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GMAD, Upstate Mocha Center Don’t Make Cuomo AIDS Task Force    

GMAD, Upstate Mocha Center Don’t Make Cuomo AIDS Task Force    

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE  | While concerns over continuing new HIV infections among black gay men have been widely discussed since 2007, the task force that will write the plan to end AIDS in New York is proceeding with no input from any organization with a history of specifically serving black gay men. “I think the needs […]

AIDS Activists Criticize Ebola Quarantine Orders    

AIDS Activists Criticize Ebola Quarantine Orders    

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | Leading AIDS activists are protesting Governor Andrew Cuomo for ordering quarantine for people returning to the US from West Africa after having close contact with someone who has Ebola there. “There is no science to support the idea that a person should be quarantined before they are symptomatic,” said Charles King, […]

Ebola and AIDS

Ebola and AIDS

BY ED SIKOV | Courtesy of Peter Staley, writing in the Huffington Post, chronicling the mirth-filled reaction of the Reagan administration to AIDS: Q: Larry, does the President have any reaction to the announcement — the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, that AIDS is now an epidemic and have over 600 cases? SPEAKES: What’s AIDS? […]

Worried About Public Health in New York City?

Worried About Public Health in New York City?

BY PAUL SCHINDLER & MICHAEL SHIREY | Get a flu shot.

Best of Gay City Final Round Voting Begins    

Best of Gay City Final Round Voting Begins    

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | Your votes are in! In voting that took place between October 2 and 26, Gay City News readers cast thousands of votes in 25 categories to rate the best businesses, community services, entertainers and shows, food and drink, and places to live and visit. Now the real fun begins. First-round voting […]

When Gay Men Want to Be Biological Dads    

When Gay Men Want to Be Biological Dads    

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | New York finished a more than respectable sixth place in terms of states giving gay and lesbian couples the right to marry, but for gay men who wish to be the biological father to their child, the primary route to doing so — relying on a surrogate mother to carry their […]

In Campaign’s Final Stretch, Cuomo Touches Some LGBT Bases

In Campaign’s Final Stretch, Cuomo Touches Some LGBT Bases

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | Despite the near certainty of his reelection on November 4 –– likely with a comfortable enough margin to keep him near the top of the heap nationwide among Democrats not named Clinton –– Governor Andrew Cuomo has not had an easy time this year with progressives, who are among the party’s […]

Joe Nicholson, Pioneering Gay Journalist, Remembered    

Joe Nicholson, Pioneering Gay Journalist, Remembered    

BY ANDY HUMM | Joe Nicholson, who came out as a reporter at the New York Post in 1980 –– a first for anyone at a big city daily –– died October 8 after a battle with cancer. He was 71 and is survived by his beloved Sherwin T. Nicholson, whom he married in January […]

Health Department Now Ready to Ease Transgender Birth Certificate Changes   

Health Department Now Ready to Ease Transgender Birth Certificate Changes   

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | In a decisive reversal of its position from eight years ago, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is prepared to reform its regulations regarding amendments to birth certificates so that transgender people born here can change the gender designation on that record without providing proof of transition […]

SAGE Space at the Center Still Contentious Issue    

SAGE Space at the Center Still Contentious Issue    

BY ANDY HUMM | A month ago, older LGBT people who have met at the SAGE Room at the LGBT Community Center for more than 30 years celebrated what they saw as a victory. After having already been moved from their longtime home on the ground floor due to renovations at the Center, they believed […]

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