No Elegies for Porn Stars

Seen at the scene

Dean Kostos’s newest book, This is Not a Skyscraper, contains many gems. This reflection on a porn watcher’s sense of entitlement to the attention of a neighborhood porn star–“earned by years of yearning”–is one such standout.

The Sound of Boys Breaking

The Sound of Boys by Bruna Ferrara

Allan Ishac explores the physical tension and need for connection in the man-boy relationship.

Frankenstein’s Monster

Frankenstein

James Arthur reimagines the classic monster as a fashionable Manhattanite.

An Evening on the Love Train

An Evening on by spyffe

Ray Jennings wanted his first date with Danielle to be perfect. But he also needed to be himself.

Living in Truth

living in truth

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

Verrazano

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.