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Marriage Equality USA Celebrates 20 Years With a “Thank You”

Marriage Equality USA Celebrates 20 Years With a “Thank You”

PHOTO ESSAY BY DONNA ACETO | Having achieved its mission last June at the United States Supreme Court, Marriage Equality USA is in the process of carrying out a formal “sunsetting.” But the group is not exiting the stage without a series of thank-you celebrations around the country to recognize the contributions of volunteers, advocates, […]

Big Man on Campus

Big Man on Campus

BY SAM OGLESBY | Not long ago I attended a play on 10th Avenue in a ramshackle building in the West 50s. One of those neglected structures with an elevator that takes five minutes to travel three floors. In was a late winter evening and the play took place in a dark, drafty loft space, a totally […]

Honoring Mary-Louise Parker, Center Raises Over $1 Million

Honoring Mary-Louise Parker, Center Raises Over $1 Million

PHOTO ESSAY BY ALLYSON HOWARD PHOTOGRAPHY | In a splashy April 14 gala at Cipriani Wall Street, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Center raised more than $1 million while honoring Mary-Louise Parker, its board president Timothy Chow, and BNY Mellon. Parker is known for her roles in Showtime’s “Weeds,” the films “Fried Green Tomatoes” […]

Congregation Beit Simchat Torah’s Big Day

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). The April 3 event drew CBST members, […]

NYPA Honors Gay City News in 13 Categories

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. Several hundred community newspapers statewide participated in the annual competition, and at the Awards Ceremony in Saratoga Springs April 8-9, Gay City News, the only LGBT publication in the field, won First Place for Editorial […]

Messages of Hope  

Messages of Hope  

BY MICHAEL SHIREY | 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. Introducing Nowalk, actors Conrad Ricamora […]

When a Panic Puts Four Lesbians in Jail for 15 Years

BY LENORE SKENAZY | 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. Go figure. The man, Darrell Otto, may trod the frozen tundra, but like everyone else, he […]

CBST Is Coming Out and Coming Home 

CBST Is Coming Out and Coming Home 

BY ANDY HUMM | On Sunday, April 3, Congregation Beit Simchat Torah, the city’s LGBTQS (the S is for “straight”!) synagogue and the world’s largest such body, will march at noon from its longtime space in Westbeth in Greenwich Village to its rented Friday worship space at Holy Apostles Episcopal Church on Ninth Avenue in […]

GMHC Fêtes Dustin Lance Black, Mary Fisher, Louis Bradbury

GMHC Fêtes Dustin Lance Black, Mary Fisher, Louis Bradbury

PHOTO ESSAY BY DONNA ACETO | The annual Spring Gala of the Gay Men’s Health Crisis, held March 21 at Cipriani 42nd Street, honored screenwriter and director Dustin Lance Black and advocate Mary Fisher, along with the group’s former board chair Louis Bradbury. Black won the Academy Award in screenwriting for the 2008 “Milk,” and was […]

Imperial Court at 30

Imperial Court at 30

PHOTO ESSAY BY DONNA ACETO | In an opulent gala at the Marriott Marquis on March 12, the Imperial Court of New York celebrated 30 years of raising funds for New York City’s LGBT and HIV/ AIDS-affected communities. This year’s event benefitted the group’s LGBTQ Youth Scholarship Fund. Honorees at the event included activists and philanthropists […]

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