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Trump Has No Respect for Our Flag

Trump Has No Respect for Our Flag

BY ANDY HUMM | Donald Trump cynically held up a Rainbow Flag with “LGBTs for Trump” scrawled on it during his campaign last year and has proceeded as president to roll back LGBTQ rights and appoint virulent bigots to cabinet posts and federal judgeships. So when the administration learned that the National Park Service was going […]

Histrionics Halliday Style

Histrionics Halliday Style

BY DAVID NOH | Everything just happens to me. I never have had to go after anything,” Andy Halliday told me. The actor turned playwright is brimming over with excitement these days over the opening of his latest opus, “Up the Rabbit Hole,” which just opened at Theater for the New City (see David Kennerley’s review). […]

Divas and Tough Guys

Divas and Tough Guys

BY DAVID NOH | I don’t think I am alone in regretting that I was not in New York in 1962 to catch Judy Garland’s much-lauded Carnegie Hall concert. I am able to say, however, that I was at the Nederlander Theatre this past Sunday, September 24, to see Patti LuPone at the Broadway Cares/ Equity […]

Queer Nation’s Aerial Assault on Ian Reisner’s Fire Island Fortress

Queer Nation’s Aerial Assault on Ian Reisner’s Fire Island Fortress

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | In a splashy new development in the two-month-old brouhaha over two gay Manhattan hoteliers’ meeting with –– and financial contribution to –– stridently anti-gay Texas GOP Senator Ted Cruz, the activist group Queer Nation launched a beachfront fly-over of a banner urging a boycott of one of the men’s Fire Island Pines […]

Shocker: Ian Reisner Gave Ted Cruz $2,700

Shocker: Ian Reisner Gave Ted Cruz $2,700

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | Throughout the month-plus storm that ensued from a dinner and “fireside chat” for Texas Senator Ted Cruz hosted by Out Hotel owners Ian Reisner and Mati Weiderpass, the two gay hoteliers repeatedly insisted the event was not a fundraiser, but instead a chance to discuss foreign policy, in particular their concerns […]

OUT of Their Minds

OUT of Their Minds

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | Abject apologies, posted on Facebook on April 26, from the two gay Manhattan developers who last week hosted a highly publicized dinner and “fireside chat” with Texas Senator Ted Cruz did little to calm an explosion of online fury. Nor did they prevent a crowd of more than 100 protesters from […]

Faced With Cancellations, Threatened Protest, One of Ted Cruz’s NYC Gay Hotelier Hosts Apologizes

Faced With Cancellations, Threatened Protest, One of Ted Cruz’s NYC Gay Hotelier Hosts Apologizes

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | In the face of a protest planned for April 27, one of two gay Manhattan developers who last week hosted a highly publicized dinner and “fireside chat” with Texas Senator Ted Cruz –– a Republican presidential candidate long outspoken in his opposition to LGBT equality –– has issued an abject apology […]

Optimism on End to AIDS in 2020 in New York, 2030 Worldwide   

Optimism on End to AIDS in 2020 in New York, 2030 Worldwide   

BY ANDY HUMM | The Apollo Theater in Harlem was packed to the rafters on the morning of December 1, but coming from the stage was not entertainment but almost three hours of passionate speeches from elected officials and advocates marking World AIDS Day. The key message was a call for an end to AIDS in […]

Bailey House Marks 30 Years, Fêtes AIDS Pioneers

Bailey House Marks 30 Years, Fêtes AIDS Pioneers

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | Bailey House, which during the mid-1980s established the nation’s first scatter-site housing and congregate care housing for people living with HIV/ AIDS, marks its 30th anniversary with an auction and gala at Chelsea Piers on March 28. Today, the agency maintains its original facility, Bailey-Holt House at the west end of Christopher […]