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Happy Pride 2023 from theOUTfront!

Today I’m excited to be part of the world’s largest Pride March in New York City!  Even more so, I’m honored to be marching with the LGBT Community Center as it celebrates its 40th Anniversary this year.  (Fortieth is Ruby no less!)

 

Founded in 1983, “The Center” as it’s known to New Yorkers provides services and programs to more than 18K LGBTQ individuals every year, welcomes 6,000 visitors every week, and hosts 300 organizations.

Learn all about The Center HERE 

The Center is also where Larry Kramer gave an impassioned speech on the AIDS crisis in 1987 as part of the Center’s “Second Tuesdays” speaker series.  That night ACTUP was formed and changed the course of fighting back against the plague of AIDS ravaging the Community.

“AIDS is a plague – numerically, statistically and by any definition known to modern public health – though no one in authority has the guts to call it one!”

– Larry Kramer

Today would have been Larry Kramer’s 88th birthday.

 

The Center’s contingent is in the first unit of The March so with any luck we’ll make ABC News Live’s coast to coast live streaming broadcast “Pride Across America” starting at 11am ET.

 

 

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The NYC Pride March steps off on time, not QST (Queen Standard Time) so look for us shortly after Noon!

So until tomorrow,

 

Read our previous Pride Month 2023 posts:

“Pride 2023 – Proud Out Loud and Fighting Back” 

“’Save The Rainbow Flag” Our Call to Action”

“‘Night Of A Thousand Judys’ Pride Concert to Benefit LGBTQ Homeless Youth” 

“Matthew Shepard – A Saint For Our Times 2023”

“Elton John Launches The Rocket Fund to End AIDS For All”

“Teachers Have Had Enough of “Don’t Say Gay” And Are Fighting Back”

“Broadway Sings With Pride – Video Celebration”

“Honoring The Pulse Massacre 7th Anniversary”

“‘See the Queens’ Your Ultimate Guide To Drag”  

“Podcast: Rock Hudson Doc-Film, RuPaul Honored + More” 

“Take Pride in Fighting Book Bans” 

“With Love & Pride to Gay Dads on Father’s Day” 

“Alvin Ailey’s ‘Revelations’ A Proud Juneteenth Celebration: VIDEO” 

“’Pride Across America’ A LGBTQ Celebration Streaming Sunday”  

“Teaser Video: Lady Bunny’s “Groomer Is it” from ‘Don’t Bring the Kids’” 

“The UpStairs Lounge Fire – Insult Added to Ashes 50 Years Ago”

 

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