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Standing Against Hatred and Violence

Yetta Kurland | Posted 07.20.2013 | Gay Voices
Yetta Kurland

Our community rightfully prides ourselves on being one of the most tolerant in the world, and these attacks have shaken us. The recent murder of Marc Carson exposes just how vulnerable we remain even in 2013 and even in the West Village in Manhattan.

Hate Crimes in Our Neighborhoods

Yetta Kurland | Posted 07.15.2013 | New York
Yetta Kurland

It is not, of course, only LGBT New Yorkers who must fear hate crimes. Indeed, across the city hate crime has been on the rise. Attacks on Jewish New Yorkers, African-Americans, Latinos, women and more continue to break our bones and harm our souls.

The New Gay Guerrillas

Adrian Margaret Brune | Posted 08.09.2011 | New York
Adrian Margaret Brune

Since Prop. 8 in CA and the political melee of DADT, the gay community has begun to question the money filtering from LGBT lobbyists' pockets into the campaigns of legislators who subsequently vote against LGBT causes.

DADT Protest: Gay Activists Arrested For Chaining Themselves To White House Fence To Protest Don't Ask Don't Tell

The Advocate | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Six gay activists have reportedly been arrested at the White House this afternoon during a protest against "don't ask, don't tell."...