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Still Hearing Jerry Hoose’s Voice    

Still Hearing Jerry Hoose’s Voice    

BY PERRY BRASS | Jerry Hoose, a Christopher Street resident and gay rights movement fixture for generations, died on February 11 in Beth Israel hospice care, after a battle with stage IV pancreatic cancer. Jerry was one of the first people I met in the Gay Liberation Front after joining in November 1969, shortly after Stonewall. […]

Out Hotel Developer Scores Fire Island Bargain    

Out Hotel Developer Scores Fire Island Bargain    

BY MICHAEL LUONGO | Talk about bargains. Some of the most famous real estate in gay history recently sold at auction for only 40 percent of its original asking price, falling into the hands of real estate developer Ian Reisner, owner of the Out Hotel, the gay hotel complex on West 42nd Street in Hell’s Kitchen. […]

A New Generation Helms LGBT Expo

A New Generation Helms LGBT Expo

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | The Original LGBT Expo, a trade show aimed at both the consumer and business-to-business markets, has been a late winter mainstay at Manhattan’s Jacob Javits Convention Center since 1993. On February 28 and March 1, however, it will take its first bow under new management. According to Jay Handy, a director at […]

Georgia Couple to Wed at the Javits!

Georgia Couple to Wed at the Javits!

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | Val and Chelsey are lesbians who both grew up in small-town Georgia. In addition to the typical struggles faced by young couples — they met four years ago — they were also dogged by lack of family support. Chelsey’s family didn’t approve of the couple’s relationship and Val never felt much family […]

We’ve Nearly Arrived in Dothan

We’ve Nearly Arrived in Dothan

BY TROY MASTERS | As a crimson tide of same-sex marriage rolls across Alabama, lives are being transformed right before our eyes. This week marks another huge stage in the paradigm shift that has remade that state in the past 50 years. And if racial progress upended a way of life in Alabama centuries old, gay […]

Digital Drag

Digital Drag

BY MICHAEL DESANTO | When we think of video games, our minds can easily go off in many different directions. We may think about iconic figures such as Super Mario, Zelda, or Laura Croft. We may think about the amount of time children spend in these virtual worlds instead of riding their bikes outside. Or we […]

War Against Queers in Nigeria

BY KELLY COGSWELL | It’s been one year since an anti-gay bill passed in Nigeria banning same-sex marriages that nobody was lobbying for. Membership in LGBT groups was also criminalized, along with any display of homo affection, making a handshake as dangerous as a handjob. The law goes even further, requiring citizens to report such things […]

Embedded in Queer Turkey

Embedded in Queer Turkey

BY KELLY COGSWELL | I was in Turkey almost two weeks for an LGBT film festival, and at first it seemed like Paris or New York or San Francisco, where out queers hold popular events, discuss how to push things forward in a resistant, but mostly democratic society. In fact, everybody smiled so much, was so […]

Queer Turkey: A Snapshot

Queer Turkey: A Snapshot

BY KELLY COGSWELL | I don’t know what I expected to find at the KuirFest film festival in Turkey. Cops writing down the names of besieged queers, maybe. Or mobs of angry fundamentalists outside the degenerate theaters. But while I can see the tall white minarets of the local mosque from my hotel window and hear […]

City Council, Hetrick-Martin Host LGBT Youth Summit January 24

In anticipation of Respect For All Week February 9-13, during which the New York public schools emphasize the commitment to end bullying and harassment for all students, the New York City Council is partnering with the Hetrick-Martin Institute, which serves lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth, in hosting an LGBTQ Youth Summit aimed at […]

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