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A lesbian couple in New York was brutally attacked by a group of men, leaving the victims scared. Kimberly Page is speaking out publicly about a violent attack as police search for suspects. Page said that she and her girlfriend were out late with friends in a town on Long Island on July 7. At around 3:30 a.m., Page and her girlfriend were alone when a group of men approached them and taunted them. They “started saying obscene things to my girlfriend and...

A gay teen who stabbed a classmate to death and critically wounded another after they allegedly bullied him for years was found guilty of manslaughter. In 2017, New York City high school student Abel Cedeno, who was then 17, stabbed Matthew McCree, 15, and Arane Leboy, 16, in history class. Cedeno stabbed McCree in the chest, and he died in a hospital from the wounds. Cedeno was charged with first-degree manslaughter, first-degree assault, and criminal possession of a weapon for the switchblade...

What do Bette Midler, Billy Porter, and the hot mohawk guy from Cirque du Soleil’s Zumanity have in common? They all graced the stage at WeParty’s WorldPride NYC event, where they entertained a crowd of over 13,000 people from around the world. The event included a lot of major talent, with Cyndi Lauper, celebrity DJs, and castmembers from the legendary off-Broadway show Stomp. The size of the crowd set a world record for the largest pride party in history....

Posters of soccer star Megan Rapinoe were defaced in New York City with homophobic slurs. The posters in the NYC subway showed Rapinoe in her U.S. Soccer Women’s National Team uniform with the phrase “Dream with us,” meant to celebrate the team’s World Cup victory. Police said that eight posters around the Bryant Park subway station in Manhattan were defaced with homophobic messages on Monday, just days before Rapinoe and her teammates came to New York for a ticker tape parade. “Hate...

Stonewall veteran and legendary transgender activist Miss Major Griffin-Gracy has suffered a stroke. Sharyn Grayson, the Chief Operations/Financial Officer of the House of GG, an education retreat organization founded by Griffin-Gracy, posted on the organization’s Facebook page that Miss Major, 78, suffered a stroke last week and had to be hospitalized. “She’s absolutely STILL FUCKING HERE,” Grayson wrote. WE DESPERATELY NEED YOUR PRAYERS…!!!It is with heavy hearts that I, the members of our Board, and our beloved comrade… Posted by House of GG's:...

A member of the U.S. House surprised the audience at an LGBTQ show with an affirming message. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) was spotted at the McKittrick Hotel in New York City this past Friday night. She was in the audience of Bartschland Follies, a drag and burlesque show produced by NYC legend Susanne Bartsch. Drag and cabaret performer Joey Arias pulled Ocasio-Cortez on stage. She told the cheering crowd, “You are beautiful. You are accepted.” She asked the audience to give a...

from instagram.com/cjenmanWorldPride 2019 in New York was as epic and exciting as expected, with a long weekend of shows all over the city and a parade filled with celebrities (on June 30) that was blessed by a beautiful and (mostly) sunny day. Then closing ceremonies in Times Square included performances by Jake Shears (above), Melissa Ethridge, Margaret Cho, and a long list of other speakers and musicians. Approximately 5 million people attended the WorldPride events that weekend, including 100,000 people...

Fire Island is the oasis New York’s LGBTQ community flock to on the regular during the dog days of summer, and the Fourth of July is one of the crown jewel weekends in the season’s calendar. Not only because of the historical invasion that takes place on Independence Day every year, but also because of the “IndepenDance” that attracts hundreds near and far to one of the biggest and best house parties of the summer.  Every year, event producer Guy...

A hair salon received a threatening note not about its rainbow flag. Issam Bajalia owns Salon U in Homewood, a suburb of Birmingham, Alabama. He said that he had just returned home from World Pride in New York City when he found a note taped to his business telling him to remove his rainbow flag “before it is too late.” Facebook/Ryan Taylor THIS IS NOT SAN FRANCISCO OR DOWNTOWN BIRMINGHAM THIS IS HOMEWOOD WHICH IS A RELIGIOUS AND FAMILY CITY WE SUGGEST THAT...

Two transgender activists were attacked in the streets of New York City this weekend while they were working on a film about violence against transgender people. Norma Ureiro and Bianey Garcia, the filmmakers, were recording video in Queens at 2:35 a.m. Saturday when they got into an argument with a man and a woman. The man and woman shouted anti-transgender slurs at them. The woman, Paola Custodio, then pepper-sprayed the activists, getting Ureiro on her chest and Garcia on...

Erica Snyder, 21, is a visual storyteller who spent March photographing patrons at Stonewall Inn to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the riots that helped trigger the equality movement. Here Erica narrates her photos for Queerty. You probably heard about Madonna and Taylor Swift giving special performances at the bar to celebrate WorldPride. But the reality is that for the last 52 years (yes, it was founded two years before the riots took place), it’s been home to an assortment of...

A new poll found that LGBTQ are actually pretty fine with just about anyone showing up at Pride, despite controversies around police officers, kinksters, families, and corporations. A poll of 801 LGBTQ people conducted by Whitman Insight Strategies and Buzzfeed News found that the community overwhelmingly supports just about everyone going to Pride. When asked about police officers marching in Pride parades, only 10% of people said “No.” 79% said “yes” and the rest didn’t give an answer. Corporations have also been...

A recently released email cache shows a heated discussion among National Park Services (NPS) officials that ended with the declaration that they don’t own the flag pole in front of the Stonewall Inn in New York City. When Barack Obama declared the Stonewall Inn a national monument, activists said that it was the first time that the rainbow flag was flown permanently on federal property. But a review prompted by a Trump administration found that the flag pole isn’t located on...

from instagram.com/pride/WorldPride in New York City will see crowds that could swell into the millions during the parade and closing ceremonies on June 30. But celebrations have been flourishing throughout the “pride month” of June with festivals big and small, and celebrants arrived wearing lots of rainbow colors and pride pink. Dressing up in bright outfits is one of the most fun parts of celebrating the anniversary of Stonewall each year, and there have been some people who took...

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