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A Morning-After Pill for HIV; But Seriously, the Morning After

A Morning-After Pill for HIV; But Seriously, the Morning After

BY RICHARD E. GREENE, MD & PERRY N. HALKITIS, PhD, MS, MPH | In the past few years, we have experienced a revolution in the prevention of HIV. Gone are the days when approaches based on changing behavior were the only options. Biomedical technologies have provided us another set of tools in the arsenal to fight AIDS. […]

This Year, What Activists, the Community Marched For

This Year, What Activists, the Community Marched For

BY ANDY HUMM | The LGBT Pride Parade in New York has largely become one long –– and I mean really long, at seven hours-plus –– infomercial for businesses, from banks to Broadway shows, that want the patronage of LGBT folks and those sympathetic to us. But LGBT and AIDS activist and service groups continue […]

Even With 30 Percent AIDS Rent Cap, Eligibility Limited to People Earning Less than $12.50/ Day

Even With 30 Percent AIDS Rent Cap, Eligibility Limited to People Earning Less than $12.50/ Day

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | A long-sought cap on rent paid by people with AIDS living in city- and state-subsidized housing is benefiting roughly 8,500 of the estimated 15,000 people that AIDS groups had hoped would be protected by the cap because of the method the Cuomo administration is using to determine eligibility. “Our initial estimate was […]

Julio Rivera’s 1990 Murder to Be Remembered in Jackson Heights

Julio Rivera’s 1990 Murder to Be Remembered in Jackson Heights

BY BILL PARRY | Queens residents will join City Councilmember Daniel Dromm, a gay Jackson Heights Democrat, and LGBT activists for a candlelight vigil to mark the 25th anniversary of Julio Rivera’s anti-gay murder. The crowd will gather on July 1 at 6 p.m. at the southwest corner of 78th Street and 37th Avenue, the very spot […]

Court Says US Housing Law May Allow Sexual Orientation Bias Claims    

Court Says US Housing Law May Allow Sexual Orientation Bias Claims    

BY ARTHUR S. LEONARD | A federal judge in Alabama has ruled that some sexual orientation discrimination claims may be made under the federal Fair Housing Act (FHA), a statute that forbids sex discrimination by owners and operators of residential housing facilities. District Judge William M. Acker, Jr., ruling on June 16, rejected the argument that the […]

New York’s Dyke March Still Bucks the Status Quo

New York’s Dyke March Still Bucks the Status Quo

BY KELSY CHAUVIN | Stormy weather seemed somehow fitting for the 23rd annual New York City Dyke March. Rather than easing on down the road, throngs of queer women streamed through the center of Manhattan unified in the fight to claim our own equality — so committed that even summer showers could not deter us. If […]

Upstate Lesbian Co-Parent Denied Standing to Seek Custody   

Upstate Lesbian Co-Parent Denied Standing to Seek Custody   

BY ARTHUR S. LEONARD | Relying on a quarter-century-old New York Court of Appeals precedent under which a same-sex co-parent is considered a “legal stranger” to a child she was raising with her former partner, the Appellate Division’s Fourth Department has affirmed a Chautauqua County Family Court decision dismissing a custody and visitation petition from one […]

New York Court Rejects Challenge to Gay Man’s Will    

New York Court Rejects Challenge to Gay Man’s Will    

BY ARTHUR S. LEONARD | A Manhattan Surrogate Court has rejected a challenge to the will of a gay man who had designated his then-lover as its executor and a principal beneficiary several years before they broke up. Surrogate Nora Anderson, on June 16, dismissed efforts by Mauricio Leyton’s mother and sister to disqualify the former […]

Crowds Head to the Stonewall in Wake of High Court Ruling

Crowds Head to the Stonewall in Wake of High Court Ruling

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | Hundreds turned out for a rally at the site of the 1969 Stonewall riots, which marked the start of the modern LGBT rights movement, to celebrate the US Supreme Court’s ruling that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry. “If you’re not married and you hope to be so one […]

Savoring the Capstone of More than Half a Life of Work

Savoring the Capstone of More than Half a Life of Work

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | For Evan Wolfson, the US Supreme Court decision that required every state to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples and to recognize the marriage licenses issued to such couples from other states capped decades of work. “This is the culmination of more than four decades of our movement’s work, more than […]

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