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Huge crowds at New York Pride – BBC News

Hundreds of thousands of people have attended this year’s WorldPride in New York. The march, one of the largest LGBT celebrations, took place 50 years after the Stonewall riots in the city, which helped energise the fight for gay equality. Source: Huge crowds at New York Pride – BBC News

New York City Opera plans another reduced season

NEW YORK (AP) — The financially challenged New York City Opera will have another reduced schedule for its 2019-20 season, which will be limited to just two staged productions plus several concerts that total nine or 10 performances. General director Michael Capasso’s original plan when the company emerged from bankruptcy …

New York Ends Religious Exemptions to Vaccines : NPR

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill Thursday ending vaccination exemptions based on religious beliefs, the latest attempt to address the growing measles outbreak, the worst the U.S. has experienced in decades. Cuomo said plugging the loophole should help contain the spike in measles cases in New York, the state the …