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Gina Quattrochi, Indefatigable Fighter for HIV Housing, Dies

After fighting a two-year battle with cancer, longtime AIDS housing activist Gina Quattrochi succumbed to the disease on December 13. Comments (1)
Politics

Matt McMorrow Joins de Blasio Community Affairs Shop

Matthew McMorrow, a Park Slope gay activist who served as director of government affairs at the Empire State Pride Agenda during the final several years of that group’s existence, has been named a senior advisor in Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Community Affairs Unit. Comments (3)
Theater

Neither Here Nor There

“In Transit” bills itself as “Broadway’s first a cappella musical,” destined to “make history.” Indeed, under the guidance Comment
Music

Manon Lets Go!

The Met revived last year’s direly misconceived production of “Manon Lescaut” and improved on it in some ways — though, heard November 30, Marco Armiliato’s adequate, routine traversal didn’t match Fabio Comments (1)
Music

Two Legends –– One Alive

Although it was said he never had a dance lesson in his life, the most famous choreographer in cinema has got to be Busby Berkeley (1895-1976). As a holiday treat, Film Forum is hosting a festival devoted to him, filled with those signature, splashy, overhead aerial shots – that made his reputation – of kaleido Comment
Film

Fluid, But Not Ambiguous

“Slash,” named for the popular genre of fan fiction, is an extremely likable coming of age comedy-drama. The film, written and directed by Clay Liford, has 15 ye Comment
Nightlife

The Mink Who Stole Christmas Back

When the world seems cold and cruel, devoid of the kind of seasonal spirit that motivates you to throw back the covers and forge ahead instead of curling up and calling in sick, there’s one surefire way to give gloom the heave-ho, ho, ho: Knock back a cocktail, wrap yourself in Mink, and laugh it off. Comment
Legal

Another Federal Judge: Gay Plaintiff Can Claim Sex Discrimination

One of the nation’s most senior federal trial judges, 92-year-old Warren W. Eginton of Connecticut, rejected an employer’s motion to dismiss a sex discrimination claim brought by an openly gay employee under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. In a November 17 ruling, Eginton, appointed by Jimmy Carter in 1979, accepted the argument that Title VII can be interpreted to ban sexual orientation discrimination, despite prior contrary rulings by Comment
Legal

Arbitrary Bureaucracy Foiled in Intersex Passport Case

“Just because” is not a good enough answer when the question is whether the State Department’s Passport Office was “arbitrary or capricious” in refusing to process a passport application from an intersex applicant who declined to check either M or F on the form. In a November 22 ruling, Colorado US District Judge Richard Brooke Jackson rejected the government’s motion to dismiss Dana Alix Zzyym’ Comment
Politics

Hundreds March to Create Hate Free Zone in Queens

Neighborhood organizations and immigrant groups turned out with banners and signs on December 2 to declare a hate-free zone in Queens. Comment
Politics

Irish President to Honor Brendan Fay, Kathleen Walsh D’Arcy

Brendan Fay and Kathleen Walsh D’Arcy, the driving forces behind the annual St. Pat’s For All Parade in Sunnyside and Woodside, are in Dublin to receive the 2016 Presidential Distinguished […] Comments (2)
Books

The Complex Lives of Caribbean Gay Men

One of Trinidadian writer Colin Robinson’s new poems from his inaugural collection, recently published by the UK’s Peepal Tree Press, begins, “I crossed water and waited/ at the ridge of the sea my notebook open.” That image provides a single, orienting snapshot of the speaker as our cicerone, guiding us through a collection that concerns itself with many different peopl Comments (4)
Susie Day

Forward Ever, Normal Never: Taking Down Trump

This dream. Something is in the house, something’s breaking, the things I love are going away. I reach for Laura, she becomes translucent, evaporates. I wake up, telling myself this dream means I’m worried about how tired and worn Laura has grown from years of activist work trying to get people out of prison. I’ve always nagged her about doing too much, and now, with Donald Trump slouching toward Washington, that’s inevitable. Doing too much will be a necessity. Comments (2)
Breaking News

With Sorrow, Anger, But Also Upbeat Determination, AIDS Memorial Dedicated

Sunny skies at the December 1 opening of the NYC AIDS Memorial Park in the West Village put the 18-foot steel canopy design on display like a bride or groom shown off at their best. Comments (2)
Media Circus

Bogus Talk About Boutiques and Biology

A boutique is where you buy “artisan pantyhose,” we are – thankfully – reminded. Comments (27)
Kelly Jean Cogswell

Finding Our Feet –– Together

Last Tuesday, or maybe a decade ago, I ventured out in the rain to an anti-Trump meeting at an enormous Episcopal church uptown, where water was leaking into the foyer from the small domed entry and pooling on the tile. Inside, the large sanctuary was respectably full. The crowd was about half first-time activists of all ages, the rest middle-aged veterans of groups like ACT UP, with stunned but determined faces. Comment
Politics

Hate Crimes Surge in Wake of Trump Victory

Hate crimes have surged in New York City during this divisive election year – and show no Comments (3)
Health

New HIV Infections Hit Record NYC Low

The city health department reported that new HIV diagnoses among gay and bisexual men fell 10.5 percent in 2015 over 2014, and new HIV diagnoses among women declined by eight percent in 2015 over 2014. For the first time in the history of the AIDS epidemic, the tot Comment
Health

City Steps Up Drive to Increase PrEP Use

If a phrase could capture New York City and State’s approach to bringing down levels of new HIV infection, it would Comments (1)
Health

Housing Works’ King See Ways to Foil Trump Health Cuts

While not minimizing the threat that a Trump presidency and continued Republican contr Comments (6)
Health

Obamacare Demise’s Impact on LGBTQ Health Access

With Donald Trump’s announcement he intends to nominate Georgia Republican Congressmember Tom Price, one of the fiercest critics of the Comments (10)

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