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A Housing Works Win

On September 11, a New York State Supreme Court judge ruled in favor of seven homeless HIV/AIDS Services Administration (HASA) clients who sued New York City for providing them with “medically inappropriate” housing. Handed down by Judge Eileen Bransten, the decision represents a major victory for Housing Works, a legal advocacy group for homeless people with HIV/AIDS, whose drawn out battles have long aimed at strong–arming changes within the Human Resources Administration (HRA), of which HASA is a division. Comment

High Heels For The Apocalypse


Guitar Man

After Garrin Benfield separated from his boyfriend of ten years, the San Francisco-based singer-songwriter transferred his feelings into a few new songs. Those new songs lead to more songs and then to a full album, his second, titled Nowhere is Brighter, featuring legendary guitarist and singer Boz Scaggs, and bassist Hutch Hutchinson. Comment
Breaking News

Grabbing Power at the Grassroots

No Taxation Without Representation! Sounds like a catchy slogan. Comment
Guest Perspective

Might Oklahoma Be OK?

Subject:Growing upPentecostal and gay?!? Comment

Blackface Flap at Chelsea bar

A $10 drag show staged by a Mississippi performer in town for only two nights led to the shuttering of a Chelsea bar as police scrambled to contain a crowd of about 50 demonstrators who turned out to protest what they have termed the “misogyny, racism, and classism” of the act created by a gay white man in blackface. Comment

Begging for Attention

“I love the fact that people wanna talk about sex,” says Maggie Gyllenhaal, the pixie-ish star of Secretary. “I mean, I wanna talk about sex, too.” Which is a good thing, since it’s a subject on many people’s minds ever since the film—in which she plays a masochistic typist in the service of a domineering lawyer played by James Spader—exploded onto screens at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival. Comment

After 22 Years of Silence

At a table at the Center on a Saturday in June 2001, on the eve of Gay Pride Day, playwright Doric Wilson and director Mark Finley decided to launch TOSOS II, a resurrection of groundbreaking queer theater group TOSOS (an acronym for The Other Side of Silence). Comments (1)

An Invisible Reception

Robert Mugabe, the combative leader of Zimbabwe who has for years scapegoated and brutally harassed gays and is currently in the world’s spotlight for a controversial land redistribution plan aimed at that nation’s powerful white farmers, attended a City Hall reception on September 12 hosted by Brooklyn City Councilmember Charles Barron. Comments (1)


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