ARCHIVENEW YORK 2000 - 2001
Censoring Thanksgiving 2001
Looking at this post-attack U.S. holiday and everything that's not on the table this year.
NYC Dominicans: Trial By Fire
Already grieving deaths in the World Trade Center attack, New York's Dominican community loses many more in crash of American Airlines flight 587. Plus complications for illegal immigrants.
Havana is Waiting
A review of the autobiographical play by Eduardo Machado, a gay Cuban-American writer and Pedro Pan emigrant.
Civic Life and Death In The Gay Apple
After September 11, televangelists Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson were the only proof that queers had ever existed in America. How we turned the gay eraser on ourselves.
Why Queers Were Silent
Three New York activists weigh in on the silence and invisibility of the lgbt community in the weeks immediately following the September 11 terrorist attacks. Plus imagining the future.
An Infidel Goes to the Met
A New Yorker looks at Islamic art for cultural clues to the September 11 suicide hijackers.
This So-Called War
NEW YORK CITY. As fires still smolder in the rubble of the World Trade Center, we contemplate war.
Watching the Twin Towers Fall
When the first tower collapsed, everything fell from such a height it seemed to come down slowly, almost gracefully, but there were thousands and thousands of people under the debris.
New York Faces Terror
"Thousands of people were running north this morning on Centre Street, fleeing a gigantic ball of black ash and fire released by the first collapsing World Trade Center Tower. I was one of them."
Is Spanish Radio Training Bigots?
The impact of radio programs like El Vacilón feeding a steady diet of intolerance to Spanish speakers in the United States.
Candidate Ferrer, Bronx Pride, and Mega Bigotry
How the divas of Latino hate-with-a-smirk radio came to be featured players in a New York City Gay Pride parade. And why gay-friendly mayoral candidate Fernando Ferrer ignored the protests of gay Latino activists.
Queer Arts Series: Photos by Al Baltrop
The Gully's new queer arts series begins with an exhibition of work by Al Baltrop. His 1970's photographs caught gay life on the New York City piers from a rare insider's perspective.
Another Black Experience: Gay Daddy
Meet Al Baltrop, photographer of New York City gay life, and, for the young neighborhood queers, unofficial AIDS educator and Gay Daddy.
Puffy Goes Gatsby
The faces of things to come. How America's global romance with cutting-edge popsters Puffy and J.Lo has made whiteness cease to be the universal
A Happy Two Mothers Day
One family's intercultural, multi-generational, multi-racial melting pot, and the benefits of having lesbian parents.
Transgender Rights Bill Hits New York City
Sylvia Rivera, Stonewall veteran and long-time activist told The Gully, "It's been a long road for the trans community."
Labor's Queer Irish Troubles
How New York labor stabbed queers in the back and got away with it. A tale of power, money, religion, and the Irish.
A Queerly Mellow St. Paddy's Day
This year, ILGO traded handcuffs for placards, and quietly protested their exclusion from the St. Patrick's Day Parade. (3-20-01)
The Vultures and the Dead
On the second anniversary of Amadou Diallo's brutal killing, ambitious New York politicoes turn the miseries of police brutality into political hay.
Vieques Movement: The Little Engine That Could, or Dead Horse?
While support for Vieques has grown all over Puerto Rico, in the United States the issue seems to disappear as untraceably as a Mafia Victim into New York City's East River. Why?
Lower East Side Story
The fate of the two cats, Pounce and Stripey, believed trapped inside a collaped building, receive more attention than the 66 formerly homeless residents that were evacuated.
Confessions of a Cop-Hater
One dyke's examination of her cop-hating reflex, as well as the nature of policing itself. (7-7-00)
NYPD Cops: Drilling Deep After All These Years
Since the force was organized in 1844, corruption and brutality scandals have erupted every twenty years or so, triggering expensive investigations, thick reports, and little action. Will Dorismond's death break the camel's back? (3-28-00)
How to Clean Up the NYPD
A 6-point plan to curb the police brutality and excessive force in New York City, including strengthening of the Civilian Complaint Review Board. (3-28-00)
NYPD: The Picture Is Bleak
Norm Siegel of the NYCLU believes little systemic change will occur in the NYPD unless the federal government steps in. Find out why. (3-28-00)
St. Paddy's Day Gone to the Snakes
An examination of the Irish Lesbian and Gay Organization's decade long fight to be included in the New York St. Patrick's Day parade, and the politics and issues that prevent them. (3-14-00)
Cops' Murderous Fear
Four white New York City cops shot and killed the unarmed African immigrant Amadou Diallo. On February 25 a jury found them all not guilty. Of anything. Why? (2-27-00)