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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 […]

A Frontline Activist and a Singularly Joyful Human Being

A Frontline Activist and a Singularly Joyful Human Being

BY ANDY HUMM | Outside the Upper East Side’s Temple Emanu-El on Fifth Avenue, Edie Windsor’s comrades from the grassroots marriage equality movement lined up more than an hour and a half early to make sure they would get a seat inside for her September 15 memorial service. These were the people from Marriage Equality New […]

Marriage Equality USA Celebrates 20 Years With a “Thank You”

Marriage Equality USA Celebrates 20 Years With a “Thank You”

PHOTO ESSAY BY DONNA ACETO | Having achieved its mission last June at the United States Supreme Court, Marriage Equality USA is in the process of carrying out a formal “sunsetting.” But the group is not exiting the stage without a series of thank-you celebrations around the country to recognize the contributions of volunteers, advocates, […]

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. […]

Gus Archilla, Marriage Equality Fighter Into His 90s, Dies

Gus Archilla, Marriage Equality Fighter Into His 90s, Dies

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | Gus Archilla, who was partnered with his husband Elmer Lokkins for 58 years before the couple was able to legally marry in Canada in 2003, died on November 26, ten days before his 97th birthday. Lokkins, who is 93, survives Archilla, after a relationship that lasted for 67 years. Meeting just […]