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In Embrace of Kim Davis, Pope Francis Squanders PR Success of US Trip

Those who wanted to believe Pope Francis is a new kind of Catholic leader who will liberalize its approach to gender and sexuality had their bubble burst when it emerged Comments (5)
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Suspect Sought in Midtown Gay-Bashing

The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect in a September 23 anti-gay bias attack near the subway station at 50th Street and Broadway. Comments (1)

Jerusalem Pride Stabbing Victim Finds Healing in a New York Yom Kippur

Yarden Noy, a 26-year-old finishing up his law studies at Jerusalem’s Hebrew University while he works at Israel’s Ministry of Justice, didn’t join that city’s LGBT Pride Parade because he is gay. Nor was he there to join an LGBT family member or friend. Instead Comments (27)

Defense Says John Laubach Died During Consensual Rough Sex    

As the trial of the accused killers of John Laubach opened in Manhattan Supreme Court, the prosecution charged that Edwin Faulkner an Comments (2)
From the Editor

A Vindication for Activism — and Rehabilitation, Too

The past several days have witnessed two impressive examples of how activism — patient, persistent, uncompromising, and unwilling to settle — can pay off in the end. Comments (2)

Dedicated to Telling a Story of Love  

The affecting drama “Freeheld” is based on the true story (and 2007 Oscar-winning short documentary) about Laurel Hester (Julianne Moore), a dedicated detective in Seaside Heights, New Jersey, who must fight for justi Comments (1)
Media Circus

The Standards Jonathan Capehart Sets For Himself

Jonathan Capehart is one of the smartest, most conscience-driven journalists in the country. Currently a columnist and member of the editorial board at the Washington Post, Capehart was part of the winning team for the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for Best Editorial Writing for a series of New York Daily News pieces he and some colleagues wrote ab Comments (1)

Kick Out the Jams  

Like a tightening tourniquet, a racial color line crosses the Bronx in the 1960s, whites to the north, African Americans and Latinos to the south. A pudgy, headstrong Jewish kid with long hair, a pixie smile, and Talmudic expertise with rock lyrics mans a picket line. Emmett Till’s mutilated face sticks in his head. The demand: jobs for blacks, just a click or Comment
Kelly Jean Cogswell

Storifying Stonewall

I’m not surprised that the director of the new movie “Stonewall” sidelined the butches and drag queens of color for a hero who was gay and white and male and so macho that nobody was gonna be checking his trousers to see if he had all the equipment promised by that pale chiseled face. After all, that’s what the LGBT movement did, tidying up its history almost as quickly as the broken glass and ashes were cleared from the West Village streets. Comment

The Power of Us  

It was July of 2006 when I took my very first photo of a little girl named Jackie with one of her moms, who was then nameless to me. Busy for years doing photography chronicling the AIDS crisis, I was a latecomer to the marriage equality movement, but this was my beginning. Comments (9)

Black AIDS Leader Talks about Being on PrEP    

Gary English is on PrEP. Comments (2)

Trans Victory in Prison Rape Elimination Act Complaint  

The State of Maryland has accepted most of the recommendations from a state administrative law judge requiring its Division of Public Safety and Correction Services to implement key elements of the federal Prison Rape Elimination Act, a statute whose regulations address important issues regarding how to treat transgender inmates. The August 17 announcement from Stephen T. Moyer, the Division’s secretary — in response to Judge Denise Oakes Shaffer’s April 1 ruling on a grievance brought by inmate Neon Brown — has been described in some media accounts as the first legal victory by a transgender inmate under the PREA. Comment

In the Met’s New “Otello,” Moor is Less  

Sonya Yoncheva and Aleksandrs Antonenko in Bartlett Sher’s new Metropolitan Opera production of Verdi’s “Otello.” | KEN HOWARD […] Comments (1)

The Politics of Whole Foods    

How do you live in New York City on $12 an hour or less, a Comments (4)

Social Studies  

Listening to the hideous things politicians are sa Comments (1)

Portland Bar Nailed For Ousting LGBT Club    

The Court of Appeals of Oregon has affirmed an award of $405,000 against a North Portland bar and the bar’s owner, Chris Penner, for violating state public accommodations law by denying “equal accommodations” to an informal social club that included gay and transgender people. Comment

Aloha Oe, Mom  

My annual sojourn to Hawaii was, as always, memorable, marked this time by a true rite of passa Comments (10)
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Victory Announced in 25-Year St. Patrick’s Day Boycott

Brendan Fay, chair of the Lavender & Green Alliance that will march in the 2016 St. Patrick’s Day Parade, at this year’s inclusive Queens St. Pat’s For All Pa […] Comments (1)
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Before Manhattan LGBT Crowd, Obama Offers Triumphal Case for His Presidency

In an address before an exuberant, largely LGBT crowd in New York City, President Barack O Comments (2)
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“Candles For Clemency” Claims Victory

In a departure from his previous policy, Governor Andrew Cuomo is establishing a system to review requests to shorten prison sentences of r Comments (13)

Father John McNeill, Gay Catholic Pioneer, Dead at 90

Father John McNeill, a Catholic priest, moral theologian, and psychotherapist, whose groundbreaking “The Church and the Homosexual” in 1976 challenged the condemnation of gay love by Church dogma and scripture, died on September 22 in Fort Lauderdale af Comments (7)

Gender Pioneer

Gender bending has become a crowd-pleasing staple in contemporary pop culture and on Comment

NYFF Slim on Diversity, But Asian, Queer Choices Abound

After several years of expansion, the New York Film Festival has settled into a comfortable zone. There are a handful of Hollywood entries –– Robert Zemeckis’ “ Comments (2)
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Police Issue Sketches, Video of Suspects in East Side Anti-Gay Assault

The NYPD has released sketches and video of three suspects wanted in connection with a September 12 bias-related assault on Manhattan’s East Side. Comment

Rogue Alabama Supreme Court Denies Recognition to Georgia Co-Parent Adoption

Under the US Constitution’s Full Faith and Credit Clause, a state court is supposed to recognize the judgments of courts from other states unless those courts did not have jurisdiction over the parties or the subject matter of the case. Comments (2)

Happy Bi Visibility Day!

Bisexual Visibility Day, September 23, 2015 […] Comments (1)

Push for Stonewall National Park Inspires Rare Unity

The political, community, and activist stars are aligned to make the area outside the Stonewall bar, scene of the ‘69 rebell Comments (1)

A Radical Voice Rekindles the Spirit of June 1969

Remarks from Martha Shelley, a participant in the Stonewall Rebellion and a founder of the Gay Liberation Front, Comments (8)


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