Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays

Push to rename Flushing street for gay rights activist
Push to rename Flushing street for gay rights activist
Northeast Melissa Chan 10/30/2013 at 12:54PM

A trailblazing gay rights activist who left her stamp on the world as a historic and heroic leader may soon be memorialized on a Flushing street sign. Community Board 7 passed a motion on Monday to honor Jeanne Manford with a street-name change for standing up for gays and lesbians at a time when homosexuality [...]

Queens holds 21st Pride Parade
Queens holds 21st Pride Parade
West Angy Altamirano 6/04/2013 at 2:45PM

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 [...]