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Did Gala Offer 2020 Auditions for Cuomo, Gillibrand?

Did Gala Offer 2020 Auditions for Cuomo, Gillibrand?

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | At its New York City gala this month in Midtown, the Human Rights Campaign, a Washington-based group that is the nation’s largest LGBTQ rights group, presented a program that focused just enough attention on the dangers created since Donald Trump became president to press the urgent need for the queer community to […]

Workers, Dreamers, Women, Resisters, Peaceniks, Patriots: 2017 Protests, in Pictures

Workers, Dreamers, Women, Resisters, Peaceniks, Patriots: 2017 Protests, in Pictures

BY NYC COMMUNITY MEDIA | This past year saw protesters fill our sidewalks, streets, and squares. The captions in this collection are culled from the reporting of Lincoln Anderson, Rebecca Fiore, Andy Humm, Dusica Sue Malesevic, Duncan Osborne, Paul Schindler, Travis Stewart, Eileen Stukane, and Zach Williams.    

Words Matter

Words Matter

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | As with so many revelations about the Trump administration, the storm over seven words that staff members at the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) were warned last week not to include in budget proposals began with an unsettling news report, followed by a bewildering, nontransparent mix of official pushback, […]

In Tragedy’s Wake, Halloween Parade Carries On

In Tragedy’s Wake, Halloween Parade Carries On

PHOTO ESSAY BY DONNA ACETO | On a beautifully crisp autumn day, the whimsical and faux-spooky spirit of Halloween was smashed by a horrifying terror attack on a Lower Manhattan bike bath that left eight people dead and at least 11 injured. In a city capable of almost unimaginable resilience, New York straightened its shoulders and […]

Anti-Trump Resisters Flood Grand Central on Eve of UN Speech

Anti-Trump Resisters Flood Grand Central on Eve of UN Speech

PHOTO ESSAY BY DONNA ACETO | With President Donald Trump, back in New York for only the third time since taking office in January, set to deliver an address to the United Nations General Assembly the following day, hundreds of demonstrators affiliated with Rise and Resist protested inside Grand Central Terminal during rush hour on September […]

Direct Action in Defense of Dreamers

Direct Action in Defense of Dreamers

BY PAUL SCHINDLER WITH PHOTO ESSAY BY DONNA ACETO | On September 5, after a week of dreaded anticipation, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a longtime hardliner on immigration issues, announced that the Trump administration has “rescinded” President Barack Obama’s policy protecting from deportation undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children. Sessions’ announcement, made without […]

With July 22 Deadline, Scramble to Restore Trans Seniors to Key Fed Survey

With July 22 Deadline, Scramble to Restore Trans Seniors to Key Fed Survey

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | With less than a month left before the federal Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) closes the window on public comment, advocates for LGBTQ seniors are claiming partial victory against the Trump administration’s original plan to “erase” the community’s elders from an annual government survey of older Americans. According to […]

A Wilderness Called Manhattan

A Wilderness Called Manhattan

BY PAUL SCHINDLER  | As last Tuesday evening’s election upset became undeniable, my friend Analisa in Chicago posted on Facebook, “Are men really that afraid of women?” And it suddenly hit me. In recent years — with the right wing’s fanatical hatred of President Barack Obama and then in repeated instances of young black men […]

Pro-Clinton Manhattan Stunned, Dismayed by Trump Upset

Pro-Clinton Manhattan Stunned, Dismayed by Trump Upset

BY JACKSON CHEN | After an exhausting 2016 election cycle topped off for some by extremely long voting lines, Manhattanites are in shock after Republican Donald Trump won the presidency over Democrat Hillary Clinton, who for four years had served as secretary of state to President Barack Obama, whose popularity is at a high point. […]

Trust in Honest Elections Fundamental to Our Democracy

Trust in Honest Elections Fundamental to Our Democracy

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | The latest dispiriting turn in a toxic presidential campaign has been Republican Donald Trump’s insistence that the results on November 8 may be fatally undermined by widespread voter fraud. He first warned of this peril in late summer when post-convention polls showed Hillary Clinton building a comfortable lead. Telling a small town […]

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