CULTURE

NYC PRIDE 2017 ENDS WITH A MARCH OF LOVE, RESISTANCE + PRIDE

NYC Pride 2017 consisted of many events, but the most anticipated event is the Pride March down 5th Avenue that ends on Christopher Street. The 48th NYC Pride March began and ended at a rainbow crosswalk and minutes before the march at the front line, motorcycles adorned in rainbow decor were parked in formation. Once it…

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WE ARE ONE+TOGETHER LAUNCHES ‘MR GAY SYRIA’ CAMPAIGN + PREMIERES FILM

On June 21st at the Zirvoka House in Tribeca, We Are One+Together, Visionaire, and Grindr presented a special screening of the film "War Within," which is the first installment in the We Are One+Together film series. The film tells the personal story of a gay Muslim man's struggle to reconcile his sexuality and faith, his longing…

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IS IVANKA TRUMP A FAKE FEMINIST?

Last week, Us Weekly released an issue on June 7th with a cover story of Ivanka Trump and the headline “Why I Disagree with My Dad”, which is one of the many ways she has positioned herself to the media. Numerous headlines and social media posts have indicated people want Ivanka to persuade her father…

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GET READY FOR NYC PRIDE 2017: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Though most people know NYC Pride for its annual parade, there is actually more than just the march down Fifth Avenue. There are many more events for all people of all ages that are part of NYC Pride. According to their official website, “We all celebrate Pride in different ways, which is why NYC Pride…

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NYC FREELANCERS CAN DEFEND THEIR RIGHTS UNDER LOCAL LAW 140

Those who freelance in New York City now have more legal rights and can learn how to utilize them. On May 15th, 2017, Local Law 140 took effect which establishes and enhances protection for freelance workers in New York City. The Mayor’s Office of Labor Policy and Standards (OLPS) has planned events to educate those…

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THE BEST ROOFTOPS FOR SUMMER

Summer is all about going to pools, hanging out with friends, sunny days, and long nights. Rooftop bars provide all of this and are the perfect go-to for summer. To keep you in the loop, check out The Untitled Magazine's list of some of the best rooftop destinations in New York City. Jimmy at the James…

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REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS UNDER TRUMP’S PRESIDENCY

Women have been protesting in the streets with signs that say, “My body, my choice,” “Women’s rights are human rights,” “I am a woman not a womb” and “Want fewer abortions? Support Planned Parenthood.” More women are growing concerned about their reproductive rights since Donald J. Trump was elected president in November. Planned Parenthood reported…

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VENICE BIENNALE 2017 WITH THE CULTURALLY CURIOUS NOMAD

Being a notorious culturally curious Nomad, there are a few cultural gatherings I look forward to on the social calendar. From my favorite art, film, music, fashion and architecture events, the Venice Biennale definitely wins hands down. Every two years, a group of friends that are mostly artists, collectors and dealers, and I (who just like to…

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ACTIVISTS PROMOTE ABORTION PILL AMID MOUNTING THREATS TO CLINICS

South Carolina has become the latest state to jeopardize women’s health by vilifying and attempting to outlaw abortion. On April 26th three male Republicans on the state’s subcommittee outvoted their two female Democratic colleagues in support of S.217, more commonly known as the personhood bill. The Republican votes mean that the bill, which defines a fertilized…

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REPORTER IN HIDING AFTER BREAKING NEWS OF GAY DEATH CAMPS IN CHECHNYA

Yesterday, April 26, Elena Milashina, the Russian journalist who first revealed Chechnya’s systematic torture of gay men in the publication Novaya Gazeta, went into hiding following death threats. It is believed that the threats were partly motivated by a widely publicized sermon in which 15,000 people were present at a Chechen mosque where Muslim clerics called…

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THIS EARTH DAY – JOIN THE MARCH FOR SCIENCE!

For years, science has floated in a place somewhere above politics but since Trump's presidential victory, gravity has come crashing down and scientists have become faced with a major threat to well…science. Since winning the election, Trump has severely crippled the Environmental Protection Agency, cut coal regulations, pushed forward the Dakota Access Pipeline and made it…

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HILLARY CLINTON AND BERNIE SANDERS: WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

“As a person, I’m O.K., as an American, I’m pretty worried.” -Hillary Clinton Understandably, Hillary Clinton has laid low since her heartbreaking presidential defeat in November. While many of us wish she had won, her absence from the public eye does seem to have lent her a previously unheard frankness. The former Secretary of State…

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WOMEN IN THE WORLD SUMMIT BRINGS INSPIRING FEMALE ICONS TO NYC – APRIL 5-7

From April 5th through 7th, the eighth edition of the Women in the World Summit will bring together inspiring women from all corners of the globe to New York City for three days of conversation about the most pressing issues of today. Held at Lincoln Center in association with The New York Times, the summit will…

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RESISTANCE ROUNDUP – THIS WEEK’S MOST CREATIVE ACTS OF PROTEST

Every day Donald Trump does something else that is worth protesting. The past week was no exception to the rule - big names came out for a rally against Trump’s proposed cuts to arts funding, female artists channeled the Guerrilla Girls with creative acts of resistance and LGBTQ activists danced the night away in front…

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EQUAL PAY DAY PUTS FOCUS ON WOMEN IN THE WORKPLACE – APRIL 4

Equal Pay Day is today, April 4th! It was started in 1996 by the National Committee on Pay Equity to draw attention to the gap between men and women’s wages. Equal Pay Day is always held in April to represent how far into the year women have to work to make what men made in…

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NO ROOM FOR THE ARTS IN TRUMP’S ‘AMERICA FIRST’ BUDGET

In a move that is heartbreaking to many and shocking to none, the Trump administration has proposed detrimental budget cuts (in some cases total elimination) of federally funded arts and humanities foundations. On March 16th, “America First” - A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again" was released and it includes plans to end the National Endowment…

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KOONS & COPYRIGHT – FRENCH COURT SETS NEW PLAGIARISM PRECEDENT

A French court may have just set a major precedent for copyright cases involving visual art. Last week judges ruled that famous artist, Jeff Koons was guilty of plagiarism for his 1988 sculpture, Naked. The porcelain artwork is part of Koons’ Banality series and features a nude young boy and girl standing together over a…

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GET READY TO STRIKE ON INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY!

On March 8th, International Women’s Day, female activists around the world are hoping to trigger a new wave of feminism and to demonstrate the enormous impact of women by orchestrating a massive strike. Women everywhere are encouraged to stay home from work and to disengage from forms of unpaid labor, including housework and other so-called…

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TRUMP DAMAGES EPA AS SESSIONS COMES UNDER FIRE FOR RUSSIAN CONNECTIONS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bVmtHWVH_0 If the past days have been any indication, the phrase “March Madness” is about to take on a political meaning. Since taking office, Donald Trump has acted on his election promise to severely limit the Environmental Protection Agency. On the campaign trail he stated “We are going to get rid of it in almost…

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