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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 […]

Jim Eigo Honored by ACT UP at 30

Jim Eigo Honored by ACT UP at 30

PHOTO ESSAY BY DONNA ACETO | Marking 30 years of AIDS activism, ACT UP held a March 22 event to recognize the work of Jim Eigo, a founding member of the group’s Treatment and Data Committee, upon his retirement. Longtime ACT UP members Eric Sawyer, Andy Velez, Peter Staley, Jay Blotcher were among those on hand […]

Protesters Target Cuomo on Housing Promises 

Protesters Target Cuomo on Housing Promises 

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | A March 13 protest by AIDS and housing advocates outside the Midtown office of Governor Andrew Cuomo ended in 10 arrests, as demonstrators unfurled two banners across Third Avenue, blocking traffic. The demonstrators focused on what they say are inadequate efforts by both the state and city to curb a spiraling […]

Trump’s Budget Outline Alarms LGBTQ Health Experts

Trump’s Budget Outline Alarms LGBTQ Health Experts

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | While only the broadest outlines of Donald Trump’s first federal budget are known, some AIDS groups are reacting with alarm at the possibility that his proposals could lead to large cuts in federal programs that fund care for people with HIV and services that prevent new HIV infections. “Last night President Trump […]

Robin Hoods Shoot Arrows at UN, Wall Street

Robin Hoods Shoot Arrows at UN, Wall Street

BY ANDY HUMM | While the Robin Hood of folklore rode through Sherwood Forest robbing from the rich to help the poor, more than 2,000 activists –– a good number dressed in his iconic green costume –– marched through the canyons of New York on the evening of September 17. They stopped at power centers from […]

Bars Join AIDS Memorial Fund Drive on December 1

Bars Join AIDS Memorial Fund Drive on December 1

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | Advocates of a permanent AIDS memorial to be built on a portion of parkland being developed adjacent to the former St. Vincent’s Hospital campus are enlisting the support of gay and lesbian bars across the city to help raise the $4 million needed to move the effort forward. The AIDS Memorial Park […]