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Interview: Marc Levine

Interview: Marc Levine

Marc Levine with Administrative Judge Paula Feroleto, who is in charge of the 8th Judicial District, which includes Buffalo. By Susan Jordan Marc Levine founded the Judicial Alliance for NYS court employees in 2003. He says, “In 1998-1999, I found myself one of four closeted gay men in a city court in Brooklyn, having our jobs threatened [...]

Defying Gravity: Jess X Snow, Chrysanthemum Tran, and Wall Therapy

Defying Gravity: Jess X Snow, Chrysanthemum Tran, and Wall Therapy

by Rowan Collins Jess X Snow's finished mural // photo cred: Mark Deff   “I wanted to have our stories take up and reclaim the space that we have been denied for centuries.” I sat down with Jess X Snow on a drizzly Thursday during a rare, weather-induced lull in the frenzy of Wall Therapy’s week-long mural festival across the [...]

Why do we still need Pride?

Why do we still need Pride?

Paul Scheib. Photo: Susan Jordan By Susan Jordan After marriage equality became the law in 2011, some LGBTQ people asked, why do we still need Pride? Aside from the value of the visibility factor, Pride marches had become parades and Pride was more of a social event than a political action. Was all this really necessary now? Since 2011, [...]

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