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Jim Eigo Honored by ACT UP at 30

Jim Eigo Honored by ACT UP at 30

PHOTO ESSAY BY DONNA ACETO | Marking 30 years of AIDS activism, ACT UP held a March 22 event to recognize the work of Jim Eigo, a founding member of the group’s Treatment and Data Committee, upon his retirement. Longtime ACT UP members Eric Sawyer, Andy Velez, Peter Staley, Jay Blotcher were among those on hand […]

Trump Attack on Trans Youth Sparks Huge Protest at Stonewall

Trump Attack on Trans Youth Sparks Huge Protest at Stonewall

BY ANDY HUMM | The Trump administration’s bashing of transgender students—rescinding President Barack Obama’s federal guidance that allowed them access to bathrooms and locker rooms consistent with their gender identity — sparked a massive militant protest on the evening of February 23 at the birthplace of the modern LGBTQ movement, Stonewall Place. More than 1,500 […]

AIDS Advocates Press Cuomo on City Health Clinic Cuts

AIDS Advocates Press Cuomo on City Health Clinic Cuts

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | Roughly a dozen AIDS services and advocacy groups protested outside Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Midtown Manhattan office demanding that he reverse a change in the state’s proposed budget that would reduce funding for the New York City health clinics that are a core part of the city’s effort to substantially cut new […]

At NYC Gala, HRC Pledges Agenda “Beyond Marriage”    

At NYC Gala, HRC Pledges Agenda “Beyond Marriage”    

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | In a carefully and tightly framed speech at the Human Rights Campaign’s annual New York City gala, Chad Griffin, the group’s president, laid out an agenda for the LGBT community “beyond marriage.” Griffin, in his January 31 address to a large crowd that filled the ballroom and balconies of Midtown’s Waldorf Astoria […]

AIDS Vets REACT UP, Warn the Battle Not Over

AIDS Vets REACT UP, Warn the Battle Not Over

BY GERARD FLYNN | In many ways, the issues are still the same,” mused Andrew Velez, one of the founding members of ACT UP, at a reunion bash held at 49 Grove in the West Village on June 22, more than 26 years after the activist group was launched. He recalled that when the AIDS Coalition […]