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Brooklyn Pride Community Center Celebrates New Home

Brooklyn Pride Community Center Celebrates New Home

BY NATHAN DICAMILLO | The Brooklyn Pride Community Center on Wednesday celebrated the opening of its new home that gives it twice the space of its old provisional headquarters downtown. “We’re here, we’re queer, and we’re just getting started in Brooklyn,” Floyd Rumohr, executive director of the Center, said in his opening remarks. Rumohr, government representatives, […]

With July 22 Deadline, SAGE Scrambles to Restore Trans Seniors to Key Fed Survey

With July 22 Deadline, SAGE Scrambles to Restore Trans Seniors to Key Fed Survey

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | With less than a month left before the federal Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) closes the window on public comment, advocates for LGBTQ seniors are claiming partial victory against the Trump administration’s original plan to “erase” the community’s elders from an annual government survey of older Americans. According to […]

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 […]

Time For New York to Support Those Giving Care

BY LINDA B. ROSENTHAL AND MICHAEL ADAMS | When New Yorkers go home from the hospital, the health care system suddenly becomes very personal. There may be complicated medication regimens to follow, injections to administer, bandages to replace, complex medical equipment to operate, and much more. In many instances, those tasks are up to the person whom […]

Still Hearing Jerry Hoose’s Voice    

Still Hearing Jerry Hoose’s Voice    

BY PERRY BRASS | Jerry Hoose, a Christopher Street resident and gay rights movement fixture for generations, died on February 11 in Beth Israel hospice care, after a battle with stage IV pancreatic cancer. Jerry was one of the first people I met in the Gay Liberation Front after joining in November 1969, shortly after Stonewall. […]

Our Seniors Need Housing & Community

Our Seniors Need Housing & Community

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | Drawing on the active participation of other LGBT and civil rights advocates, non-profits engaged in housing development and financing, and a top representative of the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE) has announced a bold plan to remake the housing opportunities and […]

Community Center Overhaul Nears Completion

Community Center Overhaul Nears Completion

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | Twenty-six months after announcing an ambitious $7.5 million facelift updating auditorium spaces on its first and third floors and dramatically expanding the breadth of its lobby entrance, the LGBT Community Center is just one month shy of a grand unveiling of the results. At a December 16 press preview at the […]

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