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Nathan Riley

Don’t Let the FBI Pick the Next President

Hillary Clinton, in a campaign rallying constituencies empowered by the rights revolution that began in the 1960s – including people of color, women, and the LGBT community – has raised the stakes in this presidential election and her efforts have provoked a fierce reaction from law enforcement. Comments (3)
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West Village Anti-Gay Attack on Halloween Weekend

Police are seeking seven individuals in connection with an anti-gay attack at the Jane Hotel in the West Village in the early morning hours on Sunday. Comments (1)
Breaking News

Tom Doyle Wins Halt to Sale of Home He, Husband of 56 Years Shared

In a promising first step for a gay man fighting to hold onto the West Village home he shared with his late partner for 53 years, a Manhattan Surrogate Court judge has blocked sale of the property by the dead man’s nie Comments (8)

Supreme Court Takes Up School Bathroom Issue

In a case that could have significant implications for how the courts view gender identity discrimination – and perhaps sexual orientation, as well – the Supreme Court, on October 28, announced it will review the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision in Gloucester County School Comments (3)

Two Mothers’ Child

At 17, Pierre (Naomi Nero), the protagonist of the compelling Brazilian drama “Don’t Call Me Son,” is trying to figure himself out. He wears eyeliner and blue fingernail polish. At a party Comment

Loving, Up Close

Director Jeff Nichols’ “Loving” has all the ingredients to make an irritating piece of Oscar-bait. It’s a period piece addressing important issues. The Academy Award voters will never realize that “Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle” Comments (2)

Beyond Bars

It may seem like prison is invisible in American culture unless one has been locked up or knows someone who has been. Still, the deserved popularity of the Netflix series “Orange Is the New Black” — which, without totally es Comments (22)

My Fractured Queer Family

When “Falsettos,” a comic, sung-through musical tracing the tribulations of a fractious band of New Yorkers — many of them gay — landed on Broadway ba Comment
Breaking News

New LGBT Voices Emerge on Albany Scene

Ten months after the Empire State Pride Agenda abruptly announced it was folding up its tent and with a presidential election looming that will also determine control of the State Assembly and Senate in Albany, two new political action committees have stepped into what would otherwise have been a political void for New York’s LGBT community. Comments (2)

Potential Retreat on Comprehensive Civil Rights Push Draws Fire

While not walking back comments she made in a Buzzfeed article about controversial LGBT rights legislation in Penn Comments (1)

His Husband Gone, Gay Man Fights for Their Home

It was 1958, and 27-year-old Tom Doyle was working at a Manhattan advertising agency. A colleague, whom he had immediately struck up a friendship with, asked him to join two other friends out one evening, but the colleague paused after extending the invitation and asked, “You are gay, right?” Comments (4)
From the Editor

Gay City News at 15: No Turning Back

Thankfully, that has turned out to be a huge but also very exciting job. When we launched in early 2002, New York State did not yet have a gay rights law. Sodomy laws, with criminal penalties for gay sex, were still in effect in about a quarter of US states. Only one country in the world – the Netherlands – gave same-sex couples full civil marriage equality. Comments (33)

Novel Argument Could Save Surviving Partner’s Home

When William Cornwell died on June 19, 2014, believing he had made a will leaving his entire estate to Thomas Doyle, the man with whom he had shared his life for more than half a century, his departure was more than just a heartbreaking loss for Doyle. It soon b Comments (14)

Springsteen’s Hometown Values & Other Boys’ Butts

I wasn’t clandestinely putting together some gay teen soft-porn magazine. You see, I was the yearbook editor – technically, co-editor, among three of us. This was 1986, long before the Internet, “Pretty in Pink” and other Bra Comments (2)

Organizing for Sustainable Food

The queerest thing about last week’s James Comments (2)
Nathan Riley

President Hillary Clinton and the Bernie Sanders Left

Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton don’t see eye-to-eye on the issues, and the Vermont hot shot never says otherwise, but he is working closely with her as the Democratic Party turns its focus toward taking the Senate and slimming the Republican advantage in the House. Comments (2)

The Force Awakens

For years, people in the dance field talked about, experimented with, and funded research on “new models” – as in alternative organizational structures an Comment

Countess Dracula

“Gay Gotham: Art and Underground Culture in New York,” a new exhibit at the Museum for the City of New York, is a terrific survey Comments (26)
Kelly Jean Cogswell

Make America Rape Again

It’s not just a joke. The only upside to the Trump candidacy is how having a sexual predator as a presidential candidate has inspired women to talk about just how frequently we are attacked and harassed. Comments (5)

Stonewall National Monument Push Celebrated

Joshua Laird, the National Parks of New York Harbor commissioner, Cortney Worrall of the National Parks Conservation Association, Janet Weinberg, Congressmember J […] Comment

Iggy Pops Off

“Gimme danger, little stranger,” sings the Stooges’ Iggy Pop on the song that lends its title to Jim Jarmusch’s documentary on the band. He was probably thinking of an exciting sexual encounter, but the power of the Stooges’ music is so primal that it suggests s Comments (10)
New York City

Gay City News’ Allison Greaker Dies at 78

Tears of grief and tears of laughter flowed at Allison Greaker’s wake in Brooklyn this week when her family, friends, and colleagues from NYC Community Media, whose publications include Gay City News, Chelsea Now, and the Villager, celebrated her irrepressible wry humor. Comments (2)

Parenting Law Applied Gender-Neutral in Arizona

The Court of Appeals of Arizona, an intermediate appellate bench, has ruled that the state’s paternity statute must be construed in a gender-neutral way so that the same-sex spouse of a woman who gives birth enjoys the presumption of parental status. Judge Philip Espinosa’s October 11 opinion for a unanimous three-judge panel cited last year’s US Supreme Court ruling giving same-sex couples the right to marry. Comment

African “Macbetto,” Czech Berlioz

September 24 in Philadelphia’s Prince Music Theater, a capacity audience heard Third World Bunfight’s adaptation (by Fabrizio Cassol) of Verdi’s “Macbeth.” Presenting this South African troupe cont Comment

The Human Comedy


Queen of the Harlem Renaissance

This year is the 125th anniversary of the birth of trailblazing African-American writer, folklorist, and anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960). To mark the occasion, the New Federal Theatre is reviving its 1998 production of Laurence Holder’s “Zora Neale Hurston: A Theatrical Biography.” Comments (11)

The Pleasure and Power of the Body

In their first joint exhibition since announcing dual representation of Carolee S Comments (1)


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