Going into 2013, then-New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn was the odds-on favorite to become the first woman and out gay mayor of New York. But in an election in which "change" became a mantra, support from LGBT leaders couldn't overcome her close identification with outgoing Mayor Michael ... More >>
Update, May 19: Judge Ronald Zweibel this morning sentenced Cecily McMillan to 90 days in jail with time served and time off for good behavior, plus five years probation. She'll finish out her sentence at Rikers, where she's been housed since being found guilty on Monday, May 5. She's also required ... More >>
Bill de Blasio's victory tonight in the Democratic mayoral primary caps a fairly startling turnabout in what was a most amusing and topsy-turvy race, a race which saw the sitting City Council Speaker Christine Quinn tumble from a large early lead to a fairly pedestrian third place finish. That de B ... More >>
Approaching its anniversary, the movement isn't dead. It's growing up.
In this week's Pride Issue feature "Does 'Gay Inc.' Believe in Free Speech?" we report about how the mainstream gay organizations, even the AIDS groups, were largely absent from Zuccotti Park in 2011 and were not advocating a single-payer option during 2010's raging health care debates. Reader Eust ... More >>
In the battle over gay rights, dissent during wartime isn't always tolerated
The week-long trial of eight Occupy Wall Street demonstrators concluded yesterday afternoon with guilty verdicts and a jail sentence. The eight men were part of a crowd that entered a fenced-in parcel controlled by Trinity Church December 17, hoping to turn the space into a new camp for the movemen ... More >>
Running for Congress, George Martinez calls himself the Occupiers' candidate. The rest of the movement isn't so sure.
May Day isn't even here yet, and it's already becoming clear that a season of protest and politics in the street is upon us. Yesterday morning saw a substantial demonstration by ACT UP!, other AIDS activists, and Occupiers, marching from City Hall into the Financial District to call for a financial ... More >>
Seven months after they first set up camp in Zuccotti Park, Occupy Wall Street protesters are actually occupying Wall Street. But after a relatively uneventful week of lawfully sleeping on the sidewalk near the New York Stock Exchange, the protesters have been met with a strong police response over ... More >>
Via Twitter/@LucyKafanovA camped out protester waking up others as police arriveAfter a night of pouring rain with unrelenting thunder and lightening (is Mayor Bloomberg wealthy enough to own one of those Bond-vilain-style weather machines?), the moment of confrontation between the NYPD and ... More >>
Photos by Candice M. Giove. In front of a backdrop of hot pink placards - some splashed with hearts and cupids - Robert Pinter, a 53-year-old gay man, recounted the horror of being falsely arrested for prostitution this past October. He is one of many older gay men, activists said, targeted by yo ... More >>
photos by Julie Bolcer Thousands demonstrated in front of the Manhattan Mormon Temple Wednesday evening to denounce the church's anti-gay stances, then marched toward Columbus Circle to spotlight efforts to legalize gay marriage in New York. NYPD officers on the scene placed Wednesday's crowd betw ... More >>
Bob Kohler doing outreach for homeless people with HIV in 2000. photo: Cary Conover Bob Kohler, gay activist, former owner of The Loft on Christopher Street, Stonewall veteran, co-founder of the Gay Liberation Front, ACT UP member, and longtime fixture of Charles Street, died on Wednesday at the ag ... More >>
Friends sent the gay activist out the way he'd want: with a protest
NYC activist groups react to new NYPD spy tactics
The party bosses choose a former activist as Council Speaker
A big march in D.C. marks a change in tactics for those who want the U.S. out of Iraq
The anti-war activist has plenty to sayand its not all about Bush
Planning to protest the RNC? Fine dining awaits you at the city's swankiest prisons
Mayor Bloomberg's latest objection to Central Park anti-war rally: it's just not safe
Activists again eye Central Park, central streets
Protesting at the GOP convention? Legal observers have your back.
Kicked out of the garden? Unconventional approaches to protesting the GOP convention
Anti-War Activists Gather in Midtown to Demand an End to U.S. Occupation
Pro-Choicers Join Anti-War Activists to Protest the President
In Murder Cases, Being Gay Can Seal a Defendants Fate
Its a Plain Old Censorship Campaign
Homophobes Can Boycott, Too
A Gay March on Washington Spawns a Major Movement Rift
Is 'The Advocate' Getting Savvy or Selling Out?
Jerry Falwell Breaks Bread With the Gay Faithful. But Will His Hospitality Break the Gay Movement?
At the HX Awards, everyone was on their best behavior until the Lee Press-On claws inevitably emerged through the white gloves.
The guy is such an omnipresent party presence that his name Alan Cumming even sounds like an R.S.V.P.
A widening rift over the political direction of America's gay rights lobby
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