Lucas emerged victorious in a battle with Manhattan’s Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Community Center over its support for an “anti-Semitic” group.
On Tuesday morning, Lucas — ne Andrei Bregman — issued a press release calling for a boycott of the Center over its hosting “a party by Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW), scheduled for March 5th.”
Lucas went on the attack. “I’m preparing to organize a boycott that would certainly involve some of the Center’s most generous donors,” he said in the release. “It was an inexcusable decision on the Center’s part to associate itself with a hate group like Israeli Apartheid Week.”
Less than eight hours after Lucas drew his line in the sand, the Center relented. “We prevailed!” Lucas crowed in an e-mail to supporters at 8:34pm. “According to an e-mail I just received personally from Glennda Testone, executive director of New York’s LGBT Center, it has been determined that ‘this event is not appropriate to be held at...More >>