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The Security Inked Deepthroat Found at Rentboy.com

The Security Inked Deepthroat Found at Rentboy.com

BY NATHAN RILEY | Inked Deepthroat was with his uncle, who is gay and worldly wise, when a text flashed on his cell phone announcing the raid on rentboy.com –– and that his world had been turned upside down. One friend was among the seven arrested by agents from the US Department of Homeland Security backed […]

Why the Rentboy.com Raid Hit Such a Nerve    

Why the Rentboy.com Raid Hit Such a Nerve    

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | The outraged reaction to the federal government’s raid on rentboy.com and the arrests of seven staffers there, including the escort website’s chief executive, reflects the positive status that escorts and for-hire sex have in the gay community. “It’s much more socially acceptable,” said Christian Grov, an associate professor at the CUNY School […]

Town Hall Reflects Growing Anger Over City STD Efforts   

Town Hall Reflects Growing Anger Over City STD Efforts   

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | A town hall organized by ACT UP and the Treatment Action Group demonstrated the growing anger with the de Blasio administration and the city’s health department over what activists say is their failure to respond to rising sexually transmitted diseases and new HIV infections among the city’s gay and bisexual men. “Bill […]

Two City LGBT Health Centers Win Obamacare Funding   

Two City LGBT Health Centers Win Obamacare Funding   

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | Two local health centers that focus their work on the LGBT community have each been selected for annual funding of $650,000 aimed at offsetting the unreimbursed cost of care that they provide to lower income clients. A new unit of the Chelsea-based Callen-Lorde Community Health Center being developed in the Bronx and […]

What’s the Future of Workplace Domestic Partner Benefits?    

What’s the Future of Workplace Domestic Partner Benefits?    

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | Over the past two decades, corporate America — in many ways, moving out ahead of the nation’s political and legal system in responding to the needs and aspirations of their gay employees — increasingly embraced domestic partner benefits, including most significantly healthcare coverage, as a way of offering them some measure of […]

Ali Forney Begins Renovation of First Youth Residence It Owns    

Ali Forney Begins Renovation of First Youth Residence It Owns    

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | Using a $3.3 million grant from the City Council, the Ali Forney Center (AFC) will renovate an East Village brownstone and open a residence for homeless queer youth there in late summer of 2016. “The last 13 years have been extraordinary,” Carl Siciliano, AFC’s founder and executive director, said at a July […]

Borough President, Council Support New Bronx LGBT Initiatives    

Borough President, Council Support New Bronx LGBT Initiatives    

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | Capital budget allocations that Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr., is due to announce in coming weeks demonstrate the increased attention that the needs of the LGBT community there are receiving from his administration as well as from out gay City Councilmember Ritchie Torres, a freshman legislator who represents a central Bronx […]

Transgender Challenge to NYS Medicaid Regs Survives Motion to Dismiss    

Transgender Challenge to NYS Medicaid Regs Survives Motion to Dismiss    

BY ARTHUR S. LEONARD | US District Judge Jed Rakoff in Manhattan has denied most of New York State’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit challenging a variety of limitations in the state’s Medicaid program handling of gender dysphoria treatment. Rakoff did not immediately issue a written opinion supporting his June 26 ruling, but indicated one would […]

AIDS Healthcare Foundation Case May Lack Needed Specifics, Judge Suggests

AIDS Healthcare Foundation Case May Lack Needed Specifics, Judge Suggests

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | Comments made by a federal judge at a June 10 hearing suggest that a False Claims Act lawsuit brought by three former employees of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) against the AIDS agency is struggling. “I don’t know of any case that allows a qui tam action to be brought based on […]

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. […]

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