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Despite New Route, Parade Topped Nine Hours Again

Despite New Route, Parade Topped Nine Hours Again

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | A controversial Pride Parade route that was intended to reduce the time the annual event takes to complete shaved just 24 minutes off the march compared to last year’s march and it was still longer than the 2016 and 2015 parades. “I have to say that the rationale for the route was […]

Trump Jeered in Hometown Return

Trump Jeered in Hometown Return

PHOTO ESSAY BY DONNA ACETO | In his first visit to New York City since December 2 of last year, President Donald Trump on May 23 met a throng of protesters — including immigration rights activists and members of Rise and Resist, Gays Against Guns, Revolting Lesbians, and Refuse Fascism — as he arrived at the […]

AIDS Walk Raises $4.4 Million

AIDS Walk Raises $4.4 Million

PHOTO ESSAY BY DONNA ACETO | On a Sunday in Central Park where participants were given an option of a 10k walk or a 5k run, 20,000 people joined in the annual AIDS Walk New York and raised more than $4.4 million to benefit Gay Men’s Health Crisis and dozens of other HIV service organizations in […]

Gun Reformers Target NRA Funder, Its GOP Tools

Gun Reformers Target NRA Funder, Its GOP Tools

BY ANDY HUMM | In the wake of the latest US gun massacre that killed 17 students and teachers in Parkland, Florida, more than a hundred demonstrators joined Gays Against Guns (GAG) to march on Lincoln Center’s David H. Koch Theater Thursday night, protesting the plutocrat who is one of the big funders of the […]

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.    

La Dulcet Musto

La Dulcet Musto

BY TRAV S. D. | There may have been more powerful columnists in the history of American journalism than Michael Musto, but none was ever more adored, for he radiates a personality and humor as great as — and often greater than — the celebrities he covers. For nearly 30 years (1984-2013), his Village Voice column […]

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 […]

In Las Vegas’ Wake, Gun Violence Activists Mass in Manhattan

In Las Vegas’ Wake, Gun Violence Activists Mass in Manhattan

BY DONNA ACETO AND ANDY HUMM | Gays Against Guns was formed in June 2016 in the wake of what was then the most lethal mass shooting in modern American history — the murder that month of 49 people and wounding of another 58 in an Orlando gay nightclub holding its weekly Latinx night. On October […]

With Senate Sit-In, Health Care Advocates Refuse to Gamble that McConnell Will Fail

With Senate Sit-In, Health Care Advocates Refuse to Gamble that McConnell Will Fail

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | One day after efforts by the Trump administration and the US Senate’s GOP leadership to dismantle President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act appeared to have collapsed, up to 500 activists descended on Senate offices demanding that Republicans work on “providing health care rather than taking it away.” That’s how Eric Sawyer, the […]

Manhattan Pride March Takes on Bolder Political Hues

Manhattan Pride March Takes on Bolder Political Hues

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE |  A dozen queer activists were arrested during New York City’s Pride March as they protested the presence of police and corporate sponsors in the annual commemoration of the 1969 Stonewall riots that marked the modern LGBTQ rights movement’s start. “To the police — You cannot mass incarcerate us, brutalize us, murder […]

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