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The fight to eradicate HIV/ AIDS in New York has progressed in recent years, but health experts and elected officials are highlighting areas that must be addressed in order for the state to end the epidemic. Comment
A daily pill known to prevent HIV transmission does not necessarily need to be taken every day, at least in some demographic groups, according to guidelines published by health officials in New York City and elsewhere who have found that the pill is still effective when dosages are based on when a person is planning to have sex. Comment
Annual events commemorating World AIDS Day are slated across the city on December 1 — the day dedicated to commemorating the pandemic that has killed more than 600,000 Americans and more than 30 million worldwide— and on the subsequent days. Comment
As part of his office’s partnership with an opioid accountability group, Comptroller Scott Stringer is pushing Gilead to embrace a “clawback” policy under which the corporation’s board of directors would recoup compensation from top executives engaged in wrongdoing. Comment
New York State

In Search of Progressive Putnam

New York State

In Search of Progressive Putnam

Putnam County, New York: you may know it from Broadway’s “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” or perhaps you’ve gone apple picking here recently. Comment
A Black transgender woman was found dead in her East Harlem apartment on October 25 by police officers who said her body had been in the home for several days before anyone learned that she died. Comment
Door-to-door canvassing and postcard mailings are typical components of a political campaign, but Victor Mantilla Colon and Phillip Seymour aren’t running for office. The New York-based duo employ these marketing tactics as part of their goal of expanding GayStay, the home-sharing business they founded together in 2016. Comment
More than three decades after it was created in San Francisco, the world famous AIDS Memorial Quilt is returning home for good. Comment
“Temblores” (“Tremors”) is an outstanding Guatemalan drama by out gay filmmaker Jayro Bustamante. Pablo (Juan Pablo Olyslager), an upper class, evangelical, married father of two leaves his family for his lover, Francisco (Mauricio Armas). The ripples of his coming out create the tremors of the title. Comment
Arts

Billionaire Tears

Arts

Billionaire Tears

Rian Johnson’s “Knives Out” turns class struggle and Trumpism into the cozy fare of a “Murder, She Wrote” or “Masterpiece Mystery!” episode. Comment
Eleven years after “Home: A Memoir of My Early Years,” Julie Andrews now has a second autobiographical volume, “Home Work: A Memoir of My Hollywood Years,” which covers her busy movie-making period. Comment
A man at the East Tremont Avenue subway station in the Mount Hope section of the Bronx was hit with homophobic slurs, beaten with a hammer, and thrown onto the train tracks in the early morning hours on November 15, according to the NYPD. Comment
US District Judge Paul A. Engelmayer, on November 6, issued an extraordinarily lengthy opinion invalidating a regulation adopted by the Trump Department of Health and Human Services intended to protect employees in the healthcare industry who refuse to provide services based on asserting their religious beliefs. Comment
Judge Mary Rowland, an out lesbian recently appointed to the federal bench by President Donald Trump, has ruled that the Board of Immigration Appeals erred in denying a petition by Thomas Valdivia, Jr., a US citizen, to award spousal residency rights to his husband, Radu Cheslerean, a Romanian citizen. Comment
In this week’s episode of the Gay City News podcast “Thank You For Coming Out,” creator and host Dubbs Weinblatt welcomes comedian, actor, and writer Taylor Ortega and comedian, musician, and drag performer Jay Malsky. Comment
New York Transgender Advocacy Group co-founder Tanya Asapansa-Johnson Walker stood on a pedestal at the Christopher Street Pier on November 20, Transgender Day of Remembrance, and read name after name of transgender people who have lost their lives this year. Comment
Theater

When Trauma Overtakes

Theater

When Trauma Overtakes

When Édouard Louis was barely 20 years old, he met a charming, swarthy young man on a Paris street on a rainy Christmas Eve and took him home. But after an intensely intimate night of sharing secrets and mind-blowing sex, the mood turned hellishly sour. Comment
“Akhnaten” is the third Philip Glass opera presented by the Met. Phelim McDermott’s spectacular English National Opera staging centers around an amazing marathon star performance by Anthony Roth Costanzo and makes for a terrific evening. Comment
Media Circus

Mayor Pete and the Black Community

Last week, Charles Blow, a New York Times opinion columnist whose work I generally admire, wrote a blistering attack on anyone who claims that Pete Buttigieg’s campaign has what might euphemistically be called “a black problem,” a distinct lack of support in the African-American community that is directly tied to Buttigieg being gay. Comment
Film

Varda’s Farewell Address

Film

Varda’s Farewell Address

Agnès Varda saw the future. From the very start, she tried to work as a one-woman band, eventually achieving a rare independence through digital video. Her debut feature “La Pointe Courte” paved the way for the French New Wave, but she stood apart from her colleagues there. Comment
Nearly four decades before Loree Sutton decided to run for mayor of the nation’s biggest city and well before she became an Army psychiatrist and decorated brigadier general, she filled out a form to join the military. “I was asked, ‘Have you ever engaged in homosexual conduct?’ ‘No’ was an easy answer,” Sutton recalled during a recent interview. Comment
A visit to the Museo Evita in Buenos Aires will tell you the real Evita, Maria Eva Duarte de Perón, first lady of Argentina, was a petite woman, her shoes on display evidence of just how tiny her feet were. But filling those shoes when it comes to the towering mythical figure of Evita on Broadway. Comment
French director Mati Diop’s “Atlantics,” set in Senegal, describes a quest for freedom that plays in simple terms — the desire to love the person one chooses and to work a job that’s not exploitative. But the film’s characters have to leave reality behind for their goals to be lived out. Comment

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