Throngs of marchers hoisting signs and rainbow flags made their way down Fifth Avenue, West 8th Street and Christopher Street Sunday for New York City’s Gay Pride March.
Edith Windsor, the plaintiff who filed the lawsuit that led to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling against the Defense of Marriage Act this week, will be among the grand marshals for this year’s New York City Gay Pride parade.
Crowds rallied in the West Village Wednesday, celebrating the Supreme Court’s decision Wednesday striking down a provision of a federal law that denied federal benefits to gay married couples.
The demonstration comes as the U.S. Supreme Court will rule on two cases this week.
Christopher Street in Manhattan is home to the Stonewall Inn and the 1969 riots there are largely viewed as a turning point in the struggle for gay rights.
Christopher Orlando didn’t speak at his sentencing Tuesday. Defense lawyer John Rapawy says the 18-year-old “just wants to put this behind him.”
Dan Gallagher and Peter Shearer were dating for 14 years, but it took only 30 seconds to pop the question, in the middle of the New York Lesbian and Gay Pride Run no less.
Activists are calling it a major victory in civil rights as celebrations continue around New York City today after Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a same-sex marriage bill into law.
A woman who refused to be a victim was honored Wednesday night. She stood up against a subway flasher, and made sure he was brought to justice.
Police said 21-year-old Matthew Francis of Staten Island told a patron, Benjamin Carver, in the bathroom that he doesn’t like gays, then beat the man bloody while 17-year-old Christopher Orlando of Staten Island blocked the door.
Two men were arrested in the early Sunday beating, which came little more than a day after a group of male friends bidding an affectionate good night to each other were attacked.