Tag Archives: Steven Thrasher

On “Gay Inc” And Free Speech

In a piece titled Does ‘Gay Inc’ Believe In Free Speech? today Village Voice reporter Steven Thrasher looks at GLAAD, HRC, and the NYC LGBT Center. There’s way too much in his lengthy article to properly frame it with an excerpt, so I’ll just give a few keywords: Occupy, pinkwashing, JC Penney, Starbucks.

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The Village Voice Asks Matt Heinz About Possible Three-Way With Sheriff Babeu

I mentioned it here on Saturday and Village Voice reporter Steven Thrasher took the question right to Heinz’ Facebook page. One week prior to the “sleepover,” Heinz had been one of only two Democrats to approve a $5M grant to Babeu’s office. That amount was later reduced to $1.7M.

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Volunteer Flower Girls

This Village Voice photo by Steven Thrasher made my grinchy heart grow two sizes: “That’s Steve Landis and Julie Irwin, who brought their 4-year-old twins Emily and Sophie to Brooklyn Borough Hall this morning to be flower girls for whoever might need them. They don’t even know anyone getting married today! Aw.”

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The Bizarro Logic Of NY Sen. Ruben Diaz

From a just-published interview with Steven Thrasher at the Village Voice: All right, let me ask you about this. You believe marriage is between one man and one woman, yes? Yes [laughing] So? Why are you asking me this? You know that, you know what I believe. Why are you calling me? Marriage is between a man and a woman. ...

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Erica Diaz At The Bronx Hate Rally

Yesterday Village Voice reporter Steven Thrasher spoke to Sen. Ruben Diaz’ 22 year-old lesbian granddaughter, Erica Diaz, about her expulsion from the military under DADT and her relationship with the elder Diaz. Erica is facing strong criticism across the LGBT blogosphere today for her decision to join Sen. Diaz on the rally’s stage. Hit the above link for Thrasher’s excellent ...

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Lt. Dan Choi: The Bad Lieutenant

This week’s Village Voice cover story is an exhaustive look at the life and activism career of Lt. Dan Choi, whom author Steven Thrasher describes as personifying “the growing rift between gay-rights activists who want to cooperate with lobbyists and elected officials, and those who demand direct action.” An excerpt: There’s no doubt that when Choi came out last March ...

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October 18th In NYC: The 14th Annual Anti-Violence Project Courage Awards

Hosted once again by Law & Order’s BD Wong, this year’s Anti-Violence Project Courage Awards honorees are the Paul Rapoport Foundation, Gay City News journalist Duncan Osborne, and Village Voice columnist Steven Thrasher. Get tickets here. AVP executive director Sharon Stapel raves about Thrasher to the Village Voice: “Your work at the Village Voice, particularly your coverage of proposed state ...

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The Man Behind Hiram Monserrate’s Anti-Gay Campaign

Village Voice writer Steven Thrasher has interviewed Rev. Ricardo Reyes, former NY Sen. Hiram Monserrate’s “spiritual advisor.” Reyes is the man presumably behind Monserrate’s new tactic of making his return to the Senate a defacto marriage equality referendum. The interview takes an interesting turn when Reyes pulls in Jorge, a supposedly gay employee to speak. It turns out, people become ...

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