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CALENDAR OPINION

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Kenji Yoshino on what comes next.

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EXTRAORDINARY The trans community through Nicholas Contrera’s lens.

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Chris Frederick Britton Hogge MANAGING EDITORS Elizabeth Craighead / Jere Keys / Amanda Younger ART DIRECTOR Louis Lee STYLE DIRECTOR Gregory Wein STAFF PHOTOGRAPHERS Santiago Felipe / Chris Gagliardi / Marco Ovando / Andrew Werner CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS Kevin Tachman / Nicholas Contrera / Wil Pierce / Justin Boykin / Menelik Puryear / Nicholas Duers COPY EDITORS Britton Hogge / Bret Gaither CONTRIBUTING ILLUSTRATOR Todd Rocheford ADVERTISING DIRECTOR Rebecca Rosenthal EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

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MISSION STATEMENT

MEMBERSHIP

Heritage of Pride works toward a future without discrimination where all people have equal rights under the law. We do this by producing LGBT Pride events that inspire, educate, commemorate, and celebrate our diverse community.

Gene Aguirre / Jennifer Alvarez / Cheryl Bassett / Maryrose Bernabe / Mario Blessing / Gloria Bonilla / Carmen Bonilla / Nadine Boston / Kevin Boyette / Denise Brown / Adam Bruner / Milreyle Cas / Simon Chalhoub / Larry Dembrun / Kelly Easterling / John Farina / Katie Florin / Elizabeth Flynn / Mo George / Lina Gilmartin / Marlene Gioia / David Gomez / Andres Gonzalez / Lucas Gonzalez / Donna Guzzardi / Mark “Sparky” Hewitt / Tom Hom / Kimberly Howard / Perin Hurewitz / Benjamin Infante / Alan Katzman / Harriet Kirk / Mario Longhi / Stuart Lopez / Michael Loremikan / Audrey Luce / Harrison Lugo / Andy MacKaronis / John MacMechan / Teddy McFadden / Vinny Milack / Katherine Mitchell / Mary Jo Myers / Marilyn Nieves / Bruce Pachter / Kevin Parker / Brian Parker / Aramael Pena-Alcantara / Diana Perez / Kyle Platt / Bruce Poli / Suzanne Poli / Shaniece Powell / John Puma / Alan Reiff / Alex Rios / JP Rivera / Lori Roberto Fine / Fran Rolan / Paul Ruthberg / Julian Sanjivan / Darren Seidman / Daniel Shad / Sheila Sim / Daniel Leeman Smith / Paul Stark / Brian “Fluffy” Sullivan / Jennifer Szobota / Kathy Tobinson / Cheryl Tucker / Justin Turner / Sita Ubgomah-Ragbir / Ice Ubgomah-Ragbir / Michael Vasquez / Joseph Villane / Shantese Wilkinson / Craig Williams / Yamanika Wright / Kelly Wyatt / Sofia Wyszynski

STATEMENT OF INCLUSION Heritage of Pride is a wholly volunteer-managed, non-partisan, taxexempt, not-for-profit corporation that organizes lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Pride events in New York City to commemorate and celebrate the Stonewall Riots. These events are organized for and on behalf of all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals and groups, and all others who support the struggle for the liberation of these communities. In the spirit of Stonewall, Heritage of Pride welcomes the participation of all, regardless of age, creed, gender, gender identification, HIV status, national origin, physical, mental or developmental ability, race, religion, or sexual origin.

STATEMENT OF VISION Heritage of Pride strives to empower individuals, groups, and our community as a whole through the commemoration of our history, in particular the Stonewall Riots of 1969. New York City’s Pride events provide an opportunity to join together to celebrate our lives, take joy in all that we have done, and honor all those who have helped make our progress possible. The events provide a safe and affirming space in New York City, while educating those both inside and outside our own community. In creating these Pride events, we reaffirm the self-worth of all lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and all those who join in the ongoing struggle for our civil rights. 6

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SPECIAL THANKS TO Joe Carozza / Emily Jaffy / Lauren Appel / Jessica Saraniero NYC Pride Guide is published annually by Heritage of Pride, Inc., 154 Christopher Street, Suite 1D, New York, NY 10014. Entire contents © 2015 by Heritage of Pride, Inc. All rights reserved. NYC Pride and NYC Pride Guide are trademarks of Heritage of Pride, Inc. For advertising inquiries contact info@nycpride.org or call 212-807-7433. Heritage of Pride does not endorse the opinions or views expressed by contributors. Inclusion in the NYC Pride Guide is not an indication of sexual orientation or gender identity.


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LETTER FROM THE MANAGING DIRECTOR / EDITOR-IN- CHIEF

We all have dreams. Dreams of success. Dreams of belonging. Dreams of love. Whatever our dreams may involve, we are all driven to see them realized—a concept that is as much universal as it is personal. NYC Pride serves as an annual reminder that while we are each on our own path to destiny, as a community we journey together. Some dreams are close to becoming reality—a result of their own successes—while new dreams are beginning to come to the forefront of our public discourse. Trans issues have, for years, been ignored by our own community and the broader public. Now, trans individuals and their struggles are receiving the recognition and attention they deserve. Bruce Jenner declared he identified as a female to over 17 million people on network television. Last year’s NYC Pride Guide cover girl, Laverne Cox, has risen from up-and-comer to celebrity powerhouse with Emmy wins and features in magazines like Time and Allure. Jeffrey Tambor won a Golden Globe for his portrayal of a male-to-female trans individual in the Amazon series Transparent. All of these portrayals in media have only helped to increase awareness and acceptance of trans individuals, trans youth, and their friends and families. Recently, I came across a segment from NBC News about a couple, Mimi and Joe, with a son named Jacob. Jacob had been named Mia at birth. His parents were surprisingly open and accepting of the idea that their child would eventually transition to a boy. The story brought tears to my eyes as I realized that

this story, which five to ten years ago would have never been pitched, was airing on a mainstream nightly news program. Without the tireless work of our community leaders and organizations focused on trans issues, none of this would be possible. We are entering a new era in this country where children like Jacob can be born into a reality in which any child can truly live out their dream of becoming the prince or princess they are meant to be. For this year’s Pride Guide we commissioned a photo editorial on average trans Americans doing ordinary and extraordinary things in our community. The piece is raw, original, and personal. We feel it embodies the message that we wanted to convey when deciding on NYC Pride’s theme for this year: Complete the Dream. These individuals are breaking down barriers and creating a dialogue on what it means to be a transgender individual in an ever-changing landscape. From Brooke Guinan—who shattered stereotypes to become FDNY’s first and only active trans firefighter—to Kye Allums—the NCAA’s first out trans player in history—these individuals prove that no matter your age, race, or ultimately gender, we can all relate to the concept of achieving a dream.

We dream of success. We dream of belonging. We dream of love. Together, our individual dreams combine to create a modern day narrative of hope and personal truth that will define our generation.

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What are your dreams? As Co-Chairs of Heritage of Pride, we learn about and meet some amazing folks in the LGBT community here in New York City— like dedicated people at the NYC Administration for Children’s Services who advocate for transgender/gender non-conforming youth or hard-working individuals at SAGE who run the country’s first full-time LGBT senior centers. Just a few short years ago, such ideas were just dreams. Who would have thought that we would find the resources to establish mainstream programs for our community? On one hand, we have a city agency recognizing the need to better serve all children, and then making that happen. On the other hand, we have an LGBT organization receiving funding from the city and a major national corporation to enable seniors to have a welcoming place to learn, grow, and share experiences. These services started with a dream, buried deep in a thought and a prayer, and were brought to fruition by courageous individuals who knew that they could complete the dream.

To reduce LGBT teen suicide? Eliminate bullying in every place it lurks? Outlaw conversion therapy? Create gender-neutral restrooms in every public space? Reach true global marriage equality? Over the course of NYC Pride Week you’ll be exposed to people working on these and other important efforts. We hope that you will be inspired to take action to follow your own dreams. Whether you find your inspiration sitting on a blanket with your spouse and children watching Finding Nemo at our Family Movie Night, listening to a speaker at our Rally, dancing with wild abandon at one of our dance events, or marching down Fifth Avenue with thousands of your friends, we hope that you will take the next step towards completing your dream. As the home of the Stonewall Riots, many consider New York City to be the birthplace of the LGBT rights movement. Each of you play a part in fostering Stonewall’s global legacy. As Co-Chairs, we want to thank all of the committed people who continue to make our events a focal point of the LGBT rights movement in our country and around the world. We hope that all of you have a wonderful time at NYC Pride and we look forward to your efforts and actions to ensure full global equality in the very near future.

Together, we will complete the dream! —Maryanne & Mike 10


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41% OF TRANS PEOPLE ATTEMPT

2 STATES

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8 OF THE16 LARGEST ORGANIZED

756,000 ESTIMATED LGBT PEOPLE LIVE IN NEW YORK CITY, THE OVERALL LARGEST POPULATION OF LGBT PEOPLE IN ANY ONE METROPOLITAN CITY IN THE U.S.

28%

ONLY OF BISEXUALS SAY ALL OR MOST OF THE IMPORTANT PEOPLE IN THEIR LIFE KNOW THEY ARE BISEXUAL—VERSUS 77% OF GAY MEN AND 71% OF LESBIANS WHO ARE OUT TO THE IMPORTANT PEOPLE IN THEIR LIVES.

OF LGBT VIOLENCE SURVIVORS NATIONWIDE WHO INTERACTED WITH POLICE REPORTED THAT THEY HAD EXPERIENCED POLICE MISCONDUCT, INCLUDING UNJUSTIFIED ARREST, USE OF EXCESSIVE FORCE, AND ENTRAPMENT.

CHRISTIAN DENOMINATIONS IN THE U.S. NOW SANCTION SAME-SEX MARRIAGE OR CIVIL UNIONS.

12 MONTHS, UNDER A PROPOSED

$842,387 IS THE AMOUNT 83% OF GAY/BI MEN ADMIT

RULE CHANGE FROM THE FDA, IS HOW LONG MEN WHO HAVE HAD SEX WITH MEN WOULD HAVE TO ABSTAIN FROM SEX WITH MEN BEFORE BEING ALLOWED TO DONATE BLOOD. THE CURRENT RULE IS A LIFETIME BAN ON MEN WHO HAVE HAD SAME-SEX SEXUAL ENCOUNTERS SINCE 1977.

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SUICIDE IN THE UNITED STATES EACH YEAR COMPARED TO 4.6% OF THE GENERAL POPULATION.

56% OF UNMARRIED LGBT

PEOPLE SAY THEY WANT TO GET MARRIED SOMEDAY (VERSUS ONLY 46% OF THE TOTAL POPULATION).

OF MONEY DONATED TO MEMORIES PIZZA OWNERS AFTER THEY ANNOUNCED THEY WOULD NOT SERVE GAY WEDDINGS FOLLOWING INDIANA'S PASSAGE OF THE RELIGIOUS FREEDOM RESTORATION ACT. IT IS THE SECONDHIGHEST FUNDED CAMPAIGN IN GOFUNDME.COM’S HISTORY.

TO SENDING PICTURES OF THEIR GENITALS ON DATING APPS. 71% OF GAY/BI MEN USING HOOKUP APPS END UP IN SOME FORM OF SEXUAL RELATIONSHIP WITH MEN THEY’VE MET THROUGH AN APP.

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PIER 26 WESTSIDE HWY. IN TRIBECA ALL ATTENDEES MUST CROSS THE HIGHWAY AT LAIGHT ST. FRIDAY, JUNE 26 7 P.M. TO 9:30 P.M. The Rally showcases an impressive list of entertainers and activists to kick off our official Pride events. The first NYC Pride Rally occurred one month after the Stonewall Riots in June 1969, when 500 people gathered for a “Gay Power” demonstration in Washington Square Park followed by a candlelight vigil in Sheridan Square. NYC Pride has continued this proud tradition by hosting the event in various locations throughout the city. This year, Hudson River Park’s Pier 26 will once again be home to The Rally. To help you enjoy the Rally in style, we’re offering a premium VIP experience! The $25 RALLY VIP PASS includes: __ One meal ticket from one of several gourmet food trucks on-site __ One non-alcoholic beverage __ Access to elevated viewing platforms __ VIP gift bag CHECK NYCPRIDE.ORG FOR MEET & GREET PACKAGES. TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED ONLINE AT NYCPRIDE.SHOWCLIX.COM.

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Singer-songwriter and model STEVE GRAND became an overnight internet celebrity and was acclaimed by some to be the first openly gay male country musician to attract mainstream attention in the U.S. The music video of his first hit “All-American Boy” went viral on YouTube in less than a week.

ADORE DELANO is the stage name of American singer, drag queen, and YouTube personality Daniel Noriega. He is known for appearing on the seventh season of American Idol and the sixth season of RuPaul’s Drag Race.

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DINA DELICIOUS (Dina Marie) is an actor, singer-songwriter, nightlife personality, occasional fashion model, artist muse, and now radio personality. She appears weekly on Sirius Radio’s popular LGBT morning show The Morning Jolt with Larry Flick. Dina was featured alongside other leading trans women on the cover of C NDY magazine and has released four major club hits, including her most recent “Tick Tick Tick,” a song she first premiered at last year’s Life Ball. Held annually in Vienna, Life Ball is among the largest AIDS charity events in the world, attracting huge celebrity names including Katy Perry and Bill Clinton.


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1. WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE 90S JAM? “Weak” by SWV 2. WHAT WOULD YOU PUT IN THE PERFECT OMELET? I hate omelets... 3. WHAT WAS THE FIRST JOKE ON UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT THAT MADE YOU LAUGH OUT LOUD? “Thank you, victims.” [“Thank you, victims!” a Today Show producer chirps at Kimmy and her three fellow “Mole Women” as they leave the studio after an interview. “Thank you, victims,” he says again, impatiently, shoving them out the door, the time he has allotted to caring about them having expired.] 4. YOU WERE IN THE LITTLE MERMAID ON BROADWAY, AND TITUS ANDROMEDON IS OBSESSED WITH THE LION KING—WHAT DISNEY MOVIE SHOULD BE TURNED INTO THE NEXT BROADWAY SHOW STARRING TITUSS BURGESS? Hmm, something not based on a cartoon...like what they did with Aida. I love working with Disney. 5. NAME ONE PLACE YOU WILL NEVER, EVER GO. Back to this restaurant called Sapphire in Harlem. TERRIBLE! 6. WHO SHOULD NETFLIX CAST TO PLAY TITUS ANDROMEDON’S BOYFRIEND? Jesse Williams from Grey’s Anatomy. Yes Lord!!! Hallelujah! 7. WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST PRIDE EXPERIENCE? Oh, I get sentimental about this. I was 23. I didn’t know my way around, lost the group I was with, and wound up spending the rest of the time at Dance on the Pier with strangers with whom I am still friends to this day! 8. WHAT’S IN THE MOST RECENT PICTURE SAVED ON YOUR PHONE? Ms. Streep as The Witch in Into the Woods. 9. WHAT’S A NICKNAME SOMEONE HAS GIVEN YOU THAT ALWAYS MAKES YOU SMILE? My best friends call me "Tighty." Get your minds out of the gutter!


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We are excited to announce the lineup of award-winning of DJs that will headline this exclusive event. One of the many core events of NYC Pride, Teaze will feature sets from internationally acclaimed SHEROCK, music tastemaker and event producer WHITNEY DAY, and Australian model/actress/DJ RUBY ROSE (starring in the third season of the Netflix series Orange is the New Black).

$30 BUD LIGHT DRINK PACKAGE includes five Bud Light drink tickets. Does NOT include entry into the event.

THE CAUSE All proceeds from Teaze benefit New York City’s Official Pride events and local LGBT community organizations. The event’s production committee awards $45,000 in grants to LGBT and LGBT-friendly nonprofits and community organizations each year. The event also supplies NYC Pride with critical operating revenue and pulls in countless visitors to the New York Metro area.

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E ATO LO GY

By Jere Keys

YOU’VE BEEN GOOD TODAY. YOU ONLY HAD ONE SLICE OF BANANA WORM BREAD THIS MORNING. YOU HIT THE GYM AND FOLLOWED UP WITH A CRICKET FLOUR PROTEIN BAR. YOU DESERVE TO CHEAT A LITTLE FOR DINNER. SOMETHING MEXICAN…BUT SHOULD YOU GO FOR THE TLAYUDA CON CHAPULINES (CRUNCHY TORTILLA TOPPED WITH SAUTÉED GRASSHOPPERS) OR DO YOU REALLY INDULGE WITH NACHOS AND BLACK ANT GUACAMOLE? YOU DEFINITELY DESERVE THAT COCKTAIL IN AN ANT-SALT-RIMMED GLASS.

That’s right: worms, crickets, grasshoppers, and ants. Human entomophagy—the practice of eating insects—is one of the growing trends of 2015. And for good reason. According to a 2013 report released by the U.N.’s Food and Agriculture Organization, insects are a sustainable source of protein that uses a fraction of the water, land and other resources that we put into livestock farming. The report also suggests that as human populations rise, an increased reliance on insect farming for protein, fat, and fiber has beneficial effects for the environment and global hunger. Also, eating insects can be safe and healthy (despite Western taboos), which is why over two billion people worldwide already eat insects, sometimes as great delicacies. While you might not see sautéed silkworms in the organic section of Whole Foods just yet, that doesn’t mean the trend hasn’t come to New York. Take the BLACK ANT (60 Second Ave.), a Mexican restaurant which has been receiving rave reviews for its diverse menu that includes a number of authentic dishes featuring insects imported weekly from a farm in Mexico. In addition to the aforementioned Tlayuda con Chapulines and guacamole, you could also try Tacos Enchapulinados (shrimp tacos with a grasshopper crust). There’s also a long list of spicy specialty tequila cocktails to help you overcome those Western aversions.

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While it’s probably not time to start snacking on the cockroaches* that seem to swarm after dark in our beloved city, we encourage you to take a chance on entomophagy.

BANANA WORM BREAD 2 bananas, mashed 2 eggs 2 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt ¾ cup sugar ½ cup shortening ½ cup chopped nuts ¼ cup dry-roasted mealworms 1. MIX TOGETHER ALL INGREDIENTS. 2. BAKE IN GREASED LOAF PAN AT 350°F FOR ABOUT ONE HOUR.

*You should always buy from a farm that caters to human consumption to avoid exposure to pesticides and other chemicals.

If you’re not sure you can make the plunge in public or with anything that still looks like it once walked on six legs, you might try cricket flour. In fact, one New York-based company, EXO (exoprotein.com), offers four flavors of protein bars made with cricket flour. Available in Cacao Nut, PB&J, Blueberry Vanilla, or Apple Cinnamon, each bar packs 10 grams of protein in a Paleo-friendly bar that is gluten, soy, dairy, and grain-free.

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OPINION

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AS WE NEAR A SUPREME COURT DECISION THAT WILL HOPEFULLY RENDER MARRIAGE EQUALITY THE LAW OF THE LAND, BOTH SUPPORTERS AND OPPONENTS ARE ASKING THE SAME QUESTION: “HOW WAS THE GAY RIGHTS MOVEMENT IN THE UNITED STATES ABLE TO MOVE FASTER AND FARTHER THAN ANY PRECEDING CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT?” MY ANSWER DRAWS ON A LONGSTANDING DEBATE IN CONSTITUTIONAL LAW ABOUT THE NATURE OF DISEMPOWERED GROUPS.

In 1938, the United States Supreme Court stated that groups were more likely to be disadvantaged if they were “discrete and insular” minorities. Scholars have interpreted “discrete” to mean visibly different and “insular” to mean geographically isolated. The paradigm case: segregated Blacks. In 1985, constitutional law professor Bruce Ackerman argued that the Court had gotten it exactly wrong, maintaining that “anonymous and diffuse” minorities were even more vulnerable, invoking gays as a core example. Because gays were generally able to pass, he contended, our search and mobilization costs were higher (hence the wish of gay rights activists that all gay people would wake up blue one day). And because gays were dispersed throughout society, we were politically isolated—we could not, for instance, vote out a representative from a majority-minority district. When I first read Ackerman’s analysis as a law student in the mid-1990s, I thought he was dead right. But I soon had to modify my view. Somewhere around the turn of this millennium, a critical mass of gay individuals had come out of the closet. When that happened, we reached a tipping point where the gay rights movement rocketed forward. And we did so not in spite of, but because of, our anonymity and diffuseness. Because we are anonymous, gatekeeping mechanisms have never worked against us as they have worked against racial minorities or women. Gays have always populated all of society’s most powerful sectors, including the media, the military, the entertainment industry, politics, and corporations. When it became relatively safe to come out, gay people did so at the highest levels of influence—from Anderson Cooper to Tim Cook. And because we are diffuse, we were already in close contact with the folks we needed to persuade. Every extended family in America has a gay family member, meaning that many gays (though sadly not all) found an army of allies on the other side of the closet door—from the Cheneys to the Portmans. Ackerman’s thesis, then, is both right and wrong, depending on whether the “anonymous and diffuse” group has achieved a critical mass. So to complete the dream of gay equality, we need to create that mass on a global scale.

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KENJI YOSHINO IS THE CHIEF JUSTICE EARL WARREN PROFESSOR OF CONSTITUTIONAL LAW AT NYU SCHOOL OF LAW. HE IS THE AUTHOR OF A RECENTLY PUBLISHED BOOK ON MARRIAGE EQUALITY LITIGATION: SPEAK NOW: MARRIAGE EQUALITY ON TRIAL (CROWN, 2015).

Lest we get too heady about recent progress, let’s remember that the current landscape remains grim. Some two-hundred countries still ban same-sex marriage. Over seventy criminalize same-sex conduct. At least eight deem that conduct punishable by death. But my hope and expectation is that change will happen as fast— if not faster—in the world as it has in the United States. Social media, among other advances, have made national boundaries much more porous, allowing us to express support and solidarity across borders in ways previously unimaginable. Ideally, each country will not have to reinvent the wheel, but will be able to rely on a global critical mass. And when we reach that mass, anonymity and diffuseness will once move from being our greatest weakness to our greatest strength.


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LIVE WITH W H AT Y U L VE

1. DON’T BE AFRAID OF COLOR. Pops of color in your wardrobe and home show you’re not safe, that you have fun.

2. GET RID OF WHITE WALLS. It does not make your place feel bigger. It just makes you look boring.

3. COLLECT THINGS YOU LOVE. FOUNDER AND FORMER CHIEF DESIGN OFFICER FOR FAB.COM, BRADFORD SHELLHAMMER, HAS BEEN NAMED ONE OF THE 100 MOST CREATIVE PEOPLE IN BUSINESS BY FAST COMPANY. NOW ONTO NEW VENTURES, SHELLHAMMER LAUNCHED AN INNOVATIVE, ONLINE, MEMBERS-ONLY DESIGN MARKETPLACE CALLED BEZAR EARLIER THIS YEAR. WE SIT DOWN WITH THE FORBES MAGAZINECROWNED "KING OF QUIRK" IN HIS ECLECTIC MANHATTAN PAD TO ENJOY A TASTE OF HIS STYLE AND BRING YOU SOME KEY DESIGN TIPS.

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Your home should tell your story. Collect things and show them off: vintage rock posters, toy airplanes, books. Collections fill your home and show you have passion.

4. THINK PINK. Pink’s a new neutral and pairs perfectly in your home or your wardrobe with all colors.

5. FILL YOUR HOME WITH TREASURES. Bring bounty home when you travel. Whether pillows from India or baskets from Mexico, surround yourself with things that recall your adventures.

6. FRAME ART IN LIGHT WOOD OR WHITE. Your home will feel like a gallery.


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THE MARCH SUNDAY, JUNE 28 BEGINS AT 36TH ST. AND FIFTH AVE. TURNS WEST AT 8TH ST. ENDS AT CHRISTOPHER AND GREENWICH STS. LINE UP: 11 A.M. STEP OFF: 12 P.M. (RAIN OR SHINE) The oldest of all Pride traditions is the annual Pride March. Since 1970, the first anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall Riots, LGBT people have gathered on the last Sunday in June to demand equal rights and social acceptance and to celebrate our victories and unique cultural traditions. In 1970, an estimated 2,000 people walked 51 blocks through Manhattan chanting, “Say it clear, say it loud. Gay is good, gay is proud.” And Pride was born. In the years that followed, the March has grown and changed in many ways. While we have much to celebrate 46 years after Stonewall, in New York we will continue to call for liberation from injustice of all people. With an audience that numbers in the millions, we work hard to ensure that the March is an event for our diverse population of LGBT people—including youth, transgender people, LGBT people of color, and more—to express themselves freely and completely.

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EVENT HIGHLIGHTS Once again, the March will kick off with an opening ceremony at the starting line including the National Anthem and a moment of silence for those we have lost to HIV/AIDS and anti-LGBT violence or suicide. For the second year, the Boy Scouts of America will provide our color guard along with Fred Sargeant, a retired police officer who participated in the first Pride March of 1970. Look for the official NYC Pride Float, featuring key members of the landmark marriage equality case due to be decided by the Supreme Court in June. We’ll also be unveiling something big we’ve been planning for an important upcoming anniversary. We will have hours of entertaining floats, marching groups, performers, and supporters joining us—check nycpride.org for additional line-up information. We anticipate having over 350 different groups marching this year, making it one of the city’s largest events. Announcers will be located at the intersections of 36th St. & Fifth Ave., 24th St. & Fifth Ave., 8th St & Fifth Ave., and Christopher & Bleecker Sts. Groups stop to perform for our judges on Fifth Ave. at 8th St.

WHERE TO WATCH There are no bad places to watch the March. The expansive sidewalks of Midtown along the Fifth Avenue portion of the route offer more space for a casual viewer who only wants to watch part of the day. The cozy, tree-lined streets of the West Village have more charm, but are also more densely crowded. Accessible seating is offered to people with mobility issues. To obtain a ticket, please contact march-help@nycpride.org by June 14.


L AV E N D E R L I N E FIFTH AVE., 35TH TO 36TH ST. Dedicated with love in memory of my parents, Anthony and Tina Roberto. Your unconditional love and support was a daily blessing. I’ll miss and love you both always and forever. —Maryanne Roberto-Fine

FIFTH AVE. 34TH TO 35TH ST. This block is in memory of those I’ve lost but will always remember. —Valentin Colon

FIFTH AVE., 33RD TO 34TH ST. This block is in memory of those I’ve lost but will always remember. —Valentin Colon

FIFTH AVE., 32ND TO 33RD ST. Special thank you to all the members of the NYPD who protect 5th Avenue during Pride weekend and throughout the year. —Mike Dunlap

FIFTH AVE., 31ST TO 32ND ST. Thanks for the 31+ years. —Harriet & Perrin

FIFTH AVE., 30TH TO 31ST ST. Remembering friends no longer with us. —Father David Murphy

FIFTH AVE., 29TH TO 30TH ST. Remembering friends no longer with us. —Tommy Hom

FIFTH AVE., 22ND TO 23RD ST. In memory of the members of CBST that died from HIV/AIDS. May their memory be for a blessing. —The Red Ribbon Committee of CBST, June 2015

FIFTH AVE., 18TH TO 19TH ST. This is dedicated to all those lost to AIDS. You will forever be in our hearts. —Michele and Maryrose Irimia-Bernabe

FIFTH AVE., 15TH TO 16TH ST. Happy Gay Pride Parade Day, from Jackson Heights—the first in the Boroughs! —Julia R. Cohen and Randi Solomon

FIFTH AVE., 14TH TO 15TH ST. Lori Fine-Roberto, you support me in doing what is important to me, always. You have my back 24/7. You’ve shared with me your greatest treasures, Paulie, Corey, and Jana. You believe in my dreams. I am the luckiest. Xx1000 sweet. —Maryanne Roberto-Fine

FIFTH AVE., 8TH TO 9TH ST. Thank you to all of the amazing staff, board, members, volunteers, and vendors of Heritage of Pride who helped make this day happen! —Mike Dunlap

8TH ST., FIFTH AVE.TO WASHINGTON SQUARE WEST This block is dedicated to two amazing teachers and LGBT supporters, Mrs. Linda Miranda and Dr. Randall Mawer. —Mike Dunlap

CHRISTOPHER ST., 7TH AVE.TO BLEECKER ST. Special thank you to Jeff Dunlap and Elizabeth Lindau—loving family members visiting NYC for Pride Weekend! —Mike Dunlap

CHRISTOPHER ST., BLEECKER TO HUDSON ST. In Loving Memory of Robert Bailey and TJ Hock who are forever in my heart with love. —Brian O’Dell

CHRISTOPHER ST., HUDSON TO GREENWICH ST. In memory of all those of the LGBT community worldwide who have struggled and lost. RIP. —Nancy Costa

CHRISTOPHER ST., GREENWICH TO WASHINGTON ST. A heartfelt thank you to all who spend countless hours on this block yearround to help Heritage of Pride COMPLETE THE DREAM! —Maryanne and Lori Roberto-Fine

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2015 GRAND MARSHALS

SIR DEREK JACOBI is one of the most celebrated actors from the UK, having won numerous awards—including Tonys, Oliviers, Emmys, and BAFTAs—for his work in theatre, film, and television. Currently starring alongside Ian McKellen in Vicious, a PBS sitcom about two bickering old partners in London, Derek is an openly gay actor who has been with his partner, Richard Clifford, for 38 years. His extensive list of acting credits includes Last Tango to Halifax, Grace of Monaco, The King’s Speech, The Golden Compass, Gladiator, Gosford Park, Doctor Who, Frasier, The Borgias, and he has starred in some of Shakespeare’s most iconic roles on stage including Hamlet, King Lear, and Macbeth.

SIR IAN MCKELLEN is an international acting star with more than 50 acting awards and hundreds of roles under his belt. He is particularly well-loved for his roles as Magneto in the X-Men films and Gandalf in the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit films. Ian is starring alongside Derek Jacobi in PBS’s Vicious as a gay character, which he also did in 1993’s And The Band Played On, a film about the origin of the AIDS crisis. Ian came out in 1988 and helped found Stonewall UK. Ian has extensive stage experience and recently delighted New York audiences alongside Patrick Stewart in Waiting for Godot and No Man’s Land.

KASHA JACQUELINE NABAGESERA is the founder and Executive Director of the LGBT rights organization Freedom & Roam Uganda (FARUG). Since 1999, she has been one of the foremost leaders of the LGBT movement in Uganda, where homosexuality is illegal. She helped open Uganda’s first bar for LGBT people and in 2014 she helped organize the very first Pride Festival in Uganda. A frequent speaker at international human rights conferences, Kasha has been recognized numerous times for her pioneering approach to stopping homophobia in her home country and worldwide.

J. CHRISTOPHER NEAL is originally from Detroit and now lives in Brooklyn. Chris is a visual artist, educator, and the founder of the upstart organization FluidBiDesign, committed to the psychological, physical, and emotional health and well-being of all men, but specifically men of African descent who conceive of their identities—inclusive of their sexuality, but not limited to—as “fluid.” Its central focus is in promoting open dialogue, awareness, compassion, acceptance, increased knowledge, and understanding.


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PRIDEFEST PART STREET FAIR, PART PERFORMANCE SPACE, IT’S A CELEBRATION OF ALL THAT IS GAY AND GOOD IN NEW YORK CITY. HUDSON ST. BETWEEN ABINGDON SQ. & W. 13TH ST. SUNDAY, JUNE 28 11 A.M. TO 6 P.M.

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PrideFest, now in its 22nd year, is our annual LGBT street fair that combines vendors, entertainers, and activities for a day of fun and celebration in the name of equality. PrideFest attracts thousands of out-of-state visitors and brings them together with local residents and families, corporate sponsors, community leaders, and area business owners. PrideFest is the perfect place to stop to listen to a few tunes, grab a bite to eat, learn more about opportunities in our community, or score some great Pride gear. And the best part? Attendance is totally FREE! Teeming with unique vendors and performances that will make you swell with pride, this event is not to be missed! So be sure and round out your Pride experience with a trip to PrideFest.


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THE SLIDE 1 9 T H C E N T U R Y A M E R I C A’ S M O S T N O T O R I O U S G AY B A R

THE BOWERY BOYS TAKE US ALONG AS THEY DIG BENEATH THE PAVEMENT TO FIND OUT SOME SURPRISING FACTS ABOUT ONE OF THE CITY’S MOST RAUCOUS PARTIES. Gay and lesbian life in 19th century America meant reading between the lines, latching on to known code words to locate a community buried deep under the mainstream. But you may not have had to look very far in the early 1890s to locate The Slide (157 Bleecker St.), once one of New York’s most notorious and flamboyant bars. We know of its existence primarily due to the pearl-clutching reaction of moral-minded New Yorkers. While you can’t trust police blotters and morality crusaders to give an accurate depiction of what The Slide was truly like, an attempt to peel back the hyperbole provides a sight that would rival the bawdiest gay bars of Hell’s Kitchen. The Slide was a basement dive, packed every night with men who fancied “male degenerates” and the occasional female looking for something outrageous. Music, drinking, and laughter prevailed until the early morning; female prostitutes mingled with the boys to create what must have been a dizzying stew of genders, the air filled with cheap booze, wild sex (“orgies beyond description”), and tunes banged out on an old piano. Newspapers described it as a “fairy resort.” Men openly wore drag to the delight of patrons, of which there were many, according to one scandalized report, “one to three hundred people, most of

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whom are males, but are unworthy the name of men.” Rouged and powdered waiters “sang filthy ditties” into all hours of the morning. The Slide’s most notable patrons went by such names as Princess Toto, Madam Fisher, Maggie Vickers, Phoebe Pinafore, and Queen of the Slide. Homosexual behavior of any stripe would have been condemned in this era. Such flagrant and open displays would have been unthinkable then. The urges displayed at The Slide were “inhuman and unnatural.” The New York Evening World, owned by Joseph Pulitzer, was perhaps the most horrified, suggesting that “London, Paris or Berlin, with all their iniquity, have nothing parallel [to] this sink of vice and depravity.” A bar today might be honored to be strapped with such description! Such abandon could not be allowed to exist for very long. Pulitzer’s paper went on a vendetta against The Slide and other Bleecker Street dives, and soon it was permanently shuttered. But you couldn’t simply extinguish a scene as lively as that of The Slide. Its crowd simply moved to a place on the Bowery called the Excise Exchange, a place “frequented by the same painted, abandoned men and women, the surroundings are the same and the conversation quite as low and vulgar.” [New York Evening World, Jan 7, 1892] The building which housed The Slide still stands today at 157 Bleecker, now home to a far more respectable establishment called Carroll Place. But its spirit lives on, down Bleecker, through the Village, and around the city of latenight New York.

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PIER 63 WESTSIDE HWY. IN CHELSEA ALL ATTENDEES SHOULD CROSS THE HIGHWAY AT W. 22ND OR W. 24TH STS. TUESDAY, JUNE 23 DOORS OPEN: 7:30 P.M. MOVIE STARTS: 8:30 P.M. Family Movie Night is back with a splash! Hold on to your flippers, because this year we’re featuring a very special screening of Disney-Pixar's Finding Nemo. Enjoy a family-friendly flick, appropriate for all ages, while lounging under the stars on Hudson River Park’s Pier 63. This is one of the only free events for children and LGBT families during Pride. Space is limited and seating, blankets, and tasty treats will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis. This event saw big crowds last year, so be sure to come early! The space will open its doors at 7:30 p.m. and the movie will screen at dusk. We hope you and your family can join us for this special evening!

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VIP ROOFTOP PA RT Y HUDSON TERRACE 621 W. 46TH ST. SATURDAY, JUNE 27 2 P.M. TO 10 P.M. NYC Pride and Brian Rafferty proudly present the fifth anniversary of the VIP Rooftop Party! Dance on the most exclusive rooftop venue overlooking the greatest city in the world during the best weekend of the year! This is the official Saturday men's event of NYC Pride, the largest Pride week in the nation.

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The Nazi regime’s attempt to eradicate homosexuality left thousands dead and shattered the lives of many more. The exhibition explores the rationale, means, and impact of the Nazis’campaign.

Solidarity, by RichaRd GRune, 1947. SchwuleS MuSeuM, Berlin.

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Yellow Stars, Pink Triangles walk-UP tOURS On SUnDaYS in JUnE at 12 P.m. In conjunction with the exhibition and Pride Month, the Museum of Jewish Heritage launches a new tour of its Core Exhibition with a special focus on the Nazi persecution of homosexuals during the Holocaust.

Lavender Songs: Weimar Cabaret and Beyond mOnDaY, JUnE 8, 7 P.m. Travel back in time through historical recordings, archival images, and live performance to prewar Berlin when satirical cabarets and gay locales emerged as notorious haunts of the avant-garde in this original production featuring Alan Lareau, Jeremy Lawrence, and Ariela Bohrod on piano. Tic keT s : $ 1 5 , $ 1 2 c o - sp o n s o r e d b y

Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals 1933–1945 was produced by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, whose exhibitions program is supported in part by the Lester Robbins and Sheila Johnson Robbins Traveling and Special Exhibitions Fund established in 1990. The New York presentation is made possible, in part, through the generous support of the Charles and Mildred Schnurmacher Foundation.

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SAMSUNG GEAR LIVE™ POWERED BY GOOGLE’S ANDROID WEAR PRICE: $199.99 BATTERY LIFE: 1 TO 2 DAYS Review by Amanda Younger Wearing the Gear Live quickly proved that complete strangers will always ask you about the device. No, it doesn’t have a speaker, so no annoying Dick Tracy scenes in the locker room. There is, however, a microphone for voice commands like sending notes and texts, checking on the score of the game, or setting an alarm. Vastly customizable with a huge library of Android Wear apps and interchangeable wristbands, the 1.63” square display was large enough to read with brightness settings for theaters and direct sunlight; it was discreet enough for social situations. The IP67 water and dust resistant rating makes it durable enough for an active lifestyle. You can load music directly on the watch and pair the watch to bluetooth headphones, which would be a great way to ditch the phone during a workout.

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HIS WORK IS ICONIC. IT’S IMMEDIATELY ENGAGING AND UNDENIABLY AROUSING. PERVASIVE AND FAMILIAR, HIS IMAGERY TAPS AT THE CORE OF SEXUAL INTRIGUES MANY GAY MEN UNKNOWINGLY SHARE.

His transcendence has become ever more obvious and his work has continued to garner attention and acclaim. Today, Artists Space in New York City is planning the first comprehensive survey on the work of Tom of Finland, including more than 140 drawings, rarely seen gouaches from the 1940s, over 600 pages of collages, and some early childhood drawings.

Touko Laaksonen, better known as Tom of Finland, is without question one of the most impactful gay artists of the 20th century. Though it’s taken nearly 25 years since his death, the art community and the general public are finally starting to comprehend and acknowledge the wide-reaching artistic importance and cultural impact of his life’s work.

Tom of Finland: The Pleasure of Play will be the first exhibition to examine, analyze, and present the historic role that his art plays in addressing and transgressing stereotypes of gender, sexuality, race, class, and power relations.

Laaksonen’s recognition and notoriety grew out of his late-1950s contributions to Bob Mizer’s Physique Pictorial, the first all-nude, all-male publication that was a leader in the so-called “beefcake magazine” industry of the mid-1900s. In 1978 he had his first gallery exhibition and by 1984 he’d established the Tom of Finland Foundation, realized with the help of Durk Dehner. Though Laaksonen passed away in 1991, his work has continued to live on, thanks in large part to the foundation and the tireless work of its friends and supporters. In 2006 the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City accepted five Tom of Finland drawings as part of a much larger gift from The Judith Rothschild Foundation. Highlighting the gravity of Tom’s work as part of the gift, Harvey S. Shipley Miller, trustee of the foundation, noted, “As an artist he was superb, as an influence he was transcendent.”

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This exhibition is a vital exploration of one man’s prolific work. His interpretation and rethinking of the foundation of masculinity has permanently influenced and shaped modern gay culture. Make it a part of your Pride experience.

INFORMATION Opening: Saturday, June 13, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Duration: June 14 to August 23 ABOUT ARTISTS SPACE Founded in 1972 in Downtown New York, Artists Space has, for four decades, successfully contributed to changing the landscape for contemporary art— lending support to emerging artists and emerging ideas alike. Artists Space has introduced a number of artists to a wider public, amongst them: Cindy Sherman, Sherrie Levine, Louis Lawler, Jack Smith, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, and Mike Kelley.


FUN HOME. PHOTO BY JOAN MARCUS.

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B R O A D WAY ’ S SUMMER SEASON

By Jere Keys

THIS SEASON THE PLACE TO BE IS BROADWAY. THEY HAVE EVERYTHING: NEIL PATRICK HARRIS’S HUSBAND AS A STRAIGHT GENTILE MARRYING THE JEWISH DAUGHTER OF TYNE DALY, CHILDREN IN POLYESTER DANCING ON A COFFIN, TWO ELIZABETHAN BOTTOMS, A RUSSIAN LOVE PENTAGON, AND A HOMOHOMILY. “WHAT’S A HOMOHOMILY?” IT’S THAT THING WHERE YOU TAKE AN ACTOR FAMOUS FOR PLAYING A SCIENTIST AND CAST HIM AS GOD IN A ONE-GAY SHOW ABOUT THE BIBLE.

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There are a lot of reasons for LGBT audiences to be excited for this year’s Broadway line-up, but perhaps the most groundbreaking innovation from the theatre scene is a first on Broadway: a musical starring a lesbian protagonist. FUN HOME is a musical adapted from the graphic novel of the same name by Alison Bechdel, the cartoonist behind Dykes to Watch Out For. The autobiographical story explores the complicated relationship between Alison (Beth Malone) and her father Bruce (Michael Cerveris), a closeted gay man who sometimes engaged in inappropriate relationships with underage boys. With the character Alison depicted at three ages (Young Alison is played by Sydney Lucas, Middle Alison is played by Emily Skeggs), the show weaves between memories of her various life stages: the child in and around the family’s home, the college freshman just coming out of the closet, and

the middle-age artist struggling to make sense of her history and her father’s role in her life and his eventual suicide. For such heavy material, the show still retains the wry and clever humor for which Bechdel is so well known. In an early scene, Young Alison and her brothers John (Zell Steele Morrow) and Christian (Oscar Williams) make a commercial for the family business (a funeral home or “the fun home”), dancing in and around an open casket. In another scene that is equally poignant and hilarious, Young Alison spots an “old school butch” and launches into essentially a love song that hits its most memorable and soaring note on the detail of “her keys—her ring of keys!” Most recently workshopped at the Public Theatre off-Broadway, the show has been reimagined for an arena-style layout, which brings even greater emotional intimacy to the story.


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Even though lesbian characters in Broadway musicals are not new—having appeared prominently in shows like Rent, The Color Purple, and Chicago—one can still recognize the moment of oh-thisis-new that comes from having the lead character wake up from a night with her first girlfriend to sing that she’s “changing her major to Joan.”

FUN HOME. PHOTO BY JOAN MARCUS.

The rest of the Fun Home cast includes Judy Kuhn as Alison’s mother Helen (who positively breaks your heart with the ballad “Days and Days”), Roberta Colindrez as Joan, and Joel Perez in a variety of characters for whom Bruce turns his affections. At Circle in the Square Theatre (funhomebroadway.com).

SOMETHING ROTTEN. PHOTO BY JOAN MARCUS.

IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU. PHOTO BY JOAN MARCUS.

FUN HOME. PHOTO BY JOAN MARCUS.

Also of interest to LGBT audiences, in a limited engagement, gay actor Jim Parsons will return to the New York stages in AN ACT OF GOD. Parsons will play the title role: God. Directed by Joe Mantello (Tony-nominated for the The Normal Heart and Angels in America), the 90-minute comedy promises that God will reveal the mysteries of the Bible and answer the questions that plague mankind. At Sudio 54 (anactofgod.com).

Another original musical tearing up the scene this summer is SOMETHING ROTTEN, the tale of Nick and Nigel Bottom living in the 1590s and trying hard to get out of the shadow of “The Bard” with a brilliant idea of making a theatrical show where the performers sing… and dance… and act… at the same time! The cast includes Brian d’Arcy James, Christian Borle, John Cariani, and Heidi Bickenstaff in a humorous musical homage to musicals. The early buzz suggests this will be one of the hottest shows of the summer. At the St. James Theatre (rottenbroadway.com).

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If you’re looking for an epic romance, the musical adaptation of DOCTOR ZHIVAGO promises all the chest-clutched-withyearning-earnest story you can handle in the Nobel Prize-winning tale of poet and idealist Zhivago’s love life amid the final days of Russia’s czarist aristocracy. At The Broadway Theatre (doctorzhivagobroadway.com).

David Burtka (a.k.a. Mr. Neil Patrick Harris) stars as the groom in IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU, a romantic comedy about a Jewish-Catholic wedding with Tyne Daly and Harriet Harris as mother-of-the-bride and mother-of-the-groom and unlikely to play well together. Frasier star David Hyde Pierce directs the cast that also includes Sierra Boggess, Lisa Howard, Edward Hibbert, Steve Rosen, Chip Zien, Montego Glover, and Josh Grisetti. At the Brooks Atkinson Theatre (itshouldabeenyou.com).


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P L AY I N G T O W I N By Amanda Younger

FROM FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS TO FIGHTING FOR RIGHTS, WE CHAT ONEON-ONE WITH FORMER NFL PLAYER WADE DAVIS ABOUT THE DIFFICULTIES OF GROWING UP, COMING OUT, THE STATE OF LGBT ATHLETES, AND HOW HE’S SHAPING THE FUTURE OF THE SPORTING INDUSTRY.

Wade Davis grew up in Shreveport, Louisiana. Wade Davis loved football. Wade Davis is gay. As an adolescent he played pickup games with neighboring kids, tested and honed his incredible speed on the field, and learned from rousing games of “Smear the Queer” that to be gay is to be a target. “Twenty to thirty kids, guys and girls, would throw the football up in the air, the queer picks up the ball and runs with it and everyone tries to smear them. It informed my thinking of what you did to those that identified as queer,” says Davis. As his love of football drove him forward

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in life, fear held him back. Creating an illusion of masculinity, he slipped into the role of high school bully. To survive high school, Davis explains, “I created an invisible shield to keep others from seeing the real me, who was suffering a lot of pain.” Wade went on to play football at the collegiate level and his undeniable talent got him transferred to a Division I college in Utah, hiding from his true self by doubling his commitment to a sport he loved immensely. “Football was definitely a hiding place. Out on the playing field with my teammates, I didn’t think about being gay because I was


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doing something I loved and was focused. It provided that distraction.” Off the field, Wade was forced to continuously confront the man he’d guarded behind a carefully crafted illusion. His experiences are typical of the coming-to-terms arc most gay men travel: crushing on someone you shouldn’t, getting close to someone without them figuring you out, feeling aroused at all the wrong times. “No one was talking about being gay in Utah...so it was easier for me to hide, but I did have my first gay experience there...a very ‘secret rendezvous’ type of relationship.” Wade’s football career didn’t stop with college ball; he went pro in 2000 as a cornerback for the Tennessee Titans. Wade almost immediately felt more at ease, a mixture of his own personal growth and a strong, supportive coaching staff. “It depends more on the leadership, and [former] Tennessee Titans Coach Jeff Fisher was very clear about [negative] language, bullying and hazing. Other teams, where the coach wasn’t as intentional about those conversations, the language was more pervasive.” At the professional level, pressure to alter the culture has been coming from all sides: fans, teams, leagues, and retired

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players. Fans have made LGBT athletes’ jerseys top selling products. Major League Baseball is making the effort via Billy Bean, their newly appointed Inclusion Ambassador, who hopes to institute a league-wide culture of acceptance. The New England Patriots, San Francisco Giants, and Tampa Bay Rays have signed legal briefs calling for the Supreme Court to strike down same-sex marriage bans. While the tide may not have totally turned, Wade agrees the conversation is finally gaining critical momentum. “All sports leagues are copycat businesses, so when one team [or league] does it, others say, ‘Well why aren’t we doing this, we don’t want to be the last ones to sign on.’” Wade came out publicly in 2012. He attributes his decision to an opportunity he had, meeting students at New York’s Hetrick-Martin Institute. These teens held their heads high and stayed true to themselves in spite of bullying and societal expectations. “Meeting these heroes and ‘she’roes that have unadulterated courage gave me strength. Like, ‘Wow, this 14-year-old out trans kid has everything to lose. What am I so afraid of?’” This experience had a profound effect on Wade and he began to focus his energies on youth advocacy. “Advocacy

work starts with young kids. They have to grow up knowing that they can be out in high school or out in college. If you’re not out in those spaces, it’s even harder when you reach professional life.” Though now retired from football, Wade is still very much in the game. He educates high school, college, and professional teams as the Executive Director of the You Can Play project, working to create an inclusive culture for athletes by fighting the pervasiveness of sexism and homophobia in sports. “Our goal is to get people to understand the experience of LGBT athletes in the sporting world and how words and actions can marginalize and isolate them. The visibility and optics matter because there are young kids right now that can look at a Jason Collins, a Brittney Griner, and say, ‘I exist. I am possible.’”

We are possibility models. We [LGBT] exist in sports. You are not the only one. You can be gay. You can be trans. You can be accepted. You can do it.


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Have your skin looking fresh and smooth in time for the big week! Coffee is a great natural scrub. The caffeine helps fight puffiness and combat cellulite. The scrubbing properties slough away dead skin cells, awakening your skin, and leaving it with a soft, smooth texture.

Protect your skin before you march down Fifth Avenue or head off to the Dance on the Pier. There are easy solutions in the cabinet that won’t leave you feeling greasy or wondering about chemical ingredients.

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Coconut oil also makes a great makeup/ debris remover. Place a small amount on your finger tips. Gently rub your face, neck (or any affected areas) with the oil and then wipe with a damp cotton pad. Enjoy your glitter-free, moisturized skin! Turmeric is an amazing beauty aid, containing calcium, Vitamin B6, potassium, Vitamin C, and magnesium. TUMERIC YOGURT MASK Mix ¼ teaspoon of turmeric and 1 teaspoon of yogurt into a smooth paste. Apply to cleansed face and leave for 10 to 15 minutes. Rinse clean and show off your transformed, glowing skin!


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TICKETS & INFORMATION ADVANCE GENERAL ADMISSION: $79 ADVANCE VIP* ($400 VALUE): $150 *Includes access to VIP lounge, VIP restrooms, seven hours of unlimited non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages, and more!

NEW FOR 2015 PIER 26 WESTSIDE HWY. IN TRIBECA ALL ATTENDEES MUST CROSS THE HIGHWAY AT LAIGHT ST. SUNDAY, JUNE 28 3 P.M. TO 10 P.M. HEADLINING THIS YEAR’S EVENT IS MULTIPLATINUM SELLING ARTIST ARIANA GRANDE. THE FORMER NICKELODEON STAR HAS SMASHED THE MUSIC CHARTS WITH SINGLES LIKE "PROBLEM," "BANG BANG," "LOVE ME HARDER," AND "BREAK FREE." NYC Pride is returning to Hudson River Park’s Pier 26 in Tribeca with extended hours! Dance on the Pier, now in its 29th year, will again serve as the largest fundraiser for NYC Pride and our LGBT nonprofit grant winners. This year we are continuing to bring the biggest and best talent from around the world to our stage with the sounds of DJs WAYNE G, THE CUBE GUYS, and RALPHI ROSARIO. The event will once again close with the world’s longest-running LGBT fireworks display over the Hudson River.

THE CAUSE All proceeds from the Dance on the Pier benefit New York City’s Official Pride events and local LGBT community organizations. Dance on the Pier is NYC Pride’s largest fundraising and community support initiative. The event’s production committee awards over $45,000 in grants to LGBT and LGBT-friendly nonprofits and community organizations each year. The event also supplies NYC Pride with critical operating revenue and pulls in countless visitors to the New York Metro area.

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There is a strict NO BAG policy enforced by NYPD. To avoid headaches, we advise you to leave your bags at home.

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By Amanda Younger

ONCE THE NATIONAL LEADER IN THE BREWING INDUSTRY, NEW YORK SUFFERED A DRY CENTURY AS CROPS FAILED AND BREWERS EXITED THE MARKET. NOW, WITH THE DRIVE AND GRIT CHARACTERISTIC OF THE EMPIRE STATE, THE BIG APPLE IS HOPPING BACK IN THE GAME WITH AGRICULTURAL INNOVATION AND CRAFTY TAPS FROM DEDICATED BREWERS LIKE BRONX BREWERY.

One cannot begin talking about beer in America without mentioning New York City. The Dutch West India Company started the first brewery in what is now Lower Manhattan back in 1612. From then on, immigrants from the Netherlands, England, and Germany arrived, cementing the strength of brewing in the city until 1976, when the last producing brewery closed. But what happened to such a strong industry? Largely attributable to the feverish growth of brewing in the area, by the late 1800s New York’s booming hop industry had reached peak acreage—around 40,000 acres—as the state boasted more than 90% of U.S. hop production. Sadly, boom turned bust as the crops were effectively eradicated, the result of infestation and disease. Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) of Madison County, the agricultural program trying

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to resurrect hop production in New York, explains, “There were several pests that had a devastating effect on hops in the 19th century, including the hop aphid and two funguses called downy mildew and powdery mildew. Hop aphids and downy mildew were disastrous to hop growers because there was little information on their management and even fewer tools.” Fast forward over 100 years and the Empire State is recultivating her once massive hop industry. CCE notes, “Now, with the strong demand for craft beer, there is a resurgence of hop production in New York. With the help of some state funding, Cornell University and CCE are conducting variety trials, working on sprayer technology, and providing up-to-date information to growers to help them produce the best quality hops for New York breweries.” The rebirth and growth of New York’s hop crop has led to explosive growth in New York City’s revitalized and burgeoning community of brewers. The NYC Brewers Guild, a local industry cooperative, has grown to 17 members in just a few years. One member—where the art and science of beer comes together—is BRONX BREWERY. Chris Gallant, General Manager, believes, “Craft beer has gotten too serious. Beer isn’t something you overanalyze alone in your basement; it's something to taste, discuss, and share—and most importantly enjoy—among friends.” That belief drove Gallant and a group of friends to grow into their own brewhouse in the Bronx. Starting off as tenant brewers, carting kegs of their infamous Pale Ale from Connecticut to NYC in a used Red Bull truck, the team now boasts four seasonal brews and four

year-round brews, as well as a growing list of unique offerings aged in a variety of barrels: bourbon, brandy, wine, and even mezcal and gin. What’s on tap right now? Just in time for the warmer weather ahead, their staff favorite Summer Pale Ale is currently in the works. Making use of plump British and American two row malts with still-numbered-haven’t-been-named-yet experimental hops, this liquid gold goes through a dry hop process with dried lemon peels adding a strong citrus nose and a nice crisp finish.

BRONX BREWERY’S BOLD, BRIGHTLY COLORED CANS AND TAPS CAN CURRENTLY BE FOUND THROUGHOUT THE GREATER NEW YORK CITY AREA.

BREWERY LOCATION 856 E. 136th St. Bronx, NY 10454 TASTING ROOM HOURS WED–FRI: Opens at 3 p.m. SAT–SUN: Opens at 12 p.m. COMMUNITY PARTNERS Bronx Documentary Center South Bronx United Bronx Museum To learn more about CCE’s Program, email Hop Specialist Steve Miller at sgm6@cornell.edu. Purchase kegs directly from the brewery by emailing tastingroom@thebronxbrewery.com.


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W E PA R T Y: U N I V E R S I T Y HAMMERSTEIN BALLROOM 311 W. 34TH ST. SATURDAY, JUNE 27 10 P.M. TO 6 A.M. Prepare for sensory overload. WE Party is an experience, more than you’ve ever experienced before. At WE Party, YOU are the party. Masterbeat once again transforms the legendary Hammerstein Ballroom into NYC’s biggest mega-club for WE Party: University. Come and get educated with thousands of the hottest men from around the world at the city’s largest and most spectacular venue, where you’ll learn from the musical beats of DJs SAGI KARIV (Tel Aviv) and MICKY FRIEDMANN (Berlin). Spain’s WE Party presents their latest incredible theme with “University” as they turn the venue into a place for higher learning, complete with bad teachers, jocks, cheerleaders, coaches, and frat boys. WE Party is a dance event like no other; visual art and live installations are all around you. With production and dancers direct from Spain, live acts create mesmerizing theatrical performances that blend seamlessly into the music. WE Party was created to bring more party to the people…WE the people. The Hammerstein Ballroom was built in 1906 by Oscar Hammerstein and is arguably one of NYC’s finest remaining venues with over four levels featuring spectacular wraparound balconies. The entire venue will become the world’s greatest mega-club with the incredible visual production and spectacle that Masterbeat is famous for, including: six points of line array concert sound, hundreds of intelligent moving lights, three dimensional LED walls, and full color megawatt lasers. Sign up for a Bachelor’s Degree for general admission, which includes access to the main and lower floors, or get your full education with a Master’s Degree with VIP admission offering access to the entire venue, private VIP balconies, bars, and bathrooms. Last year’s WE Party: Casino was reviewed as one of the best NYC Pride events of all time—don’t miss your chance to get a degree at WE University.

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COOLHAUS “SAMMIES” HAVE BECOME AN ENTREPRENEURIAL STORY RECEIVING NATIONAL ATTENTION. HOW DID YOU GET YOUR START AND CONVERT A HOBBY INTO A BUSINESS? It all started back when I was studying architecture in college and grad school. One of my professors said my mock-up looked like a layer cake, and I was like, “Yeah, it does!” So, obviously, I brought a layer cake to class. I started calling it “farchitecture” for food + architecture. It was a fun way to talk about the subject, and I knew it could be useful for introducing people to architecture and design. While working my first job, after grad school, I started making ice cream sandwiches and naming them after famous architects. This was effectively the foundation for what would become Coolhaus. I met my partner, Freya Estreller, during this time. She was a tremendous help with our financial model and business operations. We bought a broken down postal van on Craigslist, made our way to Coachella, and returned home to more press and fans than we could have imagined! COOLHAUS ESSENTIALLY WENT VIRAL FOLLOWING YOUR COACHELLA DEBUT. HOW HAS SOCIAL MEDIA CONTINUED TO IMPACT YOUR GROWTH? Social media was a major, major factor for our growth. It was important for letting people know of our location, but it’s also been great for promoting our retailers. Fans are always asking where they can find our products, and we get to interact with them and promote sales. SO YOU’VE NOW MOVED BEYOND JUST FOOD TRUCKS TO ACTUAL DISTRIBUTION OF PRODUCTS TO RETAIL STORES. HOW HAVE YOU MANAGED SUCH A RAPID EXPANSION? The business grew faster than we could have imagined, and before we knew it, we were trying to manage an entire team of people. Several components of our business model have allowed us to expand. One was the model of scalability. We started using co-packers right away to make our product to spec—this way we could grow without having to purchase new equipment at every stage, and we weren’t on the hook from a cash flow perspective with raw materials. We also started to scoop the sammies made-to-order at retail, which became a big part of the customer experience and playfulness of the brand. Also, the trucks

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themselves are a very affordable and nimble retail model and are great for both vending and catering. Additionally, I think launching at Coachella, an event with huge exposure and media following, really catapulted us early on. It became a key part of our heritage. YOUR SCALABILITY HAS ALLOWED YOU TO GROW BEYOND THE FOOD TRUCK, BUT IS IT STILL THE CORNERSTONE OF YOUR BUSINESS OR HAS ANOTHER METHOD SURPASSED IT IN SALES? I think the food truck industry has come to represent more of a strategic purpose (which is often marketing) than a singular business to live and die by. The trucks are best utilized when they plug into a larger growth strategy. That is how both small brands that are growing and big brands that are looking to be innovative are using them. The distribution business officially surpassed the truck and brick-and-mortar business in 2014 and is slated to double this year. Our truck business grows about 5% every year. WITH COOLHAUS BASED IN MILD-WEATHERED LOS ANGELES, HOW HAVE EAST COAST WINTERS IMPACTED YOUR SALE PROJECTIONS? The East Coast winters mean the truck business there is essentially shut down, but actually the wholesale distribution business stays pretty steady. People still buy a lot of ice cream from grocery stores and celebrate with it for the holidays. Ice cream is really more of a comfort food than necessarily a warm weather food. Boston is actually the highest ice cream consumption per capita! WHAT IS YOUR BUSINESS DREAM? WHAT IS NEXT IN COMPLETING THE DREAM FOR COOLHAUS? On a personal level, I would love to continue to start and grow more businesses, which I think will always be consumer packaged goods. I would also love to have an investment fund where Freya and I can foster business development and growth for other women-run businesses. As far as Coolhaus is concerned, we really want it to be the Ben & Jerry’s of our generation—a household name that can be easily accessed without sacrificing quality or integrity. For more information, visit eatcoolhaus.com.


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BY LAND O R B OAT OR AIR W E W I L L VA C A T I O N EVERYWHERE LGBT TRAVEL IS ON THE RISE. REACHING AN ESTIMATED $100 BILLION IN ECONOMIC IMPACT, THERE’S NO DENYING THAT JET-SETTING LGBT PEOPLE ARE HAVING AN IMPACT ON THE TOURISM MARKET. Whether you’re on a budget or ready to kick-back on a luxury cruise, the choices are numerous. This year we focus on four vacation ideas ranging in distance from a short drive to around the world. We start just down the coast in Philadelphia, our sister city in the history of LGBT rights. Then we head out West to the city built on sin, Las Vegas, a booming tourist destination that has thrived through the recession and is more LGBT-friendly than ever. Next, find out how to fit in a Celebrity Cruise to Mediterranean ports, even if you have a busy work schedule. Finally, we spotlight one of our favorite foreign destinations, the snowy and blonde mecca of Stockholm, Sweden. 100


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PHILADELPHIA HOME TO PASSIONATE SPORTS FANS, THE SIGNATURE CHEESESTEAK, AND AN ACCENT YOU CAN PICK OUT OF A CROWD, PHILLY IS MAKING NEWS NOW MORE THAN EVER BEFORE. BETWEEN THE POPE’S APPROACHING SEPTEMBER VISIT AND THE 2016 DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION, TOURISM WILL BE BOOMING IN THE STREETS OF THE CITY OF BROTHERLY LOVE.

Grab some elevated, south-of-the-border snacks at EL VEZ (elvezrestaurant.com), a classic from chef Stephen Starr—it’s decked out Mexican inspired flair and flavor will make for a memorable dining experience. In true Starr style, every corner of the restaurant is decorated, highlighted by a life-size motorcycle in the center of the bar. Thirsty? Try the Pink Cadillac, it’s delicious!

Feeling a little more Mediterranean? Check out BARBUZZO (barbuzzo.com), a tiny restaurant and bar with an optional kitchen-counter-style seating that makes you feel part of the action. Their menu is compiled of small plates intended for sharing—and eating more than you planned to. Using a wood-burning oven for pizzas and roasting, they feature rustic, handcrafted, regional fare. The meatballs are a must, but be sure to save room for the Budino. When you’re ready for a night of boozing and cruising, start the evening at WOODY’S (woodysbar.com), Philly’s classic gay bar. Happy Hour is always packed and it’s been named one of the “50 Greatest Gay Bars in the World” by Out magazine. The city’s last call (officially) is a disheartening 1:30 a.m. Keep the party going with a trip to VOYEUR (voyeurnightclub.com), a popular

after-hours dance club that keeps things popping until the wee hours. Round out your Gay Philly experience with a trip to the city’s annual PRIDEDAY (phillygaypride.org). This year is the 50th anniversary of the Annual Reminders picketing, a protest movement that began in 1965 and helped pave the way for the Stonewall Riots of 1969. The picketing historically occurred on July 4, and three weeks after this year’s PrideDay the picketing will be reenacted at Independence Hall.

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The Gayborhood is located in the heart of Washington Square West. You won’t be able to miss it since the city acknowledged the neighborhood’s cultural flare and placed over 60 rainbow-decorated street signs throughout. Enjoy the views in Washington Square Park or take a stroll through history at a national landmark; WALNUT STREET THEATRE (walnutstreettheatre.org) is America’s oldest theatre.


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LAS VEGAS SIN CITY REMAINS ICONIC IN THE MINDS AND CULTURE OF AMERICA. BUT BEHIND THE NEON LIGHTS AND CASINO FLOORS, THE TOURIST MECCA HAS REALIZED AND REACHED OUT TO THE LGBT VISITOR IN EVERINCREASING WAYS.

One of the best recent additions to Las Vegas, CARSON KITCHEN (carsonkitchen.com), is located in downtown Las Vegas. It requires leaving the Strip, but you won’t be far from the classic casino facades around the Fremont Street Experience. The restaurant’s eclectic soul-food-inspired menu and the charming outdoor patio space offer a great way to experience the desert air rather than the recycled oxygen at the casinos.

to locals like BADLANDS SALOON (badlandssaloonlv.com) and the LAS VEGAS LOUNGE (one of the few bars in the nation that caters almost exclusively to transgender people and their admirers). The Commercial Center is also where you’ll find several service organizations for the LGBT community and the city’s bathhouses because of its proximity to the “old Vegas” neighborhood that is the closest the city has to a gayborhood.

If you’d rather stick to the casinos, KOI RESTAURANT (koirestaurant.com) in the The Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino offers a pan-Asian dining experience with an upscale feel. Crispy Rice Topped with Spicy Tuna or the Miso-Bronzer Black Cod with Seasonal Vegetables are among the best dishes on the menu, although your best bet might be to find out what seasonal dish the master sushi chef has available. Once segregated to strip malls and a few clusters, the Las Vegas LGBT nightlife scene has firmly established itself on the Strip and in trendier parts of town. If you’re looking to meet a local, head over to the Fruit Loop, an intersection at Paradise Road and Naples Drive just a few blocks from the Strip, where clubs like FREEZONE (freezonelv.com) and PIRAHNA (piranhavegas.com) were once the kings and queens of the Las Vegas bar scene and still remain popular with the natives. Over in the Commerical Center, off Sahara Avenue and Maryland Parkway, is another cluster of bars catering

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Increasingly, however, locals and visitors alike are headed to Strip destinations and trendier neighborhoods. SHARE NIGHTCLUB (sharenightclub.com) is the current reigning champion in the gay bar landscape of the city, attracting the young and sexy crowds to dance or take in the frequent entertainment. During the summers, TEMPTATION AT LUXOR (luxor.com/LGBT/temptation-sundays) becomes the poolside queer party at which to see and be seen. If you’re looking for something more cultured and highbrow than the strippers and magic acts, the recently opened

SMITH CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS (thesmithcenter.com) is both architecturally stunning on a sprawling campus, but also home to traveling Broadway shows, jazz and philharmonic concerts, speakers, ballet, and the Children’s Discovery Museum. As for where to rest your head at night and gamble, LGBT-friendly SLS LAS VEGAS (slslasvegas.com) is an all-encompassing resort and casino with more than 1,600 guest rooms and suites in three distinctive towers, 80,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, and a collection of acclaimed restaurants and nightlife. And, of course, it’s worth mentioning that same-sex marriage is now legal in the state of Nevada, meaning you, too, can take part in the time-honored heterosexual tradition of a drunken meet-up and quickie wedding with an Elvis impersonator at THE LITTLE VEGAS CHAPEL (thelittlevegaschapel.com), and awkward annulment the following week. Or you can go all-out for a fully-inclusive dream ceremony at one of the too-numerous-tocount hotel chapels, banquet halls, and ceremony rental spaces.


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CELEBRITY CRUISES EXPERIENCE YOUR FIRST LUXURIOUS DESTINATION BY STEPPING ABOARD. THE WORLD IS WAITING TO BE EXPLORED AND SO IS THE EXPERIENCE THAT WILL TAKE YOU THERE. CELEBRITY IS WHERE DOING EVERYTHING AND DOING NOTHING PLAY NICELY TOGETHER. We know sometimes it’s hard to get away for more than a week. We also know the Mediterranean is one of the most desired vacation areas in the world. Luckily, Celebrity Cruises put two and two together to come up with the perfect solution: their new seven-night European Getaways. They’re just as luxurious as their other European vacations—just a little shorter—so they are perfect for family vacations, romantic getaways, or summer adventures with friends. Celebrity’s seven-night European Getaways are full of the places world travelers want to experience, and when they say “full,” they’re not kidding. They offer 12 different sailings that visit a total of 23 Mediterranean ports. With only one sea day during the seven-night vacation, travelers are immersed in the culture, history, art, and sights of some of the most iconic and stunning places on earth. On board, enjoy being indulged with luxurious accommodations, restaurants with a vibe as appealing as the cuisine, and intuitive service that delivers exactly what you need a moment before you knew you wanted it. Celebrity EquinoxSM offers seven-night sailings that visit more destinations, because they begin and end in different port cities. These sailings were created to give customers the option of choosing a seven-night sailing that visits the exact area of the Mediterranean they’ve always dreamed of experiencing. Plus, these sailings offer the chance to design a longer vacation. By choosing two or more individual itineraries and booking them back to back, you can see even more of the Mediterranean, without repeating any ports of call. More Europe is never a bad thing. Book your seven-night Mediterranean vacation today and experience a modern, upscale vacation in the Old World that’s just right for your schedule.

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On top of the new European itineraries, Celebrity Cruises and Canyon Ranch—one of the world’s leading spa and wellness brands—have unveiled a partnership to feature Canyon Ranch SpaClub® at Sea facilities on board 10 state-of-the-art Celebrity ships. Canyon Ranch and Celebrity will create the largest and most comprehensive SpaClub at Sea offering, and debut exclusive SpaClub services and treatments. The luxurious Canyon Ranch SpaClub on Celebrity Cruises will include spa, beauty salon, wellness, and fitness amenities presenting signature Canyon Ranch offerings. The industry leading brands intend to elevate the on board experience by introducing exclusive SpaClub treatments and services tailored to the unique preferences of Celebrity’s guests, including new facial and body treatments, and unique yoga and meditation classes. Both Canyon Ranch and Celebrity Cruises have long been recognized as leaders in their respective industries and have received countless awards. The combination of these award-winning travel brands will result in an unmatchable vacation experience for discerning travelers seeking a taste of modern luxury at sea. Celebrity’s also announcing a partnership with Bravo and their Emmy Award-winning television show Top Chef. It’s a match made in…well, the kitchen—and the results of pairing Celebrity’s culinary expertise with Top Chef’s culinary savoir-faire are simply mouthwatering. The new program is called Top Chef At Sea, and beginning in July of this year, you can step aboard any Celebrity ship and discover new ways to thrill your palate, master culinary skills, and take your vacation to the next tantalizing level. To create Top Chef At Sea program, Celebrity blended Top Chef-inspired activities and flavors into an already extensive culinary experience. Step aboard and be wowed with Quickfire Challenges that put you in the spotlight where you’ll feel the pressure the "chef’testants" experience on the show. Plus, indulge in some of the dishes the judges raved about on the show at Top Chef Night in the main restaurant, featuring a wide selection of dishes, from appetizers to desserts, that were big hits on the show—all for your discerning palate.


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(abbathemuseum.com), a 16,000-foot addition to the Swedish Music Hall of Fame featuring interactive musical exhibitions that capture the essence of the legendary band. The museum gathers the songs, the lyrics, the costumes, and the musicals into one place, the goal of which is to tell the true story of four talented people who met in the early 70s and wrote Swedish music history.

Take a further peak into Sweden’s history and maritime culture with a visit to THE VASA MUSEUM (vasamuseet.se). In 1628, the warship Vasa sank on her maiden voyage less than a mile from shore. The ship had taken over two years to build and was fitted with 64 bronze cannons and ornate appointments made to the strict specifications of King Gustav II Adolf. After laying dormant for over 300 years, the ship was raised and preserved and has been on display for the public to enjoy since 1990.

After a heavy day of touring, travelers inevitably need to rest and refuel. Stockholm has no shortage of satisfying dining and well-appointed lodging. Try crashing at the HOTEL DIPLOMAT (diplomathotel.com), an iconic Art Nouveau abode that combines modern timelessness with an international air. Set along the city’s waterfront, each of its 130 rooms is unique, paying homage to Swedish design and international influences—the property once housed the embassies of Romania, Chile, Persia, Hungary, Italy, and Canada.

Prefer your history a little more modern? Swing by ABBA THE MUSEUM

When you’re ready to refuel, MÄLARPAVILJONGEN (malarpaviljongen.se) is

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a perfect way to experience fresh, local Swedish cuisine in the warmth of the summer sun. The open-air café, like many popular spots, is along the waterfront and serves tasty fare and refreshing cocktails into the wee hours. When your sweet tooth finally kicks in, you’ll be glad you’re in Sweden. FIKA has become somewhat of a cultural phenomenon, and while there’s no precise translation of the word, it’s essentially a reason to stop what you’re doing and enjoy coffee and pastries with friends or family. The sweets can range from simple cinnamon rolls to exquisite cakes; the coffee is mandatory.

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Stockholm is a historic city with many of its buildings dating back hundreds of years. One of the most impressive, THE ROYAL PALACE (royalcourt.se), was built primarily in the 18th century. With more than 600 rooms, Kungliga Slottet—as it’s known in Swedish—is one of the largest inhabited palaces in the world. Visit some of the state suites and stop by the Royal Armoury, featuring clothing and suits of armour worn by early royals.

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THE ROYAL CASTLE. PHOTO BY JEPPE WIKSTROM

WERE SCANDINAVIA THE CROWN OF EUROPE, SWEDEN WOULD BE ITS JEWEL. MUCH OF THE COUNTRY’S CULTURE AND HERITAGE CENTERS AROUND HER CAPITAL CITY STOCKHOLM. TEN CENTURIES OF HISTORY HAS LEFT A SWATH OF BEAUTIFUL BUILDINGS, INSPIRING MUSEUMS, AND RICH CULINARY TRADITIONS SPREAD ACROSS THE CITY’S FOURTEEN ISLANDS. SO HOP IN YOUR VOLVO AND CRANK UP THE ABBA—WE’RE HEADING TO SVERIGE!

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TWO SPIRIT SOCIETY LGBT PEOPLE EXISTED AND SERVED VITAL ROLES IN MANY NATIVE AMERICAN OR FIRST NATION COMMUNITIES LONG BEFORE COLONIZATION BEGAN. TODAY, THIS LGBT COMMUNITY ORGANIZES UNDER THE TERM “TWO SPIRIT.” WE SAT DOWN WITH SHELDON RAYMORE, THE CHAIR OF THE EAST COAST TWO SPIRIT SOCIETY, WHICH SERVES THE NORTHEAST REGION OF TURTLE ISLAND (A.K.A. NORTH AMERICA).

WHAT’S YOUR HERITAGE? I’m from the Cheyenne River Reservation, part of the Sioux Nation. That’s in La Plante, South Dakota. I graduated and moved to the Northwest for a while, lived in Las Vegas, then eventually came to New York. I was working in the fashion industry and that’s what brought me to New York in 2005. Today I work for an Italian menswear designer at the Plaza Hotel. TELL ME MORE ABOUT THE EAST COAST TWO SPIRIT SOCIETY. The original organization that founded and started here in New York City was called We’Wha and Barcheeamp. Then, 10 years ago there was the Northeast Two Spirit Society, and now we’ve restructured and have a new direction, so we are now the East Coast Two Spirit Society. We serve the LGBTQI Native American and First Nations community; we increase the visibility of our Two Spirit identities. We do presentations, have weekly powwow dance practices, host a gathering every year in upstate New York, and participate in many Pride marches like Rochester, Philadelphia, and New York City. WHAT CHALLENGES ARE UNIQUE TO THE NATIVE AMERICAN TWO SPIRIT COMMUNITY? One of our goals with the Two Spirit Society is to reclaim our place of honor in Native American communities. One of the impacts colonization had on us, especially residential boarding schools that strictly divided men and women, is that it erased a place for Two Spirit people to exist. The work we do is to reclaim our role and function within our communities. There’s a divide between traditionalists and the colonized Native Americans who try to exist in today’s world and still identify as Native American. We align ourselves with the traditionalists. In every Native American nation there is a word—and it’s a different word for each—for Two Spirit people, which means they were a part of the community. Some tribes had four genders, some had six genders; so long before Stonewall, before the LGBT movement, we were already living as part of our communities,

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HOW DID YOU COME TO BE INVOLVED IN THE EAST COAST TWO SPIRIT SOCIETY? I went to my first Two Spirit gathering six years ago; that’s when I embraced the term and identified with it. I had been living my life as a gay man and that was the first time I didn’t have to choose between being gay and Native American. They were both included in that term: Two Spirit.

our tribes, and were fully accepted. We had very important roles like healers, matchmakers, counselors, or medicine people. We coined the term “Two Spirit” to be intertribal because there are so many languages. But as a result of colonization, we aren’t as accepted as we once were. We have high rates of suicide among our LGBT Native youth, along with other challenges like drugs and alcohol. There is a lot of isolation and separation from community without our Two Spirit roles and a lot of intergenerational trauma; being made to feel isolated from a role in the community can be very difficult. We always say that part of the purpose in reclaiming our role within our nations is repairing our sacred hoop of life, which is broken and will never be mended or healed until Two Spirit people are accepted back into the circle. TELL ME ABOUT THE CLOTHING YOU’RE WEARING. This is the traditional regalia of the grass dancers, people who would come into a new area on the prairie and flatten the grass so that others could move in. The fringe represents blades of grass—when we dance we bend and sway like a blade of grass. I’m carrying a basket and a bow, which are part of a traditional Two Spirit ceremony among the Mojave. The bow symbolized choosing to walk the way with men and the basket is choosing to walk the way with women—it’s a choice that all people have. There was no judgement to your choice because we listened to our dreams; they were visions or instructions from the ancestors or creator, the Great Spirit. WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE THE BROADER LGBT COMMUNITY TO KNOW? We would like to make allies with other LGBT organizations to help increase our visibility. We’re always looking for partnerships. Look for us on our new website EC2SS.NET and reach out to us to learn more. 109


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MY TRUE COLORS FESTIVAL JUNE 12 TO JUNE 26 The My True Colors Festival is dedicated to bringing together innovative transmedia storytellers and connecting diverse populations to create, discover, discuss, and celebrate stories of LGBTQ individuals and people of color as part of our mission to break through closet doors and demolish divisive concrete walls around the globe. The My True Colors Festival reflects the whole spectrum of multicultural LGBTQ lives through theatre, film, original web series, and visual arts. Join us June 12 to 26 for this premier gathering of entertainment and performance art enthusiasts. Become an entertainment insider at screening parties, influencer events, artist talk-backs, celebrity panel discussions, and much more. mytruecolorsfestival.com

OUTCYCLING NYC PRIDE RIDE JUNE 14, CHECK IN: 6 A.M. TO 10 A.M. WEST SIDE BIKE PATH 145TH ST. Come celebrate and show your support of healthy living through cycling for the LGBT community in NYC. OutCycling, New York City’s leading LGBT cycling club, and Durex, our Presenting Sponsor, bring you a wonderful day of cycling and celebrating on Sunday, June 14. Expect a fun and exhilarating day of cycling on the roads of New York and New Jersey, plus a fabulous Finish Line festival on Manhattan’s Hudson Shore. The ride starts and ends in NYC with four distance options: 100, 60, 30 and 15 miles. nycprideride.org

LIBERTY PRIDE NIGHT PRESENTED BY RESORTS WORLD CASINO JUNE 19, 7:30 P.M. MADISON SQUARE GARDEN LIBERTY VS. INDIANA

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INTENDED CONSEQUENCES: ALEX GEANA’S FIRST SOLO EXHIBITION JUNE 25 TO 30, NOON TO 6 P.M. OPENING: JUNE 25, 6 P.M. LESLIE-LOHMAN PRINCE ST. PROJECT SPACE 127-B PRINCE ST. The artist explores our relationship to money, power, and fragility through a selection of symbols and pushes them forward through props and rephotography. Using themes of luxury and decadence as a starting point, Geana displays such objects as a one-hundred dollar bill, fake currency, fake diamonds, a skull, a gold gun, shackles, a pitchfork, and a dildo. These objects, created by the artist, are paired with a selection of images of nubile unclad men. In stark contrast to the artist’s commercial work, faces will be hidden or cut off. alexgeanaphotography.com

FRONT RUNNERS NEW YORK LGBT PRIDE RUN JUNE 27, 8:30 A.M. CENTRAL PARK, EAST DRIVE 102ND ST. TRANSVERSE The Front Runners New York LGBT Pride Run is a highlight of the region’s road racing calendar, bringing together 5,000 runners and thousands of fans from across the country for this 5-mile race in Central Park. This year will mark the 34th running of this official NYC Pride weekend event, which is organized in collaboration with New York Road Runners. The Pride Run is also an official qualifier for the TCS New York City Marathon and an NYRR Club Points Race. Whether you’re a top racer or a novice, the Pride Run delivers a unique experience from the colorful outfits and cheering crowds at the start to the rainbow popsicles at the finish line. frny.org/pride-run

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The most amazing technical aspect of the film? It was filmed entirely using the iPhone 5s with an anamorphic lens attached. “We realized it could be good for shooting first-time actors because it wouldn’t intimidate them and the extras we were grabbing off the street,” said Sean Baker, Director. “It allowed us to shoot clandestinely.” The result is a very immersive sense of the community and intimate shots of confrontation in crowded spaces. TANGERINE IS OPENING IN NEW YORK CITY ON JULY 10 AT ELINOR BUNIN MUNROE FILM CENTER AND SUNSHINE CINEMA 5. 112

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The third star of the film, Karren Karagulian, plays Razmik, an Armenian taxi driver dealing with both the ridiculous and routine of transporting a series of entertaining characters around Los Angeles on Christmas Eve. The movie eventually works his story into that of the trans sex workers and brings all the major characters together in an explosive confrontation at the same donut shop where it all started; here, the Armenian immigrants, sex workers, pimps, and beleaguered donut shop employee all have to deal with the consequences of infidelity and betrayals.

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All of that falls away the moment Sin-Dee, having learned her boyfriend Chester (James Ransone from The Wire) has cheated on her with a cisgender woman storms out of the donut shop and begins fuming down the street, accosting people along the way for more information about Chester and the woman he’s been seeing. For the next 80 minutes Rodriguez and Taylor fully inhabit and sell their roles as their stories weave in and out of each other. While Alexandra tries to make some money on the street and drum up an audience for her Christmas Eve show, Sin-Dee tracks down Dinah (Mickey O’Hagan)—the “fish” who slept with Chester—and physically drags her around town.

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The opening scene of the film is deceptive—the acting a little stilted. The transgender actresses Mya Taylor (Alexandra) and Kitana Kiki Rodriguez (Sin-Dee) share a donut on Christmas Eve. The pace is slow and the dialogue is a bit forced as exposition drips out. We learn that Sin-Dee is back from a 28-day stint in jail and her best friend, Alexandra, is catching her up on the news from the block.


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Ellen M. DeSarno CFP, CLU ChFC, ADPA FACT: Lesbian households earn 23% more than the average American household, according to a 2012 to 2013 Prudential Research study. LGBT households also may have more “discretionary” income than the average American household because fewer of them have children. So why do you always feel broke? It may be that you have an unfulfilling relationship with your money. WITH PRIDE UPON US, NOW’S A GREAT TIME TO TAKE STOCK OF YOUR AND YOUR PARTNER’S FINANCIAL HEALTH. HERE ARE A FEW TIPS: 1. KNOW YOUR “TYPE.” Are you a saver or a spender? In a relationship, two savers may appear a bit boring, but are more likely to achieve their financial goals on time. A. SAVER PLUS A SPENDER? This is a common combination. Opposites often attract. B. SAVER/SPENDER MIX? Relationship can work with full disclosure and cooperation. C. TWO SPENDERS? Can be a recipe for financial disaster if not managed properly. 2. TALK REALISTICALLY ABOUT MONEY BEFORE YOU MOVE IN TOGETHER. It’s remarkable to me how many partners are in the dark about each other’s salaries and spending habits. Having this money talk may be easiest with a financial professional to keep the information exchange on track. 3. SHARE EXPENSES 50/50 WHENEVER POSSIBLE. Be mindful that inequality can breed resentment and control issues.

4. DO NOT SHARE DEBT, OTHER THAN A MORTGAGE OR A HOME YOU ARE PURCHASING TOGETHER. If you need a cosigner for a car or other credit, it probably means you are trying to buy something that is mathematically out of your league. 5. MAINTAIN HEALTH INSURANCE. Explore all options with your and your partner’s employers and associations first. If you are self-employed or unemployed, at least purchase “catastrophic” coverage, where you pay for the little things up to a higher deductible, but you’ll have limited liability in the event of a large hospital bill. Uninsured medical expenses can cause debt and even bankruptcy. CBS news recently reported that the average cost of an attack of appendicitis, for example, is $28,000! 6. HAVE AN “EMERGENCY FUND.” Calculate six months of your bills, and strive to keep this amount in an account you can access without penalty. This goes miles toward building wealth versus digging yourself in a hole in the event of an unexpected expense.

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Callen-Lorde kicks off Pride month with Roar! a family friendly event at the Central Park Zoo. Support the Ali Forney Center with a Night of a Thousand Judys. Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund hosts the Freedom Awards.

Still a big kid at heart? The 25th Gay Days in Orlando kicks off today and runs through the weekend.

40 years ago today the Bob Fosse musical Chicago (starring Gwen Verdon, Chita Rivera, and Jerry Orbach) opened in New York.

Head up to Buffalo for their Pride weekend, starting with the Gay 5K tonight.

Governor's Ball is this weekend with headline performances from Drake, Florence + The Machine, Bjork, and Lana Del Rey.

The Empire State Pride Agenda hosts the Hudson Valley Engagement at Kross Creak Farm. The SAGE Pines Celebration is tonight to support your elders.

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Get out of Manhattan for a day with Queens Pride or Jersey Pride. Then, tune in to the 69th annual Tony Awards.

The Actor's Fund is staging a concert version of "Bombshell," the Marilyn Monroe musical from the television show Smash.

Get more cultured by checking out the Museum Mile Festival.

Happy birthday to Nick Adams, one of our favorite Broadway celebrities!

Attend a midnight screening of Jurassic World, which opens this weekend.

Boston Pride and Capitol Pride (D.C.) are this weekend. Head out this evening for Friday night fun!

Wear classic white to Hetrick-Martin Institute's Women's Pride in the Pines. Wear cosplay for Flame Con, NYC's first queer comic con. It's evening wear for Tyler's Suite by the New York Gay Men's Chorus. Wear w/e to the Brooklyn Pride Twilight Pride Parade.

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The Trevor Project presents Trevorlive, a night of comedy and music to support LGBT youth in crisis.

Stonewall Community Foundation presents its 25th annual Vision Awards tonight. The ACLU and NYCLU LGBT and AIDS Project Annual Cocktail Reception is at 7 World Trade Center.

It's a good night to check out the Tom of Finland exhibition at Artists Space.

Things are slow today. Maybe you should do laundry and pick out what you're going to wear for Pride.

Tonight would be a great night to check out Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga at Radio City Music Hall. Staten Island is home to the One Island One Pride dinner, awards and dance tonight.

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Explore the Leather/ Kink/BDSM community with Folsom Street East, then check out the bodies of Broadway's hottest talent at Broadway Bares.

Indulge a little in the amazing gourmet offerings at The Center's Garden Party 32: A Taste of Pride.

Just keep swimming...or walking. However you choose to travel, head over to Pride's Family Movie Night at Pier 63 for an outdoor screening of Finding Nemo.

Tonight is the annual Fusion benefit to support the AntiViolence Project.

Did you remember to get tickets to Bette Midler's concert at Madison Square Garden? The Divine Miss M is back in town starting tonight.

The weekend kicks off with the Rally at Pier 26! Come get inspired. Also, tonight is the 11th annual NYC Trans Day of Action for Social and Economic Justice.

Today is the VIP Rooftop Party, We Party, and Teaze! Also, Harlem Pride, Beefcake Bear Cruise, Dyke March, and Front Runners Pride Run benefitting Immigration Equality. Phew!

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Today's a good day to mark off July 18 in your calendar to attend Bronx Pride.

Today we get a "leap second" added to the day for 86,401 seconds total. What will you do with all the extra time? Maybe head to a midnight release of Magic Mike XXL?


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