Posts Tagged ‘Gay-rights’

Two Local Students Attend Presidential Inauguration

Written by Joanna Fantozzi on . Posted in News Our Town, Our Town

Two lucky Upper East Side high school students recently had the experience of a lifetime: attending the second inauguration of President Obama. Lucy Featherston, 14, and Sidney Roubin, 15, are both ninth-graders at Hewitt, an all-girls’ private school on East 75th Street. “The moment my mom told me we had tickets, I said, ‘We have [&hellip
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No Fire and Brimstone Ending

Written by NY Press on . Posted in Opinion and Column, Opinion Our Town, Opinion West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

alan by Alan Chartock Conservative predictions about gay marriage haven’t come true What was all the fuss about? Gays and lesbians wanted to marry. You’d have thought the world was going to explode. Nothing made for better news copy. Some evangelicals literally raised hell; we were Sodom and Gomorrah. God would punish us. Leviticus in the [&hellip
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Senator Tom Duane Opens Up on Leaving Albany

Written by Alan Krawitz on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown, Politics

Supported tenant’s rights, LGBT issues for more than 20 years New York State Sen. Tom Duane surprised both political insiders and constituents alike last month when he announced he would not be running for re-election after representing a district that stretched from the Upper West Side to Greenwich Village to the East Village for the [&hellip
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Interview: Tom Duane on life after politics

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Breaking News

Sen. Tom Duane Senator Tom Duane, a longtime outspoken gay-rights activist, is leaving the State Senate on January 1st after a prolific 14-year career representing Manhattan communities from East Midtown, Downtown and the Upper West Side. Duane says he’s ready to move on with his life, though he plans to remain active in pursuing the agenda items most [&hellip
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