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A Healthcare Oasis in North Brooklyn

A Healthcare Oasis in North Brooklyn

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | Last summer, when NYC Health + Hospitals/ Woodhull opened its Pride Health Center focused on the needs and disparities facing the LGBTQ community, it became the first facility focused on the specific needs of queer New Yorkers living in North Brooklyn. Woodhull, a public hospital that serves patients regardless of their ability […]

At Impact Awards, Diversity, Enduring Commitment Celebrated

At Impact Awards, Diversity, Enduring Commitment Celebrated

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | At Gay City News’ third annual Impact Awards, 28 individuals plus the four comedians of Funny Gay Males were honored for their achievements and contributions to New York’s LGBTQ community. The April 26 dinner and awards ceremony at the Grand Prospect Hall in Park Slope drew a crowd of about 300 […]

2018 Gay City News Impact Awards

2018 Gay City News Impact Awards

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | As we come together tonight in celebration of achievement, commitment, and solidarity, we are all too aware of the dangers that face our community, many other communities, our country, and the world. But to put some perspective on the matter, we should remember that this month marks 50 years since Dr. Martin […]

Surrounded by Labor Leaders, Quinn Announces Sick Leave Compromise

Surrounded by Labor Leaders, Quinn Announces Sick Leave Compromise

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | Scarcely a week after City Council Speaker Christine Quinn told an audience of hundreds at an LGBT Democratic mayoral forum that she did not favor moving forward now on pending paid sick leave legislation, she announced a compromise measure to do just that at a March 29 City Hall press conference. The […]

In Abrupt Shift, Quinn Agrees to Move on Paid Sick Leave

In Abrupt Shift, Quinn Agrees to Move on Paid Sick Leave

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | Little more than a week after City Council Speaker Christine Quinn told an audience of hundreds at an LGBT Democratic mayoral forum that she was not in favor of moving forward now on pending paid sick leave legislation, she will announce support for a modified bill at a City Hall press […]