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West Village Anti-Gay Attack on Halloween Weekend

West Village Anti-Gay Attack on Halloween Weekend

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | Police are seeking seven individuals in connection with an anti-gay attack at the Jane Hotel in the West Village in the early morning hours on Sunday. According to an NYPD release, a 36-year-old man was inside an elevator at the hotel, located at 113 Jane Street, along with numerous other individuals, […]

Amazeballs

Amazeballs

BY MICHAEL SHIREY | A sold out crowd of fans swarmed the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center this past weekend for New York City Comic Con, one of the biggest conventions of its kind. Comic Cons have a reputation of celebrating diversity, and there was a strong LGBT presence among both the panels and the exhibitors […]

SAGE’s Bronx Senior Housing Wins State Senate Support

SAGE’s Bronx Senior Housing Wins State Senate Support

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | In an event marking National Coming Out Day on October 11, SAGE, or Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders, welcomed State Senator Jeffrey Klein and City Councilmember Ritchie Torres, to its Bronx Center on East 188th Street. Klein was on hand to present the group with a check for $150,000 in state […]

Healing Hearts, Helping Hands

Healing Hearts, Helping Hands

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | The American Red Cross in Greater New York, at its annual Heroes Among Us gala last week, honored three employees of Orlando’s LGBT Pulse Nightclub who “demonstrated extraordinary courage and selflessness” in helping patrons escape harm as a gunman killed 49 and wounded more than 50 others in an early morning rampage […]

Walk Right in at GMHC

BY NATHAN RILEY | Gay Men’s Health Crisis is offering free testing for hepatitis C, by appointment or via simple walk-in service. Testing, carried out in Chelsea at the David Geffen Center for HIV Prevention and Health Education on the ground floor at 224 West 29th Street, is also available for HIV and other STDs. GMHC […]

IGLHRC is Now OutRight Action International

IGLHRC is Now OutRight Action International

  Jessica Stern, executive director of what to date has been called the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission, with Chesterfield Samba, the director of Gays & Lesbians of Zimbabwe, whom the group honored in Manhattan on September 28 at its Celebration of Courage gala. On that occasion, Stern announced that the group was […]

Heart Gallery NYC Hosts Second Pride Show

Heart Gallery NYC Hosts Second Pride Show

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | Heart Gallery NYC, an innovative initiative that harnesses the power of photography to help connect young people 24 and younger who lack permanent homes with “forever families,” hosted its second Pride event on June 1 at the New Victory Theater in Times Square. The event showcases photographs of a dozen LGBTQ […]

Leaders in the Drive for Marriage Equality

Leaders in the Drive for Marriage Equality

PHOTO ESSAY BY DONNA ACETO | At a June 16 cocktail reception that featured two of the activists who have helped herald in the nation’s growing embrace of marriage equality, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and AIDS Project of the American Civil Liberties Union and the New York Civil Liberties Union hosted both Edie Windsor, the […]

Public Advocacy

Public Advocacy

PHOTO ESSAY BY DONNA ACETO | In a June 15 ceremony produced in tandem with Harlem Pride, Public Advocate Letitia James honored three LGBT leaders for their community service. Above is Brooke Guinan, the FDNY’s first openly transgender female firefighter, seen with her father, FDNY Lieutenant George Guinan, James, and (from l.), George’s girlfriend Lynne and […]

Comptroller Scott Stringer Releases New Edition of LGBTQ Resource Guide

Comptroller Scott Stringer Releases New Edition of LGBTQ Resource Guide

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | Timed to coincide with Pride Week in Manhattan, New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer this week is releasing the 2015 edition of the “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Queer Guide of Services & Resources,” as well as the guide’s accompanying website. The updated directory now includes roughly 600 non-profits, city agencies, […]

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