Bloombergville Pride: Residents Take Part in NYC Pride MarchPosted: June 27, 2011
Residents of Bloombergville were thrilled to participate in yesterday’s New York City’s Pride March. They marched as part of the 250+ person Economic Justice super-contingent featuring Queers for Economic Justice; United Auto Workers (UAW)–NYU and New School chapters; the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU); Walmart Free NYC Coalition; and Bloombergville.
Two nights earlier on June 24, same-sex marriage became legal in New York State. Bloombergville residents took part in the March to celebrate this incredible achievement of decades of struggle. But also to call attention to the New York City budget deals agreed to the same night, which have potentially serious impacts for the LGBTQI community.
Few details of the final budget have come out, but proposals under discussion included severe cuts to public services for LGBTQI homeless youth and those with HIV/AIDS.
Photos Courtesy of Conor Tomás Reed