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Marriage Futility

America generally doesn’t reward female artists for misanthropy. That makes the success of Gillian Flynn’s novel “Gone Girl,” now ad Comment

Eric Holder: The Evolution of an Advocate

BY PAUL SCHINDLER: It’s rare for there to be much public discussion of any kind about the details of a government filing in a civil lawsuit, so the outrage that erupted over a 2009 Department of Justice brief submitted in litigation over the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was something quite extraordinary. Comment

Theseus Rides The Bull 

There have been many versions of the myth of Theseus, founder-king of Athens and, like Jesus, the s Comment

Study of Meningitis Vaccine Effectiveness for HIV-Positive People Urged    

At least one New York City man who was in a recent cluster of three men who had meningitis was previously vaccinated against the bacteria, but may have had a reduced immune response because he is HIV-positive. Comments (7)

What’s Next for Tish James and the LGBT Community?    

Two weeks after her candidate in a Bronx State Senate Democratic primary fight went down to defeat, Public Advocate Letitia James met with members of the Stonewall Democratic Club, presumably to begin mending fenc Comments (3)

At Schools Panel, Spirited Debate, Agreement More Work Needed    

The New York City Department of Education (DOE) supports LGBT diversity Comments (26)
New York City

Gay City News Launches First Annual Best Of Contest    

We want to hear from you. And we want other readers to hear from you. Comments (11)

City Council Funding for SAGE Guarantees Outer Borough Centers    

A City Council appropriation in this year’s budget will allow for the most dramatic geographic expansion of services for LGBT seniors in New York’s history. For the fiscal year that began on July 1, the Council earmarked $1.5 million that will allow SAGE, Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders, to Comments (1)
From the Editor

Why Pink Matters

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and a time for all of us to redouble our efforts to eradicate the second-leading killer of women in the United States. Comment

Imagining a Different Art Discourse 

In a new exhibition at George Billis Gallery, Wes Hempel explores notions of masculinity by setting portraits of present-day men against backdrops that resemble paintings of the historical Neoclassical and High Renaissance era — Nicolas Pouss Comments (4)

Trials of the One Percent 

Not much happens on the surface of “This is Our Youth,” Kenneth Lonergan’s 1996 play about three over-privileged and searching young people in 1982, now getting a solid revival on Broadw Comment

Love and Death

The title of director Mathieu Amalric’s compelling adaptation of the Georges Simenon novel “The Blue Room” refers to both the ho Comment

HIV-Positive Gay Man Cannot Sue for Discrimination Anonymously    

A US magistrate judge has denied a request by a gay HIV-positive man to have his identity shielded from public exposure in a discrimination lawsuit he has filed against his former employer in the New Orleans federal district court. Comment

Balls and Chains 

When “Scenes From a Marriage,” Ingmar Bergman’s lacerating TV miniseries about a marriage gone sour, premiered in Sweden 1973, that country’s divorce rate reportedly doub Comment

Same-Sex Couples Denied Employer Benefits Will Get Their Day In Court    

A Washington State employer that refused for almost a year to allow employees to enroll their same-sex spouses in its health plan lost its motion to dismiss a discrimination lawsuit pending in federal court. Comment
Media Circus

Reading Kristol’s Balls

It’s so much fun to gloat. Comment

New Starts

September brought good news to New York’s opera world. The American Opera Projects premiered a fine new work of unusual interest to the LGBT community, Laur Comment

A Conversation With Carp 

At age 88, Carlton Carpenter is one of the very last survivors of Hollywood’s Golden Age of musicals, specifically MGM Studio, which signed him to a seven-yea Comment

LGBT Picket at Independence Hall, Nearly 50 Years Later    

On July 4, 1965, John James traveled to Philadelphia to march among a group of gay and lesbian demonstrators calling for liberty for LGBT people. Nearly 50 years later, James is again surrounded by LGBT people in the City of Brotherly Love —th Comment
Guest Perspective

LGBTQ Immigrants: Heroes Among Us — If They Can Get Here

I am generally loath to praise our country’s dysfunctional immigration system. Both immigrants and their advocates can readily attest to the Kafkaesque frustrations of dealing with mindless bureaucrats and heartless policymakers. Comments (5)

Downtown Rises    

Lower Manhattan in recent decades has established a strong record of land use conversions. Comments (1)
Breast Cancer Awareness

Maimonides Breast Cancer Center pioneered treatment in New York

SPA-LIKE SETTING: A serene environment at the Breast Cancer Center contributes to the overall healing experience for patients and workers. Maimonides Medical Center […] Comments (5)
Breast Cancer Awareness

Brooklyn breast cancer center gets perfect score

The Maimonides Breast Cancer Center has been granted a three-year-full accreditation designation, with a score of 100 percent by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, a program administered by the American College of Surgeons. Comments (2)
Breast Cancer Awareness

Popular walk ‘Makes Strides’ towards breast cancer cure

Big-hearted New Yorkers raised nearly $6 million for the American Cancer Society in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk last year, bringing us one step closer to a cure. Comments (6)
Breast Cancer Awareness

A survivor’s story of hope

Breast cancer survivor Lisa Malwitz is living proof of hope after a diagnosis. Comment
Breast Cancer Awareness

Self-exams key to early detection

• Women should begin screenings at age 40 and have repeat mammograms every one to two years. Comment
Breast Cancer Awareness

Big-hearted bikers take their breast cancer fight on the road

WORTHY CAUSE: Health warriors — including oncologist and ride organizer Dr. Patrick Borgen, center, and NYPD Transit Bureau Chief Joseph Fox, fourth from left in front — share t […] Comment
Breast Cancer Awareness

Cancer specialist talks milestones in healthcare

A patient of Dr. Michael Theodorakis, a cancer and blood specialist on Long Island, was stunned to learn that the lump on his Comment
Breast Cancer Awareness

Man survives rare case of breast cancer

Sebastian Aloi was in shock when he was diagnosed with breast cancer. He had no symptoms. Comment
Breast Cancer Awareness

Breast Cancer Symptoms, What are they?

Breast cancer is a disease that claims the lives of so many people. Although many deaths cannot be prevented due to the severity and late stage of the breast cancer, early diagnosis goes a long way to improving mortality rates and sending individuals into remission faster. Knowing the symptoms of breast cancer can help women and men improve their chances of surviving the disease after diagnosis, as the earlier the disease is diagnosed, the better a person’s chance at survival. Comment
Breast Cancer Awareness

Early detection of breast cancer can improve survival

Early detection of breast cancer can improve survival rates and lessen the severity of treatment options. Routine mammograms are essential to catching signs of breast cancer early on, but so can home-based breast exams. Comment
Breast Cancer Awareness

Breast cancer calendar of events, 2014

• Oct. 10, 9–10:30 am: Chicks, Cupcakes, and Coffee — A Breast Cancer Awareness Breakfast Seminar at New American Chamber of Commerce, 26 Court St. between Clinton Street and Cadman Plaza West, Suite 701, Comment
Breast Cancer Awareness

Breast Cancer risk factors

Individuals diagnosed with some form of cancer often ask themselves and their physicians, “Could I have done something to prevent this?” Comment
Breast Cancer Awareness

About Breast Cancer

Cancer is most treatable when caught in its earliest stages, when tumors may be small and contained. When a person is diagnosed with metastatic cancer, commonly known as stage 4 cancer, treatments are typically much more intensive. Comment
Breast Cancer Awareness

Reconstruction can follow a mastectomy

Apart from certain skin cancers, breast cancer is the most common form of cancer among women, particularly American women Comment
Breast Cancer Awareness

Mammograms, the latest

Mammograms are used to screen for breast cancer and overall breast health. In a relatively recent departure from conventional wisdom that once advised women to get annual mammograms beginning at age 40, new recommendations say mammograms are not necessary before age 50, and that earlier screening benefits are limited and may even do more harm than good. Comment
Breast Cancer Awareness

Educate young girls about cancer

The majority of women who receive a breast cancer diagnosis are over the age of 40. Experts at Monroe Carell Jr. Hospital at Vanderbilt University note that only five percent of breast cancer cases are found in women under the age of 40. Comments (1)
Breast Cancer Awareness

Establishing the pink ribbon symbol

The pink ribbon has been synonymous with breast cancer for years. Nowadays, people rarely think twice when they see pink ribbons, having grown accustomed to the pink ribbon and what it symbolizes. Comment
Breast Cancer Awareness

Don't Lose Hope

A cancer diagnosis is never welcome news, especially when it comes unexpectedly. Cancer patients may undergo treatment for weeks or months, all the while hoping that treatment will ultimately prove effective. But cancer can return even when it is successfully treated, and the prospect of that return understandably induces concern. Comment
Breast Cancer Awareness

From Our Publisher: Why We're Pink


The Corner of Hollywood & Wyckoff

Since 2007, the Bushwick Film Festival has provided opportunities to explore both domestic and international indie films as well as new media projects. Comments (4)

Maggie’s Strange Bedfellows 

A feel-good film, “Pride” chronicles the efforts of an LBGT group to raise money to support striking Welsh miners in 1984. This rousing period drama, based on a tru Comments (1)

Talking Through Grief

"Lilting,” from out gay screenwriter and director Hong Khaou, is a subtle and moving chamber drama about the communication gap between Richard (Ben Whishaw) and Junn (Cheng Pei Pei). Both are mourning the loss of Kai (Andrew Leung), Junn’s son and — unbeknownst to his mother — Richard’s lover. Richard doesn’t speak Comment
Guest Perspective

We Need to Change the Climate

We need to change the climate. Yes, I am speaking about the actual climate. We need to stop fracking. We need to clean up our air and water. We need to recycle, rebuild, and retrofit. Comment


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