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John Laubach Accidentally Strangled To Death During Sex, Defendant Asserts

Giving the defense a boost, one of the accused killers of John Laubach took the stand and testified that the 57-year-old was accidently choked to death du Comments (6)

Sweet! Li-Lac Opens Bleecker Street Shop    

he Li-Lac ribbon-cutting drew (clockwise from front row left) Assemblymember Deborah Glick; co-owners Anthony Cirone, Chris Taylor, and master chocalater Anwar Khoder; Cirone’s fa […] Comments (13)

Rent Freeze a Win For Affordability

The new rent regulation adjustments went into effect in New York City on October 1, reflecting the historic June Rent Guidelines Board vote, held at the Great Hall at Cooper Union, which mandated no increase for one-year lease renewals and a two percent increase for two-year renewals. What had never been achieved in the 46-year existence of the RGB was finally pulled off — a rent freeze! Comments (1)

Tudor Queens  

BY DAVID SHENGOLD | Sondra Radvanovsky –– one of the world’s most ambitious sopranos and, in the rig Comments (2)

Carol Ann Wrote the Book!  

One of the most highly anticipated books by many in our community has finally hit the stores. It’s “Mommie Dearest Diaries,” by my dear friend actress Rutanya Alda. In that ultimate cult film, she played Carol Ann, faithful Comments (9)

A Delightful Bath in “Quare Land”  

BY CHRISTOPHER BYRNE | For those of us with Irish ancestry, Comment

Corey Johnson Welcomes Safe Injection Facilities in NYC    

A campaign to introduce safe injection facilities in New York City has a warm welcome from Corey Johnson, chair of the City Council Health Committee. Comments (5)

“Suffragettes,” Women, and Slaves

BY KELLY COGSWELL | Just this week, the makers of the film “Suffragettes” were slammed as colonialists and racists for daring to compare the condition of women with that of slaves, not just by using Emmeline Pankhurst’s phrase “I’d rather be a rebel than a slave” in the script, but also plastering it on promotional T-shirts that cast members like Meryl Streep had the gall to wear. Comment

Composer Explores Boyhood & His Borough

BY CHRISTOPHER MURRAY | The son of a Vermont Yankee father and a Brooklyn mother of Italian and Lebanese background, composer Dave Hall was recently quoted saying that despite being an “extremely proud” Arab American, “I always found it much easier to come out Comment

In Courts, At City Council, Shifting Views of Sex Workers Evident

BY NATHAN RILEY | Incarceration for low-level prostitution offenses is declining. Comment

Ali Forney Center Wins $1MM in Fed Grants    

The Ali Forney Center, the nation’s largest agency serving homeless LGBT youth, will receive more than $1 million in federal grants to address domestic and sexual violence, substance abuse, and mental health challenges affecting its client population. AFC serv Comments (3)

What a Ride  

BY MICHAEL SHIREY | When Barracuda Bar, located at 275 West 22nd Street, first opened it’s doors in 1995, it was already something unique. At a time when gay bars depended more on cruising and drinking, the Chelsea establishment focused on creating a lounge bar featuring drag shows a Comments (13)

Two Incriminating Statements Now In Evidence in Laubach Murder Trial    

As the prosecution ended its case in the murder trial of Edwin Faulkner and Juan Carlos Martinez-Herrera, the gay couple charged in the Comments (4)

What Ever Became of “Love Life”?

It would seem inconceivable that there would be no recording, complete or with extended excerpts, of a seminal theater score by a major composer. Yet, that is Comments (3)

Chelsea Gay Man Feared His Alleged Killers In Advance of 2012 Death, DA Says

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | The Manhattan district attorney’s office is stitching together a case that relies on physical evidence and witness testimony showing that John Laubach feared Edwin Faulkner and Juan Comment

CDC Cites Rising HIV Infections Among Gay, Bi Latino Men

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is reporting that new HIV diagnoses among gay and bisexual Latino men in the US increased from 2008 through 2013 while diagnoses among all Latinos in the US declined during Comments (3)

Misconceptions, Lies & Fear-Mongering About Sex

During a recent segment of “The View” with guest Danny Pintauro, one of the hosts, Raven-Symoné, turned to Pintauro’s husband, Wil Tabares, who was sitting placidly in the audience minding his own business, and said, “Please tell me if this is too personal, but do you guys have protected or unprotected sex?” Comments (11)

John McNeill: An Appreciation

I was on my way to see my shrink on Fifth Avenue and 66th Street the day Comment

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