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Archaic Rules Applied in Gay Man’s Estate Dispute    

Archaic Rules Applied in Gay Man’s Estate Dispute    

BY ARTHUR S. LEONARD |  An early 2014 ruling from a surrogate judge in Manhattan highlights the dangers of making a will without the assistance of somebody knowledgeable about estate law. And, it also illustrates one court’s surprising reliance on old cases rather than on the evolving precedents in same-sex partner law in the decades […]

Praying for Your Job

Praying for Your Job

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | Three years ago, shortly after enactment of New York’s marriage equality law, I had the opportunity for a one-on-one interview with Governor Andrew Cuomo about the hands-on role he played in the fateful final days leading up to that measure’s approval by the Republican-controlled Senate. One critical factor in his negotiations […]

The Sun Shines Again on Pride Day

The Sun Shines Again on Pride Day

PHOTO ESSAY BY DONNA ACETO AND MICHAEL LUONGO | Even though this year’s LGBT Pride March, marking the 45th anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion, lacked the triumphalism of last year’s victories over the Defense of Marriage Act and California’s Proposition 8, participants and spectators were in a buoyant and boisterous mood. Among those marching down […]

The Dyke March at 22

The Dyke March at 22

PHOTO ESSAY BY DONNA ACETO | The 22nd New York City Dyke March stepped off from Bryant Park late in the afternoon on Saturday, June 28, headed south to Washington Square Park. The annual show of lesbian visibility, famously unpermitted even with police cooperation, included well-known activists from Edie Windsor, the successful plaintiff in last […]

A Decade of Trans Justice Demands

A Decade of Trans Justice Demands

PHOTO ESSAY BY DONNA ACETO | On Friday, June 27, the Audre Lorde Project held its 10th anniversary Trans Day of Action, bringing together trans and gender non-conforming people of color and allies to call attention to continued violence and discrimination, while celebrating a legacy of resilience, organizing, and community building. Daisy Lopez was among […]

At Pride Event, Mayor Touts Progress, First Lady Celebrates Lesbian Roots

At Pride Event, Mayor Touts Progress, First Lady Celebrates Lesbian Roots

BY ANDY HUMM | Mayor Bill de Blasio and his wife, Chirlane McCray, haven’t yet moved into Gracie Mansion, but they used the official mayoral home to play hosts to a diverse crowd of hundreds of LGBT New Yorkers and allies celebrating Pride the evening of June 26. “This is what I call a rainbow,” […]

US Ambassador to United Nation Marks Stonewall’s 45th Anniversary

US Ambassador to United Nation Marks Stonewall’s 45th Anniversary

BY ANDY HUMM | The US Mission to the United Nations marked the 45th anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion with a forum on June 26 at Hunter College’s Roosevelt House, headlined by UN Ambassador Samantha Power, veteran gay and AIDS activist Bill Bahlman, and out actor and activist Zachary Quinto. Power celebrated the LGBT movement’s […]

Rally Opens Pride Weekend With Eclectic Line-Up

Rally Opens Pride Weekend With Eclectic Line-Up

PHOTO ESSAY BY DONNA ACETO |  For the second year in a row, the NYC Pride Rally was held at Pier 26 on the Hudson River in Tribeca. The event this year, held Friday evening, June 27, included a wide array of activists and entertainers, including actress and activist Laverne Cox (Netflix’s “Orange is the New Black”), […]

My First Pride Weekend in New York    

My First Pride Weekend in New York    

BY RYAN HOWE | Armed with a small coffee as I walked up to a Bushwick warehouse on June 27, I was ready to start my Pride Weekend — my first in New York — at the radical queer party RIOT! Maneuvering between a U-Haul truck and a fence, I could feel the heat spewing […]

As Cuomo Endorses Plan to End AIDS, Evidence Shows Wider PrEP Use

As Cuomo Endorses Plan to End AIDS, Evidence Shows Wider PrEP Use

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | New York’s state health department is estimating that in the first five months of this year more than 3,000 people on Medicaid were taking an anti-HIV drug to avoid becoming infected with the virus that causes AIDS. “For the period January 2014 through May 2014, the State Health Department estimates that 3,149 […]

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