Looking back on the hoopla

On the eve of this weekend’s Black Pride festivities, the Blade checked in with two of the first same-sex couples who wed here in March to find out how they’re doing now that the hoopla has subsided, how they’ve fared as gay or lesbian couples among their black friends and families and their thoughts on the importance of Black Pride.

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NH Dems celebrate freedom to marry anniversary

New Hampshire Stonewall Democrats on Tuesday commemorated the one year anniversary of marriage equality in the state with a celebration in Concord.

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Presidential proclamation on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender pride month

As released in a presidential proclamation on Friday by President Obama: "...we must give committed gay couples the same rights and responsibilities afforded to any married couple, and repeal the Defense of Marriage Act."

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Same-sex couple takes second place in Crate & Barrel wedding contest

They may not have walked away with the grand prize, but Gregory Jones and Jonathan Howard are thrilled with their second-place finish in the Crate & Barrel Ultimate Wedding Contest.

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My name is Antonio Villaraigosa, and I am here to recruit you!

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa writes about LGBT advocate Harvey Milk and Saturday's Harvey Milk Day.

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California, other states honor Harvey Milk

Events were taking place in California and across the country Saturday in observance of Harvey Milk, marking the first day of "special significance" in the West Coast state to honor the slain gay rights leader.

Along with concerts, political fundraisers and rallies in California, commemorative Harvey Milk Day events were planned in 20 other states on what would have been his 80th birthday.

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Cities across the USA to observe Harvey Milk Day on Saturday

On Saturday, she'll celebrate with California as the state marks the first official Harvey Milk Day on what would have been his 80th birthday. Galbraith will host a viewing of the movie, then a forum on On On Saturday, California will mark the first official Harvey Milk Day on what would have been his 80th birthday.

California is the only state with an official Harvey Milk Day, but 26 cities in 20 states scattered nationwide will hold rallies and events to honor the first openly gay man to be elected to public office and icon of the gay-rights movement.

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Story Leads to Action screening of ‘The Campaign’ Thursday at 92Y Tribeca

The last Story Leads to Action screening of spring will be "The Campaign," a feature documentary-in-progress that rides the daily emotional rollercoaster of the community of people-turned-activists who worked to defeat Proposition 8 in California.

Filmmaker Christie Herring was granted exclusive access to the "No on 8" campaign headquarters in San Francisco. Christie will be flying in from San Francisco to screen her work-in-progress for advocates, educators and activists who care about these issues in NYC and the Tri-State area. A discussion panel will include Freedom to Marry's Director of New Media, Michael Crawford.

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Freedom to Marry announces Blog 4 Equality contest to win Netroots Nation 2010 scholarship

At Freedom to Marry, we believe in the importance of supporting new and diverse voices in the fight to win marriage nationwide. That’s why we’re offering scholarships to three up and coming bloggers/online activists to attend Netroots Nation 2010 in Las Vegas. If you’ve got something to say about marriage and want to develop the skills to help you say it better, enter the Blog 4 Equality contest.

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Empire City Men’s Chorus world premiere focuses on marriage equality

Adding a classical music voice to the politically-charged issue of marriage and civil partnerships, the Empire City Men’s Chorus has commissioned a new men’s choral work, “Prothalamia”, comprising songs and odes exploring marriage equality.

The world premiere of the piece will be presented at the chorus’s upcoming spring concerts in Manhattan and Brooklyn.

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