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LGBT New Yorkers Celebrate Pride and Resilience At The Center’s Annual Garden Party

Jun 22, 2016 by
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The LGBT Center’s annual Garden Party tasting event kicked off pride week last night, and Queerty was on the scene. The benefit brings LGBT New Yorkers and allies to Pier 84 for tastings and specialty cocktails with a picture-perfect backdrop …

PHOTOS: Instagram Users Respond To Orlando Tragedy In Beautiful And Creative Ways

Jun 15, 2016 by
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The nation is still reeling over what happened the tragedy in Orlando. But now that the initial shock is starting to wear off, people have begun channeling their grief in many different ways. Candlelight vigils, memorial ceremonies and marches honoring the 49 …

PHOTOS: Tributes From Around The World As Thousands Gather To Mourn Orlando Victims

Jun 15, 2016 by
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Orlando, Florida vigil, June 13,2016 In the history book Mapping Gay L.A., author Moira Kenney coined the term “safe space” to refer to the gay bars of what became the LGBT-centric town of West Hollywood. These bars, sometimes owned by …

Meet Ben Ryan, The Nearly Naked AIDS Activist Who Can Dance

Jun 01, 2016 by
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When Benjamin “Ben” Ryan began taking dance classes ten years ago, the personal venture was a complete whim. After all, he was in his late twenties at the time – ancient for a beginning dancer – and by his own …

PHOTOS: The Beautiful Boys and Gorgeous Gurls of Vallarta Pride

Jun 01, 2016 by
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PHOTOS: Long Beach Pride Marks The Beginning Of This Year’s Pride Season

May 25, 2016 by
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Thousands gathered in Long Beach last week to kick off the 2016 Pride season. This year’s festivities included live music, drag performances, a dyke march, a gospel fest, a street fair and, of course, a parade. The year’s Grand Marshal was …

White House Plans First National Monument To Honor Gay Rights

Apr 30, 2016 by
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  The Obama Administration is preparing to announce the nation’s first monument to gay liberation, Stonewall National Park, which will be located in New York City‘s Greenwich Village, considered the birthplace of the modern movement. The historic designation will encompass the Stonewall Inn …