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Listen Up: A Closer Look at the Top Stories for Monday, June 25

Monday, June 25, 2018 

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1. Celebration, Defiance on Display at NYC Pride Parade

Celebration and pride mixed with defiance in New York City as throngs of people crowded the streets, rainbow flags waving, for the annual gay pride march.

Tennis legend Billie Jean King was one of the grand marshals, along with transgender advocate Tyler Ford and civil rights organization Lambda Legal.

Onlookers and participants in New York noted those origins at Sunday's event, which was both a celebration of the diversity of LGBT culture and a statement against anti-LGBT policies promoted by President Trump, such as the Republican president's attempt to ban all transgender people from serving in the military.

They also spoke out against policies aimed at other communities, like immigrants and minorities.

Read more here.

2. Cynthia Nixon Revels Her Child Is Transgender

Friday was Transgender Day of Action and to mark the day, Cynthia Nixon revealed her first-born is transgender. 

In an Instagram post, the Democratic candidate for new York governor congratulated her son Samuel Joseph Mozes who just graduated college. 

She said "I salute him and everyone else marking today's #TransDayofAction."

Read more here.

3. Running Late to Meeting, Man Paddleboards Across Hudson in Suit

If catching New Jersey Transit isn't your ideal morning commute, why not take a different path across the river? 

Eunice Rivers was taking the ferry to work in Jersey City when she spotted a man paddle-boarding across the Hudson River wearing a full suit, dress shoes and all.

The mysterious commuter turned out to be Scott Holt, who lives in Jersey City. The aspiring comedian says he was running late for a meeting in New York City with a potential manager, and he decided to hop on his paddle-board to cross the river faster.

Holt has no regrets.

Read more here.

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