One reason (out of many) New York City will always be close to my heart is its innate ability to give everyone a chance at being a true New Yorker. Come to the city, live there for a few months, and poof! You are part of the energy.
Seeing people of various ethnicities, races, nationalities, and sexual orientations coming out to speak their mind on countless occasions all over the city confirms this statement. If they didn’t feel they were a New Yorker on some level, there would be no reason to take time out of their day to try to and create awareness for whatever might be on their mind. New York is an open forum to all, and only a few cities can compare on a macro-level.
Union Square Prayer Vigil organized by the Solidarity Committee for Advancement of Democracy in Iran.
February 20, 2010
A Bangladeshi woman supports International Women’s Day outside the United Nations.
March 8, 2010
Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade
In Irish culture, where being a LGBTQI is still extremely taboo, I was impressed to see these two men standing strong at the close of the parade.
March 17, 2010
Aids Activists Take the Streets when Obama Visits New York for a Fundraiser at the St Regis in Midtown Manhattan.
May 13, 2010
An early Friday morning protester outside the American Airlines Office on Lexington Avenue in central Manhattan.
May 21, 2010