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Gay Jamaican Immigrant Gets Deportation Reprieve

Gay Jamaican Immigrant Gets Deportation Reprieve

BY ARTHUR S. LEONARD | A gay immigrant from Jamaica, who was subject to deportation based on state law convictions in Connecticut, now has a second chance to win a reprieve based on an August 9 federal appeals court decision. A three-judge panel of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals that included Judges Pierre N. Leval, […]

Navy to Name Ship in Harvey Milk’s Honor

Navy to Name Ship in Harvey Milk’s Honor

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | US Navy Secretary Ray Mabus has notified Congress of the Navy’s intention to name a Military Sealift Command fleet oiler the USNS Harvey Milk, in honor of the LGBT rights leader and San Francisco city supervisor who was assassinated in 1978. In a July 28 story, USNI News reported that Mabus […]

“The Most Anti-LGBT Platform” Ever

“The Most Anti-LGBT Platform” Ever

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | In a year when the Human Rights Campaign argues, “The Trump-Pence ticket is the gravest threat the LGBTQ community has ever faced in a presidential election,” even the Log Cabin Republicans, who for decades have struggled to make lemonade out of the lemons in front of them, declared the platform adopted at […]

Love Must Prevail

Love Must Prevail

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | In December 1950, when William Faulkner accepted the Nobel Prize in Literature in a speech in Stockholm, he confronted the agonizing existential fear that weighed heavily on the minds and spirits of people everywhere. Just five years after Hitler’s terror had been halted, it was impossible to forget that the World […]

UN Ambassadors Travel to Stonewall In Orldando’s Wake

UN Ambassadors Travel to Stonewall In Orldando’s Wake

Ambassadors and other representatives from 16 nations, the European Union, and the United Nations joined Samantha Power, the US ambassador to the UN, for a special roundtable at the Stonewall Inn on June 16. The visit’s purpose was to reflect on both the tragic events in Orlando four days before and also the impact of […]

In Two West Village Vigils, Message Is “We Shall Overcome”

In Two West Village Vigils, Message Is “We Shall Overcome”

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | In two vigils in the West Village on Sunday evening, one crowd numbering in the thousands, another in the hundreds voiced shock, grief, and anger over the murder of 50 patrons of a Orlando, Florida, gay bar in the early morning hours of the same day. Speaker after speaker emphasized that […]

Talking Softly, Pope Holds Onto Big Sticks

Talking Softly, Pope Holds Onto Big Sticks

BY ANDY HUMM | While governors in North Carolina and Mississippi struggle to defend their anti-gay laws, Pope Francis has found a way to hold on to Catholic teachings that condemn LGBT people, exclude women from power, and forbid divorce by taking a softer tone that has won him plaudits from the mainstream media and kept […]

Trans People Remain Largely Invisible in Health Data  

Trans People Remain Largely Invisible in Health Data  

BY JD DAVIDS | The annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections is the top HIV science and medical gathering in the US, so it’s not surprising that the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) chose this year’s CROI as the place to unveil new data estimating the lifetime risk of HIV based on […]

PrEP Screenings Seen as Tool to Combat STD Surge    

PrEP Screenings Seen as Tool to Combat STD Surge    

BY JD DAVIDS | With just three minutes on the mic at the 2016 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI), Sarit A. Golub, a psychologist with a master’s degree in public health, said, “I’m going to cut to the chase, since my title is a big spoiler.” And with that, she launched into the data […]

Anglicans Slap US Episcopalians over Gay Weddings    

Anglicans Slap US Episcopalians over Gay Weddings    

BY ANDY HUMM | Under pressure from right-wing African archbishops, the Anglican Church, led by Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, has punished the US Episcopal Church for allowing same-sex marriages and ordaining out gay bishops. Welby’s action, barring US representatives from sitting on key bodies and voting on matters of doctrine at international gatherings of […]

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