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State Sen. Jose Serrano, speaking above, was one of the public officials in attendance at the Bronx LGBTQ Center's press conference to address the recent spike of hate crimes against the community. (Photo via YouTube video of Serrano speaking)

Bronx LGBT Community Fights Against Hate, for Embattled Pride Center

Bronx, Government, In the News, LGBTQ, Media June 12, 2013 at 2:00 pm

After a tough year, the newly reopened Bronx Community Pride Center held its first press conference where local officials and advocates discussed the recent spike in violence against the community, reports Hunts Point Express.

(Photo by Donna Aceto via Gay City News)

LGBT Advocates Rally for Bill to Decriminalize Condom Possession

Health, In the News, LGBTQ, Politics June 12, 2013 at 11:03 am

The state bill would prevent condoms from being used evidence in court, Gay City News reports. Some members of the community stop carrying condoms in fear of being arrested for alleged prostitution.

A pride marcher added some Venezuelan colors to the Queens Pride Parade. (Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

Heterosexual Mayoral Candidates Silenced at Queens Pride Parade

Elections 2013, In the News, LGBTQ, Politics, Queens June 5, 2013 at 2:45 pm

In a sign that the election season is heating up, there was good turnout of mayoral candidates at this year’s Queens Pride Parade, but only openly-gay candidate Christine Quinn was invited to speak, reports Queens Latino.

A makeshift memorial for hate crime victim Mark Carson at 396 6th Ave. (Photo by Steve Guttman, Flickr Creative Commons License)

In Anti-Gay Killing, Jewish Lessons and a Family’s Denial

Crime, In the News May 21, 2013 at 11:40 pm

Coverage in the ethnic and community press about a gay murder in the Village includes an interview in El Diario-La Prensa with members of the suspect’s family denying he was driven by hatred of gays and the Jewish perspective from The Jewish Daily Forward.

Richard Landman unveils the stone at Holocaust Memorial Park honoring Roma and Sinti victims of the Holocaust. (Photo via Sheepshead Bites)

After Long Battle, Non-Jewish Holocaust Victims Now Set in Stone

Brooklyn, History, In the News May 7, 2013 at 4:34 pm

After a long battle, stones were unveiled at Holocaust Memorial Park in Sheepshead Bay for the lesser-known victims of the Holocaust, reports Sheepshead Bites. But protesters made it known that not everyone appreciated the inclusion.

Big Zionist Tent: There’s room for bikers along with the Modern Orthodox youth groups and day schools that dominate the annual Celebrate Israel parade in New York. One activist says the parade should draw the line at gay marchers. (Photo by Esther Rabinowitz via The Jewish Daily Forward)

Orthodox Activist Calls for Boycott of Israel Parade Over Gay Marchers

Culture, LGBTQ, New York, Religion May 1, 2013 at 5:06 pm

An Orthodox Jewish activist upset over gay and lesbian groups participation in the Celebrate Israel parade has launched a boycott campaign, warning that LGBT’s presence compromises the “moral integrity of the parade.”

This map from the New York City Districting Commission shows the City Council district lines for Lower Manhattan, with the black lines indicating the boundaries of the new districts. (Image via Gay City News)

New Redistricting Lines Weaken LGBT Vote

LGBTQ, Opinion, Politics March 14, 2013 at 9:22 pm

An editorial from Gay City News criticizes population disparities and seemingly arbitrary boundaries in the recently-approved City Council district lines, which may dilute the voting power of the LGBT community in Manhattan for a decade.

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, joined by her father-in-law, Anthony Catullo (l.), her wife, Kim Catullo (l.), and her father Lawrence and sister Ellen (r.)

A Gay and Irish View on Quinn’s Mayoral Run

In the News, LGBTQ, Politics, Western European March 11, 2013 at 6:25 pm

Gay City News and Irish Central add to the coverage on Christine Quinn, the Irish-American candidate for mayor who, if elected, would serve as not just the first female mayor but also the first openly gay one.

(Photo via Flickr, Creative Commons License)

Gay Advocates Worry About Being Left Out of Reform

In the News, LGBTQ, Politics March 1, 2013 at 5:05 pm

As the debate over immigration reform continues, gay advocacy groups worry that the LGBT community will be left out of the final law, Gay City News reported.

Un joven muestra una camiseta con el listado de víctimas de la práctica policial. Foto: EDLP Humberto Arellano

Marchers Unite to ‘Stop the Cops’

African American, Bronx, Crime, Latino, LGBTQ February 26, 2013 at 4:00 pm

Hundreds came out last Saturday to protest police policies, reports Brooklyn Ink and El Diario-La Prensa. Demonstrating against stop-and-frisk and racial profiling, different communities marched from the Bronx to Harlem.

Gay councilman Daniel Dromm speaks out against the recent murders of LGBT members in front of the site on one of the killings. (Photo by Humberto Arellano via El Diario)

Queens Murders Put LGBT Community on Alert

Crime, LGBTQ, Queens February 13, 2013 at 4:10 pm

The recent murders of three gay men have alarmed the city’s LGBT community, reports El Diario-La Prensa. Councilman Dromm and The Anti-Violence Project are urging the community to exercise caution when meeting someone for the first time.

Mayor Koch at the Puerto Rican Day Parade. (File photo from El Diario-La Prensa)

Koch Through a Gay, Latino and Polish Perspective

Featured Posts, Latino, LGBTQ, Politics February 5, 2013 at 4:42 pm

A day after a Who’s Who of New York’s politicians from the last 40 years gathered at Temple Emanu-El on Fifth Avenue to bid farewell to Mayor Ed Koch, Gay City News, El Diario-La Prensa and Nowy Dziennik add to the coverage of his passing with insight into the other sides of Koch.

(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Muted Hope After Obama’s Immigration Speech

Featured Posts, Immigration, Latino, Politics February 1, 2013 at 11:42 am

Reactions from Colorlines, Gay City News, Irish Central, The Epoch Times, Diario de México and Amsterdam News indicate that while immigrants and advocate groups are glad the issue is finally reaching the table, there remains a long way to go.

Image from Life of Pi's official website.

Breaking Down Oscar Nominations by Community

Culture, Featured Posts, History, LGBTQ, Media January 11, 2013 at 5:58 pm

Following the announcement of the 2012 Oscar nominations, the community and ethnic press zoomed into the stories of nominees from their respective communities, or of films that were particularly relevant to their readers. From “Life of Pi” to a documentary about ACT UP to criticism of slavery-themed films.

Matthew McMorrow (left) and Brian Kenny of Lambda Independent Democrats prepare a mailer listing the pro-equality candidates the group supports at McMorrow's Park Slope apartment. (Photo by Sierra Leone Starks)

Gay Voters Fearful of What a Romney Victory Could Bring

Brooklyn, Elections 2012, LGBTQ, Politics November 5, 2012 at 3:13 pm

For many gay voters an Obama defeat would set the clock back on some important victories for the LGBT community over the last four years, including the president’s endorsement of gay marriage and the repeal of the military’s “Don’t ask, Don’t tell” policy.