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Newark Gay Life: Bleak And Dangerous

Here’s why the PATH station on Christopher Street disgorges hordes of LGBT youth every night. New Jersey has become a national beacon for gay equality. It boasts some of the toughest anti-discrimination laws in the country, and recent legislation makes it one of only three states that recognize same-sex civil unions. Gay marriage, some say, is just around the corner. …

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Dean Johnson Death Probe Inconclusive

The DC medical examiner has ruled that the September deaths of NYC nightlife pioneer Dean Johnson and another gay man found dead in the same apartment a week earlier were the result of “acute intoxication” from drugs or alcohol, but could not state whether the deaths were accidental or because of murder or suicide. Johnson’s system was found to contain …

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More On Dwindling U.S. Gay Bar Scene

From the article Last Call, by Robert David Sullivan in the Boston Globe: In all, there were 16 gay bars in Boston and Cambridge, according to Pink Pages directories from 1993 and 1994. Today, that number has been cut to less than half. None of the bars I’ve mentioned are still in business, and most of the city’s seven remaining …

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Gay Rumors Continue To Dog Condi

London’s Sunday Times on the gay rumors that continue to swirl around Condoleezza Rice: It should have been Condoleezza Rice’s finest hour as US secretary of state: at last President George W Bush was hosting a Middle East peace conference that she had been struggling to organise for months. Yet when Rice’s photograph appeared on the front page of America’s …

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Morning View – U.S. Courthouse

The 32-story neo-classical U.S. Courthouse on Centre Street was finished in 1936. It was designed by architect Cass Gilbert, who also created the nearby Woolworth Tower, the George Washington Bridge, and many other Gotham landmarks. The Courthouse was built over the infamous Five Points section of lower Manhattan, home to the notorious Irish gangs that once ruled that part of …

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