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Shocker: Ian Reisner Gave Ted Cruz $2,700

Throughout the month-plus storm that ensued from a dinner and “fireside chat” for Texas Senator Ted Cruz hosted by Out Hotel owners Ian Reisner and Mati Weiderpass, the two gay hoteliers repeatedly insisted the event was not a fundraiser, but instead a chance to discuss foreign policy, in particular their concerns about Israel’s security. Comments (5)
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Stonewall Inn Appears Headed for City Landmark Status –– A Gay First

The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) will, next week, begin consideration of landmark designation for the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village, site of the Stonewall Rebellion of 1969 that sparked the modern LGBT rights movement, Gay Ci Comments (9)

Mayor Defers to Health Commissioner on Chelsea Clinic Snafu 

When Mayor Bill de Blasio spoke at a World AIDS Day event this past December 1, he boldly endorsed a plan to reduce new HIV infections in New York from the current roughly 3,000 annually to 750 a year by 2020. Comments (1)

A Better Place for the Next Generations

The world watched Ireland on May 22, when its citizens went to the polls to vote on referendum proposals to amend their constitution. Of the two measures up for a vote, this is the one that brought out nearly 2 million of the country’s 4.6 million residents: “Marriage may be contracted in accordance with law by two persons without distinction as to their sex.” Comment

An Irish-American’s Salute

Last weekend, more than 1.2 million Irish voters took a courageous stand for love and family when they overwhelmingly chose marriage equality. Comments (1)

Morales’ Incriminating Statements Right After Carson Killing Arrest Stay In    

A Manhattan judge tossed out several incriminating statements made by the accused killer of Mark Carson because police failed to give Elliot Morales his Miranda warnings and the assistant district attorney who took Morales’ videotaped statement ignored his request to remain silent and his refusal to answer questions. Comment

EEOC Steps Up Consideration of Sexual Orientation Claims    

While no federal law bars discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in employment, the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has accepted roughly 2,500 cases alleging such discrimination over the past 18 months based on the legal theory that this is discrimination based on sex. Comment

18th Century Fachs  

Stephen Wadsworth directed a pleasing “Nozze di Figaro” at Juilliard, with his trademark visual taste and attention to detail. Charlie Corcoran’s very basic sets made sense — for once, hurrah, Act IV actuall Comments (6)
Susie Day

Zanele Muholi: We Have to Document

A few weeks ago at the Queers and Comics conference, I heard Alison Bechdel on a panel, talking about how her epic “Dykes to Watch Out For” got started. Comments (3)

South Asian Culture Wars

"Unfreedom,” written and directed by Raj Amit Kumar, tells two vivid and visceral parallel stories about intolerance. In New Delhi, Leela (Preeti Gupta), a lesbian, rejects her father Devraj’s (Adil Hussain) plans for an arranged marriage and runs off with her activist lover, Sakhi (Bhavani Le Comments (1)
Kelly Jean Cogswell

Go Ireland? The Real Meaning of the Marriage Victory

Apparently, rainbows broke out all over Ireland as people voted “yes” to letting queers tie the knot. It was hailed as a remarkable victory for LGBT people, not just because it was the first successful attempt to hold a popular vote on same-sex marriage across an entire country, but also because the measure won widespread support throughout Ireland from the big liberal city of Dublin to the tiniest villages boasting little more than a church and a pub. Comments (1)

Even With Marriage Equality, Parental Status Conflicts Persist 

Legal observers widely expect the Supreme Court to rule next month that same-sex couples have a right to marry under the 14th Amendment of the US Constitution, but such a ruling will not necessarily settle all the issues of parental rights of same-sex couples that continue to divide the courts. Litigation in four jurisdictions demonstrates the continuing problem of sorting out the issues. Comments (2)

“Fiddler” at 50  

The 92nd Street Y is observing a very special theatrical anniversary with a special concert series, “To Life! 50 Years of ‘Fiddler on the Roof.’̶ Comment
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The Art of Subversion

From comes a delightful tale of cyber sabotage: “ used to direct people to the Open Door Baptist Church’s webpage. Now, thanks to one clever man, visitors of the website are redirected to a very, very NSFW hardcore gay XXX site called that depicts videos of tattooed skinheads pounding each other from behind, engaging in cream pie orgies, and inserting icepicks into their urethras, among other things.” I’m particularly fond of that “among other things.” Comment

Dishes Served Hot And Cold  

Magic in the theater isn’t always made by a soaring Peter Pan or a falling chandelier. It can also happen when audiences experience how illuminating darkness can be, when the spectacle is created not by stage mechanics but through human machinations. Such is the power of “The Visit,” the fascinating and thrilling new musical with a book by Terrence McNally and music and lyrics by Comment

From Studio to the Silver Screen

For nearly four decades, Rose Hartman has captured famous personalities in intimate moments — from the worlds of art, fashion, nightlife, and society in New York and elsewhere. Her work has been in hundreds of publications, including Vogue, Stern, Harper’s Bazaar, Vanity Fair, the New York Times, and Al Comment

Waking from the Doldrums  

The wry and witty Canadian comedy “Tu Dors Nicole” is filmed in black and white, as if to emphasize the colorless world the title character (Julianne Côté) inhabits. A 22-year-old house sitting for her parents for the summer, she wiles away her lazy humid days with he Comment
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After This, No Exile: A Gay Priest Reflects on Ireland’s Declaration of Independence

In the December 1918 election, the Irish republican party Sinn Féin won a landslide victory in Ireland. On January 21, 1919, the party formed a breakaway government (Dáil Éireann) and declared independence from Great Britain. Today, by voting to open marriage to same-sex couples, Ireland has chosen independence from the Roman Catholic Church. Comments (4)

US Magistrate Refuses to Dismiss Gay Pilot’s Discrimination Suit  

In a promising case of federal courts using a “gender stereotyping” theory to provide protections for gay plaintiffs under existing sex discrimination law, a US magistrate judge has refused to dismiss a claim by a gay airline pilot that his former employer discriminated against him by misrepresenting the reason for his discharge, thus making him virtually “unemployable” in the industry. Comment
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Committed to the End

The sun shined brightly on May 17 as more than 30,000 walkers marched for the 30th annual AIDS Walk New York, the 10-kilometer trek through Central Park that supports the work of Gay Men’s Health Crisis and other local HIV/ AID Comments (4)

Boy Scout President Warns Blanket Gay Exclusion Cannot Last

Robert Gates, the former Pentagon chief who now serves as president of the Boy Scouts of America, used his address to the organization̵ Comment

When Death Arrives Late

Humor is often used to get a serious point across. Tal Granit and Sharon Maymon, the writers and directors of the Israeli import “The Farewell Party,” e Comment

Reasons to Be Gutsy

As you take your seat at the Second Stage Theatre to see “The Way We Get By,” you can’t help being wowed by Neil Patel’s styli Comment
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NYPD Identifies Suspect in Dallas BBQ Assault in Chelsea

The New York Police Department has identified the suspect sought in connection with an assault on two gay men at the Dallas BBQ in Chelse Comments (1)

Activists Charge City Never Had Plan to Replace Services Lost in Chelsea Clinic Closing

Following a meeting with senior staff at the city’s health department, some AIDS activists are sayin Comments (5)


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