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Jackson Heights: Beyond ‘Diversity’

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Jackson Heights: Beyond ‘Diversity’ by Pauline Park Jackson Heights is the most diverse neighborhood in Queens, the most diverse county in the United States. But what precisely does ‘diversity’ really mean and how does it actually play out in this neighborhood that I’ve called home for nearly two decades now? In this photo essay, I hope […]

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New Law Stands Up For LGBT Youth (Queens Tribune, 7.1.10)

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Jackson Heights This Week New Law Stands Up For LGBT Youth Queens Tribune 1-7 July 2010 The New York State Senate passed sweeping anti-bullying legislation on June 22 that will be the first in the nation to include protection for transgender individuals. The Dignity for All Students Act passed the Senate by an overwhelming 58-3 […]

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Queens Pride House faces funding shortfall (7.6.10)

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more info., contact: Daniel Castellanos Executive Director (718) 429-5309 (646) 285-6931 dcastellanos@queenspridehouse.org Pauline Park Vice-President, Board of Directors (718) 424-4003 paulinepark@earthlink.net Queens Pride House 76-11 37th Avenue, Suite 206 Jackson Heights, NY 11372 (718) 429-5309 http://www.queenspridehouse.org/ New York, 6 July 2010 — Queens Pride House is appealing to members of the […]

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Julio Rivera: remembering his murder 20 years later

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Julio Rivera’s brother, Ted & niece, Jennifer (second and third from left) at the July 2 vigil on 37th St. in Jackson Heights (photo: John Won). On 2 July 2010, members of the family of Julio Rivera were joined by nearly 70 people who gathered to remember the murder of the young gay Latino who […]