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An Evening of Recognition and Community-Building

An Evening of Recognition and Community-Building

BY DONNA MINKOWITZ | “Silence really does equal death,” said Paul Schindler, Gay City News’ editor-in-chief, to several hundred people gathered to build community under the rosy pink, yellow, and blue lights and romantic cherub paintings of Brooklyn’s Grand Prospect Hall on March 30. The occasion was Gay City News’ 2017 Impact Awards, where queer […]

2017 Gay City News Impact Awards

2017 Gay City News Impact Awards

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | The 33 individuals profiled in this commemorative special section come from many walks of life — government, healthcare, business, labor, law, the arts, advocacy, and activism. What all of them, in their unique ways, have in common is their engagement in the project of building community. And building community is a vital […]

When History Catches Up With Fiction

When History Catches Up With Fiction

BY CHRISTOPHER MURRAY | The celebrated gay author Christopher Bram has written nine novels — including “Father of Frankenstein,” made into the film “Gods and Monsters,” which earned screenwriter Bill Condon an Oscar and stars Ian McKellen and Lynn Redgrave nominations — and two works of nonfiction, including 2012’s “Eminent Outlaws: The Gay Writers Who Changed America,” […]

Diversity Celebrated at Publishing Triangle Awards  

Diversity Celebrated at Publishing Triangle Awards  

BY MICHAEL LUONGO | It was a mix of old and new at the 27th annual Publishing Triangle Awards, an event that honors the best in LGBT publishing. Many stalwarts and icons of the gay literary community were in attendance and celebrated during the course of the evening, but the April 23 event at the New […]

Gore Vidal’s Forgotten Rival

Gore Vidal’s Forgotten Rival

BY DOUG IRELAND | If one asks male queers today who wrote the first serious modern American novel that was explicitly gay, nine out of 10 would answer Gore Vidal, for his 1948 book “The City and the Pillar.” But they’d be wrong. That distinction belongs to John Horne Burns, whose 1947 “The Gallery,” based on […]