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“Pharma Bro” Played Up LGBTQ Donation at Sentencing

“Pharma Bro” Played Up LGBTQ Donation at Sentencing

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | Seeking to counter allegations that he is anti-gay, a pharmaceutical executive who was convicted of securities fraud last year and earlier vilified for increasing the price of a drug used by people with compromised immune systems included, in his sentencing memorandum, a letter he received from the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender […]

#UsToo: Reclaiming “Lesbian” in Vienna

BY KELLY COGSWELL |I recently went to a march in New York organized by Voices 4 Chechnya and RUSA LGBT demanding that the US welcome queer Chechen refugees who are being tortured and murdered by the brutal regime of Putin faithful Ramzan Akhmadovich Kadyrov. I’d heard a lot about how gay men and trans women in […]

Long Live the Lezzie –– In the Post-Label Era

BY KELLY COGSWELL | Every couple of months, I read an article in HuffPost or Buzzfeed or some other hipster rag about how all these actresses and singers and whatnot have come out as… nothing, really… because they’re so fucking cool, they’re post-label, as fluid as their $129 lip gloss, which is perfectly applied, no matter […]

Activists Charge City Never Had Plan to Replace Services Lost in Chelsea Clinic Closing

Activists Charge City Never Had Plan to Replace Services Lost in Chelsea Clinic Closing

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | Following a meeting with senior staff at the city’s health department, some AIDS activists are saying the department never had a plan to replace the services that were lost when the agency closed its Chelsea sexually transmitted disease clinic for a two-year renovation. “It’s public health malpractice,” said James Krellenstein, a […]

Evoking Stonewall, Obama Talks of Gay Equality in Inaugural Address

Evoking Stonewall, Obama Talks of Gay Equality in Inaugural Address

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | For the first time in a presidential inaugural address, Barack Obama, in beginning his second term in office, talked specifically about the LGBT community. And in a speech that clocked in at just under 20 minutes, the mention was more than merely incidental. “We, the people, declare today that the most evident […]