02/28/13 3:00pm

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Image source: St. Pat’s For All Facebook page

The St. Patrick’s Day parade in Manhattan, which draws millions of spectators and marchers annually, has never allowed LGBT groups to march, citing religious reasons. This outdated rule has been protested over the past 20 years by plenty of activists, Irish New Yorkers and political figures such as Christine Quinn, and even the former Irish president.

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12/13/12 9:00am

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Image Source: Steve Hofstetter

LGBT and DST3K hit the LDCC in LIC. The Laughing Devil Comedy Club hosts two holiday shows on one night this Thursday, December 13. At 8 pm, world-famous gay funnyman Exiene Lofgren (Ricki Lake Show, Pawn Stars, Starwood Resorts) headlights a night of Christmukkah humor during the Queens of Queens LGBT Long Island City Laugh-Fast. Also making the menorah candles twinkle will be Adam Sank (Last Comic Standing), Leah Bonnema (recently listed among the Huffington Post’s 50 Funniest Females) and mistress of ceremonies Joanne Filan (Hot Gay Comics). At 10:30 pm, another round of jokes will be served during Devil Science Theater 3000. Totally interactive, this hour of wisecracking gets professional comedians in the crowd to egg on attendees as they play drinking games and watch the terrible 1962 movie King Kong vs. Godzilla.

Queens of Queens / Devil Science Theater 300
Laughing Devil Comedy Club
47-38 Vernon Boulevard, Long Island City
Thursday, December 13
8 pm & 10:30pm | $15 for first show & $5 for second

11/09/12 12:00pm

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Image source: Sunset Parkerpix on Flickr – food donations to Rockaways residents after Hurricane Sandy

With Thanksgiving and the end of the year coming up, most of us have a lot to be thankful for. Although Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc on neighborhoods and transportation systems, it also made us more grateful for what we do have. During the past two weeks, many Queens residents donated supplies, money, and time to help out those devastated by the superstorm. Emergency workers, elected officials, nonprofit organizations, and other groups have been working hard to get people back on their feet.

Now, as “giving season” approaches, let’s not forget the great organizations that work hard year-round to promote equal rights, environmental sustainability, arts education, economic development, and more in Queens. If you’re looking for a local nonprofit organization to donate to in the next couple of months, consider this your guide.

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Image source: Queens World Film Festival

An open call has been announced for submissions to the 2013 Queens World Film Festival. You can submit your film here.

The mission of the Queens World Film Festival (QWFF) is to screen “challenging films from around the world and around the corner.” Categories for submission are Animation (under 25 minutes), Documentary, Narrative (shorts, and features over 50 minutes; longer animated and LBGT films can be entered in this category, too), and LGBT (any form or genre, under 25 minutes). (more…)