Tom Duane

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    June 28, 2013

    The Misunderstood Candidacy of Corey Johnson, The Man Who Wants To Replace Christine Quinn

    On that fateful day in November, New Yorkers will choose their next Mayor. Whether City Council Speaker Christine Quinn is on the ballot or not, her seat in the 3rd District, which covers Chelsea, the West Village and the Highline, will be in contention. And, as of now, one Democratic candidate name ... More >>

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    June 27, 2011

    Here Comes the Pride Parade, All Dressed in White

    Esther ZuckermanChristine Quinn​At this year's Pride March the Lesbian & Gay Big Apple Corps added a surprise number, trombone player Jeff Nordahl told us before the parade started: a "wedding medley." Right after the purple and white clad band marched away from their station between Madison a ... More >>

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    December 1, 2010

    Mike Bloomberg and Other New Yorkers Remember Friends and Family on World AIDS Day (Video)

    ​Today is World AIDS day, which has been observed since 1987 in honor of the 25 million people killed by the disease. There are approximately 33 million people around the globe and 107,000 New Yorkers currently living with HIV/AIDS. Runnin' Scared spoke to several New Yorkers -- from the Mayo ... More >>

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    June 28, 2009

    Gay-Bashed on Pride Weekend on the Upper East Side (Updated)

    Our colleague Michael Feingold told us some very bad news today: a former Voice sales rep, Joe Holladay, in town on business, was jumped and beaten Saturday morning by a group of men who called him a faggot. Holladay tells us that he walked out of John Jerome's apartment on East 85th Street betwe ... More >>

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    June 12, 2009

    Barrett: Who Screwed Up Gay Marriage in New York? All Signs Point to His Majesty the Mayor (Updated)

    Does anyone remember that the Democrats came within 500 votes last year of having a 33 to 29 majority in the New York State Senate, a margin that would have averted the current chaos and maybe even led to passage of the gay marriage bill?    It took three months for the Board of Elect ... More >>

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    May 18, 2009

    20,000 in Midtown Protest Gay Marriage, Paterson, Silver, Village Voice

    Photos by Candice M. Giove. When State Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz ascended the stage at an anti-gay marriage rally Sunday in front of Governor David A. Paterson's midtown office, he tried to put the fear of the God-fearing flock that stretched for several city blocks into him and his fellow politici ... More >>

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    April 9, 2009

    Paterson's Gay Marriage Ploy: What's He Really Up To?

    David Paterson's numbers are in the cellar. Quick, what might make people love him again? Gay marriage is on a roll, and New York is pretty gay-friendly -- why not hitch his wagon to that star? To be fair, the gov's been a friend to the LGBTQ community all along. But now he seems to be playing it up ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2009

    Candidates for Council, Comptroller, DA Pitch at VID

    Democratic candidates for city council seats in districts 1, 2, and 3, district attorney, and comptroller came to the Village Independent Democrats last night to make their cases, under strict time limits and with screened questioning, for the venerable club's endorsement. In District 1: Pete Gle ... More >>

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    January 27, 2009

    Antonio Pagan, 1959-2009

    Antonio Pagan, a contentious figure in East Village politics, has died at the age of 50. Cause of death was not revealed, though he was said to have been battling an illness. Pagan first came to public attention in the early 1990s as an advocate for clearing Tompkins Square Park of the homeless who ... More >>

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    December 15, 2008
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    August 21, 2008

    Cuomo Seen in NYC; Sun Thinks: Running for Mayor?

    The New York Sun says a community forum Andrew Cuomo hosted on the Upper West Side -- of the sort New York pols have been hosting since Peter Stuyvesant had two legs -- "Ups Speculation On His Future," specifically that he will run for Mayor in 2009. Of course the Sun can't get anyone, least of all ... More >>

  • NYC Life

    June 17, 2008

    Buck Angel, A Man With a Pussy: LGB Without the T

    As transgenders push for respect, a rift grows with traditional gay leadership

  • News

    December 4, 2007

    Bob Kohler, 1926–2007

    Friends sent the gay activist out the way he'd want: with a protest

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    November 6, 2007

    Brooklynites Rail Against Proposed MTA Fare Hike

    Brooklynites came out to voice the anger at a proposed fare hike. The MTA will host similar hearings in the other boroughs, Long Island and Westchester. By Julie Bolcer “Fughetaboutit,” at least, for now. That’s what nearly 200 people told the Metropolitan Transportation Authority last nig ... More >>

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    August 2, 2006

    Attack of the 26-story NYU dorm

    It has not been a good few weeks for East Village residents and preservationists. First, there was the demolition of the landmarked façade on the old P.S. 64 school building on East 9th Street, which started July 25. Then, just two days later, work crews began tearing down the 158-year-old St. Brig ... More >>

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    December 2, 2005

    Labor Bigs Hit NYU

    Striking NYU grad assistants and backers rally on Friday (Photo: Holly Northrop/ In a show of labor unity, an array of the nation's most powerful union leaders-representing both sides of the split that divided organized labor this summer-rallied in support of striking New York Universi ... More >>

  • News

    October 25, 2005
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    June 7, 2005

    Stopping a Stadium

    Heroes had different motives, but they shared scorn for the Jets deal

  • NYC Life

    April 29, 2003
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    March 25, 2003

    New York's Bush League Democrats

    From Hillary on Down, Pro-War Pols Expect to Pay No Price

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    January 14, 2003

    Airing Dirty Linens

    A Win for Workers Who Put the Finery in Fine Dining

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    October 29, 2002

    East Side Attack

    Eristoff Goes Dirty in Senate Race

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    April 16, 2002

    Pataki's CUNY Shocker

    An Anti-Choice, Anti-Gay Trustee

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    November 13, 2001

    Second Class Survivors

    Gay and Lesbian Partners of 9-11 Victims Struggle to Receive Their Benefits

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    August 28, 2001

    Park Slope Scramble

    Is the 39th CD De Blasio’s to Lose?

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    July 10, 2001


    The Making of a Latino Gay Movement

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    June 19, 2001

    Dis-Astor Place?

    Cooper Union Sets a Tall Order for Redevelopment

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    July 11, 2000

    Did Hate Kill?

    Advocates Say Slurs Show Bias in Transgender Murder

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    May 9, 2000

    There Goes the Neighborhood

    Landlord Steve Croman Has Turned Downtown Tenements Upscale, but Not Everyone Is Cheering. On 18th Street, a New Crop of Croman Tenants Is Worried That They’re Next.

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    April 25, 2000

    Fight Club

    A Gay March on Washington Spawns a Major Movement Rift

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    October 12, 1999

    Out of the White House Closet

    Gay Rights Steps Out As Presidential Politics Comes to New York

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    March 9, 1999


    The politics of dancing: what's behind the campaign to close the Limelight

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    January 5, 1999

    Payback Politics

    People in need pay the price for Rudy's revenge