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Ron Gold, Pioneer in Challenging Sickness Label, Dies

Ron Gold, Pioneer in Challenging Sickness Label, Dies

BY ANDY HUMM | Ron Gold, who told a committee of shrinks, “Stop it, you’re making me sick!,” in a 1973 speech as part of the successful campaign to get the American Psychiatric Association (APA) to remove homosexuality from their Index of Mental Disorders, died at his East Village home May 1 at the age […]

Stonewall Plaque Dedication Planned Tuesday –– With No Stonewall Participants

Stonewall Plaque Dedication Planned Tuesday –– With No Stonewall Participants

BY ANDY HUMM | The private Historic Landmarks Preservation Center (HLPC) will “commemorate the Stonewall Inn and the Stonewall Rebellion” on Tuesday, July 16 at 3 p.m. outside the bar, but the plaque created for the occasion was not reviewed by anyone who participated in the June 1969 uprising nor were any of its veterans invited […]

When the Gay Movement Had a Genius to It

When the Gay Movement Had a Genius to It

BY PERRY BRASS | When I opened up the New York Times last week and read David Dunlap’s obituary for Jeanne Manford, who died at the age of 92, I recalled that she was the founder of P-FLAG, but most importantly that she was Morty Manford’s mother. I remember Morty so well. Who wouldn’t? It […]