Jackson Heights to host 22nd annual Queens Pride Parade


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THE COURIER/ Photo by Angy Altamirano

The streets of Jackson Heights will be filled with pride this weekend as the borough comes together to celebrate the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) community.

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Queens holds 21st Pride Parade


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THE COURIER/Photos by Angy Altamirano

Colorful flags and smiling faces were filled with pride as they took to the streets in Jackson Heights to celebrate the borough’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) community. On June 2, elected officials, supporters and members of the LGBTQ community from throughout the city gathered for the 21st Queens Pride Parade and Multicultural […]

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20th Annual Queens Pride Parade held in Jackson Heights


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THE COURIER/photo by Alexa Altman

Jackson Heights bursted with pride during the 20th annual Queens Pride Parade & Multicultural Festival, hosted by the Queens Lesbian and Gay Pride Committee. Allies and members of the gay community came out for the borough’s biggest pride event on Sunday, June 3. Openly gay Councilmembers Daniel Dromm and Jimmy Van Bramer and City Council […]

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LGBT holds ‘Winter Pride’ dance


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The Queens Lesbian and Gay Pride Committee (QLGPC) hosted its annual fundraiser “Winter Pride Dinner Dance,” to recognize and honor those who have contributed to the movement in Queens. It also provides funding to produce the Queens Pride Parade and Multicultural Festival held each year on the first Sunday in June. The dinner dance was […]

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News briefs 01-20


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Winter Pride Dinner Dance ASTORIA – The Queens Lesbian and Gay Pride Committee (QLGPC) will be holding their annual fundraiser ‘Winter Pride Dinner Dance’, to recognize and honor those who have contributed to the LGBT movement in Queens. It also provides funding to produce the ‘Queens Pride’ Parade and Multicultural Festival held each year on […]

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LGBT community allege NYPD misconduct


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At a forum in late April, members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community in Jackson Heights shared testimonies about their experiences with the local police precincts and brainstormed solutions. “I heard things like ‘let’s have sex,’” said Winnie Padilla about alleged comments she heard from police officers. “The harassment is daily. I’ve […]

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LGBT community allege NYPD misconduct


| ccruz@queenscourier.com

At a forum in late April, members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community in Jackson Heights shared testimonies about their experiences with the local police precincts and brainstormed solutions. “I heard things like ‘let’s have sex,’” said Winnie Padilla about alleged comments she heard from police officers. “The harassment is daily. I’ve […]

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People Making a Buzz


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WEDDING BELLS Patricia Mezeul (Peterson) Senior Vice President/Director of Government Banking, Flushing Bank and Gregory P. Peterson married on June 19, 2009. BLACK HISTORY EVENT York College Provost and senior vice president, academic affairs, Ivelaw Lloyd Griffith, Ph.D. will be the guest speaker at the Black History Month Program of the 100 Black Men of […]

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Stewart Kessler, Activist


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Stewart Kessler, 54, passed away on Tuesday, April 8. A long-time gay activist and AIDS activist in Queens, his life impacted many. Kessler was the co-chairperson of the Queens Lesbian and Gay Pride Committee, the organization which produces the annual Queens LGBT Pride Parade. Kessler was a board member of the AIDS Center of Queens […]

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Newsbriefs


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Honor 14 Jewish War Veterans Posts Senator Frank Padavan, a retired Army Colonel and City Councilmember Hiram Monserrate, a former U.S. Marine and chair of the Council’s Veterans Committee, will present citations of recognition to fourteen Jewish War Veterans posts of Queens County. The presentation will be held on Sunday, June 3, at the Kupferberg […]

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Protesters Urge Padavan To Support Bias Bill


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Banner toting protesters armed with loud-speakers and megaphones descended upon the Bayside Long Island Railroad (LIRR) Station last Thursday (Mar. 25) to mount a demonstration against what they call Senator Frank Padavan’s opposition to a hate crimes bill in the State Senate. "We feel it’s important to let the residents of Bayside, who have recently […]

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