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On World AIDS Day, Legendary R.E.D. Ball is a Celebration of Life

On World AIDS Day, Legendary R.E.D. Ball is a Celebration of Life

BY DR. OXIRIS BARBOT AND DR. DEMETRE DASKALAKIS | “Tens across the board!,” the emcee screams into the microphone as three young, queer New Yorkers of color walk the runway of the R.E.D. Ball with giant angel wings that they designed and assembled just for this night. On the runway at the R.E.D. Ball, everyone is […]

Doctors’ Embrace, Knowledge of PrEP Seen as Obstacle to Uptake

Doctors’ Embrace, Knowledge of PrEP Seen as Obstacle to Uptake

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | Suggesting that medical providers may be an obstacle to the wider use of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), panelists at a town hall noted that there is reluctance on the part of some doctors to prescribe the HIV prevention drug regimen and there is an ongoing challenge for patients to find providers who […]

Black AIDS Leader Talks about Being on PrEP    

Black AIDS Leader Talks about Being on PrEP    

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | Gary English is on PrEP. “One of the main reasons is I want to continue to be negative,” the 54-year-old English told Gay City News during an interview at a friend’s home in Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood. “As a person who wants to continue to be sexually active, as a mature man, this […]

The LGBT Community Meets the Mayoral Candidates

The LGBT Community Meets the Mayoral Candidates

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | The five Democrats seeking their party’s nomination for mayor spent 90 minutes with hundreds of members of our community last week, and the results were encouraging for those hoping to move critical LGBT needs to the top of the city’s agenda in the next four years. The candidates uniformly showed a detailed […]

At LGBT Forum, Mayoral Rivals Hit Quinn on Sick Leave, Term Extension

At LGBT Forum, Mayoral Rivals Hit Quinn on Sick Leave, Term Extension

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | The conventional wisdom is that Christine Quinn has the queer vote sewn up in the Democratic primary for mayor, but the crowd of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender voters at a March 20 debate let the City Council speaker know that they disapprove of some of her decisions. “I think in the […]