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Bursting out with Pride

Bursting out with Pride

The cheers were even louder and more passionate than usual at this year’s Pride March after the Supreme Court earlier in the week approved federal benefits for same-sex married couples. After DOMA victory, they were dancing in the streets New York City’s Pride March — the nation’s largest — filled Fifth Ave., Eighth St. and read more here »

Chick-fil-A chief serves up anti-gay marriage tweet

BY LAEL HINES  |  “It’s almost just funny at this point. I think it’s ironic,” said one N.Y.U. sophomore. The student was referring to the ongoing issue of the Chick-fil-A outlet in the Weinstein Hall food court at New York University. In June 2012, the fried chicken chain’s C.E.O., Dan Cathy, made a series of read more here »

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Pastor’s spiritual journey led him to the Village

BY LAEL HINES  |  “I had a strange life,” Pastor Mark Erson said with a compelling honesty. “I grew up in the Church because my father was a pastor,” he explained. “I always thought I wanted to be a pastor until I came to realize I was gay. I thought, ‘Well, O.K., I can’t do read more here »

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Christopher St. Pier is an uneasy paradise for youth

BY LAEL HINES  |  At noon on a Wednesday, the Christopher St. Pier harbored a peaceful atmosphere. For some, the sun inevitably beckons them toward the pier that beautifully extends into the Hudson. When walking past the grass, you may observe a young family, an elderly couple, a transgender person or a group of middle read more here »

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Advocates push to roll back condoms-as-evidence law

BY GERARD FLYNN  |  In a city like New York, with the largest H.I.V./AIDS population in the nation, there are few among us who would ever say that you should not carry condoms. But some in the sex industry and in the gay, lesbian and transgender community are doing just that. They are leaving behind read more here »

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Homeless youth find a home in park on Village waterfront

INTERVIEWS BY LAEL HINES | All interviews done at the Christopher St. Pier. Domingo, a.K.A. D Love, Age 20 Where are you from? Originally L.A., but I came to New York to pursue my career in dancing and modeling. How long have you been coming here? I have been coming here since I was about read more here »

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Lacking protection, gay history is being bulldozed

BY ANDREW BERMAN  |  The Landmarks Preservation Commission has recently begun creating online slide shows to showcase various history months as represented by some of the city’s roughly 31,000 landmarked properties. In March, L.P.C. highlighted Women’s History Month, and in February, Black History Month. Now for the first time, L.P.C. has also created a Gay Pride read more here »

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PFLAG keeps on flying the banner of love and support

BY CLARISSA-JAN LIM |  On Sunday, the Church of the Village celebrated the unveiling of a new plaque for PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays), now affixed to its front entrance. The plaque commemorates the founding of the groundbreaking advocacy group 40 years ago at the church, at 13th St. and Seventh read more here »

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Jubilation at Stonewall Inn

By JEFFERSON SIEGEL AND LAEL HINES  |  It’s not often that a Supreme Court ruling can set hearts aflutter and joyous crowds into the streets. However, the court’s ruling on Wednesday, striking down a key part of the Defense of Marriage Act as unconstitutional, sent ecstatic shockwaves across the country, especially on Christopher St. in the read more here »

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