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With Anger and Determination, Chelsea Vigil Remembers Mx. Bostick

With Anger and Determination, Chelsea Vigil Remembers Mx. Bostick

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | Eight days after the May 4 death of Mx. Bostick, a transgender Chelsea resident who suffered a blow to the head on April 25, more than 100 transgender New Yorkers and their allies gathered at the site of the crime to honor Bostick’s memory and demand action on issues from police responsiveness […]

Trans Victim Killed in Chelsea Misgendered

Trans Victim Killed in Chelsea Misgendered

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | When a transgender victim of a head blow succumbed to their injuries on May 4, the NYPD identified them as a “female” and later gave their name as “Brenda Bostick.” Written statements from elected officials and victims’ advocacy groups – as well as media reports, including several in Gay City News […]

Using Tax-Exempt Financing, SAGE to Own Its Home

Using Tax-Exempt Financing, SAGE to Own Its Home

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | Demonstrating the extent to which the community has broadly integrated itself into the civic life of New York City, the leading organization serving LGBTQ seniors in New York City will purchase its Manhattan headquarters using financing made possible by the city’s Economic Development Corporation (EDC). “Were it not for the bond financing, […]

Love’s Second Chance

Love’s Second Chance

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | “I lived with a spectacular woman for 40 years, and now I live with another one. It didn’t occur to me that I would find another person in my life. It didn’t occur to me that I would have another such love in my life.” That was Edie Windsor last week, talking […]

Jay Kallio, Model Activist to the End, Dead at 61

Jay Kallio, Model Activist to the End, Dead at 61

BY ANDY HUMM | Jay Kallio, who died September 30 at age 61 in New York, was an activist’s activist on the front lines of the grassroots LGBT movement and other social justice causes for more than 40 years. Kallio came to New York as a homeless lesbian — Joy Kallio — who quickly found herself […]

Henrietta Hudson V-Day Bash Benefits SAGE

Henrietta Hudson V-Day Bash Benefits SAGE

PHOTO ESSAY BY DONNA ACETO | Minnie Rivera and Lisa Cannistraci opened up their Henrietta Hudson bar in the West Village to a Valentine’s Day Benefit for SAGE, Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders. Edie Windsor, the winning plaintiff in the 2013 Defense of Marriage Act case, was on hand as was her fellow marriage equality activist […]

Connecting the Dots Creates New Leadership

BY MICHAEL ADAMS | After the Supreme Court’s decision for marriage equality in late June, 26 million friends of the LGBTQ community showed their support — at least on that issue —by putting a rainbow filter over their Facebook profile picture. Ultimately, the freedom to marry and #LoveWins became a “sexy” way for new allies to […]

Borough President, Council Support New Bronx LGBT Initiatives    

Borough President, Council Support New Bronx LGBT Initiatives    

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | Capital budget allocations that Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr., is due to announce in coming weeks demonstrate the increased attention that the needs of the LGBT community there are receiving from his administration as well as from out gay City Councilmember Ritchie Torres, a freshman legislator who represents a central Bronx […]

Days Well Spent      

Days Well Spent      

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | Barbara Police and Pat Slone have been together for 40 years and have a problem that many couples can relate to — temperature wars. Police is always cold, explained Slone, who said she herself is always hot. This can play itself out in windows being opened and just as quickly being […]

Expectations Unbound

Expectations Unbound

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | By the end of this month –– and quite possibly before we’ve had the chance to get this newspaper into your hands –– the US Supreme Court will have ruled on marriage equality. The court –– which since October has passively allowed lower court rulings to go into effect doubling the number […]

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