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Stonewall at 45 –– Hold to to the Spirit

Stonewall at 45 –– Hold to to the Spirit

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | Since the 1969 Greenwich Village rebellion that shook the world, the legal status of LGBT Americans has shifted dramatically. In the immediate aftermath, cities and counties across the nation began enacting basic nondiscrimination ordinances, though there were occasional waves of backlash. After Anita Bryant, a popular gospel singer and orange grower […]

Better Late Than Never?

Better Late Than Never?

BY ARTHUR LEONARD | Fifty-one years after Governor George Wallace stood in a schoolhouse door in defiance of a federal mandate to integrate his state’s educational system, Alabama continues its slow crawl to membership in what, in intervening years, has sometimes been termed the New South. In 2003, the US Supreme Court in its Lawrence […]

Strong Action to Bar Condom Use as Evidence Gets Council Boost

Strong Action to Bar Condom Use as Evidence Gets Council Boost

BY NATHAN RILEY | The Access to Condoms Coalition received a friendly reception at a June 9 City Council hearing on a resolution supporting reform legislation in Albany. In the past, police seized condoms as evidence of prostitution, which inhibited both street workers and others, particularly young people of color, from carrying them. In a […]

NYPD to Curb Seizing Sex Workers’ Condoms

NYPD to Curb Seizing Sex Workers’ Condoms

BY RYAN HOWE | New York City police will significantly limit the seizure of condoms as evidence during prostitution arrests, Commissioner Bill Bratton announced in a May 12 release. The former policy was criticized by advocacy groups and health officials for undermining the efforts to protect prostitutes and their clients from HIV and other STD […]

EXCLUSIVE: City Settles Robert Pinter’s Porn Shop False Arrest Claim for $450,000

EXCLUSIVE: City Settles Robert Pinter’s Porn Shop False Arrest Claim for $450,000

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | A gay man who charged he was falsely arrested for prostitution in a Lower East Side porn shop in 2008 has settled the federal civil rights lawsuit he brought against New York City for $450,000. “Settling this case was in the best interest of all parties,” Nick Paolucci, the deputy director of […]

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 […]

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