Tag Archives: Paul Schindler

Nightclubbing: Will New York City Finally Get Another Gay Mega Dance Spot?

Currently only three* gay nightclubs in NYC have the necessary cabaret license that allows dancing: Chelsea’s medium-sized Splash, the basement room of the Monster in the West Village, and Escuelita, the Hell’s Kitchen drag and Latin club. This week, the highly anticipated reopening of the legendary Roxy was finally (and probably, permanently) shot down when the backers of a new ...

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Marriage Optimism In Albany

Over at Gay City News, Paul Schindler has written an inside look at the negotiations to get the state senate to agree to a marriage equality vote before the end of the year. The Empire State Pride Agenda’s Alan Van Capelle and openly gay Sen. Thomas Duane remain optimistic that “the votes are there.” “For the very first time, we ...

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NY Senate Promises Marriage Vote And Debate (Sometime This Year)

NY Gov. David Paterson appeared on the local news last night and with great gravitas announced that a major breakthrough had been made with the NY Senate regarding marriage equality. An agreement had been reached that the Senate would debate and vote on marriage equality at an unspecified date to occur before the end of the end. I was thinking, ...

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Politicos, Activists, Stars Come Out For Pride Agenda’s Annual Dinner

Last night I attended the Empire State Pride Agenda’s annual dinner, a massive and swank affair held in sprawling ballroom where activists mingled with Gov. Paterson, Mayor Bloomberg, Sen. Chuck Schumer, emcee Margaret Cho, Alan Cumming, Cheyenne Jackson, and Anne Hathaway (who brought her openly gay brother and smokin’ hot father – who is an LGBT activist/ally in his own ...

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Gay City News On Albany Revolt

If you’re still trying to figure what the hell has been going on in Albany this week (and who isn’t), Gay City News editor Paul Schindler has posted an excellent and very detailed breakdown of this still chaotic situation. Late yesterday, Schindler got openly gay state Sen. Thomas Duane (left, at podium) to finally comment on the widespread speculation that ...

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Gay City News On Senate Deal Collapse

Gay City News’ Paul Schindler has written a great recap of this tumultuous week in the New York Senate. If you’ve been confused by the alliances, the deals, the un-deals, and where things stand at the moment – read the story. An excerpt: [Sen. Malcolm] Smith has taken a gamble – he and his fellow Democrats may well be consigned ...

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