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A rendition of the New York City AIDS memorial from its westernmost corner, with a view of the buildings that replaced St. Vincent's hospital east of the memorial. (Image via nycaidsmemorial.org)

Memorializing Victims of AIDS

Culture, Health, History, LGBTQ, Manhattan November 29, 2016 at 4:26 pm

New York’s AIDS victims will be memorialized at a new site in Greenwich Village to be dedicated on Dec. 1, World AIDS Day.

The transgender community has complained of an increase in attacks directed at its members. (Photo from LGBT Community Center via El Diario)

Transgender People Fear More Attacks after Trump’s Victory

Latino, LGBTQ, New York November 23, 2016 at 11:11 am

At a meeting for transgender people in Queens, the election of Trump raised concerns and fear of intolerance and discrimination, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

City Council member Daniel Dromm (just off-center) and others at the Feb. 23 rally (Photo by Bill Parry via Times Ledger)

Protesting Another Anti-Gay Attack in Queens

LGBTQ, Queens February 26, 2016 at 5:06 pm

A rally was held in Jackson Heights at the site of yet another attack targeted at a member of the LGBT community, Times Ledger reports.

A documentary on the murder of Julio Rivera will premiere at the Queens World Film Festival, taking place March 15-20. (Photo via Times Ledger)

Julio Rivera Documentary to Premiere in Jackson Heights

LGBTQ, Queens February 3, 2016 at 5:33 pm

The world premiere of “Julio of Jackson Heights” during the Queens World Film Festival will be held at the grade school where Julio Rivera was killed in an anti-gay attack in 1990, reports Times Ledger.

(Photo by slgckgc, Creative commons license)

A ‘Grindr Shabbat’ in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Jewish, LGBTQ, Religion January 29, 2016 at 5:00 pm

The Tablet reports on Grindr Shabbat services, which address questions about Judaism, Israel and “the intersectionality of being queer and being Jewish.”

(Photo by drp, Creative Commons license)

Latino Activists and LGBT Students Support Anti-Bullying Bill

Education, LGBTQ, New York October 26, 2016 at 11:27 am

The City Council is reviewing a bullying law arguing that hundreds of youths continue to be victims of harassment and intimidation due to their sexual orientation, race or appearance, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Photo via Margaret Chin's Twitter page

Changes in Demographic Data Collected by City Agencies

Demographics, Government, LGBTQ, New York October 21, 2016 at 2:14 pm

Legislation passed by the City Council will have city agencies gather more accurate demographic data to better service LGBT people and communities of color, reports Times Ledger.

Jennifer de la Cruz is preparing to achieve her goals. (Photo by Gerardo Romo via El Diario)

Queens Transgender Women Fight Discrimination With Education

Education, Labor, LGBTQ, Queens, Women December 4, 2015 at 4:10 pm

A group of Latina transgender women in Queens created a cooperative that provides them with training and education in cosmetology and styling, El Diario reports.

Strength in Numbers’ Somjen Frazer discusses the key findings of her consulting group’s study. (Photo by Donna Aceto via Gay City News)

Disparities for New York State’s Transgender Residents

LGBTQ, New York December 3, 2015 at 4:21 pm

A new report highlights disparities in the transgender population in New York even vis-a-vis other members of the LGBT community, reports Gay City News.

(Design by Michael Shirey via Gay City News)

Why is Uptake of an HIV Prevention Drug Slow?

Health, LGBTQ, New York December 1, 2015 at 9:38 pm

More resources will be devoted to fighting HIV/AIDS in New York state, officials said on World AIDS Day. But uptake of PrEP treatment, which prevents HIV infection in those who are exposed to HIV, has been slow. Two articles in Gay City News explore why.

Deborah Glick (Photo courtesy of Deborahglick.com via Gay City News)

LGBT Assembly Members Prevail in Primary

Elections 2016, LGBTQ, New York, Politics September 15, 2016 at 2:41 pm

Three LGBT Assembly members and one key LGBT ally fended off primary challengers, reports Gay City News.

Council member Daniel Dromm, chair of the Education Committee (third from left), and leaders of LGBT groups, denounce S.J. Jung at a press conference held in front of Jung’s Flushing headquarters on Sept. 6. (Photo via Korea Daily)

Korean LGBT Groups Condemn S.J. Jung

East Asian, Elections 2016, LGBTQ, New York, Politics, Women September 9, 2016 at 5:08 pm

Korean and other Asian LGBT organizations were among those speaking out against Queens candidate S.J. Jung over his remarks on same-sex couples, reports Korea Daily.

Transgender activist Kim Watson speaking at the town hall on Nov. 5 (Photo via Gay City News)

Building LGBT Community in Harlem

LGBTQ, Manhattan November 13, 2015 at 5:06 pm

A Nov. 5 town hall on supporting the LGBT community in Harlem drew a large crowd, Gay City News reports.

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz and Cindi Lauper (far right) at the ribbon cutting for True Colors (Photo courtesy of Bronx Borough President's office)

LGBT Youth Get a New Bronx Residence

Bronx, Housing, LGBTQ October 15, 2015 at 2:47 pm

Patterned after a similar structure in Harlem, True Colors, a residence for LGBT youth, opens in the Bronx, The Bronx Free Press reports.

Documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman (Photo via Jackson Heights Post)

A Filmed Portrait of Jackson Heights

Immigration, LGBTQ, Queens October 13, 2015 at 3:30 pm

“In Jackson Heights” by documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman can be viewed before its commercial release in the neighborhood where it was filmed, reports Jackson Heights Post.