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With Anger and Determination, Chelsea Vigil Remembers Mx Bostick

With Anger and Determination, Chelsea Vigil Remembers Mx Bostick

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | Eight days after the May 4 death of Mx Bostick, a transgender Chelsea resident who suffered a blow to the head on April 25, more than 100 transgender New Yorkers and their allies gathered at the site of the crime to honor Bostick’s memory and demand action on issues from police responsiveness […]

Brooklyn Borough Hall Wrapped in Love for Orlando

Brooklyn Borough Hall Wrapped in Love for Orlando

JACKSON CHEN | A rainbow banner with messages of love, support, and condolences embraces Brooklyn Borough Hall as local residents, community groups, and elected officials came together in a call for action after the tragic shooting in Orlando. “We needed a real and significant way of saying we feel the pain of the people of Orlando, […]

Cops Seek Three in Park Slope Attack on Trans Woman

Cops Seek Three in Park Slope Attack on Trans Woman

BY RUTH BROWN | Police are searching for three men suspected of bashing a transgender woman in the late morning on May 13 in Park Slope. The 32-year-old victim was on Seventh Avenue at Eighth Street at around 11:10 am when three men passed by the woman yelling bigoted slurs, according the NYPD. The men then […]

Brooklyn Pride Center Gathers For Sixth Anniversary

Brooklyn Pride Center Gathers For Sixth Anniversary

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | In celebration of its sixth anniversary, the Brooklyn Community Pride Center, which served more than 5,000 LGBTQ residents of the borough last year, held its Community Leadership Awards & Gala on April 23. The DUMBO Loft event honored Desiree Akhavan, an Iranian-American filmmaker whose recent feature debut, “Appropriate Behavior,” tells the story […]

LGBT Groups Raise Their Voices Over Non-Indictment in Eric Garner Case

LGBT Groups Raise Their Voices Over Non-Indictment in Eric Garner Case

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | In a December 4 statement, more than a dozen major groups from New York’s LGBT advocacy community came together to voice their “outrage over the lack of indictment in the Eric Garner case.” A day before, a Staten Island grand jury declined to issue an indictment in a wide array of potential […]

Gay Crown Heights Party Promoter Charges Police Brutality

Gay Crown Heights Party Promoter Charges Police Brutality

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | Roughly 50 people marched on Brooklyn’s 77th Precinct to protest the arrest of Jabbar Campbell, a party promoter who says police assaulted him during an event at his Crown Heights home. The group characterized the January 13 police action against Campbell as an anti-gay attack. “We have to fight back against […]