LGBT Issues

The pink triangle overlapping a yellow triangle was used to tag Jewish homosexuals in Nazi concentration camps.

Cuomo, de Blasio and LGBT Leaders Join In Solidarity with Survivors and Victims of the Orlando Terror Attack

GOVERNOR ANDREW CUOMO, MAYOR BILL deBLASIO AND LGBT LEADERS JOIN TO STAND INSOLIDARITY WITH THE SURVIVORS AND VICTIMSOF THE ORLANDO TERRORIST ATTACK   New York, New York: Governor Andrew Cuomo, Mayor Bill de Blasio, Stonewall Democrats, and leaders of the […]

by · June 13, 2016 · LGBT Issues, News
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After Orlando shooting City Hall in rainbow colors to represent LGBT pride

ALL FLAGS TO FLY AT HALF-STAFF EFFECTIVE TODAY IN RESPECT FOR VICTIMS OF THE ORLANDO SHOOTING   City also will light City Hall in rainbow colors to represent LGBT pride   NEW YORK—As a mark of respect for the victims […]

by · June 13, 2016 · LGBT Issues, News
Cuomo Bans Non-essential Again, This Time Mississippi

Cuomo Bans Non-essential Again, This Time Mississippi

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed an executive order banning all non-essential state travel to Mississippi. The order requires all New York State agencies, departments, boards and commissions to immediately review all requests for state funded or state sponsored travel […]

by · April 5, 2016 · Government, LGBT Issues, News
CUOMO ISSUES ANTI-DISCRIMINATION EXECUTIVE ORDER PROTECTING TRANSGENDER NEW YORKERS

CUOMO ISSUES ANTI-DISCRIMINATION EXECUTIVE ORDER PROTECTING TRANSGENDER NEW YORKERS

First Executive in the Nation to Issue Statewide Regulations Prohibiting Harassment and Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity, Transgender Status or Gender Dysphoria    Last week, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo introduced regulations through the New York State Human Rights Law […]

by · October 26, 2015 · Government, LGBT Issues

WYSK: President Obama and Christian Persecution

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW  By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz  District 32 Bronx Senator Rev. Diaz on President Obama and Christian Persecution     Last night, I watched President Barack Obama speak on national television about the massacre at Oregon’s Umpwua […]

WYSK: Even Madonna’s Brother Supports Kim Davis

WYSK: Even Madonna’s Brother Supports Kim Davis

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz Even Madonna’s Brother Supports Kim Davis You should know that Ms. Kim Davis is a devout Christian who works as the County Clerk in Rowan County, Kentucky, and was put in […]

by · September 7, 2015 · Government, LGBT Issues, Op Ed
David Bunning: An Example that All Judges Should Follow

David Bunning: An Example that All Judges Should Follow

As the first same sex couples received their licenses to marry in Rowan County, Kentucky, praise and admiration should be given to Judge David L. Bunning of the U.S District Court. He ruled that County Clerk Kim Davis was in […]

by · September 6, 2015 · LGBT Issues, Op Ed, Religion
Dinowitz Says Kentucky County Clerk Should Quit

Dinowitz Says Kentucky County Clerk Should Quit

This week, Kentucky’s Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis was held in contempt of federal court and jailed for her refusal to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. In response, Bronx assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz released a statement urging Ms. Davis to […]

by · September 6, 2015 · Faith, LGBT Issues, News
Transgender symbols used to identify Intersex and transgender people frequently consist of modified gender symbols combining elements from both the male and female symbols. One version, originating from a drawing by Holly Boswell in 1993, depicts a circle with an arrow projecting from the top-right, as per the male symbol, and a cross projecting from the bottom, as per the female symbol, with an additional struck arrow (combining the female cross and male arrow) projecting from the top-left.

Gender and Sexual Identity: To be a Woman or to be a Man

Soon after Caitlin Jenner transitioned to female, The New York Times published a thought provoking column by Elinor Burkett called What Makes a Woman. Ms. Burkett has brought to the forefront many issues regarding what makes a person male or female […]

by · September 2, 2015 · Editorials, LGBT Issues, Women
Former Bronxite Pens ‘Vampire Rising’ Novella

Former Bronxite Pens ‘Vampire Rising’ Novella

Larry Benjamin was born in the Bronx, graduated from Adlai Stevenson High School and earned a degree in art history at the University of Pennsylvania, before becoming an award-winning author and blogger behind This Writer’s Life. His allegorical novella, Vampire Rising, […]

Bronx LGBTQ Hosts First Annual Bronx Pride Awards Dinner

Bronx LGBTQ Hosts First Annual Bronx Pride Awards Dinner

Bronx LGBT Pride celebrated its first annual Bronx Pride Awards Dinner last Tuesday to honor the work of individuals who are active in the LGBTQ community. As people mingled during the cocktail hour at the Eastwood Manor, Peter C. Frank […]

by · July 23, 2015 · LGBT Issues, Local Events
Meet the Honorees for the Bronx LGBTQ Pride Awards Dinner

Meet the Honorees for the Bronx LGBTQ Pride Awards Dinner

On July 14, Bronx LGBTQ Pride will be honoring the Bronx Council of the Arts Longwood Art Gallery at Hostos as well as six Bronxites who have been activists in the LGBT community. The honorees for the Bronx LGBTQ Pride […]

by · July 10, 2015 · LGBT Issues
The Bronx Celebrates at the Heritage of Pride March

The Bronx Celebrates at the Heritage of Pride March

While Manhattan hosts the Heritage of Pride March, Bronxite’s turned out in full force to march down Fifth Avenue. Ian McKellen, Derek Jacobi, J. Christopher Neal, and Ugandan activist, Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera, were the grand marshals of the parade. People […]

by · July 1, 2015 · LGBT Issues
Disability Pride Parade Set: Show Your Pride!

Disability Pride Parade Set: Show Your Pride!

After months of hard work, the NYC Disability Parade is almost here! Disability Pride NYC (DPNYC) is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that is working with the Mayor’s Office of People With Disabilities to present the First Annual Disability Pride […]

SCOTUS Rules in Favor of Marriage Equality, the Jewish Community Reacts

SCOTUS Rules in Favor of Marriage Equality, the Jewish Community Reacts

In a monumental ruling, the Supreme Court of the United States proclaimed that marriage equality is now the law of the land. In a landmark decision, Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote the majority opinion, just as he did in the court’s […]

by · June 27, 2015 · Domestic News, LGBT Issues