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What Does Black History Month Mean To Me?

What Does Black History Month Mean To Me?

BY MAURICE W. DORSEY, PH.D. | My grandparents were poor and did not graduate high school. They only knew and staunchly believed in their Christian faith and used it each day to get through profound racism, low wages, dilapidated segregated housing, education inequality, and verbal abuse to their face and behind their backs.When I think […]

Into the Pale Mist

Into the Pale Mist

BY COURT STROUD | “Even though Mr. Smith don’t say nothing, you see in his eyes he’s a kind man,” said the nurse, after changing Bob’s diaper. Anyone who spent 60 seconds with Bob Smith sensed his gentle disposition. Like many fans, I originally took note of the comic during his HBO comedy special in […]

Mathilde Krim, AmfAR Founder, Dies at 91

Mathilde Krim,  AmfAR Founder, Dies at 91

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | Dr. Mathilde Krim, a geneticist and virologist who between 1983 and 1985 founded the American Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR), which became the leading private funder of research, advocacy, and treatment to battle the epidemic, died on January 15 at the age of 91 at her home in Kings Point on Long […]

Danny Dromm’s Mother, PFLAG Stalwart, Dies at 85

Danny Dromm’s Mother, PFLAG Stalwart, Dies at 85

BY ANDY HUMM | When Audrey Gallagher died on January 4 at the age of 85, she left a hole in the heart of New York’s LGBTQ community, especially in her home borough of Queens. While she was perhaps best known as the mother and champion of out gay City Councilmember Daniel Dromm of Jackson Heights, […]

Women Go Red to Battle Heart Disease and Stroke

BY NYC COMMUNITY MEDIA | Every year, one out of every three deaths among American women is caused by heart disease or stroke. Battling those scourges is the mission of the American Heart Association, which relies on the support of millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide lifesaving […]

NYS Trips to Beat the Winter Blues

NYS Trips to Beat the Winter Blues

BY ROSS D. LEVI | With the holidays over and temperatures continuing to drop, winter in New York State provides terrific opportunities to fight off the cold weather doldrums. From outdoor winter fun to shopping for post-Christmas bargains and taking in art exhibits or one-of-a kind performances, the Empire State offers great destinations for a long […]

Following in Fellow Travelers’ Footsteps

Following in Fellow Travelers’ Footsteps

BY ELI JACOBSON | On January 12, the Prototype Festival presents the New York premiere of “Fellow Travelers,” an opera with music by Gregory Spears and a libretto by Greg Pierce that debuted at Cincinnati Opera in June 2016. Prototype is bringing the Cincinnati Opera production directed by Kevin Newbury to the Gerald W. Lynch Theater […]

When the City Truly Never Slept

When the City Truly Never Slept

BY TEQUILA MINSKY | It was a time of sex, drugs, and disco. Early this month, a firecracker storyteller amused a decidedly jaw-dropped crowd with an X-rated exposition about 33 of her photos — black and white and color — that capture the spirit of that bygone era. Judi Jupiter took most of her shots, now […]

Chinese Food Can’t Hold a Candle to Jewbilee

Chinese Food Can’t Hold a Candle to Jewbilee

BY MICHAEL LUONGO What’s a gay Jew to do on Christmas Eve in New York? One option is heading over to the Jewbilee, which on December 24 marked its 11th year. This most recent edition was held in Slate in the Flatiron district. According to Andrew Friedman, the assistant manager of Hebro, the gay Jewish-themed promotional […]

Holiday Twists from Gay Against Guns, Rise and Resist

PHOTO ESSAY BY DONNA ACETO | In a series of appearances around the city in the days leading up to Christmas, Gays Against Guns, the activist group that grew up in the wake of the Orlando Pulse nightclub murders in June 2016, did some holiday caroling with a “twist.” In Bryant Park on December 22, […]