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LGBT Groups Raise Their Voices Over Non-Indictment in Eric Garner Case

LGBT Groups Raise Their Voices Over Non-Indictment in Eric Garner Case

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | In a December 4 statement, more than a dozen major groups from New York’s LGBT advocacy community came together to voice their “outrage over the lack of indictment in the Eric Garner case.” A day before, a Staten Island grand jury declined to issue an indictment in a wide array of potential […]

Disclosing Diversity, Claiming Common Ground

Disclosing Diversity, Claiming Common Ground

BY SETH J. BOOKEY | Many LGBT Americans have seen things and met people the average American never encounters, but even within the community we have a lot to learn from each other. A great documentary will help viewers dig below the deep-held truths that comfort them, and at this year’s Human Rights Watch Film […]

Christie Drops Appeal of Marriage Equality Ruling

Christie Drops Appeal of Marriage Equality Ruling

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | Recognizing the inevitability of losing in his effort to overturn a state superior court marriage equality ruling, Governor Chris Christie has dropped the appeal he had filed with the New Jersey Supreme Court. That court was scheduled to hear oral arguments in the state’s appeal of Mercer County Superior Court Judge […]

Officer Says Cruiser Extraordinarily Aggressive in 2010 Newark Park Killing

Officer Says Cruiser Extraordinarily Aggressive in 2010 Newark Park Killing

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | The Essex County sheriff’s officer who shot and killed an unarmed DeFarra Gaymon during a 2010 public sex sting in a Newark park described the 48-year-old Gaymon as aggressive and repeatedly threatening him in a statement that was written three days after the July 16 shooting. “Gaymon walked within on [sic] of […]

Man Killed in Newark Sex Sting Helpless When Officer Shot, Lawsuit Says

Man Killed in Newark Sex Sting Helpless When Officer Shot, Lawsuit Says

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | New documents filed in a lawsuit suggest that a sheriff’s deputy may have had DeFarra Gaymon under control just before he shot and killed the unarmed man during a 2010 public sex sting in a Newark park. “Officer Esposito chased decedent Gaymon to a pond located within the park,” wrote Christopher W. […]