Posts Tagged ‘Marriage Equality’

UPinion: #imwithher | Manhattan Times

UPinion: #imwithher | Manhattan Times

BY Liz Ritter (@LizRittr) I went to my first Bernie Sanders (for Senate) rally in 2006. His passion and energy and fist-in-the-air championing of the little guy are infectious and real. His continued presence in the Democratic Primary has allowed it to be dominated by substantive talk about ideas. And when decent, smart Democrats talk […]


Op-Led: Uptown Is Feeling The Bern…

Op-Led: Uptown Is Feeling The Bern...

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Bernie Sanders spent the entire weekend spreading that Uptown Love. Bernie kicked off Saturday with a rousing rally at the venerable United Palace in the heart of Washington Heights. While the mainstream press has chosen to focus on the hate, venom and vitriol of the other side, Bernie Sanders has quietly […]


Uptown Video: No Love For Ted Cruz In The Bronx

Uptown Video: No Love For Ted Cruz In The Bronx

We got your New York Values right here. S/O to Rebel Diaz for letting the right-wing hate monger Ted Cruz know that he is not at all welcome in the BX. Shame on Democratic Party Senator Ruben Diaz Sr. for giving respectability to such a mean-spirited bigot. Click play below and enjoy.


UPinion: On Myth and Opportunity – #FeelTheBern

UPinion: On Myth and Opportunity - #FeelTheBern

BY Juan Ignacio Rosa (@JuanRosa_NYC) Like many Democratic voters my age and younger, I #FeelTheBern. We perceive in Sen. Bernie Sanders’ campaign for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination the best hope for addressing the structural inequalities that are robbing our generation of the economic security essential to achieving the ever-elusive American Dream. To be clear, […]


Has Inwood Become New York’s New ‘Gayborhood’? | Northattan

Has Inwood Become New York’s New ‘Gayborhood’? | Northattan

By Sterling Wong When Joel Peterson moved to Inwood in 2011 after ending a relationship, he was single and ready to mingle. He downloaded two location-based dating apps for men hoping to find some local guys to meet. He was disappointed with what he found. “I remember thinking: Wow, there’re not many gay men up […]


Op-Ed: Marriage Equality Is A Triumph For All New Yorkers

BY Juan Ignacio Rosa Today thousands of same sex couples all around New York State will flock to their City or County Clerk offices to solidify their commitment to one another and enter an institution that has forever been barred for us – marriage. This historic day has been in the making for many decades. […]


Uptown Celebration of New York's Historic Vote for Marriage Equality Tomorrow


Jim Swimm’s Open Letter to Senator Adriano Espaillat

On May 9th, I took a trip to Albany as a member of a delegation with Empire State Pride Agenda from District 31, the district represented by Senator Adriano Espaillat, in the New York state legislature. It was a very informative day and quite important to those of us struggling for equal rights for all […]


Marriage Equality: Byron Rushing and the Fight for Fairness – The Review

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) In his groundbreaking 1903 treatise The Souls of Black Folk, African-American giant W.E.B. DuBois predicted, “the problem of the Twentieth Century is the problem of the color-line”. Setting out to show to the reader “the strange meaning of being black here in the dawning of the Twentieth Century.” It would seem […]


Groundbreaking Film On Marriage Equality & Civil Rights Premieres Tonight @ Harlem Stage

The national debate about marriage equality for same-sex couples comes Uptown tonight as Harlem Stage presents the world premiere of the new documentary short film, “Marriage Equality: Byron Rushing and the Fight for Fairness.” A community forum on the topic will follow, featuring entrepreneur/activist Russell Simmons, Rev. Irene Monroe, coordinator of the African American Roundtable […]

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