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Governor Cuomo Makes History by Committing New York State to Ending AIDS

Governor Cuomo Makes History by Committing New York State to Ending AIDS

A COMMUNITY LETTER | On Sunday, June 29, coinciding with New York City Gay Pride, Governor Andrew Cuomo made history by committing New York State to ending AIDS as an epidemic by 2020. New York, the epicenter of the nation’s HIV epidemic since the beginning, now becomes the first jurisdiction in the world to launch […]

Kelsey Louie, a Top Harlem United Official, Set to Helm GMHC

Kelsey Louie, a Top Harlem United Official, Set to Helm GMHC

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | At Harlem United, Kelsey Louie is the boss in every way except his title. He was made the chief operating officer last year, and every function at the AIDS services agency reports to him, but he reports to Steven Bussey, the chief executive officer. With a background in management consulting and […]

With New Mayor on Board, Time For Governor to Lead on AIDS Housing

BY JAMES W. LISTER | After his 12 years in office, I feel I almost don’t remember any mayor other than Michael Bloomberg. And in my memory, he will always be the billionaire mayor whose polices almost left me homeless. I moved into my apartment 34 years ago and was diagnosed with HIV in 1989. In […]

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 […]

AIDS Rent Cap Key in Forum Hijacked by Weinergate

AIDS Rent Cap Key in Forum Hijacked by Weinergate

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | A mayoral forum on AIDS issues was lent a circus-like atmosphere as revelations that Anthony Weiner, one of six candidates for the Democratic nomination for mayor, continued sending sexy text messages and nude selfies after that practice forced him to resign from Congress in 2011. “If you want someone who’s going […]

Callen-Lorde, GMHC Deliver Nearly Third of Meningitis Vaccines

Callen-Lorde, GMHC Deliver Nearly Third of Meningitis Vaccines

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | Roughly eight months after New York City’s health department reported a meningitis outbreak among gay and bisexual men and began a vaccination campaign, two gay health groups have combined to vaccinate roughly 30 percent of the 10,209 people vaccinated in that effort. “It’s been a well-oiled machine,” said Dr. Demetre Daskalakis, a […]

AIDS Walk Yields $5.5 Million

AIDS Walk Yields $5.5 Million

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | The 28th annual AIDS Walk New York, which raises funds for Gay Men’s Health Crisis and more than 40 other service organizations in the tri-state area, drew a crowd of more than 30,000 people to a very soggy Central Park for a 10-kilometer outing aimed at putting the HIV epidemic back […]

City Steps Up Meningitis Alert Amidst Callen-Lorde Criticism

City Steps Up Meningitis Alert Amidst Callen-Lorde Criticism

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | Citing new meningitis cases among gay and bisexual men in addition to the 12 it reported on September 27, New York City’s health department expanded the target population for its meningitis vaccine campaign in a November 29 announcement. And the Callen-Lorde Community Health Center, the Chelsea clinic that has vaccinated about 700 […]

GMHC Confronts Lease Crisis

BY PAUL SCHINDLER  |  Gay Men’s Health Crisis had a very good day the Sunday before last when its annual AIDSWalk fundraiser in Central Park exceed expectations, raising at least $5.7 million, with the final tally still not in. But good days have been few and far between for the world’s oldest AIDS organization. Facing […]