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Gays, History & A New Bishop of Rome    

Gays, History & A New Bishop of Rome    

BY MICHAEL LUONGO | Imma Battaglia leaned in to tell me a story of intrigue — about secret closed door agreements between the Catholic Church and political figures. It all seemed farfetched in the modern era, more akin to the Borgias’ rise to power or something from Machiavelli’s “The Prince.” “You know, it is a part […]

This Year, Catch the Spirit

This Year, Catch the Spirit

BY CHRISTOPHER MURRAY  | If you need gay spiritual good cheer this time of the year, here are some reliable suggestions for holy hot spots where queer New Yorkers can find some perspective and inspiration –– and perhaps escape from their families, as well. Congregation Beit Simchat Torah (CBST) Jewish At Church of the Holy Apostles 296 […]

Voters’ Prizes Announced in Best of Gay City News Readers’ Choice Contest

Voters’ Prizes Announced in Best of Gay City News Readers’ Choice Contest

As a thank you to several lucky participants in the first annual Best of Gay City News Readers’ Choice contest, five prize winners have been announced: An iPad: Donnie Roberts An iPad Mini: Gregory Veve One-Year Memberships at DavidBarton Gym: Gabe Cooper Tom Fitzmaurice Tickets for Two on a Hornblower Cruise in New York Harbor: Art Politano  For […]

A Bed… & A Safe Haven

A Bed… & A Safe Haven

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | Ben is a confident and well-spoken 19-year-old who has worked the past couple of years as an executive receptionist in New York City. With a gently wry sense of humor, he recently discussed his love of doing drag, especially when going out for late-night screenings of “Rocky Horror Picture Show.” He also […]

Activists, National Parks Advocates Suss Out LGBT History Sites  

Activists, National Parks Advocates Suss Out LGBT History Sites  

BY ANDY HUMM | About 20 activists who have made some of their own LGBT history in New York took a walking tour through Greenwich Village on a chilly November 15 as part of a process of deciding what ought to be included in a federally designated site or area administered by the National Park Service. […]

Jerry Tallmer, Giant of New York Arts Criticism, Dead at 93    

Jerry Tallmer, Giant of New York Arts Criticism, Dead at 93    

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | An oversize presence in the world of New York journalism for six decades, Jerry Tallmer, died on November 9 — a month shy of his 94th birthday — at the Dewitt Hospice on the Upper East Side. Tallmer was a founding editor of the Village Voice in 1955, serving as its first […]

Pockets, Purses, and Pants: LGBTQ New Yorkers Have the Right to Know

BY ANDREA RITCHIE | What do marijuana arrests, illegal gender searches, and the use of condoms as evidence all have in common? All are the product of discriminatory policing practices affecting LGBTQ communities, and particularly LGBTQ youth and transgender people of color. They also often take place during searches supposedly based on “consent.” The scene, described […]

The Edge of Horror

The Edge of Horror

BY ED SIKOV | The actor and Out 100 Artist of the Year Zachary Quinto certainly stepped in something stinky when he opined about HIV and young gay men in the Out interview accompanying his award. In case you’ve been living — with me — on Mars and need a quick sketch of who this Quinto […]

Transgender Day of Remembrance Marked

Transgender Day of Remembrance Marked

PHOTOS BY DONNA ACETO  | At twilight on November 20, members of the transgender community and their allies, advocates, and elected officials gathered at a City Hall vigil to commemorate the Transgender Day of Remembrance. The annual event has been marked around the world since 1999 to draw attention to the disproportionate level of violent crime […]

Center Honors Steinem, Glick

Center Honors Steinem, Glick

PHOTOS BY DONNA ACETO |  At its 17th annual Women’s Event, held November 15 at the new Cipriani restaurant in the Cunard Building on Lower Broadway, the LGBT Community Center honored two iconic feminist leaders — Gloria Steinem, who in 1971 was a co-founder of Ms. Magazine, and West Side State Assemblymember Deborah Glick, who in […]

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