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Can the Plan to End AIDS End AIDS?

Can the Plan to End AIDS End AIDS?

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | At a World AIDS day event held at Harlem’s Apollo Theater, Dr. Demetre Daskalakis, the assistant commissioner in the city’s health department who oversees HIV programs, made a bold promise. “I am tired of hearing that that New York City is the epicenter of HIV,” Daskalakis told the crowd at the […]

How Much Will It Cost?    

How Much Will It Cost?    

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | The Plan to End AIDS could cost tens of millions of dollars initially, with those costs first increasing then declining if the plan meets its target of reducing new HIV infections in New York State from its current roughly 3,000 a year to 750 by 2020. “Fifty million dollars would get you […]

Optimism on End to AIDS in 2020 in New York, 2030 Worldwide   

Optimism on End to AIDS in 2020 in New York, 2030 Worldwide   

BY ANDY HUMM | The Apollo Theater in Harlem was packed to the rafters on the morning of December 1, but coming from the stage was not entertainment but almost three hours of passionate speeches from elected officials and advocates marking World AIDS Day. The key message was a call for an end to AIDS in […]

LGBT Groups Raise Their Voices Over Non-Indictment in Eric Garner Case

LGBT Groups Raise Their Voices Over Non-Indictment in Eric Garner Case

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | In a December 4 statement, more than a dozen major groups from New York’s LGBT advocacy community came together to voice their “outrage over the lack of indictment in the Eric Garner case.” A day before, a Staten Island grand jury declined to issue an indictment in a wide array of potential […]

HIV Diagnoses in NYC Hit Record Low, But Progress With Gay, Bi Men Stalled

HIV Diagnoses in NYC Hit Record Low, But Progress With Gay, Bi Men Stalled

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | While New York City’s health department is reporting that new HIV diagnoses in 2013 were at the lowest level seen since the city began tracking such diagnoses in 2001, the diagnoses among gay and bisexual men remain stubbornly high. “What we’re seeing among men who have sex with men, we see year […]

A Bed… & A Safe Haven

A Bed… & A Safe Haven

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | Ben is a confident and well-spoken 19-year-old who has worked the past couple of years as an executive receptionist in New York City. With a gently wry sense of humor, he recently discussed his love of doing drag, especially when going out for late-night screenings of “Rocky Horror Picture Show.” He also […]

No Complaints Ever Filed in Kelsey Louie Running Club Flap    

No Complaints Ever Filed in Kelsey Louie Running Club Flap    

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | While a client group at Gay Men’s Health Crisis raised concerns earlier this year that the AIDS agency’s then-incoming chief executive officer may have breached the confidentiality of client records when he enrolled some people with AIDS in a running club in 2012, open records requests Gay City News made to […]

Activists, National Parks Advocates Suss Out LGBT History Sites  

Activists, National Parks Advocates Suss Out LGBT History Sites  

BY ANDY HUMM | About 20 activists who have made some of their own LGBT history in New York took a walking tour through Greenwich Village on a chilly November 15 as part of a process of deciding what ought to be included in a federally designated site or area administered by the National Park Service. […]

Jerry Tallmer, Giant of New York Arts Criticism, Dead at 93    

Jerry Tallmer, Giant of New York Arts Criticism, Dead at 93    

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | An oversize presence in the world of New York journalism for six decades, Jerry Tallmer, died on November 9 — a month shy of his 94th birthday — at the Dewitt Hospice on the Upper East Side. Tallmer was a founding editor of the Village Voice in 1955, serving as its first […]

December 1 Is World AIDS Day

December 1 Is World AIDS Day

New York City Launches End AIDS NY 2020 Campaign Mayor Bill de Blasio, Health Commissioner Mary Bassett, Assistant Commissioner Demetre Daskalakis, members of the City Council and State Legislature, and more than 40 advocacy groups, including Housing Works, VOCAL-NY, ACRIA, and GMHC gather to show support for Governor Andrew Cuomo’s commitment to employ better prevention, including […]

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