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Queer Liberation March
News Analysis

Will New York City’s ‘Alternative’ Pride Become THE March Going Forward?

COVID-19 shut down the city’s police- and corporation-drenched LGBTQ extravaganza. But a low-budget, pro-Black, and anti-police march picked up the slack.

By Tim Murphy
Latex Ball 1
Features

What’s a Pride Without Latex? COVID-19 Cancels GMHC’s 30th Anniversary Latex Ball

The event, which serves as party and HIV prevention model, hopes for a COVID-free future.

By Stephen Hicks
BLM Fire Island.
Features

The #BlackLivesMatter Movement Has Finally Gripped Fire Island, New York’s Gay Elites

As protests erupted nationwide in the wake of the police murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, the #BlackLivesMatter movement came the LGBTQ-dominant communities of Fire Island’s Pines and Cherry Grove in New York.

By Tim Murphy
Pink Triangle SF
Personal Stories

The Pink Triangle Shines On for San Francisco Pride

On this 50th anniversary of San Francisco Pride, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing restrictions, most events have been cancelled or moved to a virtual platform. However, the Pink Triangle will shine on.

By Charles Sanchez
Pride + BLM
Features

Nationwide, LGBTQ Pride Groups Scramble to Determine How to Link With #BlackLivesMatter

Already set back by COVID-19, primarily non-Black organizations are walking a line between allyship and appropriation.

By Tim Murphy
ACT UP BLM Rally Jason Rosenberg crop
News

Queer ACT UP Activists Were Among Those Beaten and Arrested by NYC Cops Amid #BlackLivesMatter Rallies

The batons and plastic cuffs came out during a post-curfew street showdown hours after a Stonewall rally for Black transgender lives.

By Tim Murphy
black gay pride
Features

Black Pride Events Have Been Canceled Due to COVID-19. But What Happens to HIV Testing, Prevention, and Outreach Efforts?

Losing major public events to reach people who are undiagnosed or need connection to care may harm efforts to end the HIV epidemic.

By George M. Johnson
Ed Shaw, Michelle Lopez, and Kelsie Louie.
Interviews

Remembering HIV Activist Ed Shaw, Recently Lost to COVID-19

GMHC will be hosting a virtual memorial on May 13 to honor one of New York City’s most committed activists.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
digital funeral
Features

Dealing with the Loss of Intimacy in the Time of Digital Funerals

“The heart emoji, the prayer hands emoji, the crying face emoji—and the last touch, the flower emoji. These are goodbyes on this plane, as we yearn to be forever connected in the life that comes after.”

By Abdul-Aliy A Muhammad
Leilah Babirye and Amanda Lugg
Personal Stories

At This Harlem Meetup, LGBTQ Immigrants Seeking Asylum in the U.S. Bond and Laugh

The group is a chance to iron out legal challenges, trade tips on shelter and jobs, and simply enjoy some food and fellowship.

By Tim Murphy