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Google Supports Stonewall National Monument With $1MM

Google Supports Stonewall National Monument With $1MM

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | In an unmistakable sign of the role private philanthropy can — and may have to — play with federal funding threatened across a broad array of worthy social goals, Google has committed $1 million to support efforts at the LGBT Community Center to develop oral histories and other narratives related to […]

“Please Keep Going,” Hillary Clinton Tells LGBT Center Crowd

“Please Keep Going,” Hillary Clinton Tells LGBT Center Crowd

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | “I know the election hit a lot of us hard,” Hillary Rodham Clinton told the crowd at this week’s Center Dinner in a drolly delivered bit of understatement. After the knowing laughter subsided, the former secretary of state, who won last year’s presidential popular vote by nearly three million votes yet […]

LGBT Advocates Endorse Eviction-Prevention Subsidy  

LGBT Advocates Endorse Eviction-Prevention Subsidy  

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | The New York City LGBT Community Center is among the latest advocates to endorse a plan by Queens State Assemblymember Andrew Hevesi that would provide a rent subsidy for households on public assistance that are at risk for eviction. “It’s no secret that LGBT people face shocking health disparities and much […]

Center Honors Women of Impact

Center Honors Women of Impact

PHOTO ESSAY BY DONNA ACETO | In a splashy celebration at Capitale on the Bowery November 5, the LGBT Community Center held its 19th annual Women’s Event honoring community members making a difference. The evening recognized contemporary artist Mickalene Thomas with the Center’s Community Impact Award, Alison Smith, a senior vice president at BMI with […]

Love’s Second Chance

Love’s Second Chance

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | “I lived with a spectacular woman for 40 years, and now I live with another one. It didn’t occur to me that I would find another person in my life. It didn’t occur to me that I would have another such love in my life.” That was Edie Windsor last week, talking […]

Does the Garden Party Have A Perfect Sunny Records?

Does the Garden Party Have A Perfect Sunny Records?

PHOTO ESSAY BY DONNA ACETO | From the very best recollections here at Gay City News, the annual Garden Party hosted by the LGBT Community Center on the Monday prior to the big Pride March always enjoys good weather. This year, on June 20 — the longest day of the year — the Center’s luck held […]

Honoring Mary-Louise Parker, Center Raises Over $1 Million

Honoring Mary-Louise Parker, Center Raises Over $1 Million

PHOTO ESSAY BY ALLYSON HOWARD PHOTOGRAPHY | In a splashy April 14 gala at Cipriani Wall Street, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Center raised more than $1 million while honoring Mary-Louise Parker, its board president Timothy Chow, and BNY Mellon. Parker is known for her roles in Showtime’s “Weeds,” the films “Fried Green Tomatoes” […]

Harlem Rallies in Support of Trans Woman Assaulted on D Train

Harlem Rallies in Support of Trans Woman Assaulted on D Train

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | As arctic air descended on New York the evening of February 12, a crowd numbering several dozen gathered at the corner of 125th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue to show support for Jennifer Louise Lopez, a transgender rights activist who was assaulted by another woman shouting anti-trans slurs on the uptown D train […]

The Keeper

The Keeper

BY CHRISTOPHER MURRAY | Most every morning throughout the 1980s and ‘90s, he walked into the very epicenter of the AIDS epidemic in the heart of Greenwich Village. He was the head gardener of the many bulletin boards where a Help Wanted notice for a poodle stylist might jockey for position with a call for submissions to […]

Sharing Matters, Too  

Sharing Matters, Too  

BY DONNA ACETO | Being a lover of both photography and animals, I fully expected to be moved by stories of unconditional love, warmth, and comfort — the sort that come curled up in a lap and wrapped in their own natural fur coat — by “When Dogs Heal,” an exhibit about canines and their HIV-positive […]

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