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A Push for Resistance at June Pride Parade

A Push for Resistance at June Pride Parade

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | The organization that produces New York City’s annual pride parade, rally, and related events is under pressure to put groups that are taking a lead in pushing back against Republican Party control of the White House and Congress at the front of this year’s march. “One way or another, these resistance […]

Nationwide, Obamacare Supporters Rally

Nationwide, Obamacare Supporters Rally

PHOTO ESSAY BY DONNA ACETO | Just days after Republicans in Congress approved a parliamentary measure that would allow them to move forward with the repeal of the Affordable Care Act without the Democrats in the Senate having the ability to mount a filibuster that would require repeal advocates to secure 60 votes, Americans gathered […]

Thousands More Turn Out Sunday in Columbus Circle

Thousands More Turn Out Sunday in Columbus Circle

BY ANDY HUMM | A day after a massive march up Fifth Avenue from Union Square, more than 15,000 people marched from the Trump International Hotel in Columbus Circle to Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue and back on Sunday in a multicultural display of support for vulnerable immigrants scapegoated by President-elect Donald Trump during his […]

Gay Calls to Divest in Russia

Gay Calls to Divest in Russia

BY ANDY HUMM | Members of Queer Nation, which has led the charge among New Yorkers pressuring Russia to repeal its notorious anti-gay laws, are calling on city and state officials to pull their investments in Russia as bad both morally and financially. While they are turning up the heat, along with Assemblyman Daniel O’Donnell and […]

Stoli Guy Meets ACT UP, Queer Nation Again

Stoli Guy Meets ACT UP, Queer Nation Again

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | For the second time in less than two months, a Stolichnaya Vodka promotional event at a Manhattan gay bar was disrupted by activists angered over Russia’s new anti-gay legislation. Five demonstrators affiliated with ACT UP New York and Queer Nation stormed the stage at Marquee New York in Chelsea at the […]

Robin Hoods Shoot Arrows at UN, Wall Street

Robin Hoods Shoot Arrows at UN, Wall Street

BY ANDY HUMM | While the Robin Hood of folklore rode through Sherwood Forest robbing from the rich to help the poor, more than 2,000 activists –– a good number dressed in his iconic green costume –– marched through the canyons of New York on the evening of September 17. They stopped at power centers from […]

ACT UP Disrupts Stoli Splash Bash; July 31 Demo Planned at Russian Consulate

ACT UP Disrupts Stoli Splash Bash; July 31 Demo Planned at Russian Consulate

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | It certainly didn’t have the makings of a fair fight, as a group of less than a dozen members of ACT UP/ NY faced off against a crowd of roughly 150 who had been primed with free rounds of Stolichnaya Vodka. But when the activists disrupted the opening of the Most […]