Tag Archives: NYC

LIVE VIDEO: NYC’s World Cup Ticker-Tape Parade

FiveThirtyEight reports: A ticker-tape parade through lower Manhattan is pretty much the quintessential homecoming for American heroes. So it’s fitting that the conquering U.S. women’s soccer team — which won the World Cup on Sunday — will get its second parade in four years down New York City’s “Canyon of Heroes” on Wednesday morning. That’s an appropriate honor after one …

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AOC Gets Wild Welcome At NYC Drag Show [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) was met by an eager crowd chanting her name when she attended a drag show in New York. “You are beautiful. You are accepted,” the freshman lawmaker told the audience at Bartschland Follies, a drag and burlesque show at the McKittrick Hotel. Ocasio-Cortez appeared alongside performer Joey Arias, who shared footage of the …

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PHOTOS: New York City Pride / Stonewall 50 March

The New York Daily News reports: Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Sunday signed a law banning the so-called “gay panic” defense in New York State, saying it “ends the justification of homophobia.” Cuomo scribbled his John Hancock on Bill A2707 in the thick of the Pride march in Manhattan as members from the LGBTQ cheered alongside him. “New York has always …

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LIVE VIDEO: New York City Pride / Stonewall 50 Parade

Curbed New York reports: This year’s NYC Pride March promises to be one of, if not the, biggest events of the year: For the first time, New York is playing host to WorldPride, the annual celebration of LGBTQ communities around the world. More than 550 organizations participated in last year’s Pride March, and it’s likely to be even bigger this …

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LIVE VIDEO: At The Stonewall 50 Rally In West Village

The New York Times reports: Visitors came from around the block and around the world, streaming through the streets surrounding the Stonewall Inn. Storefronts flew rainbow flags and pumped pulsing pop music onto the sidewalks, where vendors hawked Pride merchandise. Police officers sought refuge from the sweltering sun in doorways, and firefighters rested on their hulking red trucks. The crowd …

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LGBTQ History: “The Foot Wore A Spiked Heel”

It was 50 years ago this week that the queer community of New York City finally said “Enough!” As I’ve done for the last few years on this day, I’m reposting the story that the New York Daily News ran one week after the Stonewall Riots. Note how the story drips with condescension and ridicule. We’ve come a long, long …

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Columnist Accuses Trump Of 1995 Sexual Assault

From E. Jean Carroll’s piece for New York Magazine: The moment the dressing-room door is closed, he lunges at me, pushes me against the wall, hitting my head quite badly, and puts his mouth against my lips. I am so shocked I shove him back and start laughing again. He seizes both my arms and pushes me up against the …

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Joe Biden Drops In At NYC’s Stonewall Inn [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: Those who rebelled at the Stonewall Inn almost 50 years ago could have never imagined who would stroll into the now-iconic bar Tuesday afternoon. After his second fundraiser of the day in New York City, former vice president and current 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden was spotted talking with patrons and taking photos at the West Village …

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Tickets Still Available For NYC Pride Opening Ceremony: Cyndi Lauper, Whoopi, Chaka, Billy Porter, & Much More

In the next day or so I’ll have a much more extensive post about the myriad events offered up by NYC Pride and WorldPride, some of which are long sold out, but in the meantime I’ve just been told that some tickets are still available for the opening ceremony, which has quite the fantastic lineup: NYC Pride is proud to …

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Taylor Swift Does Surprise Show At Stonewall [VIDEO]

Variety reports: Taylor Swift is doubling down on her pro-LGBT activity during Pride month: Less than 24 hours after she dropped her new single “You Need to Calm Down,” which includes shout-outs to GLAAD and the LGBT community, she made a surprise appearance before about 100 people at the Stonewall Inn in New York’s Greenwich Village, the site of the …

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Helicopter Crashes Into Manhattan Skyscraper [VIDEO]

NBC News New York reports: The FDNY is responding to a helicopter crash into the roof of a 54-story office building in midtown Manhattan, law enforcement officials tell News 4. The FAA has confirmed there is an accident. A report of the crash at Seventh Avenue and West 49th Street came in shortly before 2 p.m. No other details were …

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Hadestown Dominates At 2019 Tony Awards [VIDEO]

The New York Times reports: “Hadestown,” a pulsing, poetic contemporary riff on an ancient Greek myth, won the Tony Award for best new musical Sunday night, triumphing over film adaptations, a musical comedy and a jukebox show. The win, coming at a time when Broadway is enjoying a long-running box office boom, marks the sixth year in a row that …

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FBI Arrests Man In Alleged Times Square Terror Plot

ABC News reports: An unidentified man is in federal custody after he asked about buying grenades and discussed possibly detonating them in Times Square, according to law enforcement sources. The man was intercepted by federal and local officials, and he posed no imminent threat. He was detected both inquiring about obtaining grenades and discussing using them in Times Square, the …

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BREAKING: New York Police Commissioner Apologizes For 1969 Raid On Stonewall Inn: The NYPD Was Wrong

The New York Times reports: New York’s police commissioner, James P. O’Neill, apologized on Thursday on behalf of the Police Department for officers’ actions during the Stonewall riot, a seminal 1969 clash outside a Greenwich Village club that is widely regarded as a turning point for the modern gay rights movement. “I think it would be irresponsible to go through …

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Transgender Icons To Get New York City Monument

The New York Times reports: Marsha P. Johnson [screenshot above] and Sylvia Rivera, pioneering transgender activists who were at the vanguard of the gay rights movement, will be immortalized in a monument that may be placed down the street from the Stonewall Inn, the city said on Wednesday. Ms. Johnson and Ms. Rivera were both drag performers and vibrant characters …

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De Blasio Admits He Won’t Qualify For First Debate

Politico reports: New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio acknowledged Friday he may not qualify for the first presidential debate next month, but argued that isn’t a telltale sign about his overall chances of winning the Democratic nomination. As he kicked off his campaign here in the nation’s first presidential selection state, the mayor said he has achieved one debate …

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Trump Rages: New York City Hates “Joke” De Blasio

Politico reports: Never one to miss a chance to insult is political rivals, President Donald Trump piled on, mocking de Blasio by saying “Dems are getting another beauty” and saying “NYC HATES HIM!” in the Commander in Chief’s now signature ALL CAPS Twitter style when he REALLY wants to make a point. In de Blasio’s announcement video, the NYC Mayor …

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Bill De Blasio Announces 2020 Presidential Bid [VIDEO]

ABC News reports: New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has released a video on YouTube announcing his campaign for president, which will be followed by an appearance on “Good Morning America” Thursday morning. De Blasio, who is in his second term, joins a crowded field of nearly two dozen Democrats seeking to move into the White House. The central theme …

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Bill De Blasio Holds Off On 2020 WH Announcement

The New York Daily News reports: He’s gone from late to overdue. Mayor Bill de Blasio revealed Monday that he will not announce his 2020 presidential bid this week after all, despite insiders’ widespread belief that he was planning to take the plunge. “It’s not the night, no,” de Blasio said on NY1 when host Errol Louis asked if he …

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VICTORY: Bolsonaro Cancels US Trip After Protests

Reuters reports: Brazil’s far-right President Jair Bolsonaro has canceled a trip to the United States, his office announced on Friday, after sharp protests against his being honored as the person of the year by the Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce. Due to Bolsonaro’s past racist, homophobic and misogynist remarks, organizers saw multiple venues in New York refuse to host the gala …

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