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A New York City law banning so-called gay conversion therapy would be repealed under legislation introduced Thursday over concerns that a pending federal lawsuit could lead to a decision unfavorable to the LGBTQ community if the case were to make it to the Supreme Court. The proposed repeal now goes to a committee hearing, scheduled for next week, and then would have a vote in the full council and, if it is passed, would be signed by the mayor. To be clear, this alleged therapy is barbaric and inhumane, but repealing this law seemed to be the best path forward.
Exuberant crowds carrying rainbow colours filled New York City streets Sunday for one of the largest pride parades in the history of the gay-rights movement. The march was a dazzling celebration of the 50th anniversary of the infamous police raid on the Stonewall Inn. Marchers and onlookers took over much of midtown Manhattan with a procession that lasted hours and paid tribute to the uprising that began at the tavern when patrons resisted officers on June 28,
The name may come from a family named Gay who owned land or lived there in colonial times : a newspaper of May 11, contains a classified ad where an "R. Gay", living in the Boweryoffers a gelding for sale. Since it was once too narrow to be a full-fledged street, the City of New York widened it in
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The movement for LGBT rights in the United States dates at least as far back as the s, when the first documented gay rights organization was founded. Since then, various groups have advocated for LGBT rights and the movement accelerated in the wake of the Stonewall Riots of Below is a list of surprising facts about Stonewall and the struggles and milestones of the gay rights movement.
Charles Kaiser, author of The Gay Metropolis: The Landmark History of Gay Life in Americawrote that in the era after World War II"New York City became the literal gay metropolis for hundreds of thousands of immigrants from both within and without the United States: the place they chose to learn how to live openly, honestly and without shame. The Stonewall Inn, located at 51 and 53 Christopher Streetalong with several other establishments in the city, was owned by the Genovese crime family. Once a week a police officer would collect envelopes of cash as a payoff; the Stonewall Inn had no liquor license.
NYC Pride has continued this proud tradition by hosting the event in various locations throughout the city. Today, the New York Pride parade rivals Sao Paulo Gay Pride Parade and Madrid Pride as the largest pride parade in the world, attracting each year in June hundreds of thousands of participants and millions of sidewalk spectators. Each year there are a series of parties and celebrations which take place throughout the city, and continue right up until the concluding Pride Parade, which happens towards the end of June. While the main parade usually takes place in the heart of Manhatten, pride events often transpire in other areas of the city too, including Brooklyn and Staten Island.
But its mythology runs long. It is called Gay Street because it is in the middle of Greenwich Village, once the center of gay life in the city. For the time being — and perhaps forever — Gay Street is now called by many names.
If you like your art with a little more introspection and a little less cosplay, The Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art is throwing their annual block party. Meet at the arch at Washington Square Park and cruise through eons of queer history in the nexus of the West Village. Along with an expert queer tour guide, you'll journey through the gay nexus's history back to the sindulge in a complimentary cone at Big Gay Ice Cream, hit up bars like Marie's Crisis and the Stonewall, and learn about the continued battles that queer activists face in NYC and beyond. Now composer, pianist and performer Lance Horne hosts his own wild night of singing, drinking and dancing, strip-teasing and bad behavior at the East Village nightlife hub Club Cumming.