Yetta Kurland

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2013

    Here's Who Should Be On The View

    Joy Behar is leaving, but Elisabeth Hasselbeck is staying, despite the wishful thinking, I mean erroneous reports, of the gossip press. But who would you want to see on The View to make it worth shutting your trap so you can watch them flap their gums for an hour? First of all, I'd keep Whoopi. Sh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2012

    'Drill Ass, Not Gas' and Other Messges We Heard at Pride 2012 [PHOTOS]

    Yesterday's Pride Parade was marked by extremely beautiful weather and a much more relaxed tone than last year's march, which was frantic right after Marriage Equality Act had just passed. Although we wrote in this week's Voice feature that debate has grown limited in gay organizations, the march ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2012

    Gay Inc Takes On Stop and Frisk, the NAACP Goes to the Stonewall Inn, and Other Signs of the "Black/Gay Divide"

    So, the promised fallout between blacks and gays continues! Four weeks after President Obama came out for same-sex marriage, today will see one of the most significant signs of a new alliance between traditional race-based civil rights groups and the current wave of LGBT oriented civil rights group ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2012

    Amanda Palmer Loved Kate Bornstein's Memoir So Much, She Crashed the Book Party

    Tuesday night, we were invited to play a small part in Kate Bornstein's book party at the experimental theater Dixon Place, to celebrate the release of her memoir, A Queer and Pleasant Danger. Earlier that day, our cover story about Kate had popped up on the website, and the print version of this ... More >>

  • News

    May 2, 2012

    Kate Bornstein's Amazing Voyage

    America's gender outlaw takes us on a wild tour of trans-formation

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2012

    Christine Quinn, Activists Address The Stonewall Inn After Prop 8 Ruling

    Marriage equality supporters gather outside of the Stonewall Inn tonight to hail the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that California's Proposition 8 is unconstitutional. There were many of the same people present who were at a rally the first time a federal court ruled the California voter ref ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2011

    Occupy Wall Street's Day In Court

    Zuccotti Park this morning, with police inside and protesters outside.​After the police moved on Zuccotti Park around 1 a.m. this morning, lawyers working on behalf of the occupiers and their allies sprang into action, securing a temporary restraining order from Justice Lucy Billings. The ord ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2011

    Nicola Briggs Honored for Kicking a Flasher's Ass

    BittenByAZebra​Nicola Briggs, the Tai Chi instructor who fought back when a man flashed her on the subway and turned into an Internet sensation, was awarded one of the 5th Annual Women's Awards last night at the Stonewall Inn. Briggs spoke to the Voice about winning the award and why, sometim ... More >>

  • News

    October 27, 2010

    Bad Lieutenant, Dan Choi

    What the networks don't ask the poster boy of the movement against "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," he's happy to tell.

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2010

    If Not At The Stonewall Inn, Where Are New York Gays Safe?

    Ben Carver​After holding a vigil Sunday in Washington Square Park last night to commemorate the rash of (known) gay teen suicides caused by bullying, New York's gay community has been in for a harsh week. Two attacks have occurred against gays in a neighborhood thought to be "safe" by some for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2010

    NY Primaries 2010: The Runnin' Scared Liveblog

    ​Ah, New York City! It's the day to vote in the election you know about and think you're going to vote in but might not, one in which the most suspenseful race of the day involves whether or not you actually care enough to get out there and pull the lever. We're going to be liveblogging and up ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2010

    NYC's Proposition 8 Rally in Foley Square: Video

    ​The Village Voice's Steven Thrasher was in attendance at a rally in New York's Foley Square last night where some 200 folks gathered to celebrate yesterday's ruling that California's Proposition 8 is unconstitutional. There, civil rights attorneys Yetta Kurland and Todd Fernandez read key sec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2009

    Primary Culler: Incumbents Stay Strong in Council Districts 2 and 3

    ​In City Council Districts 2 and 3, incumbents have much more of a lock than Alan Gerson does in District 1. In the former, first-termer Rosie Mendez built the right connections as a district leader, makes meetings, and has all the big endorsements. Her challenger Juan Pagan (pictured) is ass ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2009

    Pol's Challenge Could Mean Trouble for "1st Non-Profit Election Consulting Firm"

    ​The city's campaign finance laws and matching fund program allow the public to see into a candidate's war chest as if it were made of glass. But as the unfolding story of the blurred line between the non-profit Working Families Party and the for-profit Data and Fields Services shows, those me ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2009

    Teenage Council Candidate Quits, Throws Support to Kurland

    The Littlest City Council Candidate, Dodge Landesman, has abandoned his quest to unseat Rose Mendez and is throwing his support to challenger Yetta Kurland, who is running against council speaker Christine Quinn. 19-year-old Landesman gives City Hall News no reason for his withdrawal, nor does he e ... More >>

  • News

    June 24, 2009

    The Queer Issue: Rachel Maddow, the New Sexy

    The Butch is back, with a poster girl

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2009

    Democratic Mayoral Candidate Shouldn't Count on Chris Quinn's Backing

    City Council Speaker Christine Quinn told a Democratic Party club in her home base of Chelsea last night that she's not about to pledge to back her own party's mayoral nominee -- whoever it is. "When the Democratic primary is all said and done I will choose one candidate," she told the Chelsea ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2007

    Former Top Chef Contestant Beaten in Gay-Bias Attack

    Josie Smith-Malave A lawyer for Josie Smith-Malave— a former contestant on Bravo's Top Chef and a New York Sharks woman's football team player—is calling for a hate-crime investigation into a Labor Day weekend assault of Smith-Malave and two other women outside a bar in Long Island.