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Gay Pride

  1. what the zuck?
    Facebook Funded Pro–Conversion Therapy CandidatesThe platform gave thousands of dollars in the 2018 election cycle to two candidates who voted against banning the dangerous practice.
  2. select all
    Facebook Puts Gay Pride in a Digital ClosetFacebook’s pride-flag emoji is only available in select areas, and users have to opt in to access it.
  3. Justin Trudeau Makes History As First Prime Minister to March in Pride ParadeBut hopefully not the last.
  4. gay pride
    Stonewall Inn Is Officially Dedicated As a National MonumentThe first national monument to gay rights.
  5. new york’s finest
    NYPD Officer Dancing at Pride Wasn’t Actually a StripperWe’ve come a long way since Stonewall. 
  6. Ian McKellen Is Going to Wear White at Gay PrideAnd he distinctly remembers how he had to declare he wasn’t gay on his visa to enter the U.S. in the ‘60s.
  7. A Photographic Look at the Birth of Gay Pride“The gay-rights movement has made the leap into being part of our common national history.”
  8. gays in the military
    Military to Throw Much-Deserved Party for LGBT TroopsThere better be an open bar.
  9. equal rites
    Slideshow: Manhattan Celebrates Gay PrideAnd what a celebration it was.
  10. Slideshow: The Gay Pride ParadeThe best photos from Fifth Avenue and the Village on Sunday.
  11. intel
    Proud Gays on Parade! Perhaps you prefer bare male chests to bare female ones? Good news! New York contributor Tim Murphy was in Chelsea yesterday for the 38th annual gay-pride parade. Watch Tim ride a motorcycle. Watch Tim discuss the leather scene. Watch Tim plan a wedding with Christine Quinn. And, perhaps most important, watch Tim chat up some near-naked boys. The video is, well, fabulous. Street Level: Pride March [NYM]
  12. photo op
    Ed Koch Is Doing Poorly Flickrer Boss Tweed sent in this perfectly captioned photo from yesterday: “Former Mayor Ed Koch not happy at the gay pride parade 2007.” Indeed. And why’s Ol’ Ed not happy? Because someone threw something on his shirt, staining it. Otherwise, of course, Koch was just full of gay pride. As always. [Snap a Photo Op–worthy shot? Send it to us at intel@nymag.com.] Gay Pride Parade 2007 NYC [Boss Tweed’s Flickr]
  13. the morning line
    No Congestion Pricing, But… • So Mayor Mike struck out on his congestion-pricing deal as Albany ended the legislative session. But while that plan got all the attention, Bloomberg got a slew of other projects passed: a child-care tax credit, a corporate tax slash, and more state funds for public housing. Huh. [NYP] • Dozens of pissed-off New Yorkers are being bussed to D.C. for a congressional hearing about the Feds’ performance monitoring air quality at ground zero. Jerry Nadler will be the congressman first to grill ex–EPA head Christine Todd Whitman. [amNY] • What Sunday’s pride parade may have lacked in middle-aged, middle-class gays, it more than made up for in a newly prominent demographic: religious groups. Jews, Roman Catholics, Buddhists, and others came dangerously close, in the words of a reveler, to “hijacking the parade.” [WCBS] • The weekend brought a mass gang arrest in Bushwick — 32 kids, the youngest 13 years old, collared on their way to attend a murdered friend’s wake. The gang is supposedly an offshoot of the Bloods, colorfully dubbed the Pretty Boy Family. [NYT] • And now that Fred Thompson seems to be a viable presidential candidate, let’s get all our political advice from Law & Order cast members. Sam Waterston — a.k.a. A.D.A. Jack McCoy — is also the face of the libertarian-flavored online movement Unity08, and he’s ready to vote Bloomberg. [NYDN]
  14. cultural capital
    Junior Vasquez Loves Cher, Will Pass on Cyndi Lauper It’s New York’s 38th Gay Pride celebration this weekend, and even though the official dance is the one held on Pier 54 Sunday night, we thought we’d highlight a certain twelve-hour thump-a-thon occurring the night before. Why? Not only will it be one of the last big nights at that venerable gay mecca, the Roxy, before the structure is torn down next month, it’ll also be presided over by perhaps the biggest D.J. in Gotham history, Junior Vasquez, 57, who just happens to be a big old queen. Tim Murphy talked with Vasquez about the merits of Cher over Cyndi Lauper, today’s gay whippersnappers, and how you stay up all night when you’re no longer on crystal meth.