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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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Transgender Group Reaches Agreement on Restrooms (New York Times, 4.2.05)

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Pauline Park, a co-chairwoman of the New York Association for Gender Rights Advocacy, at the Manhattan Mall, Herald Square, Friday. (photo: Hiroko Masuike for The New York Times) Transgender Group Reaches Agreement on Restrooms By Nicholas Confessore New York Times 2 April 2005 When Pauline Park watched Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg sign an amendment toughening […]

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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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Billionaire Mayor Bloomberg Defends BP

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Michael R. Bloomberg, billionaire plutocrat & emperor of the city Can there be any doubt that Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg embodies the values of the new plutocracy? Not only is Bloomberg richer than Croesus — Bloomberg’s personal wealth is now estimated at $17 billion with Bloomberg LP valued at $25 billion — Bloomberg is now […]