LGBT

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 LGBT community speaks about fighting anti-gay crime
News Angy Altamirano 6/06/2013 at 2:35PM

A string of hate crimes toward openly gay people throughout the city have left members and supporters of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) community disturbed and looking for answers. “We had hoped that it had quieted down,” said Anne Quashen, president of the Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) [...]

Online dating dangers highlighted after murders of two gay men
Online dating dangers highlighted after murders of two gay men
Police Cristabelle Tumola 2/19/2013 at 5:26PM

Two similar murders of gay men within the last few weeks have highlighted the dangers of online dating, particularly in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. Councilmember Daniel Dromm, the New York Anti-Violence Project and other community leaders are now stressing safety to make sure that people get to know someone a little [...]

Queens Morning Roundup
News Billy Rennison 10/26/2012 at 7:14AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Friday: Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 71. Southeast wind 5 to 7 mph. Friday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 58. East wind 5 to 7 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: Halloween Haunted House Visit for some thrills and chills! Stay for hayrides, treats, mulled cider and pumpkins on sale. [...]