Lucas film THX 1138 in which Robert Duvall visits a confessional where he reveals his shortcomings to a government computer who then grants him the “blessings of the state.” New York City is getting something similar next week, minus the blessings. The Verge reports: Have you ever wanted to confess your crimes, bear …

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VIRAL VIDEO: Cast Of Hamilton Does Sweeney Todd Mashup For Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS

Theater Mania recaps: The company of Broadway’s Hamilton took top presentation honors at this week’s 30th annual Easter Bonnet Competition, an event that serves as the culmination of six weeks of spring fundraising efforts for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Watch the cast perform a transformed version of their opening number “Alexander Hamilton,” featuring Lin-Manuel Miranda as the Demon Barber Sweeney …

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NEW YORK: AG Eric Schneiderman Says He Was Tricked About $116M Sale Of AIDS Hospice To Developer

From the New York Daily News: Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s office says it was misled about the sale of the Rivington House Lower East Side AIDS care facility to a condo developer. State law requires court approval — with recommendations from the Attorney General’s Office and state Health Department — whenever a not-for-profit facility like Rivington House is converted into …

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NEW YORK CITY: Hospital Fined $2.2M For Allowing Reality Show To Film Dying Patient Without Consent

This story inflamed Gotham’s tabloids when the families first complained. From the New York Department of Health & Human Services: Today the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced that it has reached a $2.2 million settlement with New York Presbyterian Hospital (NYP) for the egregious disclosure of two patients’ protected health information (PHI) to film crews and staff during the …

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Trump Wins Every New York County Except Manhattan

Via New York Magazine: Donald Trump was the clear victor in today’s GOP primary — indeed, parts of New York seem to be populated entirely by Trump supporters. He won every single county in New York save one: the county he calls home. Despite having lived there for years, somehow Trump failed to win a majority percentage of votes in …

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