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Breaking News Owner Pleads Guilty Year After Fed Raid

Effectively bringing an end to a controversial criminal case that sparked protests and charges the federal government was wasting taxpayer money on prosecuting a victimless crime, the chief executive of pleaded guilty to one count of promoting prostitution and, on behalf of the business, one count of money laundering during an October 7 appearance in Brooklyn federal court. Comments (5)

Nostalgia Nirvana

The concept is so smart and obvious, it’s a wonder nobody ha Comment
Breaking News

City Council Ready to Move on Safe Injecting Facilities

New York City’s public health campaign against HIV infection and accidental heroin overdoses took a significant step forward last week. Comments (3)

Classy and Sassy Golden Oldies

What is it about “The Golden Girls” and gays? From the moment the sassy sitcom premiered on NBC in 1985 Comments (1)
Breaking News

Edie Windsor Weds Judith Kasen

Edie Windsor, the heroic marriage equality plaintiff who successfully challenged the federal Defense of Marriage Act i Comments (2)
New York City

Edward Albee: Gay Man of the Village, Playwright of Our Time

The artistic achievement of Edward Albee was celebrated and chronicled in lengthy obituaries at his September 16 death at age 88 after a short illness. He was far and away America’s greatest living playwright, and it is hard to say who deserves that title now. Comments (4)

Good Day Sunshine

Out gay music scenester Danny Fields, the subject of Brendan Toller’s documentary “Danny Says,” had a knack for arriving just before the zeitgeist. As a “hippie yenta” at Elektra Records, he was involved in the company’s decision to sign the MC5 and the Stooges. At the time, the bands sold few records and dissolved in a mess of controversy over four-letter words — Comments (12)
From the Editor

We’re With Hillary — Let’s Make Sure Swing States Are, Too

At the risk of belaboring the obvious, it is essential that we elect Hillary Clinton as president on November 8. Comments (9)
Media Circus

La Commedia non è Finita

“‘The people that we are encouraged to think of as complex and interesting on the left, aren’t,’ [Milo] Yiannopoulos says. ‘Amy Schumer and Lena Dunham are intensely dull, boring people, but we are required to look at them from a million different angles from a million different profiles in saturated media coverage. But things are starting to change. And I am one of the primary engines of change in American culture because I’m demonstrating that someone sassy and silly and gay and flamboyant who loves “RuPaul’s Drag Race” and sucks black dick doesn’t have to vote Democrat. That matters. That’s really important.’” Comment

Learning to Love

Gay French filmmaker André Téchiné may be best known for his 1994 film “Wild Reeds” that depicted the coming-of-age of four teenagers — one of them queer — in southwest France in 1962. His new film, “Being 17,” Comments (2)

In AIDS’ Shadow, A Cinematic Flowering

As a gay moviegoer in the 1990s, the New Queer Cinema explosion provided me with images of LGBT life that were exciting, impassioned, and authentic. These independent films and filmmakers gave voice to the queer men and women previously ignored or represented as stereotypes on screen — if they were featured at all. Comments (11)

Stringer Sees City, State Anti-Bias Loopholes

New York City and State are known for some of the strongest human rights laws in the country — though transgender rights have only been protected statewide since late last year when Governor Andrew Cuomo employed executive action to overcome the State Senate’s long resistance on that score. Comments (13)

Affordable Caviar — No, Seriously

There is a dish you can eat in a cellar in Brooklyn that is a work of art, and also soulful. It costs $12, and will fill you up. Comments (9)
Nathan Riley

Gays, Blacks, and the Fate of North Carolina Politics in 2016

North Carolina tells the tale of close ties between the fate of the Democratic Party and the LGBT community. Queers are the reason Democrats have a fighting chance in this red state. Comments (1)
Kelly Jean Cogswell

President Trump?

Well, I won’t do that again. Not without a lot more alcohol down the hatch. But I did it. I watched the first Trump-Clinton debate. I will summarize it for you as a rational, mostly truthful woman answering the moderator’s questions on one side, and on the other a shrieky, red-faced man interrupting her twice a minute with a mix of gobbledygook and factually-challenged, often terrifying statements, all delivered with the absolute conviction of a sleazy used car salesman. Comments (2)

Recovery and Life After Prostate Cancer

About five days after my June 14 robotic-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy at Mount Sinai Uptown, things changed. Comments (11)

Two Fed Judges Okay Trans Students’ Bathroom Claims

Within days of each other, two federal district judges issued preliminary injunctions requiring public schools to allow transgender students to use restrooms consistent with their gender identity. Comments (2)

New “Parent” Precedent Helps Co-Dad

In what is likely the first application of the recent New York Court of Appeals decision adopting a new definition of “parent” under the state’s Domestic Relations Law to account for same-sex couples raising children, a state appellate panel ruled that a gay man who was parenting twin children conceived through in vitro fertilization using his same-sex partner’s sperm, has standing to seek custody of the children in the wake of the men splitting up. Comment

Tiaras, Tears, and a Marriage Proposal

A rainbow of drag-queen feathers aimed straight, so to speak Comments (1)

Heart Songs

“What Did You Expect?,” the second in a three-play cycle, “Election Year in the Life of One Family,” is profoundly moving. The continuing story of the Gabriel family in Rhinebeck, New York, is set against real events unfolding in real time. Things as topical as Donald Comment

MetroPlus Recognized with LGBT Marketing Award

At a September 22 event acknowledging MetroPlus winning an inaugural Ad POP A […] Comments (12)

Snake Oil

Cerise Lim Jacobs, the intrepid and artistically ambitious muscle behind the long- Comment

Talented School Ties

My annual sojourns to my Hawaii homeland always remind me of just how much musical talent is there, fitting, I guess, for islands once ruled by the prolific composers King Kalakaua and Queen Liliuokalani, who wrote “Aloha Oe.” Comments (1)


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