Public Advocate Possibilities Include Daniel O’Donnell

With Letitia James winning the Democratic primary for state attorney general, the question of who will become New York City’s next public advocate stops being idle political speculation and becomes a serious matter affecting the city’s future. Comments (7)
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One Step Forward: NYC Approves Non-Binary Gender Category

The New York City Council voted 41-6 on September 12 to add an “x” category to birth certificates for people who are non-binary. The bill was sponsored by Speaker Corey Johnson, an out gay Chelsea Democrat, who said it “will send a powerful signal to the world that New York City government works for everyone.” Comment
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Fore: Golf Has its First Out Gay Male Pro

Professional golfer Tadd Fujikawa, 27, came out publicly on World Suicide Prevention Day. Comments (1)
Romania is set to vote on a referendum to ban same-sex marriage, drawing American anti-gay forces to help push its likely passage of it. B Comment
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LGBT Serbs: No Pride in Lesbian Prime Minister

It was quite a breakthrough when Serbia’s conservative Orthodox Christian Party made Ana Brnabic, an out lesbian, prime minister last year. She made a splash at last year’s Pride March in Belgrade. But this year, some LGBTQ activists have launched a “Say No” campaign to keep politicians out of Pride since they have not delivered on LGBTQ rights and Brnabic is their prime target, especially after she said at the 2017 Pride that LGBTQ issues would be put on a back burner by her government while until officials addressed what she considered bread-and-butter issues. Comment
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No Thanksgiving Dinner for these Siblings

Curtis Ingraham, the gay brother of Fox News host Laura Ingraham called her “a monster” and told the Daily Beast, “We grew up with an abusive, alcoholic father who was a Nazi sympathizer. Like father like daughter?! This was the familial soil that gave bloom to my sister’s anger.” Comments (1)
It was “an electoral earthquake that reverberated all the way to Syracuse.” Comments (1)

Janet Weinberg, Leader in Health, Social Services, Dies at 63

The death of Janet Weinberg, a longtime lesbian activist who held senior positions at the Educational Alliance, Gay Men’s Health Crisis, and Manhattan’s LGBT Community Center, has drawn tributes from LGBTQ community leaders nationwide. Comment
The three leading local media companies serving the five boroughs of New York City along with Long Island and Westchester have now become one. Comment


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