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LGBT+ Seniors on the evolution of pride and fight for equality

LGBT+ Seniors on the evolution of pride and fight for equality

LGBT+ seniors on the evolution of pride and fight for equality by Valeria Cardi and Martha Holeyman | @vlr_crd On the 50th anniversary of the first ever Pride March in New York City, LGBT+ seniors, who lived through the Stonewall Riots and AIDS epidemic, reflect on how far the community has come in its fight […]

New York: Stonewall Inn seeks help to fight closure after lockdown

New York: Stonewall Inn seeks help to fight closure after lockdown

The owners of New York City’s Stonewall Inn are appealing for help to save the historic LGBT+ bar from closure, after more than three months of not trading, due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Greenwich Village bar that gave its name to the 1969 uprising, when its patrons fought back during a police raid, needs […]

‘Our Supreme Court did something’: Iconic New York bar celebrates transgender ruling

‘Our Supreme Court did something’: Iconic New York bar celebrates transgender ruling

(Reuters) – A diverse crowd of New Yorkers wearing masks and waving the rainbow pride flag gathered on Monday at the Stonewall Inn, an iconic gay bar in Manhattan, to celebrate the Supreme Court’s ruling making it illegal for employers to fire workers because they are transgender. “Our Supreme Court did something!” said Marti Cummings, […]

US: NYPD apologises for Stonewall raid 1969

US: NYPD apologises for Stonewall raid 1969

(Reuters) – The New York Police Department on Thursday apologised for the first time for the raid on the Stonewall Inn gay bar 50 years ago, and anti-gay laws of the time, that gave rise to the modern LGBT rights movement, describing them as discriminatory and oppressive. Gay rights advocates welcomed the apology, which they […]

Victory As New York Paddy’s Day Parade Ban on Gay Groups Lifted

Victory As New York Paddy’s Day Parade Ban on Gay Groups Lifted

Irish Queers have announced that an Irish LGBTQ group will finally be able to march in next year’s NYC St Patrick’s Day Parade! They say that they “are happy and relieved to announce that, after 25 years of struggle, we have won! The NYC St. Patrick’s Day parade has dropped its bigoted ban: an Irish […]

U.S.: President Obama Announces June LGBT Pride Month

U.S.: President Obama Announces June LGBT Pride Month

In what is steadily on the way to becoming a new American tradition, President Barack Obama has officially announced June to be LGBT Pride Month across the United States. The Presidential Proclamation on LGBT Pride Month – which can be read in full below – was announced by the White House yesterday, on the eve […]