Jim Beckerman NorthJersey Published 6:28 p.m. UTC Jun 21, 2018 On Saint Patrick's Day, everybody's Irish. On Columbus Day, we are all sons of Italy. And during Pride Month, which climaxes Sunday with the annual New York City LGBTQ Pride March, we're all … ? Well, OK, maybe some people are not there yet. And some people, because of sincere religious beliefs, or old-fashioned anti-gay hostility, may never be there. But it's worth remembering, now that Saint Patrick's Day has become an annual orgy of shamrock shakes and green derbies, that the Irish were once a despised minority, too. Like the Pride March, the annual Saint Patrick's Day Parade began as an expression of solidarity. If Pride, in 2018, is not yet quite as mainstream as the Saint Paddy's Day parade, that tipping point could be fast approaching. "That's what I'd like it to be," said C.J. Prince, executive director of North Jersey Pride. "I think … [Read more...] about New York’s LGBTQ Pride March — as American as the Fourth of July?
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Photo CreditLiving In The Buffby Paul Fanara. Clickhere to follow Living In The Buff on Facebook. The Pride Parade is a time when our community marches together down Elmwood Avenue in celebration of our history and culture, and as a visible representation of the multiple ways there are to be LBGTQ in WNY. – the Pride Center of Western New York The Pride Parade lined up at SUNY Buffalo State with more than 100 WNY organizations participating. The Parade began at the intersection of Elmwood Avenue and Forest Avenue, and continued down Elmwood to the corner of Allen Street. The post-parade festival was held at Canalside. Buffalo & Western New York Pride Week is presented by the Pride Center of Western New York, Inc. Event proceeds benefit PCWNY and help to support the organization’s year-round programs and services. The Theme of the 2017 Buffalo Pride Week was CONNECT, “In times of uncertainty, building connections is as vital as it is … [Read more...] about Photo Gallery: Pride Parade 2018
Supported by Music By SETH COLTER WALLSAPRIL 30, 2018 Continue reading the main story Share This Page Continue reading the main story What defines the Los Angeles Philharmonic? Is it the music and artistic director Gustavo Dudamel’s exciting performances of symphonies central to the repertory? Or is it the risks the orchestra takes on rarities and new pieces — including what feels like a Year of 1,000 Commissions for its centennial next season? (O.K., not quite that many. But it’s a lot.)The fact that the answer is, truly, “both” is a testament to the Philharmonic’s excellence on more fronts than almost any other ensemble. But since this orchestra is so skilled at making whole seasons seem essential, it’s a challenge to convey all its many facets during a short tour stop.This weekend, over a two-concert stand at David Geffen Hall, Los Angeles decided to play things somewhat conservatively — at least by its standards.Both … [Read more...] about Review: Dudamel and Los Angeles Bring the Noise to New York
Driving the Day Good Tuesday morning. Happy Fourth of July! The Capital Weather Gang: “D.C.-area forecast: Celebrate July 4 with a classic summer day and a chance of storms.” “Today: Partly sunny, hot, low p.m. storm risk. Highs: 89-93. Tonight: Possible evening storm, warm. Lows: 69-75.” http://wapo.st/2sIyFEY THE PRESIDENT is in Washington and will have a picnic for the military. He left the White House this morning at 9:23 a.m. THE VICE PRESIDENT is traveling to Grandville, Michigan, (population 16,000) for its Fourth of July parade. He’ll also attend the picnic.Story Continued Below WHAT THE WORLD IS TALKING ABOUT -- “North Korea claims it tested first intercontinental missile,” by AP’s Hyung-Jin Kim and Foster Klug in Seoul, South Korea: “North Korea on Tuesday claimed it successfully test-launched its first intercontinental ballistic missile, a potential game-changing development in what may be the world’s most … [Read more...] about HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY — NORTH KOREA claims it has tested an ICBM — ‘a 10,000-km-range missile that can hit New York isn’t far off’ — BACK TO THE BEACH: New Jersey gets budget deal — ALEXANDRA PELOSI’s new doc
Hillary Clinton joined New York City's annual gay pride parade Sunday afternoon, making a surprise appearance alongside Mayor Bill de Blasio, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, and Rev. Al Sharpton. recently declared national monument. The campaign's supporters were out in full force with the presumptive Democratic nominee during the parade, which fell this year on the first anniversary of a landmark Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide. Clinton's LGBT outreach director sent a tweet of this photo from New York City: Clinton has long courted the vote from the LGBT community. Earlier this year, the Human Rights Campaign, the largest gay rights group in the U.S., endorsed her for president. Sunday's parade is also not the first time the former first lady has participated in the city's festivities, which this year started off with a somber moment of silence commemorating the shooting victims from the massacre at a gay nightclub in Orlando. In 2000, Clinton marched alongside … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Clinton makes surprise appearance at NYC gay pride parade