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A Fortnight’s Raucous Roundup

BY ED SIKOV | It’s been a slow news cycle here at Media Circus, where we count news cycles as the two-week periods between issues of Gay City News, not the usual overly speedy 24-hour time frame favored by the mainstream media. So we’re going to do a roundup of all the snippets that caught our […]

Blindness and Insight

BY DAVID EHRENSTEIN | A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away — America in the 1950’s — “homosexuality” was “the unspeakable.” Oh sure, everyone “gossiped” about “who was” and “who wasn’t,” but such talk wasn’t considered part of “polite conversation.” Only a decade or two before, Djuna Barnes’ Sapphic cri de coeur “Nightwood” […]

Clinton Gains Early Lead on LGBT Endorsements    

Clinton Gains Early Lead on LGBT Endorsements    

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | Before even a single vote was cast in the 2016 presidential race, leading LGBT organizations and political clubs were making their bets — with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton well out ahead of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, despite the fact that both broadly embrace the community’s agenda. The biggest announcement, to […]

What About LGBT New York Values?

What About LGBT New York Values?

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | Finally, the voting is about to start…

GOP Hopefuls Cozy Up to Kill-the-Gays Pastor: Where’s the Outrage?

GOP Hopefuls Cozy Up to Kill-the-Gays Pastor: Where’s the Outrage?

BY ED SIKOV | “Earlier this month, in Des Moines, the prominent home-schooling advocate and pastor Kevin Swanson again called for the punishment of homosexuality by death. To be clear, he added that the time for eliminating America’s gay population was ‘not yet’ at hand. We must wait for the nation to embrace the one true […]

Hillary’s Revisionism Does Nobody Any Good

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | If the biggest LGBT rights wins have been ending the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell military policy, overturning the federal Defense of Marriage Act, and winning marriage equality nationwide, an uncomfortable truth for candidate Hillary Clinton is that the first two were reversals of policies signed into law by her husband. Vermont Senator […]

Reading Kristol’s Balls

BY ED SIKOV | It’s so much fun to gloat. I know, I know — it’s distasteful to revel in someone else’s humiliation. Emily Post would frown upon it. It’s not done in polite society. But I’m not polite, and I’m certainly not in high society, unless you count weed. Friends, I’d like to introduce […]

Blind Item: Insider’s Quiz about the “Seinfeld” of Outings

Blind Item: Insider’s Quiz about the “Seinfeld” of Outings

BY PAUL SCHINDLER/ GRAPHICS BY MICHAEL SHIREY        

Dan Choi Found Guilty in 2010 White House Arrest

BY JOSEPH EHRMAN-DUPRE | After nearly two and a half years of trials in different courts, gay rights activist Dan Choi was found guilty for “failing to obey the order of a law enforcement agent,” according to Metro Weekly, a Washington LGBT newspaper. Choi was arrested on November 15, 2010 when he participated in a demonstration […]