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From Manhattan to DC, New Yorkers Ready for Marriage

From Manhattan to DC, New Yorkers Ready for Marriage

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | The routes two Manhattan gay men took to their seat in the Supreme Court chambers on April 28 listening to the historic marriage equality arguments could not have been more different. Evan Wolfson first embraced the fight for gay marriage back in the early 1980s, when he wrote a Harvard Law School […]

Kerry Kennedy Lauds “Celebration” Over “Tolerance”  

Kerry Kennedy Lauds “Celebration” Over “Tolerance”  

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | Kerry Kennedy minced no words in characterizing the longstanding policy of Manhattan’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade in excluding openly LGBT participants. The president of the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights, named for her slain father, Kennedy recalled a meeting a year or so ago with LGBT leaders in […]

City Council Trip to Israel Draws Fire From Critics of Jewish State

City Council Trip to Israel Draws Fire From Critics of Jewish State

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | With City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito due to lead 14 of her colleagues on a trip to Israel paid for by two New York Jewish organizations, critics of the Jewish State’s policies toward Palestinians are stepping up their criticism of the eight-day trip, scheduled for late February. “We stand here today […]

Je Suis Charlie

Je Suis Charlie

Gay Cuban-American’s Take on New Obama Policy

Gay Cuban-American’s Take on New Obama Policy

BY MICHAEL LUONGO | President Barack Obama’s recent re-opening of formal diplomatic relations with Cuba has spawned praise and scorn –– and renewed interest by LGBT advocates in the island nation’s human rights record. Over the past decade, this reporter has written extensively about Cuba for Gay City News, beginning with a report on my […]

New Reports Document Re-Escalating Violence Against LGBT Iraqis    

New Reports Document Re-Escalating Violence Against LGBT Iraqis    

BY MICHAEL LUONGO  | The US invasion of Iraq in 2003 unleashed a wave of sectarian religious violence in what was once a relatively secular country, where conflict was held in check by brutal dictator Saddam Hussein. Along with women, religious minorities, artists and other creative people, and other groups, LGBT Iraqis faced brutal persecution […]

In NYC Briefing, Diverse, Nuanced Messages From Activists Around the Globe    

In NYC Briefing, Diverse, Nuanced Messages From Activists Around the Globe    

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | In what has become an annual tradition coinciding with the observance of International Human Rights Day at the United Nations, nearly three dozen LGBT rights advocates from across the globe traveled to New York in early December for several days of meetings and presentations coordinated through the International Gay and Lesbian […]

Gay Asylum Claims Made Easier by European Court Ruling    

Gay Asylum Claims Made Easier by European Court Ruling    

BY ARTHUR S. LEONARD | In a ruling likely to produce significant changes in how immigration officials in European countries deal with gay asylum applicants, a European Union court has set limits on the requirements of proof demanded of them. In a December 2 ruling in appeals from three gay Africans seeking asylum in the […]

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 […]

What’s Next for Tish James and the LGBT Community?    

What’s Next for Tish James and the LGBT Community?    

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | Two weeks after her candidate in a Bronx State Senate Democratic primary fight went down to defeat, Public Advocate Letitia James met with members of the Stonewall Democratic Club, presumably to begin mending fences over the fact that her man in the race is a fiercely anti-gay pastor who recently traveled to […]

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