The Pink Panthers Patrol (often shortened to Pink Panthers) were a civilian patrol group based in New York City, founded by members of Queer Nation in the summer of 1990 in order to combat anti-LGBT violence in Manhattan's West Village.[1][2] They received notoriety when they were successfully sued in 1991 by MGM Pictures, the owner of the rights to the Pink Panther cartoon.[3] The neighborhood watch group would patrol areas that had a large number of gang assaults on homosexual men. In NYC, where the Pink Panthers was founded these patrols would generally be in the East and West Village. There was a number of patrols in the rambles (Central Park).[citation needed]

In 2012, Todd A Haley II resurrected the group and formed the LGBT Pink Panthers Movement, establishing headquarters in Denver, Colorado. [4]

See also


  1. ^ Hays, Constance (27 May 1991). "Gay Patrol And MGM In a Battle Over Name". The New York Times. Retrieved 1 January 2015.
  2. ^ Moss, Jeremiah (25 October 2010). "Pink Panthers". Jeremiah's Vanishing New York.
  3. ^ "Gay Group Can't Call Itself Pink Panthers". The New York Times. 5 October 1991. Retrieved 1 January 2015.
  4. ^ "Todd Haley: The Pink Panther Movement". Gay Soul Talk (Podcast). November 2013.

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