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Gay City News Launches First Annual Best Of Contest    

Gay City News Launches First Annual Best Of Contest    

BY PAUL SCHINDLER  | We want to hear from you. And we want other readers to hear from you. That’s one of two vital messages I want to impart about our inaugural Best of Gay City Annual Readers’ Choice contest. The other thing you must know: This is all about having some fun. Not that […]

Meningitis Strain from 2012, 2013 Reemerges among City Gay, Bi Men    

Meningitis Strain from 2012, 2013 Reemerges among City Gay, Bi Men    

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | A meningitis outbreak among New York City gay and bisexual men that was ostensibly ended in February of 2013 appears to have returned with the September 5 announcement by the city’s health department of related meningitis cases out of Brooklyn and Queens among three HIV-positive men who have sex with men. […]

As Cuomo Endorses Plan to End AIDS, Evidence Shows Wider PrEP Use

As Cuomo Endorses Plan to End AIDS, Evidence Shows Wider PrEP Use

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | New York’s state health department is estimating that in the first five months of this year more than 3,000 people on Medicaid were taking an anti-HIV drug to avoid becoming infected with the virus that causes AIDS. “For the period January 2014 through May 2014, the State Health Department estimates that 3,149 […]

Callen-Lorde Emerges as Big Player in PrEP Prevention Drive    

Callen-Lorde Emerges as Big Player in PrEP Prevention Drive    

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | With the two-year anniversary of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approving Truvada for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and Americans only slowly adopting the HIV prevention tool, the Callen-Lorde Community Health Center may be writing a significant number of the prescriptions for PrEP in the country. “I don’t know that it’s a […]

Critics Fault Medical Marijuana Compromises Cuomo Demanded    

Critics Fault Medical Marijuana Compromises Cuomo Demanded    

BY NATHAN RILEY | In the closing hours of the legislative session, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed off on an approach to medical marijuana legislation that will allow its use under carefully controlled circumstances. The law that was adopted as a result — reflecting his bottom lines but not those of Staten Island Independent Democratic Conference […]

Strong Action to Bar Condom Use as Evidence Gets Council Boost

Strong Action to Bar Condom Use as Evidence Gets Council Boost

BY NATHAN RILEY | The Access to Condoms Coalition received a friendly reception at a June 9 City Council hearing on a resolution supporting reform legislation in Albany. In the past, police seized condoms as evidence of prostitution, which inhibited both street workers and others, particularly young people of color, from carrying them. In a […]

Facts in Fraud Charge Against New GMHC Chief Remain Unclear

Facts in Fraud Charge Against New GMHC Chief Remain Unclear

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | A lawsuit that supposedly accused the incoming head of Gay Men’s Health Crisis of fraud in the 2012 board election at Front Runners New York does not name him in any publicly available document and was brought against Anthony Ng, the LGBT running club’s treasurer at the time, and John Doe defendants. […]

NYPD to Curb Seizing Sex Workers’ Condoms

NYPD to Curb Seizing Sex Workers’ Condoms

BY RYAN HOWE | New York City police will significantly limit the seizure of condoms as evidence during prostitution arrests, Commissioner Bill Bratton announced in a May 12 release. The former policy was criticized by advocacy groups and health officials for undermining the efforts to protect prostitutes and their clients from HIV and other STD […]

Kelsey Louie, a Top Harlem United Official, Set to Helm GMHC

Kelsey Louie, a Top Harlem United Official, Set to Helm GMHC

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | At Harlem United, Kelsey Louie is the boss in every way except his title. He was made the chief operating officer last year, and every function at the AIDS services agency reports to him, but he reports to Steven Bussey, the chief executive officer. With a background in management consulting and […]

GMHC Names New Leader

GMHC Names New Leader

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | On April 29, as Gay City News was going to press, the Gay Men’s Health Crisis announced the hiring of Kelsey Louie as its new chief executive officer. Louie, who was the agency’s coordinator of counseling and education in 2006, has since worked at the Harlem United Community AIDS Center, where […]

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