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    25 Years of Pride in Queens

      By Ameila Inderjeit & Zabrina Mohamed The Queens Pride Parade will celebrate its 25th anniversary in June, as it continues to honor the evolution of ¬†the LGBTQ+ community. Mea upnwhile, members of the QC community have created a number of projects over the past year that celebrate its advancements on campus. The parade, which was first held on June 6, 1993 in Jackson Heights with around 1,000 marchers, has become a festival that attracts more than 40,000 attendees to celebrate its ¬†colorful displays and music. Activism in the LGBTQ+ community increased in 1990, following the news that Julio Rivera, a gay bartender, had been murdered by three young men…

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    Opening a discussion about autism: Rupert Isaacson visits QC

    In a speech enlivened by an attack on a plastic water bottle and a game audience members were required to take part in, author and autism activist Rupert Isaacson dramatized the kinds of frustrations that are experienced by autistic children and their parents. Isaacson, who is the father of an autistic son, Rowan, told his Queens College audience he was upset because many of the professionals who are supposed to know about autism were unable to provide him with clear and concise information about the condition and how to deal with it. He asked the audience members to stand and come to the front of the room, where he divided…