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Murray Hall: Tammany Hall’s Tough Guy (Or Was He?)

On January 19, 1901, New Yorkers woke to shocking news in the New York Times: Well-known political figure Murray Hall was dead. But the real bombshell was to follow! Murray Hall was known as one of the toughest guys working for Tammany Hall, the corrupt political machine that “organized” New York City’s government for over 150 […]

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The First Gay Pride March

I’ve long been ambivalent about the Gay Pride March.  In three decades in NYC, I’ve never marched and seldom gone to watch.  I believed it was less about pride than pageant – swaggering leather queens, in-your-face drag queens, and, of course, the exhibitionist A-gays, bumping and grinding for the adoration of fellow Adonises.  I didn’t […]

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NYC’s Gay Pride 2012

Sunday, June 24th NYC becomes even more colorful with the annual Gay Pride March, one of the world’s largest celebrations of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender pride. Click here for photos from last year’s Pride March. Heritage of Pride, a non-profit, volunteer-managed organization, oversees the March (aka Parade), which commemorates the Stonewall Riots (the 1969 […]

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