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Elections 2013

Quinn Rallies Hundreds at Stonewall Four Days Ahead of Primary

PHOTO ESSAY BY DONNA ACETO | With video at the conclusion. Comments (3)
News Briefs

Oops! Is that a Rudin Guy With Bill de Blasio?

Just as Bill de Blasio is enduring a blistering television attack from Christine Quinn challenging his progressive credentials on housing and stop and frisk, a video has surfaced showing the public advocate campaigning with a top real estate industry lobbyist. Comments (3)
Music

Czech Dušan Týnek Plays Complex Dance Games

Dušan Týnek is a young Czech-born choreographer whose eponymous Dance Theater, founded in 2003, has attracted goodly attention. In his three-dance evening at BAM Fisher (September 4-7), Comments (1)
Elections 2013

Anti-Marriage Equality Religious Group Now Battles LGBT Council Candidates

Three gay and lesbian City Council candidates –– one incumbent and two newcomers –– are facing organized opposition in the September 10 Democratic primary from a religious right coalition that held rallies against marriage equality over a period of at least seven years. Comment
News Briefs

Obama to Meet with LGBT Russians in St. Petersburg

A meeting President Barack Obama will hold with human rights activists in St. Petersburg on September 6 will include members of the LGBT community, a top administration official traveling with the president confirmed this week. Comments (2)
News Briefs

Obama Will No Longer Enforce Ban on Same-Sex Couple Military Benefits

The Obama administration will no longer enforce a federal law that bars the Department of Defense and the Veterans Administration from providing spousal benefits to couples in same-sex marriages. Comment
Politics

Grand Jury to Weigh Indictment in Islan Nettles Killing

The 20-year-old Manhattan man arrested for what witnesses said was a brutal attack on a transgender woman in Harlem shortly after midnight on August 17 is due back in court on October 4, by which time he will likely have faced grand jury consideration of sti Comments (6)
Politics

Why Russia Matters

With the many nations that are governed by anti-gay laws, why has the Russian crackdown on open gay life sparked worldwide outrage? Basically because that country is so big and powerful, a forum at the LGBT Comm Comments (1)
Politics

The Anti-Semitic Meltdown of One Russian Gay Activist

While LGBT groups debate whether boycotts are an appropriate tool for challenging new draconian anti-gay legislation in Russia, one of that nation’s most visible gay activists has embarked on an anti-Semitic social networking binge in recent days. Comments (3)
Health

In Meningitis Push, Billing Disputes, Failure to Reach Medicaid Clients  

As New York City’s health department struggled to respond to a meningitis outbreak among gay and bisexual men, the agency wanted to charge the Callen-Lorde Community Health Center for the cost of vaccine doses that it gave to the gay health clinic on behalf of the state health department. Comment
Legal

IRS Will Recognize All Married Couples

The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service have announced that legally married same-sex couples, regardless of the state where they reside, will treated as married for federal tax purposes. Comments (1)
Health

California Ban on “Conversion Therapy” for Minors Upheld  

A federal appeals panel has ruled that a California statute outlawing so-called sexual orientation conversion therapy for patients under 18 is constitutional. The Ninth Circuit ruling, on August 29, came in response to two lawsuits, based primarily on First Amendment free speech grounds, that had delayed implementation of the law, which bans state-licensed mental health providers from conducting “sexual orientation change efforts” (SOCE) on minors. Comment
Guest Perspective

Is the Brooklyn Bridge Longer, or is My Memory Shorter ?

I sit in a small plaza to the right of New York City’s delicately facaded 18th century City Hall, gazing through newly verdant tree boughs at the old building’s elegant, almost fragile columns. Its cream-colored entrance has the look of a sleepy mansion on a plantation in the Old South. One half-expects liveried servants to appear on the verandah bear Comments (3)
Theater

Friends, Let’s to the Hill 

Something rare and exhilarating is happening in the West Village through September 28. The Theater: Villag Comment
Nightlife

De Jesus Rises

Robin de Jesus is still in his 20s, but he is already a Broadway veteran, having literally grown up before our eyes since his big debut in the movie “Camp” in 2003. That film propelled him into an acting career and was followed by his taking Comment
Health

Conviction of Man Who Transmitted HIV to Partner Nixed   

The Minnesota Supreme Court unanimously ruled on August 21 that the state’s court of appeals correctly reversed the conviction of an HIV-positive gay man who had transmitted HIV to his partner, finding that neither part of the state’s law penalizing “attempted first-degree assault by communicable disease” applied to his case. Comments (1)
Legal

Wedding Photographer Cannot Deny Service to Same-Sex Ceremony

The New Mexico Supreme Court unanimously ruled on August 22 that a wedding photography business violated the state’s Human Rights Act by refusing service to a lesbian couple for their commitment ceremony, finding that the owners’ religious and free speech rights were not unconstitutionally violated by this result. Comment
Books

The Neutering of Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde was only 27 when he undertook an 1882 lecture tour of the US and Canada, and a new book from Harvard University Press’s Belknap Press — “Declaring His Genius: Oscar Wilde in North America” by Roy Morris Jr. — rates his trip “a remarkable feat of physical and emotional endurance.” Comments (2)
Film

The Sights of Sounds  

For most people, documentaries are cultural vegetables — unless they’re directed by Michael Moore or feature cute penguins. They’re more akin to reading the Sunday New York Times than to watching a sitcom. Documentary filmmakers seem to have realized this; recent films like &# Comments (1)
Music

Full Count in Cooperstown  

"Der fliegende Höllander” was the Glimmerglass Festival’s first canonical Wagner (his early “Das Liebesverbot” was presented in 2008). August 16’s musical performance u Comments (1)
Film

Nixon Twisting in the Wind 

Most recent topical documentaries don’t provide an entry point for spectators who disagree with them. If you think that drones provide a more efficient and humane way of waging war and that targeted assassinations are a good idea, even if they sometimes wind up killing innocent people, you’r Comment
Elections 2013 ►VIDEO

Spirited Exchange, Some Sharp Contrasts in Johnson-Kurland Council Debate

In a spirited debate frequently punctuated by cheers, boos, and catcalls from the audience, the candidates who are seeking the City Council seat held by Speaker Christine Quinn for the past 14 years faced off for roughly 90 minutes. Comments (14)

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