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Appeals Court Sides With Lesbian Mom In Hasidic Feud

Appeals Court Sides With Lesbian Mom In Hasidic Feud

BY ARTHUR S. LEONARD | The New York Appellate Division court in Brooklyn has unanimously reversed a trial judge’s decision to take away a formerly Hasidic lesbian mother’s custody of her three children, finding, among other things, that the settlement agreement drafted by her ex-husband’s father at the time of their divorce imposed an unconstitutional requirement […]

Not Guilt Plea from Rentboy.com Owner

Not Guilt Plea from Rentboy.com Owner

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | The chief executive of rentboy.com pleaded not guilty to one count of violating the federal Travel Act and two counts of violating a federal money laundering statute during a February 10 court appearance. “It makes no sense that he’s being prosecuted for a crime,” said Michael Tremonte, Jeffrey Hurant’s attorney and […]

Connecting the Dots Creates New Leadership

BY MICHAEL ADAMS | After the Supreme Court’s decision for marriage equality in late June, 26 million friends of the LGBTQ community showed their support — at least on that issue —by putting a rainbow filter over their Facebook profile picture. Ultimately, the freedom to marry and #LoveWins became a “sexy” way for new allies to […]

Black and Brooklyn

Black and Brooklyn

With the legendary Roseland Ballroom now history, the Black Party, the Saint at Large’s legendary leather and fetish extravaganza now in its 36th year, ventured beyond the confines of Manhattan. And where else? To Brooklyn — specifically to a warehouse at the corner of Atlantic and Nostrand Avenues. There, on March 21, thousands of gay […]

Power In Spite of It All

Power In Spite of It All

BY KELLY JEAN COGSWELL | I saw her in the flesh for the first time at the gay museum downtown, this short, blonde, confident woman reading parts of her memoir aloud and sucking down impressive amounts of water as if she still had muddy roots — and an urgent need to stay hydrated or crumble to […]

Another ‘Authentic, Historic’ Williamsburg

Another ‘Authentic, Historic’ Williamsburg

BY GARY M. KRAMER | Su Friedrich pulled up to the corner of North Ninth and Berry in Williamsburg in her Volvo on a recent cold Saturday morning to discuss her engaging, enraging new documentary, “Gut Renovation.” The film chronicles how a rezoning law forced artists in her Brooklyn neighborhood — including herself and partner Cathy […]