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Point Foundation Honors Ronan Farrow

Point Foundation Honors Ronan Farrow

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | At a splashy April 10 fundraiser at the Plaza Hotel, the Point Foundation, the nation’s largest scholarship fund for LGBTQ college students, honored journalist Ronan Farrow, who last October broke open the Harvey Weinstein scandal with investigative reporting he published in The New Yorker. In his remarks at the Plaza, Farrow made […]

A Gay Basketball Coach’s Winning Season  

A Gay Basketball Coach’s Winning Season  

BY KELSY CHAUVIN | If success as a coach involves confidence, honesty, and forging mutual dedication with your players, Anthony Nicodemo is a champion. The head boys’ basketball coach at Saunders High School in Yonkers may not be overloaded with trophies, but he does have his team’s utmost respect, especially since coming out two years ago. […]

Hope for the Future    

Hope for the Future    

BY MICHAEL SHIREY | Point Honors, the annual benefit gala presented by the Point Foundation, took place April 13 at the New York Public Library. This year’s gala honored Jonathan Groff, the star of HBO’s “Looking” who is now on Broadway in “Hamilton,” along with Jeffrey Tambor, for his groundbreaking turn in the Amazon series “Transparent.” […]

Indiana Adopts Sweeping Religious Opt-Out Law

Indiana Adopts Sweeping Religious Opt-Out Law

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | In a private ceremony closed to the press but including numerous religious leaders, Indiana Governor Mike Pence, a Republican social conservative, signed what is widely described as the nation’s most sweeping law empowering businesses and individuals to claim religious exemptions from complying with state and local law. In defending the new law, […]

The Gayest City Council Ever Honors LGBT Icons    

The Gayest City Council Ever Honors LGBT Icons    

BY ANDY HUMM | The gay and lesbian caucus of the New York Council jumped from three to six members this year — half of them people of color — and their more progressive politics were on full display June 18 at their LGBT Pride Celebration. The Cooper Union Great Hall event emphasized the connections […]

Be Like Mike

Be Like Mike

BY MICHAEL SHIREY | Making history, Michael Sam, a 24-year-old defensive end, on May 10 became the first out gay man drafted into the National Football League, picked by the St. Louis Rams in the seventh and final round of the draft. Prior to the pick, Sam enjoyed a successful college career at the University […]

2013: Year in Photos

2013: Year in Photos

PHOTOS BY DONNA ACETO, MICHAEL LUONGO & SAM SPOKONY/ DESIGN BY MICHAEL SHIREY/ TEXT BY PAUL SCHINDLER

In the Game?

In the Game?

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | “I’m a 34-year-old NBA center. I’m black. And I’m gay.” So began Jason Collins’ cover essay in the May 6 issue of Sports Illustrated, in which he became the first player in what are considered the four major North American male professional leagues — the National Basketball Association, the National Football League, Major […]

First Male Athlete from Big Four US Professional Sports Comes Out

First Male Athlete from Big Four US Professional Sports Comes Out

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | “I’m a 34-year-old NBA center. I’m black. And I’m gay.” So begins Jason Collins’ cover story in the May 6 issue of Sports Illustrated, in which he became the first player in the four major North American male professional leagues –– the National Basketball Association, the National Football League, Major League Baseball, […]