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NYC Revelers Make the Best of the Sandy Blackout (VIDEO)

(1) Comments | Posted October 31, 2012 | 9:02 PM

Monday night, Hurricane Sandy pushed New York's East River to surge over its banks flooding the East Village almost as far as Avenue B. When transformers at Con Edison's 14th Street substation exploded, plunging the neighborhood into darkness, revelers spilled out of a bar, strangers stopped in the street, and...

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Watch: Leave Mitt Romney Alone!

(7) Comments | Posted September 25, 2012 | 12:52 PM

Ann Romney is looking a lot like Chris "Leave Britney Alone" Crocker these days. After failing to convince her husband's critics to "Stop it" during an interview last week, Ann Romney, as channeled by reality tv star Mimi Imfurst, has created her own viral video in...

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For Komen To Survive, Brinker Family Must Give Up Control

(33) Comments | Posted February 15, 2012 | 10:48 AM

The son of a breast cancer survivor, I appreciate the work of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, whose volunteers have raised $2 billion to fight the disease. This has been possible because of the public's trust that Komen puts women's health above politics. When the board voted to

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Ex-Komen Board Member: Planned Parenthood Reversal Is Not Enough -- Brinker and Board Must Go

(21) Comments | Posted February 8, 2012 | 8:16 AM

Eve Ellis, the former board member of Komen NYC who last week urged progressives to stay "far away" from Susan G. Komen for the Cure, is not ready to put the Planned Parenthood fiasco behind her. In a letter (reprinted below) to friends (of which I...

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Ex-Susan G. Komen Board Member to Progressives: Stay "Far Away"

(158) Comments | Posted February 2, 2012 | 6:37 PM

A former board member of Komen NYC, the New York affiliate of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation, is urging progressives to stay "far away" from all the Komen organizations after the foundation announced its decision to end all funding of breast cancer screenings at Planned...

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Don King Argues With Protester at Occupy Wall Street

(0) Comments | Posted October 26, 2011 | 3:55 AM

Last night, Wall Street's occupiers received one of their more eccentric celebrity visitors, flamboyant boxing promoter Don King. King meandered through the encampment in Manhattan's Zuccotti Park offering praise to protesters for, "what you are doing and the manner in which you are doing it."

Praise turned to criticism...

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Occupy Wall Street Photos

(0) Comments | Posted October 10, 2011 | 10:42 AM

On Wednesday, October 5, labor unions joined the Occupy Wall Street protesters, bringing thousands of additional protesters to New York's Foley Square for a rally and march to Zuccotti Park where the occupiers have set up their camp, helping to galvanize what appears to be a growing national movement for...

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It's Twitter Time in the Fight for Marriage Equality in New York

(6) Comments | Posted June 20, 2011 | 1:27 PM

The New York marriage battle has gone truly social, and it's leaving some organizations feeling a bit out of control. A little after midnight on Saturday, undecided Republican New York State Senator Greg Ball, who has been raising religious objections to the marriage equality bill, tweeted through his

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Breaking: Lady Gaga Dissolves Target Deal

(5) Comments | Posted March 8, 2011 | 4:27 PM

After significant controversy about Target's relations with the LGBT community, Lady Gaga has dissolved her exclusive distribution deal with the retailer for her latest album, Born This Way.


Updates soon

Via: The Power

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Obama's DOMA Turnaround Prompts New Strategy in Immigration Battle

(28) Comments | Posted February 28, 2011 | 12:07 PM

Immigration advocates are seizing upon President Obama's decision not the defend the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act and his conclusion that all laws that discriminate based on sexual orientation should be presumed unconstitutional, opening up a new front in the twenty-year battle for immigration equality for...

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Fox News Pundit Reaction to DOJ DOMA Stance: "This Is Mubarak Obama"

(96) Comments | Posted February 24, 2011 | 9:26 AM

The Department of Justice's announcement that DOMA is unconstitutional and President Obama's decision not to defend it in federal court have prompted one Fox News pundit to compare the United States to a Middle Eastern dictatorship.

Moments after the Department of Justice announced it would not be...

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Gay Teacher Goes To Work Wearing "Out" T-Shirt

(30) Comments | Posted November 17, 2010 | 2:12 PM

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Defying recent efforts to demonize and penalize openly gay teachers, Matt Tratner, a beloved teacher and guidance counselor at New York's prestigious John Bowne High School, went to work today wearing a shirt that boldly states "OUT And I'm not alone." He then posted a...

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Sen. Gillibrand Pledges to Ask President to Give National Address on LGBT Rights

(21) Comments | Posted October 12, 2010 | 2:06 PM

As National Coming Out Day drew to a close yesterday, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand pledged that she would ask President Obama to give a national address on the inferior legal status of LGBT people and its connection to violence against them. She made the pledge in response to a request I...

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Why We Had to Stop Harold Ford Jr.

(27) Comments | Posted March 5, 2010 | 11:38 AM

In one of the most conspicuous displays of gay power since the heyday of ACT-UP, LGBT people stopped Harold Ford Jr. from challenging Senator Kirsten Gillibrand in a Democratic primary in New York. They stood up, embraced their own power, made themselves heard, and forced a well-funded politician...

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