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Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum Fêted for 25 Years of Leadership

Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum Fêted for 25 Years of Leadership

PHOTO ESSAY BY DONNA ACETO | In a benefit evening of speeches, musical performances, and a reception, Congregation Beit Simchat Torah, the city’s LGBTQ synagogue that is also the world’s largest, celebrated 25 years of spiritual leadership under Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum. The highlight of the evening, which raised funds to complete the capital campaign that allowed […]

Lesbian Political Action Committee All In For Hillary

Lesbian Political Action Committee All In For Hillary

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | The Lesbian Political Action Committee has picked some big winners since its inception in 2012. LPAC endorsed President Barack Obama’s reelection right out of the box, and was part of several other victories that year that were less sure bets — Wisconsin Democrat Tammy Baldwin’s election as the first out lesbian member […]

Congregation Beit Simchat Torah’s Big Day

Congregation Beit Simchat Torah’s Big Day

PHOTO ESSAY BY DONNA ACETO | In a show of extraordinary exuberance, celebration, and reverence, Congregation Beit Simchat Torah marched from its longtime, crowded home at Westbeth in the West Village to its stunning new sanctuary and community space in the Cass Gilbert Building on West 30th Street (above). The April 3 event drew CBST members, […]

“Society’s Child” Returns to Manhattan

“Society’s Child” Returns to Manhattan

BY DAVID NOH | If for no other reason than the poignantly empathic song “At 17,” prolific singer-songwriter Janis Ian is assured a place in music immortality. The troubled youthful reminiscence, released in 1975, has touched a chord with generations of listeners and became a cultural reference point in TV and movies from “The Simpson” to […]

Herb Cohen, Physician and Activist, Dies at 89

Herb Cohen, Physician and Activist, Dies at 89

BY ANDY HUMM | Dr. Herbert I. Cohen, who got active in the LGBT movement in the early days of the AIDS crisis when he was in his 50s and became a stalwart in building New York LGBT institutions from the Community Center to SAGE (Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders), died January 6. He was […]

Urvashi Vaid’s Wakeup Call

Urvashi Vaid’s Wakeup Call

BY DOUG IRELAND | I  have, for many years, appreciated Urvashi Vaid as the most progressive and liberationist of the institutionalized mainstream gay movement’s prominentii. Now, based on three decades of sterling activism, she has delivered a stinging critique of those institutions that should be must reading for every queer activist and anyone concerned about the […]