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Stonewall Okays Miller, Siegel, Lopez

The Stonewall Democrats made dozens of endorsements at their June 29 meeting, throwing their support to City Council Speaker Gifford Miller for mayor, civil rights attorney Norman Siegel for public advocate and lesbian City Councilwoman Margarita Lopez for Manhattan borough president. Comment

The Second Battle First

In May, as the U.S. Senate thrashed about over presidential nominations to the federal judiciary and headed toward a potential meltdown on the question of barring the use of filibusters—a time-honored practice by which a minority of members can forestall votes they feel the majority is imposing on highly contested issues—in considering such nominations, it was widely noted that the battle was really an advance skirmish over a George W. Bush Supreme Court nomination. Comment

Young Scholars Debate Gay Rights

On the surface, it might not be clear how the gay marriage debate involves ten high-school seniors and a gay Ivy League admissions officer. Comment

Women Challenge a Male Domain

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Victory Fund Focuses on NY

The Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund, a Washington-based, bipartisan group that works to elect openly gay and lesbian elected officials, came to New York last week to make endorsements in four local races—three for this November’s city elections and a fourth in the race for state attorney general in 2006. Comment

The Second Battle First

In May, as the U.S. Senate thrashed about over presidential nominations to the federal judiciary and headed toward a potential meltdown on the question of barring the use of filibusters—a time-honored practice by which a minority of members can forestall votes they feel the majority is imposing on highly contested issues—in considering such nominations, it was widely noted that the battle was really an advance skirmish over a George W. Bush Supreme Court nomination. Comment

Supreme Dutch Treat

In 1981, when Pres. Ronald Reagan nominated Sandra Day O’Connor, an Arizona state appellate judge, to the Supreme Court, few would have predicted that a woman known for a conservative record both as a jurist and a state lawmaker would form the centrist linchpin and cast affirmative votes in the two most important gay rights cases to be decided by the Supreme Court during her tenure—Romer v. Evans, in 1996, and Lawrence v. Texas, in 2003. Comment

Stonewall Okays Miller, Siegel, Lopez

The Stonewall Democratic Club of New York City, the citywide lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender political club, in a June 29 meeting at the LGBT Community Center endorsed City Council Speaker Gifford Miller for his party’s mayoral nomination in September to face Republican incumbent Michael Bloomberg in November. Comment

Spain Legalizes Gay Marriage

In a political shift of titanic proportions, Spain legalized same-sex marriage on June 30, despite the vehement opposition of the Vatican and bishops of this overwhelmingly Roman Catholic nation and parlimentary opposition. Comment

Saloonkeeper to the Stars

Kristi Jacobson has a surefire method of telling if somebody knows who her grandfather was. Comment

Reprieve on New Sex Video Regs

This past May, Attorney Gen. Alberto Gonzales signed regulatory expansions to the Child Protection and Obscenity Act that he said would help the Department of Justice prevent children from being exploited through pornography. Comment

Raising Funds in the Sun

On July 3, at its annual “Dance on the Bay” fund-raiser in the Fire Island Pines, New York’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center hosted a gala that drew a large crowd […] Comment

News Briefs

During a visit to Europe this week, Pres. George W. Bush told reporters in Denmark that he had no “litmus test” that excludes nominees for the Supreme Court based on their opinions on abortion or gay marriage. Comment

Mixed Views on Trans Workplace Rights

In decisions issued on June 23 and 24, federal trial judges in Utah and Washington State took diametrically opposed views about the scope of protection for transgendered people under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which forbids discrimination “because of sex.” Comment

Marriage Debate: Pro and Con

THE CONSTANT WIFE Comment

John Fiedler Is Dead at 80

In Lorraine Hansberry’s “A Raisin in the Sun,” there is only one white person, and his soul is, well, maybe not black, but a very dingy gray. His name is Karl Lindner, and he’s the meek, mild, little man from the neighborhood “improvement association” who comes around with a “generous offer”—several thousands of dollars—to keep the Younger family from moving into the neighborhood in question. In other words, to buy them off. Comment

Getting Back to the Music

MELBA MOORE Comment

Federal Job Fairness Agency Faulted

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced that on July 8 it will vote on a major reorganization meant to improve service and reduce costs. Comment

Exploring the Meaning of Painting

EXCEEDING PAINT/EXPANDING PAINTING Comment

Dixon Place Gets HOT in July

HOT! ANNUAL NYC CELEBRATION OF QUEER CULTURE Comment

Confirmed Dead and Wounded

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Censorship in a Time Even Before War

BUSTED JESUS COMIX Comment

Canada’s Premier Stands Firm

Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin, of the governing Liberal Party, accepted the challenge of his Conservative Party opponents to fight the next elections on the issue of Parliament’s passage of a bill legalizing same-sex marriage. Comment

Brazil Honors a Controversial Icon

What could be gayer than dancing in outlandish costumes with a bowl of fruit on your head? The answer perhaps is all the men remaking Carmen Miranda, the ultimate Brazilian symbol, and inspiration for countless gay pride costumes around the world, the center of a Rio de Janeiro celebration beginning in August and lasting until the beginning of next year. Comment

A Marlon Brando Fire Sale

On June 28, the Film Society of Lincoln Center honored actor Campbell Scott with a mini-retrospective and the New York premiere of his newest film, “The Dying Gaul,” written and directed by Craig Lucas. Scott’s co-stars, Patricia Clarkson, who is his life partner, Peter Sarsgaard, Joan Allen, Alec and Stephen Baldwin and Mary Louise Parker all showed up at the genially informal affair. Comment

A Killer on the Loose

CRONICAS Comment

Spain Legalizes Gay Marriage

In a political shift of titanic proportions, Spain legalized same-sex marriage on June 30, despite the vehement opposition of the Vatican and bishops of this overwhelmingly Roman Catholic nation and parlimentary opposition. Comment

A Choreographer’s Life, Warts and All

HAUNTING DOUGLAS Comment

Brownsville Rallies for Dwan Prince, a Bias Attack Victim

Members of a community-based organization in Brooklyn held a vigil outside Brookdale Hospital on Tuesday evening for Dwan Prince, the 27-year-old building porter beaten on June 9 in a bias-related incident that has left the gay man in a comatose state. Comment

Reprieve on New Sex Video Regs

This past May, Attorney Gen. Alberto Gonzales signed regulatory expansions to the Child Protection and Obscenity Act that he said would help the Department of Justice prevent children from being exploited through pornography. Comment

Partner Rights Hit In Westchester Ruling

Following the lead of several other recent decisions by New York judges, Westchester County Supreme Court Justice John R. LaCava ruled on June 14 that a registered domestic partner may not sue for compensation for his economic losses resulting from an injury to his partner. Comment

News Briefs

Spain Legalizes Gay Marriage Comment

Miller Wins ESPA Mayoral Nod

The Empire State Pride Agenda, the state lobbying group for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights, has taken the unprecedented step of endorsing a party’s mayoral primary in the September Democratic contest, embracing City Council Speaker Gifford Miller in his quest to defeat incumbent Michael Bloomberg in November. Comment

Mayor Gets Mixed Parade Reception

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg got a mixed reception from tens of thousands of people as he marched on Fifth Avenue from 48th Street to 15th Street in the 36th annual Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride March Comment

Gay Black Invisibility Explored

In a cultural, if not political sense, the United States has made dramatic advances in recent years in recognizing its lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT)citizens. At the same time, there are many in the LGBT community who believe that the American public generally lacks a full grasp of the diversity w Comment

Dyke March Celebrates DifferenceDyke March Celebrates Difference

Every year for more than a decade, lesbians have gathered at Bryant Park in Midtown and stepped onto Fifth Avenue in a mass march for lesbian visibility, without police permits or extensive organizational structure. Comment

In city election year, elected officials and hopefuls brave a hot Fifth Avenue hike

Despite the growing number of contingents participating in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Parade and its staggering length, the individual units seem to grow thinner and thinner each year as more people excuse themselves from the obligation of marching on the last Sunday in June. Comment

Anachronistic and au Curran

The Canadian House of Commons voted 158 to 133 on Tuesday night to open marriage to gay and lesbian couples nationwide. Though the Netherlands and Belgium offered marriage to their gay citizens sooner, Canada will be the first country to let foreign same-sex couples marry—as many Americans have been doing during the past two years as gay marriage became legal in eight of the nation’s ten provinces. Comment

Anachronistic and au Curran

Driven by inner demons that are not always his, Seán Curran danced his “St. Petersburg Waltz” at the Joyce Theater June 7-12. Comment

Aaron Diamond Defends Super-Virus Disclosure

Speaking during a panel discussion at The New School, Dr. Martin Markowitz, the researcher at the Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center (ADARC) who found a virulent, drug-resistant AIDS virus in a New York City gay man, defended the decision to disclose the case to the city health department. Comment

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