Tag Archives: Corey Johnson

NYC To Offer Third Gender Option On Birth Certificates

NBC News reports: People born in New York City who don’t identify as male or female will soon be able to select a nonbinary gender category on their birth certificates. The New York City Council and Board of Health voted on Wednesday to include a third gender category, “X,” on birth certificates starting Jan. 1, 2019. Furthermore, the legislation will ...

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NYC Council Votes To Cap Ride-Hailing Services

The New York Daily News reports: The City Council voted Wednesday to stop issuing new licenses for most for-hire vehicles for a year in an effort to regulate e-hail apps like Uber, Lyft and Via, whose rapid growth has thrown the city’s taxi industry into chaos. “This is about supporting and uplifting drivers, making sure they are paid enough to ...

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New York City Seeks To Rein In Ride-Hailing Services

The New York Times reports: New York City officials are moving to cap the number of vehicles driving for Uber and other ride-hailing services as part of an aggressive move to address mounting concerns that their explosive growth has led to worsening congestion and low driver wages. The legislation being considered by the City Council would make New York the ...

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PHOTOS: At New York City Pride March 2018

USA Today reports: Thousands of people clad in rainbow colors marched Sunday through Greenwich Village and up Fifth Avenue for the annual Gay Pride parade, a massive celebration of LGBTQ identity. One of this year’s grand marshals is tennis legend Billie Jean King, along with transgender advocate Tyler Ford and the civil rights organization Lambda Legal. Lady Gaga’s “Born This ...

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Corey Johnson Elected NYC Council Speaker [VIDEO]

The New York Daily News reports: Corey Johnson was elected City Council speaker in an overwhelming vote Wednesday, capping months of maneuvering that will make him the city’s second-most-powerful elected official. Johnson — a Manhattan Democrat who is gay and HIV positive — was chosen in a 48-1 vote. Councilwoman Inez Barron, who mounted her own last-minute bid for speaker ...

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Gay Man Set To Become New York City Council Speaker

The New York Daily News reports: Mayor de Blasio gave his blessing Thursday to a deal that is likely to make Councilman Corey Johnson the next City Council speaker. Johnson, a Manhattan Democrat, sewed up the backing Wednesday of the Queens and Bronx county Democratic leaders, who brought with them support from enough Council members to give him the win. ...

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Thousands Attend Stonewall Solidarity Rally [VIDEO]

NY1 reports: Carrying signs with messages such as “LGBT stands by our Muslim brothers and sisters,” thousands flooded Greenwich Village for a solidarity rally to show support for immigrants, refugees, and others impacted by Donald Trump’s travel ban on seven mostly-Muslim countries. “Were going to stand up and say all of the things that Trump has put forward,” one protester ...

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Gays Against Guns To March In NYC Pride

From openly gay New York City Councilman Corey Johnson: I’d like to announce that I have invited Gays Against Guns, a new grassroots LGBT organization formed in the wake of the June 12 Orlando massacre, to march with our contingent on Sunday in the NYC Pride March. Gays Against Guns will partner with existing gun-control and LGBT groups to leverage ...

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NYC Councilman Corey Johnson Eviscerates Homocon Chris Barron Over “LGBT For Trump” [VIDEO]

Last week homocon Chris Barron, co-founder of the defunct GOProud, launched “LGBT For Trump” despite have once denounced Trump as a “sociopath.” Last night openly gay New York City Councilman Corey Johnson pointed out that pesky fact in a heated exchange on CNN. Barron responded, “Hillary Clinton is a bigger sociopath than Donald Trump will ever be.” Seriously. Watch below. ...

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NEW YORK: Gay Pols To Endorse Hillary Clinton

From the New York Daily News: Ten gay and lesbian state and city Democratic elected officials on Tuesday are set to formally endorse Hillary Clinton for president, the Daily News has learned. Among those backing Clinton are state Sen. Brad Hoylman, a Manhattan Democrat and the state’s only openly gay senator, as well as Assembly members Deborah Glick (D-Manhattan), Daniel ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Leaders To Spend $6.6M On PrEP & HIV Post-Exposure Prophylaxis

Duncan Osbourne reports at Gay City News: Moving on the Plan to End AIDS, the City Council will spend $6.6 million to fund pre-exposure and post-exposure prophylaxis programs and efforts to aid people with HIV in staying on anti-HIV drugs so they remain non-infectious. “This initiative will help continue to provide programs and education to raise awareness of this devastating ...

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Lawmakers: Make Stonewall Inn A National Park

CBS New York reports: Two New York legislators are leading a campaign to designate Stonewall Inn as the first national park honoring LGBT history. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and U.S. Rep. Jerrold Nadler made their announcement Sunday in front of the Greenwich Village tavern that was the scene of a 1969 uprising at a key moment for the nascent gay rights ...

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New York City Council LGBT Caucus Backs Boycott Of Gay Hoteliers

Posted yesterday to the Facebook page for the boycott of hoteliers Ian Reisner and Mati Weiderpass: STATEMENT – LGBT CAUCUS – NEW YORK CITY COUNCIL “Owning businesses that cater to the LGBT community comes with a heightened level of responsibility. For the proprietors of the OUTnyc and Fire Island Pines, hosting anti-LGBT politicians like Senators Ted Cruz and Ron Johnson ...

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New York City LGBT Center Celebrates With Ribbon-Cutting After $9.2M Remodel

Last night I attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony at the New York City LGBT Center, which is almost finished with a 14-month $9.2M remodeling that has dramatically reshaped the building, an 1844 structure that in 1938 became Food Trades Vocational High School. Leading the ceremony was Center executive director Glennda Testone and Edith Windsor, who announced that the Center will be ...

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Plan To Expand LGBT Historical Site List Announced At Stonewall Press Conference

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NYT On Counterintuitive Fire Advice

Earlier this month a high-rise fire in Hell’s Kitchen took the life of a newlywed gay man and critically injured his husband after they attempted to flee their 38th floor apartment via an emergency stairway. The New York Times reported yesterday that even people who knew that they should have stayed in their apartments did the same thing. A fire ...

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Petition Of The Day

Nearly 5000 people have signed a petition calling on the New York City Council to write new fire safety laws after last week’s high-rise fire in Hell’s Kitchen claimed the life of a newlywed gay man and severely injured his husband. The two men were found in the emergency stairwell. The FDNY says that in most high-rise fires, it is ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Corey Johnson Easily Wins Chelsea City Council Seat

Openly gay and openly HIV+ former GLAAD staffer Corey Johnson scored an easy win yesterday, taking the Chelsea/West Village city council district of outgoing Speaker Christine Quinn by a massive margin. Johnson was first appointed to Chelsea’s Community Board 4 in 2011 and later became its chair. He is a former contributor to Towleroad.

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Openly Gay New York City Council Candidate Corey Johnson Declares Victory

Johnson ran to represent Christine Quinn’s former district, which covers much of Hell’s Kitchen and Chelsea. Johnson came out as HIV+ in a May interview with the New York Times.  His opponent was openly lesbian lawyer Yetta Kurland. Johnson will face Republican Richard Stewart in the general election and should cruise to any easy win.

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Today At New York City Pride 2013

New York City Pride Grand Marshal Edith Windsor rode in triumph today as about a million people screamed her name. When Windsor’s car turned onto Christopher Street, the thunderous chants of “EDIE! EDIE! EDIE” echoed down the very blocks where our movement started 44 years ago this week.  I was completely verklempt as were many, many joyous people behind the ...

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