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Via Twitter, City Council LGBT Caucus Grows to Seven

With a full 26 characters to spare, veteran Bronx City Councilmember Jimmy Vacca took to Twitter with something of a major status update: “After talking w/ my friends & family I've decided to come out publicly as a gay man. Now back to the Golden Girls!,” read the January 22 mid-afternoon tweet from @JamesVacc Comments (39)

What About LGBT New York Values?

Finally, the voting is about to start... Comments (98)

Fighting AIDS on the Cheap

Asked about the Cuomo administration’s commitment to the city’s HASA For All initiative, Mayor Bill de Blasio responded, “There are still some areas where we need […] Comments (4)

The Street Has Eyes

The title characters of “Naz & Maalik” (Kerwin Johnson, Jr., and Curtiss Cook, Jr.) are gay, African-American, Muslim teenagers in Brooklyn. The film chronicles them spending Comment

US Details Child Porn, Drug Evidence Against Chelsea Dentist

The federal government appears to have strong evidence implicating John Wolf, a Manhattan dentist, in possessing child pornography and crystal meth, according to documents recently filed in the case. Comments (44)

Anglicans Slap US Episcopalians over Gay Weddings    

Under pressure from right-wing African archbishops, the Anglican Church, led by Archbishop Comments (11)

Gay Art Goes Bigger


Singaporean For Mugs

I wanted so badly to like Chomp Chomp, Simpson Wong’s new restaurant on Cornelia Street. First there was the name, which you could either love or ha Comments (2)
Media Circus

Planet Earth Is Blue And There’s Nothing I Can Do

Fans flocked to David Bowie's SoHo apartment on January11, after news of the singer's death the death before emerged, creating an imp […] Comments (233)

Rick Shur, aka Rick X of “The Closet Case Show,” Dead at 62  

Rick Shur, better known by his voice-only video persona Rick X, creator and host of cable TV’s “The Closet Case Show” and one of the AIDS activism era’s most incisive chroniclers, has died at the age of 62. Comments (4)

Appeals Court: Wedding Venue Illegally Excluded Lesbian Couple

A unanimous five-judge Comments (3)

Lesbian Widow’s Claim for Pension Helped Twice by Retroactive Findings

US District Judge Phyllis J. Hamilton ruled on January 4 that the Supreme Court’s 2013 decision striking down a key provision of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) could be applied retroactively to allow Stacey Schuett, a les Comments (1)

John Laubach’s Killers Get 25 to Life

The convicted killers of John Laubach will spend at least 25 years in prison for the 2012 homicide after they were sentenced to a maximum term by Bonnie W Comment
Kelly Jean Cogswell

Dealing with Cologne, Or Everything Trumps Gender

My friend Al used to say that men were pigs and dirty dogs, explaining, “I should know. I am one.” I wouldn’t dare say it myself, because somebody might call me a fucking dyke, or even a bigot. But after more than 800 women were attacked, with many sexually assaulted, in a mass act of misogyny in Cologne, Germany, on New Year’s Eve, I’ve started to have fantasies of anti-man violence that make Valerie Solanas look positively tame. Comment

Precarious Footing

Director Bartlett Sher is a genius at finding the subtlety in characters. Whether in his groundbreaking revival o Comments (2)

In Manhattan, Chicago, Two New Operas

Andrew Stenson and Danielle de Niese in the Lyric Opera of Chicago’s production of Jimmy López’s “Bel Canto.” | TODD ROSENBERG/ LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO […] Comment

Orson’s Prince Hal Opens Up

A beautiful new print of Orson Welles’ seldom seen &# Comments (3)
Guest Perspective

A Starbucks Tutorial

Please pay attention. There will be a quiz. Comments (16)

Death Date

As soon as Mexican directors Alfonso Cuarón, Guillermo del Toro, and Alejandro G. Iñar Comments (14)

Judge Judith Kaye, Champion of Lesbian & Gay Rights, Dies at 77

When retired Chief Judge Judith Kaye of the New York Co Comments (2)


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