May 7, 2011 |
ATLANTIC CITY - For the first time in the 33-year history of legalized gambling, Atlantic City has a permanent gay nightclub in one of its casinos. Prohibition opened its doors Thursday at Resorts Casino Hotel, marking the city's strongest bid in a years-long effort to attract one of tourism's most sought-after groups. "It's long overdue for Atlantic City to have a club like this," said Joel Ballesteros, the casino's new director of marketing for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities.
June 11, 1998 |
Neighbors opposed to granting a liquor license to a proposed "gay show bar" at the corner of 13th and Locust streets have won their court battle. Philadelphia Common Pleas Judge Stephen E. Levin, Jr. has reversed an earlier Liquor Control Board decision granting a license to a man who wanted to open a huge bar/restaurant in a rundown three-story building. The WashWest Neighbors Association had appealed the liquor license, claiming that Vincent Massarelli's club - proposed to share a building that houses the All in the Family go-go lounge - would increase area problems with crime, drugs, prostituion and loitering.
October 28, 1999 |
Anthony McCullough devoted his spare time to working in AIDs education and helping gay black men cope with their special problems. "He had such a positive impact on our support groups," said Dorena Kearney, a supervisor of Colors, a group that McCullough worked with. Kearney and others who knew the 25-year-old dancer and activist were shocked and saddened yesterday by his violent death during an argument on 12th Street near Locust. McCullough, of Rodman Street near 16th, was shot and killed shortly after 2 a.m. when he and a friend became involved in a dispute with two other men, police said.
May 7, 1991 |
Scenes from the mayor's race in the gay and lesbian community: Scene One: Frank L. Rizzo, appearing at the Gay and Lesbian Community Center on Camac Street, is politely greeted by a smiling man at the door. What Rizzo does not know is that the man became involved in politics in the 1970s just to get the former mayor out of office. Scene Two: Peter Hearn seeking votes on a Friday night in gay bars. "It was the first time I was in a gay bar, and I was apprehensive. But I was cordially received, and people went out of their way to say they appreciated a candidate coming by. " Scene Three: Sam Katz at the same mayoral forum as Rizzo, wowing the crowd with his wit and oratory until a final question about condoms in the schools.
July 21, 1994 |
GREENBELT, MD. 'TRIPLE WHAMMY' ON JUPITER BEGINS Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 pelted Jupiter with new intensity yesterday, kicking off a "triple whammy" of impacts on the planet's already battered southern hemisphere. A barrage of 20 or more collisions that began last weekend will end early tomorrow with giant Jupiter bruised but intact, and professional as well as amateur astronomers drained but pleased. A two-day flurry of nine comet shards began its assault early yesterday.
June 20, 2016
ISSUE | MASS SHOOTING Set tone from pulpit Maybe if we straight priests, ministers, rabbis, imams, and anyone else who preaches morality preached that homosexuality is not a sin, we would be less complicit when a demented zealot takes an automatic weapon into a gay bar in God's name. For any actual sin to be sinful, one has to actually will or choose it. Psychologists say, however, that a child's gender identity is fixed by the age of 3, if not earlier. The familiar biblical injunctions were meant to stimulate responsible parenthood, to discourage sexual experimenting at a time when disease saw to a serious need to populate for the chosen people, and to condemn oppressive prostitution, especially of children.
November 19, 1988 |
A former insurance executive who pleaded guilty to conspiring to bring young boys from the streets of Kensington to hotels in Cherry Hill for sex was sentenced yesterday to 10 years in prison by a Camden judge. William A. Dederick, 55, of West Caldwell in North Jersey, received a stern admonition from Superior Court Judge Leon A. Wingate, who told the former Travelers Insurance Co. executive that he should have realized that his actions would cause severe and permanent harm to the young boys.
November 4, 1986 |
Two former Philadelphia police officers who were acquitted of federal corruption charges have been ordered reinstated with back pay. Former Lt. John T. Nicklous and former Officer Frederick E. Daw, who were fired Feb. 22, 1985, after being accused of receiving payoffs from the operators of a Center City gay bar, were ordered reinstated by arbitrator David Weinstein after Weinstein received the transcripts of the two men's trials. Weinstein concluded that "there was no credible evidence of any misconduct by . . . Nicklous.
February 3, 1993 |
Three U.S. Marines displayed their so-called valor last week by allegedly beating and kicking a man outside a gay bar near Camp Lejeune in Wilmington, N.C. The three, Colin Hunt, 20; Patric Gardone, 23, and Walter Watkins, 26, were arrested and each charged with four counts of misdemeanor assault. Each faces a maximum penalty of 30 days in jail, a $50 fine - or both. That punishment amounts to a slap on the wrist, a price many Marines, and others in uniform might well pay to carry out their frustrations over the possible lifting of the military ban against gays in July.
July 6, 2011 |
MIAMI - When Vicki Brail divorced her husband of 20 years, the Kendall, Fla., mother of two assumed her next partner would be male. Then she met psychotherapist Jeanne Covert. "It was very strange, to say the least. I started having this flirtatious relationship with her," recalled Brail, now 65. "All my friends said this is very exciting. I used to see my friends for lunch and they would say it was like we were 16. I assumed this would be some midlife-crisis affair. We've been together since 1992.