LGBT in the United States
New York City begins the 50th Annual World Pride festival, expecting to draw four million people over six days.
Sources: France 24
Sources: France 24
Twenty-seven ancient artifacts housed in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, United States, are seized by federal investigators under the suspicion that they were looted. The artifacts will be repatriated to Italy and Egypt next week.
Three more monkeypox vaccination sites open in New York City in an effort to combat the spread of monkeypox.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announces that health care workers in the city will be required to get vaccinated or undergo COVID-19 testing amidst fears of the Lineage B.1.617 Delta variant.
Protests spread across the country over the police killing of Daunte Wright. Demonstrations and marches are held in New York, Los Angeles, Seattle, Portland, and other cities.
Myanmar's Ambassador to the United Nations Kyaw Moe Tun addresses the UN in New York, calling for the international community to take the "strongest possible action" to remove the military junta from power.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announces that a complete shutdown of the 14th Street Tunnel in New York City, proposed to allow for subway repairs caused by damage from Hurricane Sandy, has been halted. Cuomo says that engineers will use a new technology from Europe to make critical repairs to the tunnel without having to close it entirely. The complete shutdown would have closed the tunnel, which is used by nearly 225,000 people each weekday, for an expected 15 months.
A new plane that would fly from London to New York City in three hours has just received crucial funding. The aircraft, officially named Quiet Supersonic Transport (QueSST) and dubbed the "Son of Concorde", was proposed by NASA and has just been given the go-ahead by US officials. QueSST could make its maiden voyage in 2021 if all goes according to plan. If so, it will halve the current travel time between London and New York City.
A group of United States mayors forms ""Mayors Against Discrimination"" in the wake of recent discriminatory laws enacted in North Carolina and Mississippi against LBGT individuals. The founding members are city leaders from Honolulu, New York City, Philadelphia, Portland, Oakland, San Francisco, Santa Fe, Seattle, Tampa, and Washington, D.C.
New York City police question International Monetary Fund head Dominique Strauss-Kahn, arrested yesterday, over allegations that he sexually attacked a hotel maid near Times Square. Strauss-Kahn's schedule is threatened with interruption, with a meeting over the bailouts of Portugal and Greece with European Union finance ministers due in Brussels tomorrow.
More than 23,000 people sign a Jewish Council for Public Affairs petition urging the US State Department to investigate passengers on the Mavi Marmara who are expected to visit New York on a speaking tour citing a 2006 report by the Danish Institute for International Studies, which documents a link between IHH and al-Qaida and “global jihad networks”.