Tag: lgbtq

Jackson Heights gears up for ‘The New Queens Pride’ celebration Sunday

May 29, 2024 By Queens Post News Team The vibrant streets of Jackson Heights will host the 32nd annual Queens Pride on Sunday, June 2, in celebration of Pride month. Promising a rainbow of festivities and community engagement, “The New Queens Pride” is set to delight from noon to 6 p.m. The festival and parade… Read more »

Jackson Heights lawyer and activist part of new federal report on anti-Asian racism

Sept. 28, 2023 By Iryna Shkurhan The U.S Commission on Civil Rights released a first of its kind report examining anti-Asian racism trends and the federal government’s role on Sept. 26. Long-time civil rights attorney and Jackson Heights resident Glenn Magpantay was appointed to the eight-person commission, which compiled the report, by U.S. Rep. Grace… Read more »

‘Friend’s Tavern’ in Jackson Heights honored for being longest-running LGBTQ+ bar in Queens

Friend's Tavern (Photo by Michael Dorgan)

June 22, 2023 By Michael Dorgan Where everybody knows your name since 1989! The Queens Historical Society honored Friend’s Tavern on June 21 for being the longest-serving LGBTQ+ bar in the borough. Friends Tavern, established in 1989 at 78-11 Roosevelt Ave., was awarded a “Queensmark” plaque in recognition of its long-run and positive impact on… Read more »

Community flocks to Jackson Heights for ‘dragtastic’ Queens Pride

Jun. 4, 2023 By Amy Schatz New York City’s second-largest Pride celebration, and the first major Pride event taking place this month, kicked off Sunday, June 4, in Jackson Heights, Queens. The theme: Dragtastic. “With ‘Dragtastic’ as our theme this year, we are saying to the world that we love drag and all it represents,” […]

Apicha unveils study on health needs of LGBTQ API New Yorkers

Jun. 1, 2023 By Matt Tracy A new study is shedding light on the health needs, barriers to care, and the state of services and programs for New York City’s LGBTQ Asian, Asian American, South Asian, Southeast Asian, and Pacific Islander (API) communities. Apicha Community Health Center led the months-long study based on surveys taken […]

‘St. Pat’s For All’ parade returning to Sunnyside/Woodside on March 5

Feb. 28, 2023 By Michael Dorgan The annual Sunnyside/Woodside St. Pat’s For All parade will take place on Sunday, March 5, with dozens of groups already signed up to march. The parade is Sunnyside’s largest event each year, and several Irish cultural groups, LGBT organizations, music groups and a multitude of marching bands are expected… Read more »