Living in Truth

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Bold and out in New York City but self imposed “straightening up” while back home. Curtis Young wonders if dual identity is holding back the black gay community?

A Call to Dispense With Our Culture of Fear

A Call to by GlynLowe

Matthew Rozsa offers three suggestions to protect both the police and the communities that fear them and calls for both groups to demand that politicians enact them.

The Moon Over the Verrazano Bridge

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Jung Hae Chae’s poem is both an exquisite lyric and an incisive meditation on race and belonging. A must-read.

There Is No Planet B: The International Rally for Climate Change

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A quick look at the #PeoplesClimateMarch in New York City.

Blind and Gay and Not Alone

I'm From Driftwood - George Ashiotis

When one man was told, “It looks like you’re gay,” it was the beginning of something good.

Pretending to Be Humans of New York

Pretending to Be by prankdialz

A prankster hits the streets of Manhattan pretending to be Humans of New York’s Brandon Stanton, and the real Stanton rolls with it by saying, “Not bad.”

Sorry Liberals, Andrew Cuomo Is Doing Fine

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Some liberal commentators claim that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s smaller than anticipated reelection margin is bad news for him. They are completely wrong.

A ‘Humans of New York’ Moment

A Humans of New York by Gisela Giardino

One warm winter evening on the Upper West Side, Thomas Fiffer reached out and touched a stranger’s life.

The Half-Life of Trauma: My Delayed Response to 9/11

The Half-Life of Trauma by glynlowe

Months after the twin towers collapsed, Thomas Fiffer’s life imploded. It took him years to figure out why.

Good News, Rich People: NYC Just Made Sure You Won’t Have to Look at The Poors Ever Again

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Next up: stairs for rich people, trampolines for everyone else.

New York is Filled with Boys

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If Walt Whitman had lived in a different time, he might’ve written Perry Brass’s celebration of the boy in all of us.

My Favorite Clients, The Lums

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Sometimes the most intense and passionate relationships occur between a lawyer and his clients. Bob Marrow tells the story of how he met and became friends with the Lums.