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Gay History: Three queer poets: Walt Whitman

By Mark Segal (Philadelphia Gay News/Gay History Project) Walt Whitman, best known as the father of modern poetry and American poetry, was also the longtime lover of Peter Doyle, son of a blacksmith, a former Rebel soldier who worked as a streetcar conductor. They were often affectionate in public; both their families, and all Whitman’s [...]

Candidates To Watch: Jo Meleca-Voigt, Candidate for Monroe County Legislature, 19th District

By Ove Overmyer Jo Meleca-Voigt is not the kind of candidate who uses double-speak and spin to cover the fact that they are either unknowing or uncaring. She appears to be one of the most informed, articulate, caring and progressive Democratic challengers running for public office in our area. The 19th District encompasses residents who live in [...]

School district responds to NYCLU suit for harassed student; promises immediate action

Aug. 27, 2009 – A week after the New York Civil Liberties Union filed a federal lawsuit against the Mohawk Central School District in Herkimer County for failing to protect a gay student who does not conform to masculine stereotypes from vicious and relentless harassment, threats and physical abuse at school, the district has agreed to take [...]

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