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City Council Hosts Pride at the Joyce – Gay City News

City Council Hosts Pride at the Joyce

Brooklyn Councilmember Carlos Menchaca bestows an award on an undocumented youth involved with Atlas: DIY.
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The City Council’s LGBTQ Caucus held its annual Pride Celebration this year on June 17 at the Joyce Theater in Chelsea.

Speaker Corey Johnson with DyJuan Tatro.
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The honorees included Atlas: DIY, a youth run center in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, that supports immigrant youth in accessing educational opportunities and legal resources while developing leadership skills; DyJuan Tatro, a former prison inmate who has become an outspoken criminal justice reform advocate; AIDS research scientist Joyce Hunter, longtime gay activist Randy Wicker, and the ballroom scene House of Xtravaganza.

Honoree Joyce Hunter waves to her family.
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Queens Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer.
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Activist Randy Wicker delivers an impassioned call for continued activism.
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Journalist Tamron Hall emceed the event at the Joyce.
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Two members of House Xtravaganza accept their award.
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