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Sunday, June 22, 2014

Click Your Heels Three Times: Pride Comes to Manhattan!

We're one week away from Manhattan's Gay Pride March and celebrations (notably the Pier Dance) that culminate in fireworks over the Hudson.
Judy by Avedon

But today, June 22, is the day Judy Garland came to the end of her rainbow. It's said her passing helped spark the Stonewall Riots. There are, respectfully, many Gay Pride celebrations internationally but it all originated in Manhattan, NYC, at the Stonewall bar that still stands at its original location on Christopher Street in the West Village.

Hot time, summer in the city, back of their necks getting dirty and gritty... especially if they had wigs on! The Stonewall patrons lost their icon, Judy G, and were NOT having it that night in 1969!

Today, however, a very fair one in NYC, Folsom Street East, an outdoor LGBT fetish festival, was celebrated. The tres-gay event for "sexy kinksters" took place on west 27th Street between 10th & 11th Ave. after a hiatus last year.

The time is right to come out, come out wherever you are in NYC! Pride is in the air!

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