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The Anti-LGBTQ Siege Begins in Earnest

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | The LGBTQ community never had any illusions about Donald Trump. Despite the billionaire TV celebrity having lived in Manhattan his entire adult life and mainstream media suggestions that he is the friendliest Republican president to date, we had his number from the start. That’s why only 14 percent of us gave […]

RESIST!

RESIST!

  BY PAUL SCHINDLER | As we face what already seems an exhaustively daunting challenge wrought by Donald Trump’s presidency, the first thing we can agree on is that each of us should do something. A critical corollary to that is that we each need to try not to fritter away too much time –– […]

He’s Been Our President

He’s Been Our President

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | Too cerebral. Unwilling to engage in bare-knuckles political war with his Republican enemies. Naïve, in fact, about his ability to find common ground with a GOP determined to undermine, even delegitimize him from Day 1. Those are the typical knocks – especially from progressives – aimed at Barack Obama, the first […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Trust in Honest Elections Fundamental to Our Democracy

Trust in Honest Elections Fundamental to Our Democracy

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | The latest dispiriting turn in a toxic presidential campaign has been Republican Donald Trump’s insistence that the results on November 8 may be fatally undermined by widespread voter fraud. He first warned of this peril in late summer when post-convention polls showed Hillary Clinton building a comfortable lead. Telling a small town […]

Unanimous — America’s Leading LGBT Newspapers Choose Hillary Clinton

Unanimous  — America’s Leading LGBT Newspapers Choose Hillary Clinton

  In an unprecedented move, all 12 of the country’s longest-serving and most award-winning LGBT newspapers have each separately endorsed Democrat Hillary Clinton for president of the United States. The 12 publications are members of the National Gay Media Association, a trade group for the nation’s major-market legacy LGBT newspapers. NGMA members have a combined […]

We’re With Hillary — Let’s Make Sure Swing States Are, Too

We’re With Hillary — Let’s Make  Sure Swing States Are, Too

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | At the risk of belaboring the obvious, it is essential that we elect Hillary Clinton as president on November 8. For all the opportunities that 35 years in public life provide to critics – some who are sincere and justified – Clinton’s candidacy in 2016 offers one of the most progressive visions […]

Phlegmgate, Or Why I’m So Often Embarrassed to Be a Journalist

Phlegmgate, Or Why I’m So Often Embarrassed to Be a Journalist

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | The front page of Monday morning’s New York Post, under the headline “HILL HEALTH CRISIS,” offered up frame captures from video shot the day before showing Hillary Clinton stumbling as she was helped into a van during 9/11 memorial services. By the time the Post produced this cover, we all knew […]

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