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Corey Ramps Up Mayoral Fundraising

Politics

Corey Ramps Up Mayoral Fundraising

Out gay City Council Speaker Corey Johnson faces an uphill battle in his quest to fundraise against his — to date — deeper pocketed rivals in the race for mayor in 2021, but his grassroots, people-powered approach appears to be paying off. Comment
Merril Mushroom’s “Bar Dykes” hasn’t seen the light of day since she wrote it in the early ’80s, even as iconic male works like “Boys in the Band” continued to be offered repeated seats at the mainstream table. Until now. Comment
Who said Pride was over? The LGBTQ community in the Rockaways made history on July 13 with the peninsula’s first-ever Pride celebration. Comment
Abel Cedeno, the gay teen who used a knife to defend himself from a Bronx classroom attack in September 2017— killing one classmate and slashing another — was pronounced guilty of manslaughter, assault, and weapons possession Monday by Judge Michael A. Gross in a bench trial, which the defendant chose over a jury trial. The case attracted a lot of press attention because it was the first killing in a New York City school in 40 years — and it involved a bullied gay student fighting back. Comments (5)
Crime BULLETIN

Abel Cedeno Convicted of Manslaughter

Crime BULLETIN

Abel Cedeno Convicted of Manslaughter

Abel Cedeno, a 19-year-old gay man charged in the 2017 fatal stabbing of classmate Matthew McCree and wounding of McCree’s friend, Ariane LaBoy, was convicted on July 15 of manslaughter in the first degree in McCree’s death, as well as first-degree assault and criminal possession of a weapon. Comments (1)
Out gay Bronx City Councilmember Ritchie Torres officially kicked off his campaign for Congress on July 15, saying in a video posted on YouTube that he is “running for Congress because the Bronx needs a fighter in Washington, DC.” Comments (1)
Theater

For God’s Sake

Theater

For God’s Sake

In 2010, the Ugandan tabloid Rolling Stone published the names of more than 100 suspected gay people, calling for their execution and prompting violent attacks on them. That’s the central drama in Chris Urch’s new play “The Rolling Stone,” directed by Saheem Ali. Comments (1)
On a mid-spring weekend, MasterVoices presented a semi-staged concert version of “Lady in the Dark” at featuring Victoria Clark, reviving a 1941 work by Kurt Weill, Ira Gershwin, and Moss Hart. Comment
Two top New York City officials are calling on the medical profession to reconsider its approach to surgeries for intersex infants amid concerns that such operations at birth can be traumatic and lead to problems for them later in life. Comment
One year after the United States ditched the United Nations’ Human Rights Council, the body voted on June 12 to reappoint an expert tasked with protecting LGBTQ rights around the world. Comment
Closing statements from defense attorney Christopher R. Lynn and prosecutor Nancy Borko, a Bronx assistant district attorney, brought the manslaughter trial of Abel Cedeno, a bullied gay youth charged in the 2017 death of classmate Matthew McCree as well as an assault on McCree’s friend, Ariane LaBoy, to a close on Friday. Comments (3)
Two out gay staff members who work for Public Advocate Jumaane Williams were traveling to a rally at Alibi Lounge — where Rainbow Flags were burned twice in just over a month — when they were hit with homophobic slurs. Comments (1)
Many companies waving Rainbow Flags at Pride Marches around the United States are also funding the political campaigns of some of the most homophobic and transphobic politicians in America. Comment
The defense called one witness in the trial of Abel Cedeno, charged with manslaughter in the death of one fellow student and the assault of another in a fight with them on September 27, 2017, in their classroom at a now-defunct Bronx high school: Cedeno himself. Comments (1)
Theater

Women on the Verge

Theater

Women on the Verge

It’s a horrible thing to have to choose between morality and survival. In the 1948 play “The Mountains Look Different,” now getting a sensitive and engrossing American premiere at the […] Comment
Thank You for Coming Out ►Audio

Laura Dolce-Bun, Thank You For Coming Out

Thank You for Coming Out ►Audio

Laura Dolce-Bun, Thank You For Coming Out

“Thank You For Coming Out” creator and host Dubbs Weinblatt welcomes Laura Dolce-Bun (she/ her), a teacher, a life-long learner, a wife, and a new mom who loves hiking, crafting, and all DIY challenges — and is also one of Dubbs’ best friends. Comment
The State Department’s announcement of a new panel tasked with re-evaluating the role of human rights in American foreign policy and the choice of that body’s leader are fueling concern the Trump administration is further distancing itself from LGBTQ and women’s issues internationally. Comment
Features

Soccer Champs Storm the Canyon of Heroes

Features

Soccer Champs Storm the Canyon of Heroes

The Canyon of Heroes has played host to Charles Lindbergh, Amelia Earhart, Dwight Eisenhower after leading the Allies to victory in Europe, Queen Elizabeth, the Yankees, and the Mets, among many others. Comment
The prosecution rested its case Wednesday in the trial of Abel Cedeno, the bullied teen charged in the stabbing death of Matthew McCree and the slashing assault on Ariane LaBoy on September 27, 2017, in their Bronx high school classroom. Comment
News

Suspect Identified in Transphobic Attack in Queens

Police have identified a man they want to question in connection to anti-LGBTQ attacks on two transgender women in Queens late last month. Comment
The NYPD has arrested a man in connection with the burning of Rainbow Flags at a Harlem gay bar in two separate incidents dating back to May 31. Comment
Theater

A Greek God Reigns in Harlem

Theater

A Greek God Reigns in Harlem

Actor Jason C. Brown is taking the lead role of Dionysus in the Classical Theatre of Harlem’s adaptation of “The Bacchae,” being performed outside at Harlem’s Marcus Garvey Park through July 28. Bryan Doerries’ updating of the Euripides classic is directed by Carl Cofield, with choreography by Tiffany Rea-Fisher. Comment
A unanimous four-judge panel of the New York Appellate Division in Brooklyn revived a gay dad’s petition to adopt his son, reversing a “clearly erroneous” decision by Queens County Family Court Judge John M. Hunt. Comment
It looks like the bigots are jealous of the gays. Comment
International

Botswana Appeals Sodomy Repeal

International

Botswana Appeals Sodomy Repeal

Botswana’s government is appealing a recent ruling by the nation’s High Court that decriminalized sodomy in the southern African nation. Comment
Nightlife

Surprise Wedding Highlights WorldPride Party

Nightlife

Surprise Wedding Highlights WorldPride Party

For the past 20 years, Henrietta Hudson, the famed Hudson Street lesbian bar, has hosted Siren, the women’s party of the year. This year’s bash — voted Best Pride Party by GO Magazine — was special, not just for the 2,000 women who danced the night away or for the event’s partnership with the WorldPride/ Stonewall 50 celebration. Comment
The US women’s soccer team, which boasts five out LGBTQ players, captured their second straight FIFA World Cup victory on July 7 when they beat the Netherlands in the final round, 2-0. Comment
Responses from thousands of people before and after Donald Trump’s political ascendance provide a glimpse into the correlation between support for him and animosity towards racial and ethnic minorities, Muslims, and gay people. Comments (1)
It happened again. For the second time in just over a month, Rainbow Flags were set on fire outside of a gay bar in Harlem, at around 1 a.m. on July 8. Comment
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