For Rocky Chin, May might be the cruelest month. The civil rights attorney, an early front-runner in this year's crowded race to fill the downtown Manhattan City Council seat being vacated by Kathryn Freed, had hoped to win the endorsements of both the gay and lesbian independent Democrats and the village independent Democrats, two famously liberal political clubs. But earlier this month both groups voted to back Brad Hoylman, a young gay lawyer for the New York City Partnership. Chin came... More >>>
By photo: Corky Lee
Asian Americans register in Chinatown: Political diffidence seems to be waning.