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Village Anti-Gay Attack Targets Couple Celebrating Anniversary

Village Anti-Gay Attack Targets Couple Celebrating Anniversary

BY SAM SPOKONY | Police are hunting for an unidentified male suspect who allegedly targeted and attacked a gay New Jersey man inside the West Fourth Street subway station early on March 2. The victim, whose name was withheld by police but identified himself to the media as J.P. Masterson, 39, was waiting inside the station […]

Out of Prison, CeCe McDonald Experiences Empowerment

Out of Prison, CeCe McDonald Experiences Empowerment

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | CeCe McDonald, a 25-year-old African-American transgender woman from Minneapolis, speaks with considerable and informed passion about the ignorance too many people in society have about the transgender community. How that leads to dehumanizing stereotypes. How harassment and violence threaten transgender women, particularly those from communities of color. How the media sensationalizes transgender […]

Facing Second Brain Surgery, Randy Gener Disputes Account of His Assault

Facing Second Brain Surgery, Randy Gener Disputes Account of His Assault

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | In his first public statement since his beating several weeks ago, Randy Gener said that though he cannot yet remember the incident, allegations that he kicked a woman in the chest prior to being punched to the ground are at odds with anything he has ever before done. Those allegations appeared in […]

Responding to Complaint Against His Suspected Assailant, Randy Gener Disputes Claim He Kicked Woman First

Responding to Complaint Against His Suspected Assailant, Randy Gener Disputes Claim He Kicked Woman First

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | [UPDATE AS OF FEBRUARY 3: In his first public statement since his January 17 beating, Randy Gener said that though he cannot yet remember the incident, allegations in the criminal complaint lodged against his suspected assailant that he kicked a woman in the chest prior to the man punching him to the […]

Islan Nettles’ Mother Says Original Suspect Has Vanished

Islan Nettles’ Mother Says Original Suspect Has Vanished

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | The mother of Islan Nettles, a transgender woman who was killed in Harlem last year, was told, in a recent meeting with the Manhattan district attorney’s office, that law enforcement has lost track of the only man who was charged in the case. “They don’t even have the correct address for this […]

Queens Man, 24, Arrested in Randy Gener Attack

Queens Man, 24, Arrested in Randy Gener Attack

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | Police have arrested a 24-year-old Queens man in connection with the January 17 assault on Randy Gener, a gay arts journalist badly beaten a block from his Midtown apartment at 53rd Street and Seventh Avenue. Leighton Jennings, 24, who lives at 114-16 166 Street in Jamaica, Queens, was arrested on January 29 […]

Filipino-American Community Rallies to Randy Gener’s Support

Filipino-American Community Rallies to Randy Gener’s Support

BY MICHAEL LUONGO | The Filipino-American Press Club and other groups held a prayer vigil and press conference at the Consulate General of the Philippines on Fifth Avenue in Midtown for Randy Gener, an out gay Filipino-American arts journalist who was attacked in the early morning hours of January 17. The January 27 event was at […]

Police Release Sketch, Description in Randy Gener Assault

Police Release Sketch, Description in Randy Gener Assault

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | An artist’s sketch and a description of the suspect in the January 17 brutal assault on Randy Gener, an out gay journalist, has been released by the NYPD. The description includes the make of the suspect’s car and its license plate number. The suspect, according to the description circulated on January 27, […]

Midtown Vigil for Randy Gener, Journalist Beaten in Brutal Attack

Midtown Vigil for Randy Gener, Journalist Beaten in Brutal Attack

BY MICHAEL LUONGO | As darkness fell on a cold January Sunday afternoon, a cluster of 70 people gathered on the corner of 53rd and Seventh Avenue, candles in hand, local television trucks parked at the surrounding curbs. Many in the January 26th gathering were from the arts, theater, and journalism fields, passions of the man they […]

Dismissing “So-Called Rights of LGBT People,” Indian Supreme Court Revives Sodomy Law

Dismissing “So-Called Rights of LGBT People,” Indian Supreme Court Revives Sodomy Law

BY ARTHUR S. LEONARD |  A two-judge panel from the Supreme Court of India has ruled that a 2009 decision from the Delhi High Court striking down that nation’s colonial-era sodomy law is “legally unsustainable.” The December 11 ruling from Justices G.S. Singhvi and Sudhansu Jyoti Mukhopadhaya drew immediate protests from progressive elements of Indian […]

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