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NYC gets own Israeli apartheid flap

Porn producer Michael Lucas issued a press release on Feb 22 calling for a boycott of New York City’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center if the organization didn’t cancel an Israeli Apartheid Week event scheduled for March 5.

The event was eventually cancelled by the the Center's management. Read a message from the organization's executive director here. The cancellation and boycott threat has created outrage with some groups. More on this story can be found at TowleroadThe Advocate, The Village Voice and JoeMyGod.

In case you've been living under a rock this past year, you can catch up on Toronto's Israeli apartheid saga here and the most recent coverage here

Naturally, Xtra was at Toronto's Pride parade in 2010. Check it out. 

And we were there in 2009, too.

We’ll keep you posted as the NYC story develops.