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Yetta Kurland

Countdown to a New Year in New York City

Yetta Kurland | Posted 03.02.2014 | New York
Yetta Kurland

This is for my progressives. My fellow activists and outside the boxers who are rightfully disillusioned with the electoral process, but courageous enough to stay in the game. Tomorrow morning, we take a big step forward.

The Purple Couch

Yetta Kurland | Posted 10.12.2013 | New York
Yetta Kurland

Most New Yorkers aren't members of the inside political game, and can't write the big Real Estate checks that open doors to access. That's why we're reaching out directly in this campaign. It's also what I will do as a City Council member.

TeamYetta NYC Survey Results -- CitiBike

Yetta Kurland | Posted 09.21.2013 | New York
Yetta Kurland

One idea I had is to require all Citibike riders to punch into the terminal when they pick up their bike that they agree to wear a helmet, that they understand and will obey all traffic rules and then be shown a couple of safety tips.

In Support of Public Education

Yetta Kurland | Posted 08.20.2013 | New York
Yetta Kurland

Knowledge is power, as they say, and like the practice of law, education is a tool that can empower people and communities to reach their fullest potential.

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.

What's So Special About David Dinkins?

Yetta Kurland | Posted 07.06.2013 | Gay Voices
Yetta Kurland

As New York City begins selecting our 109th mayor to define the post-Bloomberg era, it is valuable to reflect on the legacy of our 106th mayor, David N. Dinkins.

Rhode Island Equality, Breakthrough NY and 20th Street Park on Yetta Kurland LIVE!

Yetta Kurland | Posted 06.29.2013 | Gay Voices
Yetta Kurland

This week, we started out with an update from Cathy Marino-Thomas, President of Marriage Equality USA, about the recent win in Rhode Island and debates in Nevada and elsewhere.

Bill Thompson on Yetta Kurland LIVE!

Yetta Kurland | Posted 06.05.2013 | Gay Voices
Yetta Kurland

This week, I spoke to mayoral candidate Bill Thompson about ending pay-to-play, paid sick leave, affordable housing and a lot more. Listen below: Or...

Marriage Equality, Fair Elections and LGBT Culture in NYC on Yetta Kurland LIVE!

Yetta Kurland | Posted 05.31.2013 | Gay Voices
Yetta Kurland

This week, I spoke to David Badash of The New Civil Rights Movement and photographer/activist Jenna Pope about the Marriage Equality debates at the Supreme Court.

John Liu and the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire on Yetta Kurland LIVE!

Yetta Kurland | Posted 05.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Yetta Kurland

This week, I was joined in the studio by NYC Comptroller and newly declared mayoral candidate John C. Liu. Topics include the controversial "stop & frisk," housing and LGBT politics.

Occupy the NRA, Organizing 2.0 & Marriage Equality on Yetta Kurland LIVE!

Yetta Kurland | Posted 05.20.2013 | Gay Voices
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This week, I spoke to Jesse Smith Campoamor of 1199 SEIU and Karanja Gaçuça, Kanene Holder and Andrea Ciannavei of Occupy the NRA about stopping gun violence and two actions taking place in New York.

Save LICH Hospital & The Slant on Yetta Kurland LIVE!

Yetta Kurland | Posted 05.11.2013 | Gay Voices
Yetta Kurland

This week I spoke to Linda O'Neil of New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA), Brooklyn State Committeewoman Jo Anne Simon and District Leader Paul Newell about how to Save LICH (Long Island College Hospital) in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn.

Robert Jackson, Transit Forward, a Million Hoodies and Moms Demand Action on Yetta Kurland LIVE!

Yetta Kurland | Posted 05.04.2013 | Gay Voices
Yetta Kurland

This week I spoke to City Council Member Robert Jackson on education funding in NY and the recent lawsuit to restore $250 million to the city school b...

NAACP and Harlem Pride on Yetta Kurland LIVE!

Yetta Kurland | Posted 05.04.2013 | Gay Voices
Yetta Kurland

This week I spoke to Scot X Esdaile and Marvin Bing Jr. of the NAACP and journalist Roy Paul about the NYC Mayor's race, Bing's IMPACT Leader of the Month award, civil rights work today and more.

David Badash and WIN NYC's Rachel Eve Stein on Yetta Kurland LIVE!

Yetta Kurland | Posted 04.14.2013 | Gay Voices
Yetta Kurland

This week on Yetta Kurland LIVE! I spoke with David Badash of The New Civil Rights Movement about marriage equality in the UK and Illinois, gays in the Boy Scouts, Ed Koch and more. Then we talked to Rachel Eve Stein of Women's Information Network NYC about women's empowerment in New York.

Sal Albanese, Staceyann Chin and Antonino D'Ambrosio, and The People's Recovery Summit on Yetta Kurland LIVE!

Yetta Kurland | Posted 04.05.2013 | Gay Voices
Yetta Kurland

This week, NYC mayoral candidate Sal Albanese talked to me about why he's running, how things have changed since the '90s and how it should change in the next four years.

40 Years of Roe v. Wade, Doctors of the World and Airswimming on Yetta Kurland LIVE!

Yetta Kurland | Posted 03.29.2013 | Gay Voices
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This week I spoke to Sasha Ahuja of Planned Parenthood Action NYC on 40 years of Roe v. Wade and women's rights and health today. Then actress Aedin Moloney of Fallen Angel Theatre Company told us about the fantastic play, Airswimming by Charlotte Jones.

Violence Against Women Act, Grindr & a Look Back at 2012 on Yetta Kurland LIVE!

Yetta Kurland | Posted 03.23.2013 | Gay Voices
Yetta Kurland

This week, I spoke to Sharon Stapel of the New York City Anti-Violence Project and Susanna Saul and Carmen Del Rey of inMotion, Inc. about the Violence Against Women Act. Then Catherine Abate of Community Healthcare Network spoke to us about on Grindr and public health.

School Bus Strike, Mayoral Control and Girls Who Code on Yetta Kurland LIVE!

Yetta Kurland | Posted 03.22.2013 | Gay Voices
Yetta Kurland

This week I spoke with Larry Hanley, international president of the Amalgamated Transit Union on the city's first school bus strike since 1979.

Sexism, Bullying and Press Responsibility

Yetta Kurland | Posted 02.19.2013 | Gay Voices
Yetta Kurland

It was upsetting for many of us to read the recent coverage of Chirlane McCray's life and activism before she met her husband of 18 years. To put this into context, imagine if someone had been called out or ridiculed for once identifying as straight and coming out as LGBT later in life.

Pride Agenda, Antibalas, Let Fury Have the Hour & NYC Power 100 on Yetta Kurland LIVE!(AUDIO)

Yetta Kurland | Posted 12.19.2012 | Gay Voices
Yetta Kurland

This week I spoke with the new executive director of the Empire State Pride Agenda, Nathan Schaefer. Then we talked to Filmmaker Antonino D'Ambrosio ...

LISTEN: Debt! Debt! Debt! On 'Yetta Kurland LIVE!' (Nov. 28, 2012)

Yetta Kurland | Posted 02.06.2013 | Politics
Yetta Kurland

This week I spoke to Karen Scharff of Citizens Action New York and Mark Hannay of Metro New York Health Care for All Campaign to talk about the so-called "fiscal cliff." Then I spoke to Yates McKee about Occupy Strike Debt and the Rolling Jubilee movement.

Occupy My Candidacy at RootsCamp

Yetta Kurland | Posted 01.30.2013 | DC
Yetta Kurland

If you are attending Rootscamp this weekend, please join us in this important discussion. #yetta2013 #abettercityispossible

Daniel Squadron, Melissa Sklarz and City & State's 40 Under 40 on Yetta Kurland LIVE! Oct. 10, 2012 (AUDIO)

Yetta Kurland | Posted 12.18.2012 | Gay Voices
Yetta Kurland

This week I spoke about the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act with the bill's prime sponsor, New York state senator Daniel Squadron, and transgender activist Melissa Sklarz. Then I talked with City & State managing editor Jon Lentz about their 2012 Rising Stars: 40 Under 40.