Posts Tagged ‘LGBT’

After DOMA

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

The LGBT movement shifts its focus beyond marriage Vinny Allegrini shuffles slowly into the diner down the block from his West Village apartment, his gaunt legs shaking as he sits down cautiously. Vinny is followed closely by his husband of almost 20 years, Mark de Solla Price, who keeps a close eye on his partner. [&hellip
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Point Foundation Gala Commences, Despite News in Boston

Written by NY Press on . Posted in NY Press Exclusive

Neil Patrick Harris attended with finance David Burtka. Photo by A.Sussman/Invision Nigel Barker and The Estée Lauder Companies honored at event for prestigious national scholarship  By Helaina Hovitz  The annual Point Foundation Honors Gala went on as planned at Chelsea Piers last night, with over 450 guests in attendance despite the disturbing news that broke just hours earlier. According to event staff, an NYPD patrol boat carefully cruised alongside the edges [&hellip
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Heart Condition

Written by Doug Strassler on . Posted in Arts & Film, Film

Credit Guy Raz ‘Yossi’ sequel catches up with an international sad sack At 34 years of age, Yossi may have a promising career going as a Tel Aviv cardiologist, but when it comes to matters of the heart for himself, the man is in stasis, a lonely heart who can be seen in Eytan Fox’s Yossi downloading porn [&hellip
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A Second Coming Out

Written by Armond White on . Posted in Arts & Film, Film

A-Second-Coming-Out600 The artistic advance of Eytan Fox’s ‘Yossi’ Oz Zehavi in Yossi. In the new Yossi, Israeli filmmaker Eytan Fox revisits the protagonist from his 2004 military love story Yossi & Jagger. A slight narrative shift shows the former army medic (played by Ohad Knoller) in his mid-30s, now an overweight cardiologist still mourning his lover’s death more than 10 [&hellip
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Longtime LGBT Advocate Pioneers New Health Services

Written by Alissa Fleck on . Posted in Downtown OTTY Awards, Special Sections

Barbara Warren heads LGBT health division at Beth Israel Barbara Warren, the director of LGBT health services for Beth Israel, is a humble woman who, according to Vice President for Public Affairs Jim Mandler, “has spent her entire career advocating for individuals in the LGBT community.” Before arriving at Beth Israel 11 months ago, Warren [&hellip
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Sandy Pulls the Plug on Village Halloween Parade

Written by NY Press on . Posted in Breaking News, Our Town Downtown

By Sophia Rosenbaum The Village Halloween Parade, a 39-year tradition, is just another check on the list of Hurricane Sandy’s victims, which includes the destruction of much of Atlantic City, Long Island, Downtown Manhattan and the New York City mass transit system. “For the first time in our 39 year history, the Mayor’s Office of [&hellip
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Vacant 13th St. Building to Become Bea Arthur Residence for L.G.B.T. Youth

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Lifestyle, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

BEa Arhtur house The Cooper Square Committee and the Ali Forney Center were awarded $3 million by the city council and an additional $300,000 by Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer last week to transform a vacant and three-story building on 13th Street into a shelter for homeless lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youths. “Homeless LGBT youth, most of [&hellip
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Update: Landmarks Commission Says Former Beastie Boy’s Home Not a Landmark

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Blog, Breaking News

Photo by James Kelleher. NY Press recently reported Developer Stephan Boivin filed for demolition permits for the home at 186 Spring Street, which formerly belonged to Beastie Boy Adam Horovitz. The Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation (GVSHP) has been fighting to have the property preserved by the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC). The LPC recently declared the site not [&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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