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Elizabeth Warren Storms Washington Square

Politics

Elizabeth Warren Storms Washington Square

Widely viewed as having run the strongest Democratic presidential primary race over recent months and with the endorsement of the national Working Families Party fresh in her grasp, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren greeted a throng of thousands in Washington Square Park in the early evening hours of September 16. Comment
An individual who was found dead, tied up and with multiple slash marks, in a Bronx apartment on September 13 may have been transgender, according to neighbors. Comment
Now that gay teen Abel Cedeno has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for manslaughter and assault for using a knife in a 2017 Bronx classroom fight that left Matthew McCree dead and injured Ariane Laboy, three lawsuits are heating up against the city to determine the schools’ liability for the harm to McCree and Laboy as well as to Cedeno himself. Comment
Features

Queer Accents During Fashion Week

Features

Queer Accents During Fashion Week

For the sixth year in a row, dapperQ, the queer digital style magazine dedicated to “ungendering fashion,” hosted one of the most eye-catching and innovative runway parties of New York Fashion Week. Comment
A comedian with a history of homophobic and racist remarks was fired from the cast of “Saturday Night Live” just days after he was hired by NBC. Comment
Thank You for Coming Out ►Audio

Scott Austin, Thank You For Coming Out

Thank You for Coming Out ►Audio

Scott Austin, Thank You For Coming Out

“Thank You For Coming Out” creator and host Dubbs Weinblatt welcomes Scott Austin, a Brooklyn-based theater teacher who also works as a teaching artist with Ping Chong + Co. and performs improv comedy around New York. He knows a pretty good joke about a penguin. Comment
Out gay comedian Bowen Yang, who has appeared in past segments on “Saturday Night Live,” was added to the show’s full-time team on September 12, becoming the first Asian person and the first gay Asian cast member. Comment
The Manhattan home of renowned author, poet, and civil rights activist James Baldwin, who drew the ire of publishers more than half a century ago by writing about gay relationships, has been added to the National Register of Historic Places. Comment
From the Editor

Justice Ignored in the Bronx

In a conscience-shaking conclusion to a two-year tragedy in which a long-bullied gay youth, Abel Cedeno, was prosecuted for manslaughter in the stabbing death of Matthew McCree, who charged at him in their Bronx classroom in late 2017, the 19-year-old has been sentenced to 14 years in prison. The sentence handed down reflects a failure at every level and in every sense of the word. Comment
The people of south-central North Carolina narrowly voted to elect anti-LGBTQ State Senator Dan Bishop to the House of Representatives on September 10 in a special election that was triggered by fraud in the midterm race last year. Comment
Dear Yoko Ono, Years, years, and years ago, in 1980, a pathetically deranged man murdered the love of your life. You want to keep him there for the rest of his life. Comment
It’s far from unusual for filmmakers to deliver multiple drafts of their films for public circulation, although the original cuts that no one but their inner circle has a chance to watch are usually too long for feature-length release. But Seth Price’s “Redistribution,” essentially a video art project getting a week-long run at a movie theater, is unusual in that the current version is its eighth incarnation. Comment
Theater

Salut Aznavour!

Theater

Salut Aznavour!

Of all the great songwriters of the last century, one of the greatest, most distinctive, and — to Americans — least well-known is Charles Aznavour, who died a year ago at age 94. Astonishingly prolific, he was the writer of some 1,000 songs — with countless recordings; music poured out of him. Comment
Erich Wolfgang Korngold revolutionized the sound of the Hollywood film score, despite being raised by a dominating conservative music critic father, Julius, to be the next Mozart, Wagner, or Strauss in turn-of-the-century Vienna. Comment
The New York City Council is repealing its ban on so-called conversion therapy in response to LGBTQ advocates who voiced their satisfaction with the state’s version of the measure and acknowledged that legal challenges could derail the city law anyway. Comment
Abel Cedeno, the bullied gay teen convicted in the stabbing death of one classmate and the slashing of another in a wild Bronx classroom fight two years ago, was sentenced to 14 years in prison for the manslaughter of Matthew McCree. Comment
The question of “Are You The One?” has been answered with a unanimous “yes.” Comment
A bigot was caught on video lashing out at a gay Jewish man in a Manhattan subway station on September 9, but that scary moment suddenly turned into a positive opportunity when the victim used the incident to raise awareness about the plight of transgender and gender nonconforming people of color. Comment
Crime BULLETIN

Abel Cedeno Sentenced to 14 Years

Crime BULLETIN

Abel Cedeno Sentenced to 14 Years

Abel Cedeno, a bullied gay youth convicted of manslaughter in the 2017 stabbling death of his high school classmate Matthew McCree, was sentenced to 14 years in prison in a Bronx courthouse today. Cedeno […] Comments (8)
New York City’s Office for the Prevention of Hate Crimes officially opened its doors late last month under the stewardship of a veteran advocate on the issue, marking a new beginning in the city’s fight to reverse the spike in bias-related crimes over the past several years. Comment
International

Pride Arrives in Bosnia and Herzegovina

International

Pride Arrives in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Thousands of people participated in Bosnia and Herzegovina’s first-ever Pride March on September 8, including the out gay US ambassador to that nation, Eric George Nelson. Comment
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