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After Orlando: Memories of Pulse, and a Call to Action

After Orlando: Memories of Pulse, and a Call to Action

BY CHRISTOPHER STULTS, MS, LMHC | I’ve had a love-hate relationship with Orlando. After being forced to move there during my freshman year of high school in 1998, I couldn’t wait to get the hell out. Coming from South Florida, with dreams of moving to New York City, Orlando felt too small and homogeneous to […]

An Outsider’s Remote View of All Things: Ingo Swann

An Outsider’s Remote View of All Things: Ingo Swann

BY SCOTT STIFFLER  | A prolific visionary held in high regard by peers from the realms of art, psychic phenomena, gay erotica, and Cold War counterprogramming, the multiplicity of paths blazed by Ingo Swann (1933-2013) are remarkable not simply because they are the achievements of a man ahead of his time, but also because he […]

A Taste For Danger, Transformed

A Taste For Danger, Transformed

BY GERALD BUSBY | Growing up in Tyler, Texas, I never missed a service at the First Baptist Church. I especially liked Sunday School, which began at 9am, with kids my age gathering to sing gospel songs from a small spiral-bound hymnal called “Youth Sings,” immediately followed by prayers of face-wrenching sincerity in Jesus’ name. […]

Rally Highlights Hopes for Hopper-Gibbons House

Rally Highlights Hopes for Hopper-Gibbons House

BY SEAN EGAN | The restoration of the only documented Underground Railroad site in Manhattan continues to be a cause to rally around. Known as the Hopper-Gibbons House (339 W. 29th St., btw. Eighth & Ninth Aves.), the building has been caught in a years-long battle between local preservationists — led by the Friends of […]

Of Gay Men, Generations, and Listening

Of Gay Men, Generations, and Listening

BY PERRY N HALKITIS, PhD, MS, MPH | For some time now I have been intellectually preoccupied with thoughts about generations of gay men. Without a doubt this is due in part to my own aging process — a middle-aged gay man taking stock of his own life — and in part to my own […]

El-Amin Could Face 15 Years in Dallas BBQ Assault

El-Amin Could Face 15 Years in Dallas BBQ Assault

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | The prosecution could ask that Bayna-Lekheim El-Amin be sentenced to up to 15 years in prison for his part in a fight in a Chelsea restaurant, while the defense is asking that he be sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison. “He’s looking at five-to-fifteen if the judge deems him a predicate […]

Police Blotter: Week of June 23, 2016

Police Blotter: Week of June 23, 2016

NEW COMMANDING OFFICER: Next week will find the 10th Precinct welcoming a new commanding officer, and saying farewell to current CO, Deputy Inspector Michele Irizarry. Irizarry’s tenure at the 10th Precinct began in July of 2014, with a focus on bringing down crimes such as larceny. Irizarry’s successor, Captain Paul Lanot, will be assuming the role […]

After Orlando Massacre, Collective Mourning at Stonewall

After Orlando Massacre, Collective Mourning at Stonewall

INTERVIEWS & PHOTOS BY JANE ARGODALE | A Monday night vigil for the victims of June 12’s early morning mass shooting at an Orlando, Florida gay nightclub was held at the site of the Stonewall Inn. The Christopher St. bar became widely acknowledged as the birthplace of the modern LGBT rights movement, after several nights of […]

West Village Vigils Send Messages of Hope

West Village Vigils Send Messages of Hope

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | Two vigils in the West Village on the evening of Sun., June 12 — one crowd numbering in the thousands, another in the hundreds — voiced shock, grief, and anger over the murder of 49 patrons at an Orlando, Florida gay bar in the early morning hours of the same day. […]

Stonewall Vigil for Orlando Victims Pivots to Gun Control Rally

Stonewall Vigil for Orlando Victims Pivots to Gun Control Rally

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | What was billed as a vigil for the people murdered by a gunman in a gay Orlando nightclub quickly became a rally in support of gun control legislation as elected officials, the head of New Yorkers Against Gun Violence (NYAGV), and even a trauma surgeon called for tougher federal laws to […]

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