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In Virginia Case, Fourth Circuit Deals Blow to North Carolina “Bathroom” Provisions

A three-judge panel of the Richmond-based US Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, by a 2-1 vote, ruled on April 19 that District Judge Robert G. Doumar erred by not deferring to the federal Department of Comments (8)
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As James Dixon Given 12 Years, Islan Nettles’ Family Cries Foul

In an emotional statement in Manhattan Supreme Court, a sister of Islan Nettles said the 12 years that James Dixon will spend in prison for the 2013 assault tha Comments (2)

Congregation Beit Simchat Torah's Big Day

PHOTO ESSAY BY DONNA ACETO | In a show of extraordinary exuberance, celebration, and reverence, Congregation Beit Simchat Torah marched from its longtime, crowded home at Westbeth in the West Village to its stunning new sanctuary and community space in the Cass Gilbert Building on West 30th Street (above). Comments (13)

Thinly Veiled, Then Overt

A new retrospective series of old films made by queer filmmakers or about queer characters unspools at the Film Society of Lincoln Center April 22 through May 1. The 23 features and 24 shorts range from early silent Comments (24)

No Fouttés Left To Give

Ben Munisteri is outta here, bitches. He’s headed to Alma College in central Michigan, where he’s accepted a full-time teaching position. But before he leaves, he’s taking some Comments (14)

David Hockney’s Art of Deep Feeling

Randall Wright’s marvelous documentary “Hockney” is a profound Comments (9)

Southern Exposures  

For all its frolicsome charm and antic staging, Roundabout’ Comment

All Donizetti, All the Time

Sondra Radvanovsky and Matthew Polenzani in the Sir David McVicar’s production of Donizetti’s “Roberto Devereux” at the Metropolitan Opera. […] Comment

Meet Philip Gunn: A Model Modern Homophobic Pol

Philip Gunn knows how to protect his conservative friends. Comments (3)

Anti-Mississippi Backlash Forces Central Park Picnic Cancellation  

Mississippi’s Republican governor, Phil Bryant, greeting guests at the New York Mississippi Society’s annual Cen […] Comment

Talking Softly, Pope Holds Onto Big Sticks

Pope Francis with Pope Emeritus Benedict, who as a top aide to the late Pope John Paul II first articulated the Vatican’s continued position on gay sex –– that it is ̶ […] Comment

NYPA Honors Gay City News in 13 Categories

Gay City News came out of this year’s New York Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest with recognition in 13 categories. Comments (20)
Kelly Jean Cogswell

State of the Queer World

This week, anyway, it seems that the world is lurching closer to acknowledging that we LGBT people deserve basic human rights and maybe even, the full rights of adult citizens. Comment

Beckett’s Champions

In one of the season’s unquestioned cultural highlights, a true Samuel Beckett master is coming to town. Through April 17, actress Lisa Dwan will be performing a trio of the Irish playwright’s works — “Rockaby,” “Footfalls” and, especially, “Not I,” that punishing Comment

In Between Jobs

French director Stéphane Brizé’s “The Measure of a Man” could have been made to illustrate the concept of “microaggression.” While avoiding physical violence –– Comments (8)
Media Circus

Freedom’s Just Another Word for Nowhere Left to Pee

“Religious freedom” is the putative goal of Mississippi’s vicious new anti-LGBT law, which passed on the heels of North Carolina’s blatantly discriminatory new hate-LGBT legislation. As I Comment

Dirt Candy’s False Choice

After eating at Amanda Cohen’s expensive restaurant, Dirt Candy, I felt light, as though I had just done colonoscopy prep. If you’ve never done this, you feel like an anorexic who not only starves herself of food, but also uses l Comments (5)

Messages of Hope  

In the warm glow of the New York Public Library, in a evening hosted by Michelle Collins, a co-host on ABC’s “The View,” the Point Foundation held its annual Honors Gala on April 11. This year’s honorees were Olympic diver Greg Louganis and television showrunner Pete Nowalk. Comments (1)

Gay Gladiator Can Pursue Public Nudity Lawsuit

Will Walters now has a shot at making his constitutional claims against the San Diego Police in connection with his 2011 public nudity arrest at that city’s Pride festival. | WILLFREEUSA.CMS2.ITPERIOD.NET […] Comment
Guest Perspective

When a Panic Puts Four Lesbians in Jail for 15 Years

This will sound strange but it only gets stranger: A man in the Yukon who lives in a hut and has a team of 30 mush dogs got interested in the topic of female sex offenders. Comments (5)

Brooklyn Appeals Court Affirms Lesbian Co-Parent’s Claim

The Brooklyn-based Second Department of the New York Appellate Division has affirmed a family court ruling recognizing the parental status of a lesbian co-parent seeking visitation with two children conceived through donor insemination while she was legally partnered with their birth mother, first as a California domestic partner and then as a California spouse. Comments (4)


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