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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 –– […]

LGBT Advocates Endorse Eviction-Prevention Subsidy  

LGBT Advocates Endorse Eviction-Prevention Subsidy  

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | The New York City LGBT Community Center is among the latest advocates to endorse a plan by Queens State Assemblymember Andrew Hevesi that would provide a rent subsidy for households on public assistance that are at risk for eviction. “It’s no secret that LGBT people face shocking health disparities and much […]

Love’s Second Chance

Love’s Second Chance

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | “I lived with a spectacular woman for 40 years, and now I live with another one. It didn’t occur to me that I would find another person in my life. It didn’t occur to me that I would have another such love in my life.” That was Edie Windsor last week, talking […]

Mental Health Challenges Can Be Addressed — And Surmounted

Mental Health Challenges Can Be Addressed — And Surmounted

BY CHIRLANE McCRAY | Earlier this month, I met Picasso. Picasso comes from a very religious Catholic family in Georgia. His mother, who was diagnosed with bipolar disorder when Picasso was nine, suspected he was gay and sent him to a conversion therapy program with the hope of making him straight. The staff tried to change the way he […]

Justin Sayre: A Thousand Judys & A Million Laughs

Justin Sayre: A Thousand Judys & A Million Laughs

BY DAVID NOH | With one of our community’s most beloved events, “Night of a Thousand Judys,” coming up on June 6 at Merkin Concert Hall, I snatched the chance to speak with its flamboyantly witty and fun impresario, Justin Sayre. Already a near New York legend for “The Meeting*,” his regular convening of all things […]

Foreclosure Auction on Anti-Gay Church Stayed for Now  

Foreclosure Auction on Anti-Gay Church Stayed for Now   

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | The Blood of Jesus Atlah World Missionary Church on 123rd Street and Lenox Avenue in Harlem –– which for the past several years has posted viciously homophobic messages on its outdoor marque sign –– has blocked, temporarily at least, plans for a public auction of the property, which had been set for […]

Sending a Message to the Hate Pastor of Harlem

Sending a Message to the Hate Pastor of Harlem

BY DAN HECHING | Sometimes, justice can be poetic on many levels. An LGBT-affirmative organization has expressed interest in acquiring a notoriously homophobic Harlem church that is currently over $1 million in debt, and the community is all for it. The “Hate Pastor of Harlem” — one James David Manning of the Blood of Jesus Atlah […]

Hate Doesn’t Pay

Hate Doesn’t Pay

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | For years, the Blood of Jesus Atlah World Missionary Church at 123rd Street and Lenox Avenue in Harlem has been a beacon of hate. For a congregation led by an African-American minister, James David Manning, the vitriol on the church’s marquee-style signs aimed at President Barack Obama has been shocking, but the […]

Ali Forney Center Wins $1MM in Fed Grants    

Ali Forney Center Wins $1MM in Fed Grants    

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | The Ali Forney Center, the nation’s largest agency serving homeless LGBT youth, will receive more than $1 million in federal grants to address domestic and sexual violence, substance abuse, and mental health challenges affecting its client population. AFC serves an estimated 1,400 clients annually and operates 10 housing sites citywide as well […]

Ali Forney Expands Services for Trans Clients    

Ali Forney Expands Services for Trans Clients    

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | A leading group that serves homeless LGBT youth has begun providing hormone therapy for its transgender clients at its West 125th Street drop in center. “It felt like we were doing a disservice to our trans clients by not doing this on site,” said Heather Gay, deputy executive director of programs at […]

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