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A Saturday Night Halloween in Greenwich Village!

PHOTO ESSAY BY DONNA ACETO | Saturday night, October 31 saw the 42nd Annual Village Halloween Parade travel up Sixth Avenue from Canal Street to 16th Street. Here are some highlights. Comments (13)
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Democrats, Advocates Strike Back at Senate GOP Leader’s Criticism of Cuomo Trans Rights Directive

Advocates for transgender rights hit back hard on Friday after the State Senate’s Republican leader raised questions about the propriety of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s recent announcement th Comment

So We're Gay Dads. Now What?

If “Dada Woof Papa Hot” is one of the most cryptic titles of the theater season, it’s also one of the most brilliant. Comments (17)
New York City

Catholic Bishops to Gays: You’re Still Going to Hell    

Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the archbishop of New York, was among 13 ultra-conservative bishops, who charged that Pope Francis tried to stack the deck in choosing the committee to draft the synod’s […] Comments (18)

Broader City HIV Services Eligibility May Be on Deck  

Advocates and elected officials, including (at podium) City Councilmember Corey Johnson and Carl Siciliano, executive director of the Ali Forney Center, at a February 26 City Hall […] Comments (1)
From the Editor

Hillary’s Revisionism Does Nobody Any Good

If the biggest LGBT rights wins have been ending the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell military policy, overturning the federal Defense of Marriage Act, and winning marriage equality nationwide, an uncomfortable truth for candidate Hillary Clinton is that the first two were reversals of policies signed into law by her husband. Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, waging a surprisingly robust challenge from the left, reminds crowds that he was one of only 67 “no” votes on DOMA in the 435-member House of Representatives. Comments (6)

Civil Rights Through Administrative Action: Can It Get Us All the Way?    

When legislatures refuse to act on proposals to protect LGBT people from discrimination, can civil rights agencies and executive officials just go ahead and extend the protections on their own? Comment

And Now for the 2015 Winners…

Top prizes in 21 categories in the Best of Gay City Readers’ Choice Awards. Comments (13)

The Real Deal from Oaxaca

Sometimes you eat something that’s blissfully unlike anything you’ve ever had before. For me, the mole blanco at La Mor Comments (9)

Bill T. Jones' "Analogy/ Dora" Harvests the Present to Mine the Past

Like the apex of a dancer’s leap, each action we take has its moment in time, then becomes subject to interpretation — by those we share our stories with, and by ourselves, as the decades accumulate and perspective evolves. Comments (2)

A Self-Critical View from the Sidelines

"I’m emotionally blocked, stupid in practical matters, and cursed with an isolating intelligence that’s worthless,” Gary Indiana self-disses roughly halfway through this improbably potent apologia pro vita sua. “I must have pretended my life was a novel, or a movie I was narrating as it went along.” Comment
Nathan Riley

Meth-PrEP Crisis Claims Simply UnTrue

Amidst cries of yet another drug crisis, an inflammatory piece in a new California publication, the Pride LA, claims that the combination of meth, PrEP, and orgies is threatening to take away the hard won gains of the gay community and create a “catasTrophe.” Comment

Melba Moore Fêted as a Hero

On October 26, Tony-winning, Grammy-nominated star Melba Moore was honored by the HIV Experience Resource Organization at the group’s second annual Broadway and Ballet HERO Awards. The honor Comments (2)

NY Judge Finds False Claim Someone is HIV-Positive Defamatory

Judge Thomas Scuccimarra of the New York Court of Claims has ruled that the State Division of Human Rights defamed Avril Nolan, a model whose photograph the Division purchased from Getty Images to use in advertisements informing the public Comments (1)
Kelly Jean Cogswell

“Orphan Black” and the Queer Identity Game

Thanks to that devil Netflix, I’m now hooked on “Orphan Black,” the sci-fi series in which lays a slew of cloned women who are caught between the evil scientists who created and study them and the religious fanatics who want to see them all dead. You could read the whole show as a deconstruction of identity, or a smorgasbord of it, with plenty of nature and nurture jokes thrown in. Comments (1)
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Deconstruction and Simple Disappearance

Kids today! Comment

A Place Apart  

Italian director Alice Rohrwacher’s “The Wonders” isn’t a documentary, but it has an immediacy and flux more common to non-fiction films than narrati Comments (1)

Just like Old Times

In the first decade of James Levine’s artistic era Comment
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Plea Negotiations Slow Advance of Prosecution

The US Department of Justice and the seven defendants in the case very quickly moved to plea negotiations after the August 25 raid on the Manhattan offices of the online escort site. Comments (2)

Crimson Persecution

When I saw the poignant, bar Comments (3)

Two Hits and One Big Miss

Heather Alicia Simms, Benja Kay Thomas, Kim Wayans, and Marc Damon Johnson in Robert O’Hara’s “Barbecue,” directed by Kent Gash, at the Public Theater through November 1 only. […] Comment

Cuomo Employs State Regs to Provide Anti-Bias Protections to Transgender New Yorkers

Governor Andrew Cuomo used the occasion of the Empire State Pride Agenda’s annual Manhattan fall dinner to announce new regulations that will provide anti-discrimination protections in employmen Comments (3)

Two Felony Murder Convictions in 2012 John Laubach Slaying

Following a month-long trial, a Manhattan jury quickly convicted Edwin Faulkner and Juan Carlos Martinez-Herrera of Comment

And Baby Makes Four  

|“Nasty Baby” is an intense and compelling drama about a gay couple — Freddy (out writer/ director Sebastián Silva), an artist workin Comment

Lavender Menace

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A Master Filmmaker’s Gay Life in Mexico  

NewFest, the New York LGBT Film Festival, which runs October 22-27, is bigger, better, and more diverse than ever. This year’s film program is supplemented by an array of special features, including a screening of Cheryl Furjanic’s “Back on Board” (Oct. 25, 10:15 a.m.), a documentary about Greg Louganis, with the Olympian in Comments (2)

A Prophet for the Age    

The Judean prophet Jeremiah from –– yes –– the Old Testament is a fitting exemplar for the late Doug Ireland, one of the modern gay movement’s greatest seers. Jeremiah warns his people in Lamentations –– as fitting a title for speaking to today’s LGBT community as it was in addressing the misbegotten Jews when they lost their temple R Comments (2)

A Dog’s Way of Seeing  

There’s a professional dog-walker in the East Village who looks exactly like the late musician Lou Reed, whose widow Laurie Anderson has directed “Heart of a Dog.” In fact, I used to think he wa Comments (129)

Politics of Race, Sexuality in a Seminal Film Moment  

Jack Waters in Stephen Winter’s “Jason and Shirley,” which opens at the Museum of Modern Art on October 20. | RICARDO NELSON/ COURTESY OF JASHIRL […] Comment

In Iran, At Best, Seeds of Hope   

The mullahs and Revolutionary Guards who rule Iran are doing everything in their power to preve Comments (7)
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Closing Arguments Complete in John Laubach Murder Trial

With closing arguments completed in the trial of the two accused killers of John Laubach, deliberations are expected to start on October 21. Comments (1)
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Medical Expert Backs Defense in John Laubach Murder Trial

Testifying in the trial of the two accused killers of John Laubach, a defense forensic expert said the 57-year-old gay man died from a heart attack and not asphyxiation as the prosecution expert said. Comments (2)


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