Tag Archives: New York

Bring Your Banner | Gay Groups Can Now March In NY’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade

irish2The organizers of the New York City St. Patrick’s Day parade said on Wednesday that they were lifting a ban on openly gay groups marching under their own banner, bringing to a close more than two decades of bitter protests and controversy that thrust an annual celebration into the national gay rights debate. Continue reading

Sexual orientation conversion therapy victims speak out

Sexual orientation conversion therapy victims speak out at hearing for banning the practice on minors
New York is considering banning so called reparative or conversion therapy for minors in the state.  Mathew Shurka, sent to orientation conversion therapy after coming out as gay to his Dad at age 16, recounted the depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts he experienced after his long string of so-called therapy sessions with several licensed mental health professionals.

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Grand Marshals for 2014 NYC Pride revealed! Laverne Cox, Jonathan Groff, and Rea Carey!

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Via Press release:

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Heritage of Pride, organizers of NYC Pride and the annual New York City Pride March, today announced the Grand Marshals for 2014. This year’s marshals are Rea Carey, Executive Director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force; Transgender Activist and “Orange is the New Black” actress Laverne Cox; and Broadway, film, and television actor Jonathan Groff, appearing this summer in “The Normal Heart.”

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NYC: CATHOLIC LEAGUE TO REGISTER FOR 2014 PRIDE MARCH

nyc.pride.logoIt seems the Catholics might be joining in on the NYC Pride march, even though they are staunchly against  equality. Maybe if they participate, their minds could be changed? Read the press release for yourself from NYC Pride:

CATHOLIC LEAGUE TO REGISTER FOR 2014 PRIDE MARCH

New York, March 20, 2014—Heritage of Pride (NYC Pride) formally addressed speculations regarding the participation of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights in the 2014 NYC LGBT Pride March and the group’s intent to carry a ‘Straight is Great’ banner. In response to email communications from Bill Donohue, President of the Catholic League, NYC Pride representatives provided instructions for the March’s online registration system.

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