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Peaks & Valleys

Peaks & Valleys

BY MICHAEL SHIREY | Delmas Howe is an American realist painter known for his homoerotic body of work. His most recent show, “Guys and Canyons,” on exhibit through April 21 at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, was launched a few years back with a series on rock canyons located near his New Mexico […]

Black and Brooklyn

Black and Brooklyn

With the legendary Roseland Ballroom now history, the Black Party, the Saint at Large’s legendary leather and fetish extravaganza now in its 36th year, ventured beyond the confines of Manhattan. And where else? To Brooklyn — specifically to a warehouse at the corner of Atlantic and Nostrand Avenues. There, on March 21, thousands of gay […]

Cherry Grove Fire Levels Hotel, Guesthouse

Cherry Grove Fire Levels Hotel, Guesthouse

A fire that broke out in Cherry Grove during the early morning hours on March 27 destroyed the two-story, 64-room Grove Hotel and the Holly House guesthouse, as well as the famed Kokomo home that offered unprecedented 360-degree views of Fire Island, the ocean, and the bay, and another private residence. A portion of the […]

De Blasio, Cuomo Bar Non-Essential Government Travel to Indiana

De Blasio, Cuomo Bar Non-Essential Government Travel to Indiana

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | Responding to Indiana’s controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Governor Andrew Cuomo separately announced bans on non-essential travel to Indiana by government employees. “It’s a deeply disturbing reality right now in Indiana and I hope, before it’s too late, that they turn back,” de Blasio said at […]

City Council, Hetrick-Martin Host LGBT Youth Summit January 24

In anticipation of Respect For All Week February 9-13, during which the New York public schools emphasize the commitment to end bullying and harassment for all students, the New York City Council is partnering with the Hetrick-Martin Institute, which serves lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth, in hosting an LGBTQ Youth Summit aimed at […]

Council Continues Push on Hepatitis Awareness, Testing, Treatment

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | Three City Council members who have focused particular attention on the risks of hepatitis B and C joined city health officials and leading healthcare providers in marking the start of New York’s first Hepatitis B Awareness Week. The July 21 gathering on the steps of City Hall included Health Committee Chair […]

Conversion Therapy Ban Good Enough for Alito-Scalia-Roberts Court, But Not Klein-Skelos Senate

Conversion Therapy Ban Good Enough for Alito-Scalia-Roberts Court, But Not Klein-Skelos Senate

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | Amidst the shocked reaction to the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby ruling –– which opens up the possibility of religious exemptions being used as corporate get-out-of-jail free cards regarding employee nondiscrimination protections  –– there was a less-noticed bit of good news on the last day of the high court’s session. On June […]

Comptroller Issues User-Friendlier LGBT Guide

Comptroller Issues User-Friendlier LGBT Guide

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | Pride Month has traditionally been the time when the Office of the New York City Comptroller issues an updated directory of local LGBT resources. For years, this guide was issued in printed form, and over time was supplemented by an online version. This year, Comptroller Scott Stringer has introduced several new […]

Sentencing in Trans Woman’s 2011 Murder

BY PAUL SCHINDLER |  Equan Southall, 28, was sentenced to 23 years to life in the 2011 murder of his 38-year-old girlfriend, Camila Guzman, a transgender woman who had immigrated to New York from Chile. Southall was convicted on April 29 of second-degree murder in a gruesome case in which he was found to have […]

Harvey Milk Forever Stamp Dedicated

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | At a White House ceremony on what would have been the 84th birthday of gay rights leader Harvey Milk, the US Postal Service held a First-Day-Issue dedication ceremony for a forever stamp in his honor. “Let this stamp remind us of the fundamental truth behind Mr. Milk’s message — that we all […]

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