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2015 Legislative Priorities for LGBT New Yorkers

Dec 26, 2014

(photo: @prideagenda) A new year means a fresh start in the continued fight to further equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) New Yorkers and our families. For us,

Last Updated (Friday, December 26, 2014 11:50 AM)


Supportive Housing Helps Solve Homelessness

Dec 22, 2014

  Homeless Services Commissioner Gilbert Taylor (photo: Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times) On December 17 at Gotham Gazette, the Doe Fund wrote advocating for 'a working solution for homelessness,' in response to a Goddard Riverside Community

Last Updated (Monday, December 22, 2014 05:35 PM)


What's the NYPD doing with an LRAD?

Dec 18, 2014

An LRAD being used by NYPD on Dec 3 (photo: @PeoplesHistory) While the protests following the non-indictments in Ferguson and Staten Island have been disruptive, they have been mostly non-violent and

Last Updated (Thursday, December 18, 2014 07:08 PM)


A Working Solution for Homelessness

Dec 17, 2014

Members of the Doe Fund march in the Veterans Day Parade (photo: @TheDoeFund) In a December 11 Gotham Gazette editorial advocating for more supportive housing, a program director from the Goddard

Last Updated (Wednesday, December 17, 2014 01:46 PM)


Renewed Supportive Housing Legislation is a Must

Dec 11, 2014

Staff from Goddard's Manhattan Outreach Consortium at the NY/NY Press Conference On December 8, a press conference was held on the steps of City Hall on behalf of the Campaign 4

Last Updated (Thursday, December 11, 2014 05:01 PM)


In Support of Council Efforts to Diversify City Schools

Dec 11, 2014

Council Chambers during Thursday's packed hearing (photo: @MarkLevineNYC) There is no more important factor than classroom diversity to assure quality education and a just society for our children. I commend the

Last Updated (Thursday, December 11, 2014 11:11 PM)


More Justice, Less Politics - In Every Borough

Dec 10, 2014

Mayor de Blasio, left, and Brooklyn DA Ken Thompson (photo: @BilldeBlasio) Amidst calls for special prosecutors, public hearings, and the attorney general to take over, Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson has

Last Updated (Wednesday, December 10, 2014 05:17 PM)


Dear Educators: Please scrap your lesson plans

Dec 04, 2014

Protesters on Wednesday evening in New York (photo: William Alatriste) Good morning. I'm incredibly appreciative that school is in session today in New York City and that you're there to care

Last Updated (Thursday, December 04, 2014 08:19 AM)