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Pre-Sentencing Hearing: El-Amin Could Face 15 Years in Dallas BBQ Assault

The prosecution could ask that Bayna-Lekheim El-Amin be sentenced to up to 15 years in prison for his part in a fight in a Chelsea restaurant, while the defense is asking that he be sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison. Comments (5)
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Elliot Morales Gets 40-Years-to-Life in 2013 Mark Carson Slaying

Elliot Morales, convicted in March of second-degree murder as a hate crime in the May 2013 close-range shooting of Mark Carson, a gay man, in the West Village, has been sentenced to 40-years-to-life in prison. Comments (1)
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Gun Control Key Focus of Second Stonewall Vigil for Orlando Victims

What was billed as a vigil for the people murdered by a gunman in an Orlando nightclub quickly became a rally in support of gun control legislation as elected officials, the head of New Yorkers Against Gun Violence (NYAGV), and even a trauma su Comments (3)
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In Two West Village Vigils, Message Is "We Shall Overcome"

In two vigils in the West Village on Sunday evening, one crowd numbering in the thousands, another in the hundreds voiced shock, grief, and anger over the murder of 50 patrons of a Orlando, Florida, g Comments (5)
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How We Respond – A Call for Reader Comments

Like many of you reading this, I awoke this Sunday morning, fired up the computer, and read about a shooting overnight at a gay bar called Pulse in Orlando. As I made the coffee and fed the cat, the estimates of the deaths rose from 20 to 50 and details about the shooter begin to dribble out online in the now all-too-fam Comments (11)
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Mourners Gather in Jackson Heights to Commemorate Orlando Victims

Queens, the borough of immigrants, held a vigil to commemorate those killed Comment
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LGBT New Yorkers Plan Vigils In Memory of Orlando Gay Bar Shooting Victims

As word spread early on Sunday morning of a shooting rampage in an Orlando Florida, gay bar that killed 50 patrons, LGBT and other New Yorkers announced plans for vigils in memory of the 50 who died and in support of the 53 people who were wounded. Comments (11)
New York City

Council Honors Six LGBT Leaders at Pride

PHOTO ESSAY BY DONNA ACETO | At a June 8 celeb Comments (26)

Sympathy For Who Was The Devil

As Bayna-Lekheim El-Amin faces up to 15 years in prison after being found guilty of four felonies for a fight he was involved in, a groundswell of support for the 42-year-old is appearing on social media and there is little evidence of sympathy for the two gay men who accused him of attacking them in a Chelsea restaurant last year. Comments (9)

Cali Drug Price Initiative Sparked Sanders-Staley Spat

In his interview wit Comments (12)
Media Circus

No Conspiracy Theory Too Wack for the Donald

Bet you didn’t know that President Barack Obama is “a sexual deviant and Michelle Obama is a transvestite.” Comments (4)

On Pride’s Eve, the State of Transgender Equality

With the debate over transgender equality having recently moved to center stage across the US — raising the distinct possibility t Comment

Human Rights Watch Film Fest Opens June 10

The 27th annual Human Rights Watch Film Festival screens at the IFC Center and the Film Society of Lincoln Center June 10-19. Among this year’s program of 18 features and documentaries, four films consider LGBT issues. Comments (29)
Kelly Jean Cogswell

Trading in Rage

Donald Trump is all my fault. So are the Bernie Bros. I left the door open behind me and they snuck in with their red-faced, white-knuckled rage. I didn’t know it would matter. Since mostly anger and rage propelled people onto the streets to protest dyke-bashings and people dying of AIDS, I tried to provoke raw emotion when I co-founded Comments (2)
Guest Perspective

Hustling Books and Expanding My Territory

As a typist in an advertising agency and the proud occupant of a tiny $50-dollar-a-month apartment at the corner of Spring and Mulberry Streets in Little Italy, I felt like I belonged in New York. It was 1963 and I had voted for John F. Kennedy and followed his presidency with an excited political awareness that was new to me. I defende Comments (3)

Lambda Lit Honors Excellence

PHOTO ESSAY BY DONNA ACETO | At the 28th annual Lambda Literary Award ceremony, held June 6 at N Comment

Social Control Medicalized

Watching Chinese director Wang Bing’s documentary “‘Til Madness Do Us Part,” you have to keep reminding yourself that it’s set in a mental hospital, not a prison. A modern-day example of direct cinema, W Comment

Wilde Thing, You Make My Heart Sink

The New York Philharmonic’s “NY Phil Biennial” will be presenting music of all kinds throughout the city through June 11 (n Comment

Reason, Myth & Hollywood Spectacle

The new theater season is only a few weeks old, but it’s safe to say Nick Payne’s “Incognito” will be one of the mos Comments (2)

Corruption and Defeat

Octave Mirbeau’s 1900 novel “Diary of a Chambermaid” has been adapted to film three times. Jean Renoir, Luis B Comments (1)

Wagner Nights in Two Cities

Last month, Washington National Opera finally mounted three complete “Ring” cycles in the compelling, image-rich production by Francesca Zambello that began in 2006. WNO ran out of funds in 2008’s crash and so “Götterdämmerung” g Comments (2)

China Lets Her Wall Down

Age inevitably brings with it thoughts of mortality, which can be depressing, but then — especially in New York — you can meet all kinds of people older than you who are fabulously going so strong that you think, “Hey, I might have another 35 years or so to go!” Comment
Nathan Riley

A Strong, Encouraging Start by Speaker Heastie

The trumpets did not sound when the New York State Assembly elected Carl Heastie speaker to replace Sheldon Silver, amidst murmuring outside Albany’s inner circle that the new man was hardly a breath of fresh air. Despite the historic election of the Assembly’s first African-American speaker, he was viewed with suspicion by critics of the capitol’s checkered history of corruption. Comment


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