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Highlighting Key Moments in City’s LGBTQ Past

Highlighting Key Moments in City’s LGBTQ Past

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | While the 1969 riots that began as the result of a police raid at the Stonewall Inn are well known as marking the start of the modern LGBTQ rights movement, what is less well known is that the deputy inspector who led that raid had busted the Mafia-run bar just three days […]

Bent Out of Shape

Bent Out of Shape

BY CHRISTOPHER BYRNE | One cannot regularly go to Off-Broadway or even Off-Off-Broadway theater and fail to be impressed by the talented performers on these small, often obscure stages. Let’s face, it, New York is awash in talent. That observation seems particular poignant when a piece showcasing a gifted group of professionals leaves something to be […]

The Lift of a Driving Dream

The Lift of a Driving Dream

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | Comforted by the insight that even a broken clock is right twice a day, I’ve chosen a quote from Richard Nixon to frame my thoughts about the contributions one member of the LGBT community made to the successful fight for marriage equality. Our 37th president was not known for inspiring the better […]

Larry Kramer’s Search for Heart & History

Larry Kramer’s Search for Heart & History

BY DAVID EHRENSTEIN | In the spring of 1989 I went to New York — a city I was born in but left for Los Angeles in 1976 — and paid a visit to my old Gay Activists Alliance compadre Vito Russo, for what would prove to be the last time. I was in town […]

Selma, Seneca Falls, Stonewall

BY KELLY JEAN COGSWELL | All hail January. The first was not just New Year’s Day, but the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln signing the Emancipation Proclamation. A couple weeks later, Barack Obama, our first black president, had his second inauguration ceremony on Martin Luther King Day. I remember a lot of (white) people were pissed off […]