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May 30, 2015

If the bar passes the process, it will become the first LGBT historical landmark recognized by the Big Apple
 

Next week, the Stonewall Inn begins the process of being New York City's first overtly LGBTI historical landmark.

According to the New York Times, on Tuesday (2 June) the city Landmark Preservation Commission will vote to add the building to its calendar.

Once a property is put on the commission’s calendar, the road to landmark status is virtually assured.

May 27, 2015

'A person like that can have a sex change and be just as accepted as an entertainer or a TV star or something like that afterwards'

Before Bruce Jenner, there was Renee Richards.

The same year Jenner won gold at the 1976 Olympics, Richards was waging a legal fight to compete in the US Open tennis tournament as a woman.

Her transition from Richard Raskind took place exactly 40 years ago and it was at a time when the world was far less understanding about such things. There certainly was no reality show or interview with Diane Sawyer.

May 25, 2015

Bill Novak adopted his partner Norman MacArthur as a way they could ensure legal rights

 A same-sex couple legally registered as ‘father’ and ‘son’ are to be married, after a judge vacated their adoption decree.

Bill Novak and Norman MacArthur were originally registered as domestic partners in 1994, when they lived in New York City. However, when they relocated to Pennsylvania, they found out their status was not recognised by the state.

Therefore, the only way for the couple to obtain legal rights for hospital visitation and inheritance was for Novak to adopt MacArthur as his son.

May 20, 2015

Enough is enough after fifth gay sex shop opens on five-block stretch of Eighth Avenue, New York

Gay parents in New York City are campaigning against the opening of multiple sex shops in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood.

Known for its large gay population and its liberal values, Chelsea now has five sex shops within a five-block stretch of Eighth Avenue, prompting 125 residents to sign a letter of opposition.

May 20, 2015

NYPD is seeking Bayna El-Amin in beating caught on video by customer which then went viral

A suspect has been identified in the brutal attack of a gay couple earlier this month at the 'Dallas BBQ' restaurant in the Chelsea neighborhood in New York City.

The attack, captured on video, shows Jonathan Snipes and Ethan York-Adams being hit over their heads with a chair on 5 May by a man New York City police have identified as Bayna El-Amin.

May 19, 2015

Wait, what?!

Gay and bisexual teens are about twice as likely to become or get someone pregnant than their straight peers, according to a new study reported in the American Journal of Public Health.

Previous studies found an increased risk of pregnancy among LGBTI youth but the statistics were old and mostly only for girls.

For the new study, researchers used data from nearly 10,000 New York City high school students from 2005, 2007 and 2009.

May 18, 2015

Sam Ciccone, who co-founded New York’s Gay Officers Action League in 1982, died 10 May in his home aged 71

Sam Ciccone, the co-founder of the oldest LGBTI police association in the United States, has passed away in his home aged 71.

Ciccone died on 10 May with the cause of death determined to be heart disease.

Ciccone became a police officer in New Jersey in 1964 aged just 20 and rose to become a detective sergeant over the next 15 years, keeping his sexuality a secret at work.

May 16, 2015

Pastor James David Manning's ATLAH World Missionary Church and three other anti-LGBTI organizations have been added to the 2014 list

Four more organizations have been added to the Southern Poverty Law Center’s list of active anti-LGBTI hate groups.

Amongst others, the national civil rights group The Southern Poverty Law Centre added ATLAH World Missionary Church in New York City’s Harlem neighborhood to their list.

Run by Pastor James David Manning, the church repeatedly made headlines in 2014; early last year they displayed a sign reading ‘Jesus would stone homos’ and later one saying anyone supporting ‘homos’ should be punished with ‘cancer, HIV, syphilis, stroke, madness, itch, then hell’.

May 14, 2015

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon appears in the video launched in time for IDAHOT

United Nations' Ban Ki-Moon stars in a powerful video for LGBTI rights posted today (14 May).

Faces, a part of the UN Free and Equal campaign, features real LGBTI people from around the world in their homes and workplaces.

It challenges you to look beyond the label and see these people for what they truly are, just normal people going about their daily lives.

The video was launched in Times Square in New York City, where it will play throughout the day, and on YouTube.

May 12, 2015

'My message to any LGBTQ kid out there who feels like I did - hopeless, ashamed, or cornered - I assure you, you are a gathering storm'

During Monday's broadcast of MSNBC Live With Thomas Roberts, the program's host reflected on less than 48 hours earlier when he was honored by GLAAD at a glittery ceremony in New York City.

'It was a tremendous night for a kid like me. What an honor,' Roberts told viewers.

On Saturday, while accepting an award named for the late activist and media figure Vito Russo, Roberts grew emotional when he thought back to those days when he was a kid.

May 11, 2015

With a growing readership of our travel content, talk to us how best to reach this valuable audience.

Travel and leisure stories are hugely popular with our readers and our integrated marketing campaigns can help you maximise the opportunities available in this sector.

In the UK, LGBTI travellers consistently travel more and spend more than the national average.

Here are a few statistics to get you thinking:

May 10, 2015

'Your first relationship starts with yourself. Know who you are and cultivate that'

Tonight, May 9, is all about the LGBTI media that portrays our humanity.

LGBTI stars, and their glitterati allies, walked GLAAD's red carpet for the group's 26th annual award show.

GSN's camera was clicking away so check our Facebook page to see some of the pictures.

May 7, 2015

Weirdest places he's had sex is 'under the stands at Hollywood High School'

Andy Cohen has revealed the most famous he has had sex with is Lance Bass.

The Watch What Happens Live host admitted to kissing the N'Sync singer back in 2012 but it seems that wasn't the whole story.

On Tuesday (5 April) night, Real Housewives of New York City star Sonja Morgan turned the tables on Cohen and grilled the host on his sex life.

She asks where's the most unusual place he's had sex.

When Morgan wouldn't accept his 'boring' first answer of airplane, he admits: 'Under the stands at Hollywood High School.'

May 7, 2015

Suspects who brutally attacked gay couple in front of diners remain at large

The 'Dallas BBQ' restaurant in the Chelsea neighborhood in New York City has released a statement on Facebook saying it is 'deeply saddened' by a brutal attack on a gay couple by another diner.

April 30, 2015

The Passport Magazine associate editor on his Brooklyn stomping ground – specifically the edgy neighborhood of Bushwick – a cultural melting pot, home to New York's biggest drag event and its first porn film festival…

I've lived here since…
2010. I was trying to seek a more affordable location than the Williamsburg area of Brooklyn where rent prices were and are soaring. Fortunately, a large chunk of my fellow NYU graduates were also moving farther east into the Bushwick area of Brooklyn.

I've stayed because...

April 30, 2015

The Passport Magazine associate editor on his Brooklyn stomping ground – specifically the edgy neighborhood of Bushwick – a cultural melting pot, home to New York's biggest drag event and its first porn film festival…

I've lived here since…
2010. I was trying to seek a more affordable location than the Williamsburg area of Brooklyn where rent prices were and are soaring. Fortunately, a large chunk of my fellow NYU graduates were also moving farther east into the Bushwick area of Brooklyn.

I've stayed because...

April 27, 2015

Emmy winning talk show host to receive Excellence in Media Award for promoting LGBTI equality

Kelly Eipa's trophy case is suddenly getting very crowded.

She and Live With Kelly and Michael co-host Michael Strahan won the Daytime Emmy on Sunday for outstanding talk show hosts and it was announced today that Ripa is being honored by GLAAD next month.

Ripa will receive GLAAD's Excellence in Media Award on 9 May in New York City and it will be presented by her close friend Anderson Cooper.

April 26, 2015

Toronto's annual water polo tournament is dominated by New York City's finest.

Riding high on the success of their recent promotional video – a celebration of gay sport in all its glory – the Toronto Triggerfish, reportedly the largest LGBTI water polo club in the world, have delivered their biggest ever annual tournament.

Ten teams and over 100 players desceneded on the University of Toronto's impressive swimming pool complex to thrash it out.

April 23, 2015

The co-producers of the LGBTI-oriented business and marketing conference had the honor of ringing the closing bell at the New York-based stock exchange yesterday

The inaugural LGBT Week NYC – a week of business-related LGBT and marketing conferences – draws to a close tomorrow (24 Apr).

As well as hosting events at the New York City headquarters of Google and Microsoft, organizers were yesterday given the honor of ringing the closing bell at Nasdaq in Times Square.

April 21, 2015

Previous Vito Russo Award honorees include George Takei, Anderson Cooper, Ricky Martin and Rosie O'Donnell

It was nearly nine years ago that then CNN Headline News anchor Thomas Roberts came out publicly as a gay man at a gathering of fellow journalists in Miami.

His career suffered some setbacks after he went public but it is now in high gear with Roberts anchoring a two-hour show on MSNBC each weekday that has helped the network's ratings grow in the time period.

April 21, 2015

He calls himself ‘the most clinically insane cunt bitch up in the game’. Find out why here

In one of Cakes Da Killa's new tracks, he calls himself ‘the most clinically insane cunt bitch up in the game’.

This is apparently accurate, according to him.

Otherwise known as Rashard Bradshaw, this 23-year-old New York City rapper and artist is ambitious. So ambitious, he says, he's going to take on the world.

His second mixtape, The Eulogy, was a massive hit. He's been compared to acts like Lil' Kim, Cam'ron and Mykki Blanco.

April 19, 2015

Two legally married men and their son are fighting for same-sex marriage in Ohio - despite living more than 500 miles away

A married couple from New York City are joining the legal fight for same-sex marriage in Ohio because they cannot adopt their son in the state.

Married since 2011, Joseph Vitale and Robert Talmas adopted a newborn baby, Cooper, in 2013.

They slept in hospital for the legally required 72 hours as they waited for the birth, before taking their son home to New York where they received a final adoption decree on January 17 2014.

The decree included a directive that a new birth certificate be issued, naming Vitale and Talmas as Cooper’s parents.

April 15, 2015

Those in the New York City area will be spoilt for choice with workplace-related LGBT events and conferences next week, with the Rev Jesse Jackson among the many key speakers lined up to participate

A number of business-related diversity and inclusion events will take hitting the Big Apple next week.

As Gay Star Business has previously reported, LGBT Week NYC will run from 20-24 April. Organized by Community Marketing Inc, events will include an Entrepreneur Forum at the headquarters of Microsoft and an LGBT Travel & Hospitality Symposium at Google’s NY HQ.

April 11, 2015

He kept three young gay men locked up in a house as 'sex slaves' and forced them to prostitute themselves for up to 20 hours a day

A 25-year-old Hungarian man is facing 155 years in prison after 12 jurors found him guilty of human trafficking and racketeering on Thursday.

Andras Vass and two other men, Gabor Acs and Viktor Berki were arrested last October for running a company called Never Sleep Inc which forced three young men to prostitute themselves for up to 20 hours a day.