Tag Archives: NYC

Ruben Diaz: My Wife Was Denied City Job Over Position On Gay Marriage

New York state Sen. Ruben Diaz, the leading anti-gay nutcase in the legislature, is screaming that his wife was denied a job with New York City because she opposes same-sex marriage. Via the Observer: A Bronx state senator is charging that Comptroller Scott Stringer denied his wife a job because she opposes same-sex marriage–even though Mr. Stringer’s office claims she …

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FAO Schwarz To Close Flagship Store

Parent company Toys R Us has announced the coming closure of the FAO Schwarz flagship store on Fifth Avenue, which was immortalized in the Tom Hanks movie Big. The toy store, which has been a staple in New York City for 145 years and was opened in 1870, is searching Manhattan for a new location to reopen its doors at …

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Miley Cyrus & Ariana Grande Duet On Song For Cyrus’ New LGBT Youth Group

Via Slate: To promote her new nonprofit benefiting homeless and LGBT youth, the Happy Hippie Foundation, Miley Cyrus has been partnering with other artists to cover pop classics in a series of “Backyard Sessions.” The latest is a cover of Crowded House’s mid-’80s hit “Don’t Dream It’s Over” with Ariana Grande, who—like Cyrus—spends the entire video lounging in an animal …

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Case Against Killer Of Gay Man Imperiled By Lack of NYPD Miranda Warnings

It was two years ago next week that thousands of LGBT New Yorkers poured into the streets to protest the senseless murder of Mark Carson, 32, [photo], who was shot point-blank in the head after he said “yes” when asked if he was gay. The suspected killer, Elliot Morales, then 33, was apprehended immediately and reportedly laughed and boasted about …

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Empire State To Go Red For AIDS Walk

Tonight Harvey Fierstein will throw the switch to illuminate the Empire State Building in red as part of the GMHC’s “Light Up New York” campaign to mark this weekend’s 30th Annual AIDS Walk in Central Park. Fierstein says: “May these lights, and those burning throughout the city, brighten the night sky with remembrance of the countless precious friends and family …

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Folsom Street East: June 21st

After a hiatus in 2013 due to the continuing makeover of West 28th Street, Folsom Street East came roaring back last year just one block away. Some details on this year’s flesh fair: Folsom Street East, Inc. (FSE) today announced that it will hold its 18th annual Street Fair on Sunday, June 21st, from 11 AM to 4 PM, in …

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Mary Lee Shark Visits The Big Apple

Mary Lee is a tagged Great White shark currently prowling the surf just off Jones Beach. Gothamist calls her a “16-foot-long, 3,500 pound murder machine, with 300 teeth and a lust for the blood of your children.” You can join Mary Lee’s 37K followers on Twitter or track her exact location at OSEARCH. Candygram!

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Lambda Literary Awards: June 1st In NYC

John Waters and Rita Mae Brown will be honored at the 2015 Lambda Literary Awards in Manhattan on June 1st. On the list of attendees: Gloria Steinem, Liz Smith, Michelangelo Signorile, Janet Mock, Alan Cumming, Justin Bond, Susie Bright, and many others. Get tickets here.

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On The GLAAD Media Awards Red Carpet

The GLAAD Media Awards were held at the Waldorf-Astoria in Manhattan this weekend and Marti Cummings Gould worked the red carpet, interviewing Sam Champion, Ross Matthews, Laverne Cox, and honorees Kelly Ripa and Lynda Carter.

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New York City Hotelier Mati Weiderpass:
I Won’t Be Silenced By Gay Extremists

“Since hosting a discussion with Texas Senator Ted Cruz in my home, I have been inundated with hateful, biased social media messages, and attacks from gay extremists (do I dare say the word?) who demand inclusion, but do not believe in dialogue. I know in my heart that these attacks do not represent the rich culture and diversity of the …

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NYC: Irish Ex-Pats Say Yes Equality

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Was Chelsea Attack A Gay-On-Gay Crime? UPDATE: NYPD Releases Suspect Video

As I’ve noted in earlier posts, accounts conflict about the chair-bashing attack that took place on Tuesday at a Chelsea restaurant. According to friends of the victims, the attack was a flat-out anti-gay hate crime preceded by multiple uses of “faggot” by the assailant. But at least one witness claims that one of the victims, Jonathan Snipes, first escalated the …

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NEW YORK CITY: Museum To Host Exhibit On Homosexuals Killed During Holocaust

Via press release: Thousands of homosexuals, primarily gay men, perished at the hands of the Nazis along with millions of Jews and other victims including Roma (Gypsies), Poles, Soviet prisoners of war, Jehovah’s Witnesses, and the disabled during World War II and the Holocaust. The story of what happened to homosexuals in Nazi Germany is the subject of the United …

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NEW YORK CITY: Chelsea Restaurant Asks Public For Help In Finding Gay-Basher

The Chelsea outlet of Dallas BBQ, the site of Tuesday’s brutal gay-bashing, has posted a message in its front window asking for the public’s help in identifying the man who smashed a wooden chair onto the heads of two gay patrons. Eyewitness accounts appear to conflict on whether one of the victims had initially incited the fight, but both men …

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New WTC Hub For PATH Train Opens

The long-delayed PATH train hub at World Trade Center partially opens today. At the center is the Oculus, which from the outside looks like the spine peeled out of a fish. Below, with half of the glass installed, light shines through its ribs, the longest one reaching 202 feet in the sky. “It’s awesome and I mean that in the …

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HORRIFYING: Gay Couple Brutally Bashed With Chair At Chelsea Restaurant

Via DNA Info: A gay couple was bashed over the head with a wooden chair, knocked to the ground and kicked by two men hurling anti-gay slurs at the Chelsea Dallas BBQ Tuesday night, in an attack captured on a graphic video, according to police and the victims. “These guys attacked us specifically because they knew we weren’t their type …

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Activist “Punks” Iranian Officials: “What’s Your Favorite Way To Hang Gays?”

David Keyes, executive director of Advancing Human Rights, attempted to “punk” the New York City visit of Iran’s foreign minister last week by staging a giveaway of ice cream and balloons to “celebrate” the 1000th hanging by the Iranian government. Via The Blaze: Keyes said he uses comedy and satire to highlight human rights abuses, because “dictators fear humor.” Though …

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May 11th In NYC: Savage & Signorile

From the event page: The National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association and the City University of New York present: A Conversation With Michelangelo Signorile and Dan Savage. Join us for a Q&A session with Michelangelo Signorile, SiriusXM journalist and author of “It’s Not Over: Getting Beyond Tolerance, Defeating Homophobia and Winning True Equality,” and Dan Savage, best selling author and …

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Breitbart Headline Of The Day

Pam Geller is very unhappy: A century of free speech in New York’s most public square — the streets, the buses, the subways — came to a screeching halt last Wednesday when the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) voted to ban all issue and political advertising, solely in order to silence me. Baltimore burning is “free speech.” But our ads get …

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New York City Council Speaker Seeks To Decriminalize Some Petty Offenses

The New York City Council is contemplating decriminalizing the six petty offenses listed above in a poll by the Wall Street Journal. New York City Council’s speaker and lawmakers are discussing amending the city’s code to make six low-level offenses civil violations, rather than criminal offenses. However, the plan to decriminalize these low-level violations has sparked intense debate among state …

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