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    50 year landmark of Stonewall riots

    Earlier this month Queens College’s Student Life Events Manager, John Carlson, hosted the Stonewall Panel Discussion, dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. Led by a panel of LGBTQ acitivists, the panel was a commemoration meant to reflect on the LGBTQ’s struggles to become recognized in the positive manner it deserves, and how far it has come in recent years. The discussion began by noting, “It is important for us to look back at the narrative [of LGBTQ history] and make sure it’s truthful, and that it’s genuine, and this platform assembled is one of the great ways of making sure we [as a society] achieve that.” Gracie…

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    Fifth Avenue Platform for Pride

    Rainbows, wings and headdresses, oh my! New York City’s 42nd Annual Pride Parade marked the anniversary of the legalization of same-sex in New York State and celebrated President Barack Obama’s announcement in support of gay marriage. The June 24 parade was a colorful display of pageantry, celebrating this year’s parade theme: “Share the Love.” Organizers said the theme was based off of their desire for other states to emulate the New York legislation on gay marriage. Cyndi Lauper, iconic singer and grand marshal of this year’s parade, led the march in a rainbow sash and began the day by tweeting, “Happy Pride NYC!! Share the Love!” The day’s festivities were…