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PEP: HIV’s Rigorous But Effective ‘Morning After’ Plan

PEP: HIV’s Rigorous But Effective ‘Morning After’ Plan

BY RICHARD E. GREENE, MD & PERRY N. HALKITIS, PhD, MS, MPH | In the past few years, we have experienced a revolution in the prevention of HIV. Gone are the days when approaches based on changing behavior were the only options. Biomedical technologies have provided us another set of tools in the arsenal to […]

We’re Still Queering the Pier

We’re Still Queering the Pier

BY ALICIA GREEN | America’s LGBT civil rights movement may have found its flashpoint at the Stonewall Inn, but it’s at the far end of Christopher Street where many found unconditional acceptance. Pioneered by those for whom the 1969 riots were fresh in memory, the Christopher Street Pier (aka Pier 45, West St. at W. 10th St.) […]

SAGEDay is the Dawn of a New LGBT Care Era

SAGEDay is the Dawn of a New LGBT Care Era

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | Barbara Police and Pat Slone have been together for 40 years and have a problem that many couples can relate to — temperature wars. Police is always cold, explained Slone, “and I am always hot.” This can play itself out in windows opening and then closing, she noted. But Police, […]

Band-Aid Plan Reached for Displaced Clinic Clients

Band-Aid Plan Reached for Displaced Clinic Clients

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | Roughly three months after the closing of the city’s Chelsea sexually transmitted disease clinic for a two-year renovation touched off protests, the city health department and community activists reached an agreement that will replace the services lost when the clinic was shuttered on March 21. “This plan will help make sure that […]

Attacked in a ‘Safe Haven,’ Lesbians of Color Fight Back

Attacked in a ‘Safe Haven,’ Lesbians of Color Fight Back

BY WINNIE McCROY | For LGBT youth who come from across the boroughs and New Jersey to hang out in the West Village, this historically gay neighborhood is a place where they are able to be out and proud. For some, it is the only place where they can truly be themselves — but in […]

Disability Pride Gets its Parade on July 12

Disability Pride Gets its Parade on July 12

BY MICHAEL SCHWEINSBURG | As we come together to celebrate the achievements of the LGBT community this month, get ready to witness the pride of the disability community. Disability Pride NYC (DPNYC) is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that is working with the Mayor’s Office of People With Disabilities (MOPD) to present the First Annual […]

Queering Comics, Cosplay and Gaming

Queering Comics, Cosplay and Gaming

BY CHARLES BATTERSBY | In decades past, geek media like comic books and video games would avoid direct mention of LGBT themes. This was because geek media was often seen as childish, while LGBT representation was viewed as inherently sexual and unsuitable for kids. In recent years, a new generation of gay and transgender creators […]

Hell’s Kitchen Mural Restoration is the Right Kind of Urban Renewal

Hell’s Kitchen Mural Restoration is the Right Kind of Urban Renewal

BY ZACH WILLIAMS | The solemn expressions of a proud and proactive proletariat hide behind the grime acquired during 43 years nestled in Hell’s Kitchen. A casual observer would likely not notice the faded slogan within “Against Domestic Colonialism” which graces a W. 46th St. building adjacent to Matthews-Palmer Playground (btw. Ninth & 10th Aves.). Bare […]

Revitalized Park has ‘Moore’ to Offer

Revitalized Park has ‘Moore’ to Offer

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | It is time for summertime splishing and splashing — and the newly resurfaced kiddie pool at Clement Clarke Moore Park at W. 22nd Street and 10th Avenue is ready for the task. The pool, which the Parks Department had been working on for several months, has been completely resurfaced, said […]

Sign Can’t Sway Side Street Flower Thief

Sign Can’t Sway Side Street Flower Thief

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | Veteran block beautifiers Sidney and Sandy Gecker took swift action in response to the destruction of a sidewalk tree pit planting on West 21st Street — but they have no desire to become constant gardeners. “Where have all the flowers gone?” asked the Pete Seeger song — and, more recently, a […]

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