Post Tagged with: "Julio Rivera"

A documentary on the murder of Julio Rivera will premiere at the Queens World Film Festival, taking place March 15-20. (Photo via Times Ledger)

Julio Rivera Documentary to Premiere in Jackson Heights

LGBTQ, Queens February 3, 2016 at 5:33 pm

The world premiere of “Julio of Jackson Heights” during the Queens World Film Festival will be held at the grade school where Julio Rivera was killed in an anti-gay attack in 1990, reports Times Ledger.

Councilmember Daniel Dromm looks on as Julio’s brother Ted Rivera (l.) and Ted’s daughter Jenny hold a poster commemorating Julio. (Photo via Gay City News)

How a Murder 25 Years Ago Changed Queens

LGBTQ, Queens July 13, 2015 at 5:26 pm

Twenty-five years after Julio Rivera was killed in Jackson Heights, gay activists reflect on gains made by the Queens LGBT movement, Gay City News reports.

The Queens Gay Pride parade has been celebrated for 22 years in Jackson Heights, following  the hate crime that killed Julio Rivera in 1991 (Photo via El Diario).

Gay Pride Parade in Jackson Heights Gets Mayoral Blessing

Latino, LGBTQ, Queens June 3, 2014 at 4:03 pm

Under the slogan “A World of Pride,” this year’s gay pride parade in Queens made history. For the first time, the mayor joined in support, El Diario/La Prensa reports.