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ESPA goes out with a whimper without having passed GENDA

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ESPA goes out with a whimper not the bang of having passed GENDA by Pauline Park On Dec. 12, the Empire State Pride Agenda abruptly announced it would be shutting down the Pride Agenda — which so many people over the years have called ‘ESPA’ — and its Foundation, though its political action committee will […]

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Moving Beyond Shock on Transgender Health (GCN editorial, 9.14.11)

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Moving Beyond Shock on Transgender Health By Paul Schindler Even for those with some knowledge of the economic, social, and health disparities facing the transgender community, an August New York Times Magazine story, “The High Price of Looking Like a Woman,”likely shocked the conscience. The story explored an underground and little known practice by which […]

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Christine Quinn & the NYC Council Slush Fund Scandal

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Christine Quinn, Speaker of the NYC Council Christine Quinn & the NYC Council Slush Fund Scandal When her fellow New York City Council Members elected her Speaker in January 2005, Christine Quinn became the first openly lesbian or gay person elevated to that position. For many in the LGBT community in New York, the symbolism […]

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Israeli/Palestinian conflict breaks out at the NYC LGBT Community Center

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On 5 March 2011, LGBT supporters of Palestinian human rights protested the LGBT Community Center’s cancellation of an Israeli Apartheid Week event scheduled for that evening. The Israeli/Palestinian Conflict Breaks Out at the NYC  LGBT Community Center Among the issues that Americans lump under the rubric of ‘foreign affairs,’ perhaps the most divisive and the […]

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Four Held In Brutal Queens Killing Marked by Anti-Gay Slurs (GCN, 3.17.11)

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Four Held In Brutal Queens Killing Marked by Anti-Gay Slurs By Paul Schindler Gay City News 3.17.11 The NYPD has arrested four teenage men in the beating and stomping death of Anthony Collao, an 18-year-old Long Islander attacked when the suspects allegedly forced their way into a birthday party in an abandoned house in Woodhaven, […]

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Pride & Division in Queens (GCN, 6.28.02)

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Pride and Division in Queens Two gay candidates look strong but a flap dogs one By Paul Schindler Gay City News, 6.28.02 Even as two longtime gay leaders in Queens look to become the borough’s first out elected officials, a divisive flap over one of the candidates threatens to undermine the unity that might otherwise […]

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GMHC Expands Legal Reach to Queens (GCN, 11.1.02)

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GMHC Expands Legal Reach to Queens Pride House in Woodside home to effort focused on new Americans By Matthew Coleman Gay City News 1-7 November 2002 Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GHMC) opened a new legal services program this week in Queens in cooperation with Queens Pride House and the City University of New York School […]

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NYAGRA letter re Hillary Clinton on TG in federal law (GCN, 11.9.06)

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Follow Up on Clinton’s Gender Rights Comments By: Pauline Park Gay City News 11.9.2006 To the Editor: In your article, “Absorbing Gay Pain & Praise, Clinton Says She’s Evolved” (Paul Schindler, Oct. 26-Nov. 1), you report on Senator Hillary Clinton’s response to a question from a member of the Greater Voices Coalition about whether she would support inclusion of […]

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Advocates Protest Name Change Denial (GCN, 9.14.06)

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Advocates Protest Name Change Denial Trans rights group presses for reconsideration of Manhattan ruling By Duncan Osborne Gay City News 14-20 September 2006 Volume 5, Number 37 The Sylvia Rivera Law Project is objecting after a Manhattan Civil Court judge denied name changes to four transgendered women who sought the new names as part of transitioning to their […]

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City Needs to Start Enforcing Transgender Rights Bill (GCN, 4.29.04)

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City Needs to Start Enforcing Transgender Rights Bill By Pauline Park Gay City News 29 April 2004 Two years ago this month, the New York City Council passed Int. No. 24, amending the city’s human rights law to add gender identity and expression, thereby extending protection from discrimination to transsexual, transgendered, and gender-variant people throughout […]

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Brooklyn Gay Democrats Turn 25 (GCN, 4.18.03)

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Pauline Park & Carl Eden receiv Pride At Work awards Brooklyn Gay Democrats Turn 25 In a first, top Lambda honor goes to non-Brooklynite, Tom Duane By Mick Meenan Gay City News 18 April 2003 A host of Democratic officials gathered in Brooklyn Saturday, April 12, to join the 25th Anniversary Celebration of the Lambda […]