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At Stonewall Site, Thousands Remember Pulse Victims

At Stonewall Site, Thousands Remember Pulse Victims

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | Thousands gathered near the Stonewall National Monument in the West Village on June 12 to remember the 49 LGBTQ people who were shot and killed by a gunman in a Florida nightclub one year earlier. “It’s been a mission this year to get some independence back,” said Keinon Carter, who was […]

Plea Negotiations Slow Advance of Rentboy.com Prosecution

Plea Negotiations Slow Advance of Rentboy.com Prosecution

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | The US Department of Justice and the seven defendants in the rentboy.com case very quickly moved to plea negotiations after the August 25 raid on the Manhattan offices of the online escort site. “The raid and arrests are a huge black eye for the Eastern District’s US Attorney’s office,” said William Dobbs, […]

Homeland Security Must Put Up or Shut Up

Homeland Security Must Put Up or Shut Up

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | The Manhattan raid was carried out midday, with newspaper photographers and TV camera crews conveniently on hand to record law enforcement agents exiting rentboy.com’s 14th Street office, evidence in hand. Homeland Security led the charge, and the NYPD backed them up. Police Commissioner Bill Bratton was quoted as shocked, shocked, shocked such […]

Cy Vance: Don’t Blame Me for Rentboy.com Raid

Cy Vance: Don’t Blame Me for Rentboy.com Raid

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | The Manhattan district attorney’s office had its name removed from the press release issued by the Brooklyn-based Office of the US Attorney for the Eastern District of New York that announced the raid on rentboy.com and the arrests of the gay escort site’s chief executive and six of its employees. “Cy Vance is understandably […]

A Beautiful Night on the River

PHOTO ESSAY BY DONNA ACETO |  The LGBT Community Center has always been able to pinch itself for its good luck in getting stunningly clear weather for its annual Monday evening Garden Party kicking off Pride Week. June 22 proved no exception, as thousands turned out at Pier 84 at West 44th Street for a night […]