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By Steve Weinstein | Friday Feb 1, 2013
Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch, who died Feb. 1, whose outsized personality fit his city but who never fully came out as gay, leaves at best a mixed legacy on gay rights, a negative one on AIDS.
By Michael K. Lavers | Friday Jan 20, 2012
Freedom to Marry on Friday formally launched a campaign that includes 80 mayors who have pledged to push for nuptials for same-sex couples. Several of these mayors spoke at a press conference at the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Washington, D.C.
By Winnie McCroy | Saturday Dec 10, 2011
As Mayor Michael Bloomberg honored HIV/AIDS service providers at his annual World AIDS Day breakfast at Gracie Mansion, he announced proposed budget cuts to programs that help New Yorkers with the virus.
By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Sep 27, 2011
Speculation continues to swirl around whether lesbian New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn is seeking to become Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s heir apparent. Her critics have wasted no time blasting her apparent efforts to seek his support.
By Michael K. Lavers | Tuesday Jul 19, 2011
New York City officials on Tuesday, July 19, unveiled a lottery system designed to accommodate the crush of couples who hope to tie the knot on the day the state’s marriage equality law takes effect.
By Kilian Melloy | Friday May 27, 2011
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg spoke out for marriage equality on May 26. His speech was delivered at Manhattan’s Cooper Union, which was established by a prominent abolitionist.
By Michael K. Lavers | Friday Feb 18, 2011
Carl Siciliano, executive director of the Ali Forney Center, said Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposed budget would disproportionately affect homeless LGBT youth because it would eliminate 37 of the city’s 108 youth shelter beds.
By Michael K. Lavers | Wednesday Dec 22, 2010
More than 100 elected officials and activists gathered on the steps of City Hall on Tuesday, Dec. 21, to protest Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s proposal to slash funding of the city’s homeless youth programs by 50 percent.
By Winnie McCroy | Friday Dec 3, 2010
Police arrested nine protestors who dressed as bagels outside Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s annual World AIDS Day breakfast in Brooklyn on Wednesday, Dec. 1.
By Michael K. Lavers | Wednesday Oct 7, 2009
Former Gay Men’s Health Crisis executive director Ana Oliveira will chair the city’s Commission for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning Runaway and Homeless Youth, but the mayor’s announcement comes on the heels of budget cuts that threatened the future of the Ali Forney Center’s West Chelsea drop-in center and other programs across the five boroughs.
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