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Robert Mayer Has Been Missing For Two Months And No One Knows Where He Is

by Sarah Beach ● 12:31 PM August 15, 2013
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Robert Mayer woke up early on June 14th. He was out the door by 4:30 AM to drive to a job site in Brooklyn. He said his usual, quiet “goodbye, love you” to his wife and his family never saw him again.

News

NYC’s First Anti-Gay Violent Hate Crime This Month May Have Been By The NYPD

by David Badash ● 3:55 PM June 10, 2013
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Members of the New York City Police Department (NYPD) are being accused of anti-LGBT violence in what may be the first report in June.

Arts

NYC: Love Songs A Centerpiece Of Thursday’s Mohammed Fairouz Concert

by Scott Rose ● 7:25 PM October 10, 2012
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Fairouz’s Three Fragments of Ibn Khafajah — to be presented on Thursday — are songs with gay love poem texts written by the renowned 11th century Andalusian poet.

Max S. Gordon

Proud Americans, Be Who You Are

by Max S. Gordon ● 10:35 AM September 15, 2012
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From Paul Ryan to Michelle Obama, and every American in between, it’s time for “us vs. them” to stop so we can be we. Equally.

Arts

A Gay Man Ahead Of His Time: Iconic American Composer Aaron Copland, Born Today

by Stuart Wilber ● 6:57 PM November 14, 2011
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On this day in 1900, Aaron Copland was born in Brooklyn, NY. He is best known for the music he wrote in the 1930s and 1940s, including “Fanfare for the Common Man.”

Arts

REVIEW: Five Borough Songbook Premiere In NYC’s DUMBO

by Scott Rose ● 11:00 AM October 23, 2011
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The Five Borough Songbook of 20 songs enjoyed an auspicious premiere last week at the Galapagos Art Space, in that Brooklyn neighborhood designated as DUMBO.

Bigotry Watch

NYC Rabbi: “Homosexual Marriage” Caused The Earthquake

by David Badash ● 10:32 AM August 24, 2011
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Rabbi Yehuda Levin, a New York City-based rabbi, has blamed “homosexual marriage” as the cause of yesterday’s east coast earthquake.

News

Murderer Who Dismembered 8-Year Old NYC Boy Says “I Just Panicked”

by David Badash ● 4:27 PM August 12, 2011
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The murderer who dismembered an eight-year old Orthodox Jewish Brooklyn, NY boy one month ago has admitted to the heinous crime, but won’t say he’s sorry.

Marriage

NJ Jews ♡ Marriage Equality, But What About Brooklyn Jews?

by David Badash ● 6:42 PM December 10, 2009
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The NY-NJ metro area same-sex marriage debate (debacle?) has gotten folks looking at all sorts of demographics, trying to gain a win for their side. Today, I quoted a Rutgers University poll that not only found 48% of Catholics in the Garden State support marriage equality, but found that 56% of New Jersey Jews support same-sex [...]