You would think that, within the art world at least, stigmas about HIV and AIDS would have petered out years ago. So many of our country's most talented art-world figures are gay, and AIDS has been responsible for huge losses within the community. It just seems like it'd be one...Read more
Standing at Gigi’s Cucina Povera for Ambush’s bar night on Aug. 21, I quickly realized that I was one of only a few men in the crowd. And with that realization quickly came the sinking feeling: I’m not sure I know how to interact with this group.
Ambush, a monthly bar...Read more
Even with presidential support this year, New York State legislation that would ban the practice of conversion therapy on minors failed to come to a vote in the Republican-controlled Senate for a second consecutive year.
The practice, also known as reparative therapy, is a range of pseudo-scientific treatments condemned by all...Read more
Michael Rizzo and Kristine Hollander
New York’s Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act is less than a handful of promised votes away from having majority support in the Republican-controlled State Senate, but without more GOP backing, it looks to die another slow death during the 2016 legislative session.
It seems counter-intuitive, given that GENDA has passed the State...Read more
With the joyous news from Washington, D.C. at the end of June, a noteworthy story out of Texas seemed to have gotten lost. But, it’s a sad reminder that there are places in this world and in this country where it is OK to bash gay people and think, with...Read more