Tag Archives: NYC

NEW YORK CITY: Mayor Announces “Non-Essential” North Carolina Travel Ban For City Employees

And for Georgia too, should today’s veto be overridden. Capital New York reports: Mayor Bill de Blasio said Monday he is instituting a ban on “non-essential travel” by New York City employees to the state of North Carolina following the passage of a law there that overturns anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. De Blasio said he …

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Animal Rights Activists Disrupt Mass At St. Patrick’s Cathedral Because Ham Is Eaten On Easter [VIDEO]

From the New York Daily News: A teacher from North Carolina was arrested after he and a handful of animal rights activists disrupted the noon Easter Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Security guards wasted no time sprinting toward Jacob Martin during the packed Midtown service, ushering the 23-year-old down the empty aisle as he yelled into a bullhorn, according to …

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TRAILER: A Road To Home

From the Ali Forney Center: Youth homelessness is one of the most severe disparities faced by the LGBT community. While comprising only about 5% of the overall youth population, LGBT youth make up 40% of the nation’s homeless youth population. The response to this crisis has been meager. While there are an estimated 500,000 homeless youths in the country, 200,000 …

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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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Meet NYC’s Drag Singing Telegram Guy [VIDEO]

Gothamist has profiled one of NYC’s singing telegram companies, which somehow are still a thing, focusing on performer Bernard Davis, who delivers birthday messages as Beyonce, a French maid, a Mexican chicken, and a twerking pink gorilla. Watch below.

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Subway Time Travel [VIDEO]

Gizmodo sets up the latest identical twins prank by Improv Everywhere: Most NYC subway riders are pretty blasé when panhandlers hit them up for cash between stations. When a panhandler announced he was collecting funds to build a time machine, riders chuckled at the odd request—until another man boarded the train and announced he was the inventor’s future self. He …

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Highlights From Broadway Backwards 2016 [VIDEO]

Last night I had the pleasure of once again attending Broadway’s greatest and gayest night, the 11th annual Broadway Backwards, a fundraiser for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and the NYC LGBT Center in which show tunes written for women are sung by men and vice versa. Watch this year’s highlight reel below and see a cavalcade of Broadway royalty including …

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European Transit Hubs On High Alert After Brussels Attack, NYPD Deploys Extra Teams To Airports, Subways

The International Business Times reports: Airports in the Netherlands, and the European capitals of Paris and London stepped up security following explosions at the Brussels Airport and the city’s metro early Tuesday. At least 23 people have been reportedly killed in the blasts, which closely follow a crackdown by local authorities on terror cells in the Belgian capital. The country …

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Voguing Short: Walk!

Watch below. Paper Magazine reviews: Filmmaker Nicolas Jenkins has been documenting the New York City voguing and ballroom scene for nearly 30 years, amassing a trove of incredible footage that he’s now put together in a short documentary titled, Walk! Featuring scenes from iconic ballroom houses including House of Chanel, House of Fields, the House of Latex, and the House …

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Ted Cruz Announces Fundraiser In Manhattan

Ted Cruz today announced a Manhattan fundraiser to be held Wednesday at the Women’s National Republican Club next door to Rockefeller Center. The last time we heard about Ted Cruz being in Manhattan, he was hosted at the Central Park South penthouse of homocon multi-millionaire nightclub moguls Ian Reisner and Mati Weiderpass, prompting a widespread boycott of the pair’s properties. …

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Protesters March On NYC’s Trump Tower [VIDEO]

CBS New York reports: Thousands of protesters gathered in front of one of Donald Trump’s signature Manhattan buildings Saturday to protest the GOP front-runner. The protesters waved signs and played drums. They planned on marching toward Trump Tower, the Fifth Avenue skyscraper near Columbus Circle where Trump lives. Some protesters at the event told 1010 WINS’ Samantha Liebman that they …

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Threatening Letter Sent To Trump’s Son

CBS New York reports: Police and the FBI are investigating a suspicious piece of mail that was sent to Donald Trump’s son, Eric. Police were seen outside Eric Trump’s residence at 100 Central Park South early Friday morning. Authorities swarmed the building, known as Trump Parc East, on Thursday after sources told CBS News that a threatening letter was sent …

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NEW YORK CITY: LGBT Group Marches Behind Their Own Banner For First Time In St. Patrick’s Parade

DOMA champion Edith Windsor and Irish activist Brendan Fay were among the LGBT luminaries marching today behind the own banner for the first time in the 255 year history of New York City’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade. NBC New York reports: Security was tight as 200,000 marchers strode up Fifth Avenue beginning at about 11 a.m., bagpipes and horns blaring. …

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TRAILER: Mapplethorpe: Look At The Pictures

From HBO’s press materials: “Look at the pictures,” said Senator Jesse Helms, denouncing the controversial art of Robert Mapplethorpe, whose photographs pushed boundaries with frank depictions of nudity, sexuality and fetishism, igniting a culture war that rages to this day. More than 25 years later, the HBO Documentary Films presentation MAPPLETHORPE: LOOK AT THE PICTURES does just that, taking an …

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360° Tour Of NYC’s New Transit Hub [VIDEO]

Via Bloomberg: Downtown Manhattan got a new architectural landmark on Thursday. Was it worth it? Well, that’s a more complicated story. Architect Santiago Calatrava’s World Trade Center Transportation Hub opened with an afternoon ceremony to a trickle of commuters and a flood of controversy. (“Functionally vapid,” a “boondoggle” that “wows rather than elevates” have been some of the harsher critiques.) …

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US Promotes LGBT Rights At United Nations By Taking Ambassadors To See Lesbian-Themed Broadway Musical

Reuters reports: The United States turned to cultural diplomacy on Tuesday to push gay rights at the United Nations by taking 15 U.N. ambassadors, including those from Russia, Gabon and Namibia, to see an award-winning lesbian musical on Broadway. Samantha Power, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, said the “Fun Home” coming-of-age production “brings home the challenges that LGBTI …

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NEW YORK CITY: Metropolitan Museum Settles Class Action Suit On “Recommended” Admission Fees

Reuters reports: The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York has agreed to reword its signs and website to settle years-long litigation that claimed it deceived patrons into believing its recommended $25 admission fee was mandatory. Under the settlement announced on Friday, the museum, the largest in the United States and considered one of the world’s most prestigious art institutions, …

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NEW YORK CITY: Jurors See Taped Confession In 2013 Hate Crime Killing Of Gay Man [VIDEO]

From the New York Post: Manhattan jurors were shown a cellphone video Thursday of homophobic killer Elliot Morales confessing to his crime before trying to lick the sidewalk in front of cops. “I fucking shot him dead!” Morales shouts, cackling, as several NYPD officers restrain him face-first on the pavement. “Diagnosis dead, doctor!” he continues, laughing to the police. “They …

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