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37 Indelible Memories from Halloween 2014

Friday evening was the 41st annual Greenwich Village Halloween Parade, and the intrepid Gay City News photo team caught the highlights. Comment
Theater

Nigh Fidelity

Tom Stoppard’s warped romantic dramedy “The Real Thing” still packs a punch. The original Broadway production, featuring Glenn Close, Jeremy Irons, and Christine Baranski, won a raft of Tony Comment
Kelly Jean Cogswell

Band of Sisters

You see them when you live in Paris, these small groups of black teenage girls who hang out near Châtelet or Les Halles, an area of the city with an enormous decrepit shopping Comment
Nightlife

Tony’s a Winner  

Broadway’s “Priscilla, Queen of the Desert” was largely a glitzy piece of utterly commercial jukebox fluff, but when Tony Sheldon appeared as Bernadette Comment
Legal

ACLU Unflusterred by Marriage Religious Objection Claims    

Senior members of the American Civil Liberties Union say that while efforts in a few states to enact laws exempting businesses and government employees from participating in the marriages of gay and lesbian couples have received media attention, they have largely been unsuccessful. Comment
Guest Perspective

A Marriage Loss & the Ongoing Debate Over Puerto Rico’s Political Status

Ada Conde and Ivonne Álvarez are household names within Puerto Rico’s LGBT community. As a civil rights attorney for many years, it was no surprise when Conde married her partner in Massachusetts, in the wake of same-sex marriage legalization there 10 years ago. Comments (1)
Media Circus

Waiting for Guff — In Vain

As the dust settles on the Supreme Court’s unexpected decision not to take up the appeals of lower court rulings on marriage equality — and gay and lesbian couples are suddenly marrying in droves in once unexpected locales across the land — I thought I’d hunt for editorials blasting the decision and other LGBT judicial wins. As ever, I was searching for a concrete basis for my congenital paranoia, a justification to keep on playing the role of the downtrodden and the oppressed. Boy, was I in for a rude surprise! Comments (2)
Legal

When Gay Men Want to Be Biological Dads    

New York finished a more than respectable sixth place in terms of states giving gay and lesbian couples the right to marry, but for gay men who wish to be the biological father to their child, the primary route to doing so — relying on a surrogate mother to carry their child to birth — remains closed to them here at home. Comments (4)
Theater

Inside the Play, Inside the Mind

In “The Country House,” Donald Margulies is so busy knocking off Chekhov, Edna Ferber, and George S. Kaufman that he hasn’t bothered to write much of a play. With echoes of “ Comments (1)
Music

Klinghoffer” Rises Above the Protests

Approaching Lincoln Center Plaza for the October 20 Metropolitan Opera premiere of John Adams’ “The Death of Klinghoffer,” Comment
Health

Worried About Public Health in New York City?

Get a flu shot. Comment
Media Circus

Ebola and AIDS

Courtesy of Peter Staley, writing in the Huffington Post, chronicling the mirth-filled reaction of the Reagan administration to AIDS. Comments (3)
Health

AIDS Activists Criticize Ebola Quarantine Orders    

Leading AIDS activists are protesting Governor Andrew Cuomo for ordering quarantine for people returning to the US from West Africa after having close contact with someone who has Ebola there. Comment
Health

GMAD, Upstate Mocha Center Don’t Make Cuomo AIDS Task Force    

While concerns over continuing new HIV infections among black gay men have been widely discussed since 2007, the task force that will write the plan to end AIDS in Comments (10)
Health

For Sean Maloney, Will Centrist Posture, Distance from Obama, Pay Off?

On their campaign website splash pages, both Democratic Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney and Nan Hayworth, a former Republican representative, cast themselves against the background of the Hudson River […] Comments (2)
From the Editor

Andrew Cuomo’s Second Term

Even LGBT New Yorkers who vociferously resist identity politics and being labeled one-issue voters must contend with the compelling case for Governor Andrew Cuomo’s reelection made by his extraordinary leadership on marriage equality. It might be easy to shrug off that challenge given there is no doubt he will win a second term on November 4. But at election time, it’s appropriate to evaluate Comments (6)
New York City

Best of Gay City Final Round Voting Begins    

Your votes are in! In voting that took place between October 2 and 26, Gay City News readers cast thousands of votes in 25 categories to rate the best businesses, community services, entertainers and shows, food and drink, and places to live and visit. Comments (2)
Health

In Campaign's Final Stretch, Cuomo Touches Some LGBT Bases

Despite the near certainty of his reelection on November 4 –– likely with a comfortable enough margin to keep him near the top of the heap nation Comments (3)
Breaking News

US Judge Rules Against Marriage Equality in Puerto Rico

A federal district judge has rejected a marriage equality lawsuit Lambda Legal brought on behalf of same-sex couples in Puerto Rico. Comment
Theater

A Noir Is Born

Judging from the poster alone, you might think that “Billy & Ray,” the earnest melodrama now at the Vineyard Theatre, is a love story about a squabbling gay couple in the 1940s. Not quite. Comment

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