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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!


Via Press release:


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.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:


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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It’s called a Gayborhood


Imagine living within walking distance of the hottest shops and restaurants. Chinese take out is available 24 hours a day, vintage Christian Dior is easy to locate (and thats hard), and there’s something new to do every night. Welp, you may just want to move to a gayborhood!

If you’re unfamiliar with this term let me help you out. A gayborhood is a neighbourhood with a large concentration of gay men and women in one area. San Francisco, New York, and Portland are just a few cities with such neighbourhoods. Gayborhoods are known to consist of the hottest nightlife, diversity in cultures, and beautiful people (apparently I don’t live in one then).   While some may argue that gays drive our neighbourhoods and economic system into the ground, I’m here to tell them they’re dead wrong…I’m talking bout you Michele Bachmann.

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NYC Pride announces 2014 Pride theme, “We Have Won When We’re One”


Via press release from NYC Pride:

New York, January 7, 2014—NYC Pride announced the official theme for Pride 2014: “We have won when we’re one.” Additionally, NYC Pride released official theme artwork and brand elements for the coming year’s celebrations. The 2014 theme is a reminder that inequality still exists both at home and abroad. Our work is unfinished until all members of the LGBT community, in all parts of the world, can enjoy the freedoms and protections they rightfully deserve. Bearing this theme in mind, NYC Pride will host its annual calendar of events in June, commemorating the 45th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots.

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Cher debuts new album

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There are a few areas that many of my friends claim I’m not really gay.  I’m what some might call a “straight-acting” queer.  I like sports (football and basketball are my favs) and if Sandra Bullock or Angie Harmon wanted to take advantage of me I might be OK with that.  ;-)

So while I’m listening to Cher’s new album release Closer to the Truth you can click the link below and read more about one of my OGT’s (obviously gay traits)…

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Russian tennis players shy away from commenting on anti-gay laws

Matthew stockman, Getty imagesDuring the U.S. Open, six Russian tennis players were asked about Russia’s “gay propaganda” ban, and they all either claimed ignorance of the law or chose to keep their thoughts to themselves.

In New York, players Maria Kirilenko (pictured), Vera Dushevina, Nadia Petrova, and Dmitry Tursunov said they had never heard of the law before. “I didn’t hear anything about it,” said Kirilenko.

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