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Trump Tower’s Troubling Shadow

Trump Tower’s Troubling Shadow

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | Not that it should surprise anyone, but President-elect Donald Trump is off to a disquieting start, one that offers little comfort — other than a few cheap words, “And I mean everyone,” in his YouTube infomercial this week — that he truly aims to unite the entire country. Let’s look at […]

Resisting Trump

Resisting Trump

BY KELLY COGSWELL | I take good news where I can find it in Trump’s woman-hating, neo-Nazi, gay-bashing, Muslim-registering, anti-Semitic America. Last week, it arrived from a climate change conference in Marrakesh, Morocco, where delegates from 197 countries united to approve a statement urging immediate action in the face of Donald Trump’s promise to pull […]

Poorly Educated Columbia Prof Throws Us Under the Bus

Poorly Educated Columbia Prof Throws Us Under the Bus

BY ED SIKOV | Don’t worry — this column is not about Donald Trump. Not exactly. Yes, he is the worst thing to happen to the world since anthrax. But all of the material I’d been carefully collecting about him for use in this column has been scooped up by other writers: the Mencken quote […]

Those Rural Areas

Those Rural Areas

BY BRUCE KOGAN | I was one of many in New York State who were disillusioned and shocked when the Empire State Pride Agenda decided to declare “mission accomplished” and close its doors. There is so much work to be done, so many issues to be resolved now and in response to what might come […]

Trump and All That –– A British Progressive Perspective

Trump and All That –– A British Progressive Perspective

BY PETER TATCHELL | Donald Trump rode to the White House on a wave of hate and vitriol – securing a victory for ignorance, intolerance, and incivility. He has pledged to abolish affordable Obamacare medical insurance for low and middle income Americans, ditch action against climate destruction, cut tax rates for big corporations, ban Muslim immigrants, […]

A Stain on Our Democracy

A Stain on Our Democracy

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | As Tuesday evening’s slowly unfolding nightmare began to move into higher gear, my friend Analisa in Chicago posted on Facebook, “Are men really that afraid of women?” And it suddenly hit me. Over the past several years – indeed, through eight years of the right wing’s fanatical hatred of President Barack […]

When Trump is King

BY KELLY COGSWELL | We could have done it. Had the first female president of the US. And one of the smartest, most prepared executives ever, but never underestimate misogyny. Never underestimate the vast selling power of hate and fear, and a sensationalist, ratings-grabbing media that insisted on covering Trump as if he was a […]

Drug Reform A Rare Election Day Bright Spot

BY NATHAN RILEY | Drug prohibition took it on the chin as voters supported tax-and-regulate referendums in four states that would allow adults to shop for pot. While pot was liberated, Georgia passed a tax on adult establishments that creates a fund for sexually exploited children — encouraging a narrative where adult sexual activity is […]

Don’t Let the FBI Pick the Next President

Don’t Let the FBI Pick the Next President

BY NATHAN RILEY | Hillary Clinton, in a campaign rallying constituencies empowered by the rights revolution that began in the 1960s – including people of color, women, and the LGBT community – has raised the stakes in this presidential election and her efforts have provoked a fierce reaction from law enforcement. Before James Comey, the […]

Gay City News at 15: No Turning Back

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | For the past decade and a half, Gay City News has strived, with every issue, to provide thoughtful, incisive, and comprehensive news and arts coverage for the nation’s largest and most diverse LGBT community. Thankfully, that has turned out to be a huge but also very exciting job. When we launched in […]

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