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Installation view of A Queer History of Fashion: From the Closet to the Catwalk. (Photo courtesy of The Museum at FIT)

Queer Eye for the History Buff

Culture, Featured Posts, LGBTQ November 13, 2013 at 2:56 pm

The LGBTQ influence on fashion, predating even Oscar Wilde, is explored in a new exhibit at FIT.

A promotional poster for Zookeeper. (Photo via Mott Haven Herald)

Movie to Confront Latino Homophobia

Bronx, Culture, Latino, LGBTQ September 12, 2013 at 6:30 pm

A South Bronx-based playwright and director is including community members in the production of his film, Zookeeper, which confronts homophobia in Latino communities, says a report in the Mott Haven Herald. The movie is based on his award-winning autobiographical play.

(Photo via Gay City News)

LGBT Victories Dimmed by Defeat for Voting Rights

Government, In the News, LGBTQ, Politics June 28, 2013 at 7:45 pm

The LGBT community reveled in the Supreme Court’s overturning of DOMA, reports Gay City News. However, the Jewish Daily Forward and the Indypendent spoke of more muted celebrations, in light of the devastating Voting Rights Act ruling a day earlier.

A nighttime rendering of the AIDS Memorial Park in the West Village. (Photo via Gay City News)

AIDS Memorial Closer to Reality

Culture, In the News, LGBTQ, Manhattan April 15, 2013 at 11:20 am

A capital campaign to raise the remaining $2 million needed to build the New York City AIDS Memorial on part of the former St. Vincent’s Hospital campus in the West Village was launched at a press conference in late March, Gay City News reported.

This map from the New York City Districting Commission shows the City Council district lines for Lower Manhattan, with the black lines indicating the boundaries of the new districts. (Image via Gay City News)

New Redistricting Lines Weaken LGBT Vote

LGBTQ, Opinion, Politics March 14, 2013 at 9:22 pm

An editorial from Gay City News criticizes population disparities and seemingly arbitrary boundaries in the recently-approved City Council district lines, which may dilute the voting power of the LGBT community in Manhattan for a decade.

(Photo via Flickr, Creative Commons License)

Gay Advocates Worry About Being Left Out of Reform

In the News, LGBTQ, Politics March 1, 2013 at 5:05 pm

As the debate over immigration reform continues, gay advocacy groups worry that the LGBT community will be left out of the final law, Gay City News reported.

(Photo via Flickr, Creative Commons License)

Orthodox Jews Living Openly Gay

Brooklyn, Culture, LGBTQ, Religion November 30, 2012 at 3:50 pm

Producer Jon Kalish of The Jewish Forward spoke to four gay Orthodox Jews who struggle to find balance between their sexual orientation and a religion where homosexuality is theological taboo.

A Decade of Mostly Good News for Gays

A Decade of Mostly Good News for Gays

LGBTQ, Media, Politics October 4, 2012 at 4:30 pm

Under the headline “Bull & Bear Moments,” the weekly Gay City News marked its 10th year anniversary last week with a look back at the successes and challenges faced by the gay rights movement since 2002.

(Photo from Gay City News)

Driven By Experience, Former Inmate Reaches Out To LGBT Offenders

Housing, LGBTQ July 26, 2012 at 4:58 pm

After his own ordeals as a queer prison inmate, Patrick A. Sands has dedicated himself to building a residence for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people when they leave prison. Sands’ House is in the planning stages, reported Duncan Osborne for Gay City News.

Appolonia Cruz junto a la presidenta del Concejo Christine Quinn, (der.), quien asistió a El Bronx Pride en 2010. (Photo via El Diario/La Prensa)

Activist Drag Queen Fights for LGBT Pride in the Bronx

Bronx, LGBTQ July 23, 2012 at 5:31 pm

Meet Puerto Rican Appolonia Cruz, a drag queen and advocate. Active in LGBT groups and pride events, she helped to ensure that Bronx Pride 2012 went on despite the host center closing down in June amid an embezzlement scandal.

José Díaz and his daughter Elisa (Photo by Courtesy/El Diaro La Prensa)

Before Same-Sex Marriage, LGBT Singles Who Found Path to Parenthood

Latino, LGBTQ June 28, 2012 at 12:27 pm

Since New York became the sixth state to legalize same-sex marriage a year ago, the path to parenthood for LGBT couples has become easier. But even before the law’s passage, El Diario La Prensa reported, some single LGBT Latinos found ways to become parents.

Photo via The News India Times

Opinion: A Defense of Dharun Ravi

Crime, In the News, South Asian May 29, 2012 at 4:32 pm

Throughout the trial of Rutgers student Dharun Ravi, Ravi’s support in one community has not flagged: South Asian immigrants have rallied for Ravi, and defended him against his critics. A columnist in News India Times last week lashed out against the judge who admonished Ravi during his sentencing, and accused newspapers that have criticized Ravi of hypocrisy.

Monica Maldonado held a poster welcoming her nephew from Ecuador. (Photo by Humberto Arellano / EDLP)

Voices in Focus: For Some Immigrants, Fleet Week is Family Time

Culture May 25, 2012 at 12:05 pm

In the community and ethnic media this morning, we found reports on New York City’s Fleet Week festivities; an interview with an artist who focuses on Asian images of manhood; and a profile of a home broadcaster who hopes to create an NPR for Nepali immigrants.

Rafi Daugherty was raised as a girl in an Orthodox community in the Midwest, but transitioned to his male identity as an adult. (Photo via The Jewish Daily Forward)

‘It Gets Better’ for LGBT Jews, Too

Culture, LGBTQ April 19, 2012 at 12:44 pm

To accompany the release of the “It Gets Better” book, based on the web series that urged LGBT teens to look forward to a brighter future, The Jewish Daily Forward published three young Jews’ accounts of their journey to adulthood.

High school students went to Albany yesterday to urge support for the DREAM Act.

Voices in Focus: Tragedy in Yonkers, DREAM Act Rallies, and the Torah on Homosexuality

Culture, Education, Immigration, LGBTQ February 15, 2012 at 12:54 pm

Here’s what’s on our radar this morning from the community and ethnic media.