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Raising Funds for Scholars, Point Honors Champions

Raising Funds for Scholars, Point Honors Champions

The Point Foundation, the nation’s largest scholarship group supporting LGBTQ higher education scholarships, hosted 400 guests at its annual Point Honors New York event at the Plaza Hotel April 3. The evening fêted Uzo Aduba, an Emmy Award-winner for her role in Netflix’s “Orange Is the New Black,” MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts, who snagged an Emmy […]

Gilbert Baker, Whose Rainbow Flag Sewed LGBTQ World Together, Dies Suddenly at 65

Gilbert Baker, Whose Rainbow Flag Sewed LGBTQ World Together, Dies Suddenly at 65

BY ANDY HUMM | Gay pioneer and artist Gilbert Baker, who died in his sleep at age 65 on March 31 at his home in Manhattan, did not just create the iconic Rainbow Flag but he gave it away freely to the world where it was embraced in every corner — from its origins in San […]

New York Promoters of Russian Investment on the Run

New York Promoters of Russian Investment on the Run

BY ANDY HUMM | In the face of protests on November 18 by Queer Nation and others opposed to investment in Russia due to that nation’s new anti-gay laws, the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) scaled back its annual marking of Russia Day. A separately planned morning conference on investing in Russia had to move, was […]

BREAKING: Same-Sex Marriages Resume in California

BREAKING: Same-Sex Marriages Resume in California

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | Two days after the US Supreme Court ruled that the proponents of Proposition 8 did not have standing to appeal a lower court ruling that found the 2008 ban on gay marriage in California unconstitutional, a federal appeals court lifted a stay it put in place in 2010 and marriages began […]

What It Means to Be Out in 2013

What It Means to Be Out in 2013

BY GARY M. KRAMER | Debuting on HBO on June 27 and available on demand the following day, “The Out List” is an hour-long documentary featuring 16 LGBT individuals, each directly addressing the camera for a few minutes to talk about issues important to the queer community. From Lady Bunny’s smart speech about drag queens […]

It’s Official: Corey versus Yetta in Race to Succeed Quinn

It’s Official: Corey versus Yetta in Race to Succeed Quinn

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | Seven months after Corey Johnson, the chair of Community Board 4 in Chelsea, officially announced his aim to succeed Speaker Christine Quinn in the City Council’s District 3 seat, Yetta Kurland stepped up to say she too would contest the seat in 2013. The December 10 City Hall press conference at […]