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Expectations Unbound

Expectations Unbound

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | By the end of this month –– and quite possibly before we’ve had the chance to get this newspaper into your hands –– the US Supreme Court will have ruled on marriage equality. The court –– which since October has passively allowed lower court rulings to go into effect doubling the number […]

National Park Outside the Stonewall in the Works

National Park Outside the Stonewall in the Works

BY ANDY HUMM | Christopher Park across from the just-landmarked sites of the Stonewall Inn could become a national park if a campaign underway from the National Parks Conservation Association, a private advocacy group for parks, is successful. The NCPA, at a forum it hosted June 23 at the LGBT Community Center, announced that the idea […]

Black Leaders Still Frustrated By Lack of Voice in Plan to End AIDS     

Black Leaders Still Frustrated By Lack of Voice in Plan to End AIDS     

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | Activists who have led HIV prevention and community-building efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender African Americans continue to express frustration that this population is not getting sufficient attention or resources in New York State’s Plan to End AIDS. “What we’re saying now is that there is a lot of rhetoric going […]

After Hearing and Quick Vote, Stonewall Now Has City Landmark Status, Protection

After Hearing and Quick Vote, Stonewall Now Has City Landmark Status, Protection

BY ANDY HUMM | The Landmarks Preservation Commission heard testimony June 23 on whether to designate the adjoining sites of the original Stonewall Inn, which launched the Rebellion sparking the modern LGBT rights movement, as an official city landmark. It then took the unprecedented step of immediately moving to a vote. The Commission’s affirmative tally […]

Preserving LGBT History Theme of the Day June 23

Preserving LGBT History Theme of the Day June 23

BY ANDY HUMM | Those concerned with preserving LGBT history will have a busy Tuesday on June 23. In the morning, the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission holds a hearing on the landmarking of the two storefront sites that comprised the original Stonewall Inn on Christopher Street/ Stonewall Place. It was there that a […]

De Blasio Faces Advocates’ Demand for $10 Million for Plan to End AIDS

De Blasio Faces Advocates’ Demand for $10 Million for Plan to End AIDS

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | AIDS groups gathered on the steps of City Hall to demand that the de Blasio administration contribute $10 million towards the Plan to End AIDS in the city budget for the fiscal year that begins on July 1. “Ten million dollars is a nice first step,” said Corey Johnson, the gay […]

City, Activists Reach Agreement on Replacing Services Lost at Shuttered Chelsea STD Clinic

City, Activists Reach Agreement on Replacing Services Lost at Shuttered Chelsea STD Clinic

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | Roughly three months after the closing of the city’s Chelsea sexually transmitted disease clinic for a two-year renovation touched off protests, the city health department and community activists reached an agreement that will replace the services lost when the clinic was shuttered on March 21. “This plan will help make sure that […]

Williamson Henderson’s Persistent Luck in Selling a Stonewall Tale  

Williamson Henderson’s Persistent Luck in Selling a Stonewall Tale  

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | In a June 7 profile of Williamson Henderson, a man who claims he was arrested during the 1969 Stonewall riots, the New York Times at least acknowledged that “Some have called his claims into question.” The Times has profiled or quoted Henderson in four stories since 1994 and once, in a […]

Cuomo in Full Court Press for Giveaway to Anti-Gay Schools     

Cuomo in Full Court Press for Giveaway to Anti-Gay Schools     

BY ANDY HUMM | Governor Andrew Cuomo has joined forces with Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the Roman Catholic archbishop of New York, to enact a “tax credit” bill that would transfer millions of state dollars to private and religious schools, many of them run by anti-gay religions that discriminate against LGBT employees. The measure has now been […]

Estimates of Medicaid PrEP Users in New York State Revised Down      

Estimates of Medicaid PrEP Users in New York State Revised Down      

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | The state health department has significantly reduced its estimate of the number of Medicaid beneficiaries in New York who are using pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) from 3,149 to 832. “I think the number from last year wasn’t done by Medicaid,” said Dan O’Connell, director of the AIDS Institute, which is part of the […]

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