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Mayor de Blasio Delivers Remarks at NYC Gay Pride March

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New York, June 26 2016 Mayor Bill de Blasio: Everything we could have asked for in terms of the day to celebrate everything this city stands for; to celebrate the most vibrant LGBT community anywhere in the country; to celebrate a city that believes in respect for all people and inclusion. That is what we say – when we talk about New York values – our values are inclusion, tolerance, understanding, diversity. That’s what we believe in. That’s what we celebrate today.   Chirlane and I have marched in many, many Pride Parades, but this one will be truly special. [Read More]

UN celebrates 2nd International Day of Yoga

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By Britta Schmitz UNITED NATIONS, June 22 2016 – The International Day of Yoga is a new event in the UN calendar. On June 21 it was celebrated at UN Headquarters for the second time. Yoga, an ancient Indian practice for both mind and body, has gained new popularity over the past few years and is practiced all around the world. “Yoga balances body and soul, physical health and mental well-being. It promotes harmony among people and between ourselves and the natural world,“ Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said on the occasion of the 2nd International Day of Yoga. This year’s [Read More]

Mayor Bill de Blasio comments on the Orlando shooting incident

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New York, June 12 2016 Mayor Bill de Blasio: Well, In the midst of a positive celebration behind us a very, very sad tragedy today in Orlando, Florida. Once again, the eyes of our nation, the eyes of the world turned to a city that has been the victim of terror. Our thoughts and our prayers are with all the families and with the people of Orlando. You can only imagine what they are going through right now – the pain they are feeling. And once again, we stand in solidarity as New York City knows so well what this [Read More]

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