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A Formidable, Often Forbidding City Richly Embraced

A Formidable, Often Forbidding City Richly Embraced

BY TIM TEEMAN | Gossip: the lighter fuel of our interactions. It can be done badly and still be fun, or — as in Edmund White’s “Inside a Pearl: My Years in Paris” — with delicious waspishness and detail and turn out to be a riot. This is one of those books best enjoyed with bon-bons. […]

Critics Worry Marriage Fight Diverting Community Energy

Critics Worry Marriage Fight Diverting Community Energy

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | As Massachusetts approaches 10 years of legal same-sex marriage, licenses filed with that state’s health department suggest that most gay and lesbian residents there have not taken advantage of the freedom to marry in that state. Male couples entered into 9,157 marriages from mid-2004 through the end of 2013, and 15,079 female […]

World AIDS Day 2013

World AIDS Day 2013

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30 WORLD AIDS DAY 2013 : WE REMEMBER An event by Our Youth – NYC in recognition of World AIDS Day remembers those that have passed and aims to encourage gay youth to continue the fight against HIV/ AIDS. St John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church,  81 Christopher St., btwn. Seventh Ave. & Bleecker St. […]

LGBT, AIDS Groups Look to Quinn-Less Future

LGBT, AIDS Groups Look to Quinn-Less Future

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | As Christine Quinn’s 14 years in the City Council come to a close, some community groups are expressing concern that they are losing a sympathetic leader who steered millions of city dollars into their coffers. “As far as HIV, we lose an ally,” said Lyndel Urbano, the manager of government affairs at […]

A SALUTE TO MARJORIE HILL

October 14, 2013 An Open Letter to the New York City and National LGBTQ and AIDS/HIV Communities: In light of the recent news that Dr. Marjorie Hill is leaving Gay Men’s Health Crisis as its CEO, we want to publicly thank her for her many years of wise and thoughtful leadership in our community. Many of us […]

Public Library Examines AIDS Activism Through Its Artifacts & Architects

Public Library Examines AIDS Activism Through Its Artifacts & Architects

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | An exhibit at the New York Public Library that opens on October 4 focuses on the years of activism that forced government at all levels as well as private institutions to respond to the AIDS epidemic in America. “The library is doing this show because after five years of working to […]

EXCLUSIVE: GMHC Ousts Marjorie Hill After Seven Years

EXCLUSIVE: GMHC Ousts Marjorie Hill After Seven Years

BY SAM SPOKONY | Gay Men’s Health Crisis, the nation’s oldest non-profit organization dedicated to ending the HIV/ AIDS epidemic and supporting those affected by it, announced on September 13 that its CEO for the past seven years, Dr. Marjorie Hill, will step down at the end of this month. Contrary to a press release stating […]

Larry Kramer Still a Spirited, Uncompromising Fighter

Larry Kramer Still a Spirited, Uncompromising Fighter

BY ANDY HUMM | Larry Kramer didn’t hold back when interviewed by Tony Kushner on June 26 at the New-York Historical Society, a group so staid that it honored Henry Kissinger at a gala last year. Asked about the Supreme Court’s historic ruling striking down the Defense of Marriage Act that morning, the stinging dissent of […]

City Buys More Meningitis Vaccine, But Effort Faulted in Med Journal

City Buys More Meningitis Vaccine, But Effort Faulted in Med Journal

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | While New York City’s health department purchased nearly 8,000 meningitis vaccine doses in 2013 in addition to the 4,000 doses it bought last year, the city’s supply is still well short of the number needed to meet the department’s goal of vaccinating 30,000 to 100,000 gay and bisexual men. The health department […]

Meningitis Budget Line Zeroed Out for 2014

Meningitis Budget Line Zeroed Out for 2014

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | Though it recently increased the population of gay and bisexual men who should get vaccinated for meningitis from 10,000 to between 30,000 and 100,000, New York City’s health department zeroed out its budget for responding to the meningitis outbreak for the next fiscal year. “The idea of cutting any resources that could […]

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