Post Tagged with: "LGBTQ"

Ted McGuire, Natasha Dillon, Jake Goodman, and Melissa Kleckner block the exit from the Midtown building that houses Governor Andrew Cuomo's Manhattan office.

Homeless youth get no love from Gov. Cuomo

Economy, Housing, In the News, New York January 22, 2012 at 1:55 pm

Advocates for the homeless say every night 3,800 people under age 24 sleep on the streets of New York City. 40% of them identify as runaway lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. Activists had lobbied for the slashed youth shelter budget to be restored this year. But they were disappointed when Governor Andrew Cuomo outlined his budget proposals last week.

Health officials want to share HIV data

Health, In the News, New York November 29, 2011 at 11:55 am

A potentially controversial proposal concerns some in the LGBT community.

Tim Gay, Jerry Skurnik, Keesha Gaskins, and Senator Michael Gianaris at an October 26 Stonewall Democrats’ forum on redistricting.

LGBT groups quiet on redistricting

In the News, New York, Politics November 22, 2011 at 3:49 pm

The future of legislation sought by the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community could hinge on whether New York State Senate districts are redrawn by the members of that body or by an independent commission, but the organizations that advocate for the community aren’t playing a role in theRead More

Hector Canonge, left, in conversation with Nikhil Aziz, after the screening of “I Am” in the auditorium of the Queens Museum of Art. Aziz, who struggled to come out to his family, is featured in the film, a documentary about gay Indians.

Indians struggles to come out

In the News, South Asian November 10, 2011 at 4:57 pm

Nikhil Aziz never really felt like he’d come out to himself as a gay Indian man, until he came out to his parents.

Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum at Congregation Beit Simchat Torah’s current Westbeth home.

LGBT synagogue: Exodus to Garment District by 2013

Manhattan November 8, 2011 at 2:39 pm

The city’s only synagogue for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Jews has been hidden away for years in a windowless, out-of-the-way loft on Bethune Street. Now it’s coming out of the closet—to a new home in the heart of the Garment District.

LGBT immigrants feel discrimination twice

LGBT immigrants feel discrimination twice

Culture, Featured Posts, Immigration, Opinion October 4, 2011 at 1:01 pm

LGBT immigrants have the difficult distinction of belonging to two groups that routinely are targeted by discriminatory government policies.

Veteran Dan Hendrick (r.) with his partner City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer.

Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’s repeal hailed at the Stonewall

Culture, Manhattan September 30, 2011 at 4:49 pm

Members of the LGBT community commemorated the demise of the 1993 Clinton-era Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell military policy in the Stonewall Inn, a bar that many see as the spark for the gay rights movement four decades ago.