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With “Religious Liberty” Executive Order, Trump Panders Bigly, But Moves Ball Little

For the second time in his young presidency, Donald Trump has pulled his administration back from an expected executive order explicitly providing sweeping religious exemptions for those wishing to discriminate against the LGBTQ community. Comments (3)
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Trans Woman, Victim of Head Trauma Last Week, Dies

A transgender woman found unconscious and unresponsive in Chelsea on April 25 has died from what appears to have been injuries related to head trauma. Comment
Breaking News

New Yorkers Vent Anger, Pledge Resistance at President's Homecoming

For President Donald Trump’s first homecoming visit to New York City, protestors welcomed him with vocal resistance that flanked him every which way. Comments (1)
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Mark Green, Trump's Anti-Gay Pick for Army Secretary, Withdraws

Mark Green, a Tennessee state senator and 20-year military veteran whose nomination to be the new secretary of the Army had sparked intense criticism by LGBTQ advocates and others, has withdrawn his name from consideration. Comments (2)
Film

Labored But Elusive

I suppose it’s inevitable that even the greatest directors will screw up from time to time. I’ve long considered Chinese documentarian Wang Bing one of his country’s greatest living directors. Unfortunately, “T Comments (1)
Breaking News

Alarms Raised About Anticipated Anti-LGBTQ Order from Trump

LGBTQ rights advocates – joined by defenders of women’s health and reproductive freedom – are sounding the alarm about a widely anticipated May 4 executive order from President D Comments (7)
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Schumer Opposes Trump Army Secretary Pick

Characterizing President Donald Trump’s nomination of Tennessee State Senator Mark Green as a test of whether he is “serious about his pledge to be a president for all Americans,” Comment
Breaking News

Rentboy.com Owner Argues For No Jail Time in May 5 Sentencing

Lawyers for the founder and chief executive of rentboy.com, the gay escort site shuttered by the federal government in 2015, are arguing that their client should be given a “non-incarceratory sentence” when he goes before a judge in Brooklyn federal court on May 5. [Editor's note: Upon request of prosecutors, sentencing was adjourned until July 21 to give the them time to respond to the defendant̵ Comments (15)
Features

Innovation Award for New Alternatives

New Alternatives for Homeless LGBT Youth in Manhattan was one of five organizations out of 500 applicants selected for a national “Renewal Award” for social innovation from The Atlantic magazine and Allstate — an effort to highlight people and organizations making a difference. Kate Barnhart, New Alternatives’ executive director, said, “We’re really grateful for the recognition for our small but dedicated organization. Twenty-thousand dollars makes a tremendous difference to us as we operate on a m Comments (5)
Film

Renovated Quad Relights Indie Torch

"You go back and look at listings in New Comment
Nathan Riley

Modest Advance on Drug Harm Reduction

Unable to quell a steep increase in overdose deaths, New York City has opted to create a Municipal Drug Strategy Advisory Council that will include drug users and propose new policies and pilot programs that could save lives and give a helping hand to beleaguered opiate users. Comments (9)
Film

More Heat than Light

The Canadian romantic drama “Below Her Mouth” may become an erotic lesbian cinema classic — its many sex scenes as hot as the two female protagonists — but the underlying story is hardly groundbreaking. Comment
Media Circus

When the Times Tried Gay Men’s Souls

From the New York Times, we learned that the cop who was shot to death in the most recent Paris terrorist attack was not only gay but also an LGBTQ activist. Xavier Jugelé, 37, wasn’t just out and proud; he was especially public about it. Comment
Kelly Jean Cogswell

Voting for Hope in France

The first round of France’s presidential election is over, and it’s down to the centrist Emmanuel Macron and the candidate of the extreme right, Marine Le Pen. I think Macron will win. God, I hope so. Comment
Legal

Manhattan Court Rebuffs Ex-Partner Custody Claim

Manhattan State Supreme Court Justice Frank P. Nervo ruled on April 11 that the former same-sex partner of a woman who adopted a child from Africa after the women’s relationship ended could not maintain a lawsuit seeking custody and visitation with the child based on the relationship she developed with the child after the adoption took place. Comments (2)
Politics

Radio’s Anti-Gay Voice Edges into LGBTQ Giving

The company that distributes leading anti-LGBTQ voices to radio stations across the country is sponsoring fundraisers that will benefit GLAAD, the Harvey Milk Foundation, and the Pride Center at Equality Park in Florida. Comments (4)
Legal

State Senate Committee Nixes GENDA

In a move likely to end chances for enacting the long-stalled Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act during this session of the Legislature, the State Senate’s Investigations and Government Operations Committee has voted against sending the measure on to the full body for a vote. Comment
Legal

Queer Left Academics Take on LGBT Mainstream

Roughly two hours into a conference titled “Beyond Marriage, Beyond Equal Comments (6)
Legal

SAGE Fights Against “Erasure” of LGBTQ Seniors

Advocates for LGBTQ seniors are scrambling to mobilize opposition to a Trump administration plan to drop questions about sexual orientation and gender identity from an annual government survey of older Americans. Comment
New York City

Amy Ashworth, P-FLAG Co-Founder, Dies

When Amy Ashworth died April 6 at age 92 in Ojai, California, her surviving son Everard Ashworth was asked, for purposes of her death certificate, what her profession was. Comments (2)
Health

Advocates Seek Beds for Homeless 21 to 24-Year-Olds

Under legislation signed this month Comments (1)
Music

Who’s Afraid of Hugo Wolf?

The Met finally replaced its beloved if stodgy 1969 staging of “Rosenkavalier” with Robert CarsenR Comment
Nightlife

Spoofing “Hamilton,” Saluting Comden

The multi-talented Christine Pedi is a genuine New York treasure, delighting us for years now with her hilarious impressions of all our favorite Broadway divas — boobalicious, crusty-voiced Bernadette, pear-toned if a tad wobbly Julie Andrews, a Sherman tank of a Stritch and, of course, an endlessly manic Liza. Comment

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