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Featured Gay Wedding Vendor: Steven Rosen Photography, New York City

Monday, June 15th, 2015

Steven Rosen Photography

Periodically we’ll feature one of our vendors here to let our readers know about some great people who can help you plan the perfect wedding.

There is a certain irony in being a gay wedding photographer. While I am always honored to be a part of my client’s wedding day, the fact that until recently I couldn’t legally get married was never lost on me. The experience of witnessing so many beautiful weddings made me determined to work towards marriage equality.

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Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor: Dyker Beach Golf Course, New York, New York

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

Dyker Beach Golf Course

Periodically we’ll feature one of our vendors here to let our readers know about some great people who can help you plan the perfect wedding.

In the middle of Brooklyn, in the shadow of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, you’ll discover an oasis of lush tranquility at the Dyker Beach Golf Course. We offer exceptional choices for weddings, special events and holiday parties, a hidden treasure and a truly unique find in New York City. Our historic facility, originally opened in the 1890’s, has undergone a multi-million dollar renovation, restoring it to its original beauty and grace.

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Gay Friendly Wedding Vendors in New York

New York, USA: Brooklyn Marriage Equality Concert Delayed by Sandy

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

Rufus Wainwright, The National, They Might Be Giants, Doveman, Beth Orton, Sam Amidon, and more were scheduled to play this show at Beacon Theater on Tuesday (10/30):

The “Freedom To Love Now!” concert has been postponed due to pending weather conditions. Thank you to everyone who purchased tickets to support this concert, Freedom To Marry, and the fight for the equality for all Americans. With all the goodwill, momentum, and awareness this concert has generated, we are rebuilding the show on a future date, likely in the Spring.

You may hold on to your tickets as they will be valid for the rescheduled show. We will notify you with updated details of the new show very soon. Alternatively you may request a refund through TicketMaster at this time.

See the Full Story at BrooklynVegan.com

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Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor: Dyker Beach Golf Course, Brooklyn, NY

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

Periodically we’ll feature one of our vendors here to let our readers know about some great people who can help you plan the perfect wedding.

Gay Friendly New York City Wedding Vendors

Dyker Beach Golf Course - Brooklyn, New YorkIn the heart of Brooklyn, nestled in the shadow of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, you will find an oasis of lush tranquility at Dyker Beach Golf Course. Offering exceptional options for weddings, special events and holiday parties, this hidden treasure is truly a unique find in New York City.

The historic facility, originally opened in the 1890’s, has just undergone a multi-million dollar renovation, restoring it to its original charm and grace.

With the capacity to host groups of up to 300- for a sit down dinner and dancing, this gorgeous property offers both indoor and outdoor choices for weddings, receptions and all types of special events. Wedding ceremonies can be performed in the gazebo, on the terrace or in the Grand Ballroom.

Receptions and events can be held on the expansive 6,000 square foot patio overlooking the softly undulating greens of the course; while the floor to ceiling windows in the elegantly appointed ballroom offer guests views of the well-manicured course from every vantage point. A newly added private bridal suite is also available for the bridal party.

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NY: 6 of Brooklyn’s Senators Say Yes to Marriage Equality, One Undecided

Saturday, June 11th, 2011

For supporters of legalizing gay marriage, it would seem like an opportune time for New York to join the ranks of five other states and the District of Columbia in recognizing same-sex unions.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, riding a wave of popularity since taking office in January, is a gay marriage supporter. In recent weeks, Mayor Michael Bloomberg has unleashed a vigorous campaign backed by considerable resources to get a bill passed in Albany. And the state Assembly’s Democratic majority, having voted to approve marriage equality in 2008, vowed to do so again in 2011.
So what’s the holdup?

As of Thursday night, marriage rights proponents needed the support of five state Senators to ensure passage of a bill in the Legislature’s upper chamber. With much on the line for those on both sides of the issue — and with the Legislature scheduled to adjourn for summer recess at the end of next week — here are Brooklyn’s eight state Senators on the record regarding a possible vote on legalizing gay marriage.

Full Story from Patch.com

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NY: Protesters Rally Outside Anti Marriage Equality Senator’s Brooklyn Office

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

Brooklyn Marriage Equality RallyMore than 100 people gathered in a free-speech zone across the street from state senator Marty Golden’s Fifth Avenue office yesterday evening to protest his position on gay marriage. Golden not only doesn’t support the marriage-equality momentum moving through Albany, but he has also positioned himself as a leader in the fight against it, going so far as to introduce legislation that would end New York’s policy of recognizing gay marriages from other states, even though support for gay marriage among residents of New York state is at all-time highs.

The rally, co-sponsored by a slew of progressive and reformist Brooklyn Democratic groups, attracted many local lefty leaders, including Park Slope’s councilman, Brad Lander, former Golden opponent Mike DiSanto, and district leaders Joanne Seminara, Chris Owens, and Lincoln Restler.

“The man is an arch-conservative,” Restler said of Golden. “He’s got southern Brooklyn confused with the deep South.”

Full Story from The L Magazine

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Being Gay & Jewish in Brooklyn

Thursday, April 1st, 2010

Benjy Unger remembers sitting cross-legged on his therapist’s floor, waiting to be tapped on the head. Dressed in traditional Orthodox Jewish regalia, “the whole garb,” the 25 year-old was playing duck, duck, goose.

The children’s game is one of several tactics used by Jews Offering New Alternatives to Homosexuality, or JONAH, to turn gay Jews straight. The idea is to return men to a childlike state, in order to rewire their sexuality. The organization, based in Jersey City, attracts men like Unger, who is from Borough Park, with the goal of treating homosexuality as a kind of disease, in order that they might have a heterosexual marriage. In the Orthodox communities of Brooklyn, many gay Jews feel pressured to change, and they provide a substantial chunk of business for these types of programs. JONAH is one of many, though it claims to be the only organization specifically tailored to this gay Jewish audience.

According to the American Psychological Association, there is no evidence that reparative therapy, as this type of conversion technique is known, is successful. Last fall, Dr. Judith Glassgold chaired an investigation on its behalf into reparative therapy and concluded that, “there is insufficient evidence to support the use of psychological interventions to change sexual orientation.” Yet JONAH remains an attractive option for many young Jewish men in Brooklyn. The organization declined to comment.

Full Story from The Brooklyn Ink

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