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Comprehensive Health Care Critical to Fight for Equality

Comprehensive Health Care Critical to Fight for Equality

BY KIMBERLEIGH SMITH AND WINN PERIYASAMY | Truly universal comprehensive health care is critical to the goal of equity for all and should be a primary objective of today’s LGBTQ agenda. Like many marginalized communities, LGBTQ people still face major gaps in insurance access, with the Center on American Progress finding that at least 15 percent […]

At Impact Awards, Diversity, Enduring Commitment Celebrated

At Impact Awards, Diversity, Enduring Commitment Celebrated

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | At Gay City News’ third annual Impact Awards, 28 individuals plus the four comedians of Funny Gay Males were honored for their achievements and contributions to New York’s LGBTQ community. The April 26 dinner and awards ceremony at the Grand Prospect Hall in Park Slope drew a crowd of about 300 […]

City Reopens Its Chelsea Health Clinic

City Reopens Its Chelsea Health Clinic

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | Three years after its planned closing sparked outrage and protests among AIDS activists, the renovation of the city’s Chelsea sexual health clinic is largely completed and the clinic has been seeing patients since March 5. “I want to give credit to the important alliance between the advocates and the people who work […]

LGBTQ Health Clinic Opens in Bedford-Stuyvesant

LGBTQ Health Clinic Opens in Bedford-Stuyvesant

BY JULIANNE CUBA | North Brooklyn and city leaders were on hand December 20 to snip a rainbow-colored ribbon celebrating the opening of the borough’s first NYC Health + Hospitals facility dedicated to treating the LGBTQ community. The opening of Pride Health Center at Bedford-Stuyvesant’s Woodhull Hospital is an inclusive step toward making sure no patients […]

HIV Data for 2016 Show Continued Decline

HIV Data for 2016 Show Continued Decline

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | New HIV infections among New York City men who have sex with men continued declining in 2016 over 2015, according to an annual report from the city’s health department that details HIV infections last year. There were an estimated 1,541 new HIV infections in the city in 2016 and 1,172, or 76 […]

Accepting Your Age and the Youth Among You

Accepting Your Age and the Youth Among You

BY PERRY BRASS | Several years ago, a gay man, at that time a neighbor of mine, walked into my living room and stopped in front of the coffee table. “You shouldn’t have that out,” Bryan said, pointing to a copy of AARP Magazine. “You can pass for a lot younger person. You have the looks […]

Brooklyn Pride Community Center Celebrates New Home

Brooklyn Pride Community Center Celebrates New Home

BY NATHAN DICAMILLO | The Brooklyn Pride Community Center on Wednesday celebrated the opening of its new home that gives it twice the space of its old provisional headquarters downtown. “We’re here, we’re queer, and we’re just getting started in Brooklyn,” Floyd Rumohr, executive director of the Center, said in his opening remarks. Rumohr, government representatives, […]

Edie Windsor, Equality’s Champion, Dies at 88

Edie Windsor, Equality’s Champion, Dies at 88

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | Edie Windsor, a tireless advocate for LGBTQ rights who became a worldwide icon at age 84 when her lawsuit against the US government led the Supreme Court, in 2013, to strike down the key provision of the Defense of Marriage Act, has died at the age of 88. “I lost my beloved […]

Pride Parade Insurance Reg Trips Up Small Groups

Pride Parade Insurance Reg Trips Up Small Groups

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | The New York City chapter of American Veterans for Equal Rights (AVER) has marched in every Pride Parade since the chapter was founded in 2002, but it may not march this year after the group that produces the annual event required all contingents to get insurance coverage to participate. “Basically, we […]

Torpedo Obamacare, Then Grab a Rose Garden Beer

Torpedo Obamacare, Then Grab a Rose Garden Beer

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | Even as Republican members of the House of Representatives jumped on a bus headed for a Rose Garden celebration of their Obamacare repeal vote — an event where President Donald Trump smirked before the cameras and then treated the GOP faithful to brewskies — LGBTQ health care and civil rights advocates joined […]

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