2016-07-13 / Features

Celebrating LGBT Pride And Service



Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, City Councilmember Daniel Dromm (r.) and City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer (l.), co-sponsored an LGBT Pride Month Celebration on June 29 in Queens Borough Hall that featured presentations of Citations of Honor to five outstanding individuals in recognition of their contributions to the community. The honorees included Richard Shpuntoff (second from r.), a filmmaker and photographer whose recently released debut feature-length film, “Julio of Jackson Heights,” is about the murder of Julio Rivera and the evolution of the LGBT movement in Queens. Also honored were Caribbean Equality Project Founder and Executive Director Mohamed Q. Amin, middle school social studies teacher Justin Monaco, Access Queens Creative Director Brandon W. Mosley and clinical psychologist Dr. Matt Oransky. Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, City Councilmember Daniel Dromm (r.) and City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer (l.), co-sponsored an LGBT Pride Month Celebration on June 29 in Queens Borough Hall that featured presentations of Citations of Honor to five outstanding individuals in recognition of their contributions to the community. The honorees included Richard Shpuntoff (second from r.), a filmmaker and photographer whose recently released debut feature-length film, “Julio of Jackson Heights,” is about the murder of Julio Rivera and the evolution of the LGBT movement in Queens. Also honored were Caribbean Equality Project Founder and Executive Director Mohamed Q. Amin, middle school social studies teacher Justin Monaco, Access Queens Creative Director Brandon W. Mosley and clinical psychologist Dr. Matt Oransky.

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