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Ellner Defeats Truman!

Two nights ahead of its annual spring dinner in Rochester on May 22, most New Yorkers attuned to the doings of the Empire State Pride Agenda, the state’s LGBT lobby, took it for granted that Brian Ellner, a Dartmouth College and Harvard Law School graduate who is a top aide to city schools Chancellor Joel Klein, was poised to become the group’s new executive director. Comment
Legal

Ithaca Cop Off the Hook for Illegal Loitering Bust

An undercover police officer in upstate Ithaca cannot be held personally liable for making an unconstitutional arrest, US Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit found on June 22, because the New York Legislature has not repealed the statute criminalizing loitering for the purpose of soliciting oral or anal sex, despite its constitutional deficiencies. Comment
News

NY Senate OKs School Anti-Bullying Bill

At the end of a day when a long-stalled LGBT rights initiative suddenly jumped to the front of the line, the New York State Senate on June 22 passed the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA). Comments (2)
International

Moscow’s Man of Action

Nikolai Alexeyev, the young Moscow lawyer who has courageously organized Gay Pride demonstrations in that capital city for the past five years despite an official ban on them, has become the internationally recognized symbol of the nascent new generation of liberated Russian queers. Comment

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