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A Heartfelt Cap to Robert Pinter’s Battle    

A Heartfelt Cap to Robert Pinter’s Battle    

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | The emotion was evident in Robert Pinter’s voice as he stood outside the Stonewall Inn on Christopher Street and read an email from a man who, like Pinter, was falsely arrested on prostitution charges by cops from the Manhattan South Vice Enforcement Squad. “Good… congrats from my part… glad you stood […]

De Blasio Budget Commits to Add 100 Beds for Homeless Youth

De Blasio Budget Commits to Add 100 Beds for Homeless Youth

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | With the May 8 release of his final executive budget proposal for fiscal year 2015, Mayor Bill de Blasio is making good on his commitment from last year’s campaign to step up city support for homeless youth shelter space by 100 beds each year. In a budget totaling $73.9 billion, the mayor […]

Judge Orders Robert Pinter’s Claims Against City to Go to Trial

Judge Orders Robert Pinter’s Claims Against City to Go to Trial

BY ARTHUR S. LEONARD | US District Judge Shira Scheindlin has ruled that Robert Pinter, a gay man who claims to have been wrongly arrested in October 2008 and wrongly prosecuted in a scheme by New York City officials to go after adult businesses by accumulating lots of prostitution arrests, is entitled to his day […]

The LGBT Community Meets the Mayoral Candidates

The LGBT Community Meets the Mayoral Candidates

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | The five Democrats seeking their party’s nomination for mayor spent 90 minutes with hundreds of members of our community last week, and the results were encouraging for those hoping to move critical LGBT needs to the top of the city’s agenda in the next four years. The candidates uniformly showed a detailed […]

Officials Now Voice Alarm Over Meningitis

Officials Now Voice Alarm Over Meningitis

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | After saying for several months that it has the resources to address a meningitis outbreak among gay men in New York City, a senior official in the city’s health department told the New York Times that staff are “very scared” about the outbreak and are struggling to control it. And in a […]

Compassion and a Mayoral Campaign that Could Put a Crimp In It

BY NATHAN RILEY | With a Democratic mayor, New York City’s government would be more compassionate than the business-like regime of Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Just how far this sympathy should extend caused the biggest division among the candidates at the March 20 LGBT mayoral forum at Baruch College. Chris Quinn, the speaker of the City Council […]

The Trouble With Christine Quinn

BY SCOTT KLEIN | I attended the mayoral forum sponsored by the New York’s five LGBT Democratic clubs and Gay City News, and the newspaper’s editor, Paul Schindler, who moderated, asked rather difficult questions of the panel. Christine Quinn, the current speaker of the City Council, positioned herself as the least progressive of the candidates. It […]

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 […]