Rival group to hold competing Pride march in NYC

By : Lou Chibbaro Jr OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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A New York City-based group called the Reclaim Pride Coalition announced last week that more than 50 LGBT rights organizations in the U.S. and other countries have endorsed its plans for a “non-corporate, grassroots” civil rights march to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots.

Organizers say the “Reclaim Pride” march will take place on June 30 on the same day and at the same time but along a different route than the official New York City Pride March, which has been organized for more than 20 years by the group Heritage of Pride or HOP.

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Come Out With Pride announces new board president

By : Jeremy Williams
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New Come Out With Pride board president Jeff Prystajko.

ORLANDO | Come Out With Pride (COWP) announced the appointment of Jeff Prystajko as the board’s new president March 19 after Brian Riha completed his two-year term in the same position.

Prystajko has been with COWP for several years, most recently serving as director of marketing and communications. He has also held leadership positions with both the Metropolitan Business Association (MBA Orlando) and the Human Rights Campaign in Orlando.

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Olympians, pro athletes march at World Pride Parade

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Toronto, Canada – Nearly three dozen Canadian Olympians and pro athletes marched in the World Pride Parade June 29 as part of the You Can Play project. It was a statement from professional sports groups in Canada that LGBT athletes are welcome in arenas and on then field.

In a press release, World Pride explained that Toronto’s professional sports teams and the Canadian Olympic Committee united behind the You Can Play Project, the premiere organization for LGBT equality in sport. Together, the organizations issued a joint statement of support for You Can Play and the ideals of LGBT inclusion in sport.

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