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A great photo of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr addressing New York City Officials in 1964. MYD remembers Dr. King today and strives to live his dream. (source: Divine 9, Bro. Lawrence C. Ross, Jr.)
After Sen. Ruth Hassell-Thompson’s touching speech during her unexpected “yes” vote on marriage equality in the New York Senate, openly gay New York Sen. Thomas Duane expresses his thanks. Express appreciation to Sen. Hassell-Thompson by phone or email here. Photo credit: Nathaniel Brooks/NYT
Why not? Just your typical New York City cabbie sprucing up his dash on the Van Wyck expressway in Queens. Image elegantly captured by Joseph O. Holmes of www.joesnyc.streetnine.com. Joe and other great New York photographers will be exhibited tonight! at The Jen Bekman Gallery’s Mixtape show in Soho.
From Monday’s Light the way to Equality! pre-session vigil at Union Square Park. More photos at here. To learn how you can take action for marriage equality in New York, visit www.meny.us
A lot happened on Tuesday. The Republican Party imploded in upstate NY and allowed Democrats to gain a House seat we hadn’t held since 1852. However, two Democratic legislatures have gone Republican and there were widespread losses sustained across the state by Democrats. Here, in our own City, we elected a Democratic Comptroller and Public Advocate, and we came within a hair’s breadth of taking the mayoralty. We almost won it. But almost is not enough. Last year, most of us got on the phone, traveled out-of-state, urged our friends to vote, and donated to help elect Obama. This year, too many of us sat on the sidelines. Don’t take it in stride. Help organize for 2010 RIGHT NOW! Don’t … More >>