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Men in Pink: The Other Breast Cancer Patients

Men in Pink: The Other Breast Cancer Patients
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Shedding light on the lesser-known form of breast cancer.


Uninsured Patients Still Rely on Safety-Net Care

Uninsured Patients Still Rely on Safety-Net Care
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Despite the subsidies provided by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to make health insurance more affordable, some low-income women may still find the out-of-pocket costs of insurance unaffordable.


Beyond Pink

Beyond Pink
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One woman walks in a pink-product fashion show, while another can’t afford treatment without help from a local financial support network. The Midtown Gazette reports on what awareness means, day to day.


Rooftop Farm Welcomes Toddlers

Rooftop Farm Welcomes Toddlers
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Standing in the center of a circle of preschoolers, holding a pack of cabbage seeds, Lauren Baccus asked, “Who likes salad?” “I don’t!” shouted Harry, a four-year-old boy. “You might like it if you grew it, though — That’s what farmers say,” Baccus replied with a smile. Baccus and the children were at the Hell’s […]


DOMA Hits LGBT Couples Even After Death

DOMA Hits LGBT Couples Even After Death
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In late September, Edie Windsor’s challenge to the Defense of Marriage Act was heard before the U.S. Court of Appeals. Upon the death of her wife in 2009, Windsor was forced to pay more than $300,000 in estate taxes than she would not have paid had she been married to a man. Almost by accident, Windsor has become the face of challenges to DOMA.


Buddhist Temple Relocates to Accommodate Growing Number of Followers

Buddhist Temple Relocates to Accommodate Growing Number of Followers
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After almost two decades, the Kadampa Meditation Center New York City has purchased its own place in Chelsea to accommodate the growing number of followers. October 26-28 will mark the grand opening of the temple.


LGBT Youth Service a Casualty of Chelsea Rents

LGBT Youth Service a Casualty of Chelsea Rents
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Rising rental prices have forced the Ali Forney Center, which provides services to LGBT youths, to open in Harlem in advance of closing its current Chelsea site.


War Veterans, Civilians Meet For Dialogue

War Veterans, Civilians Meet For Dialogue
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A group of about 45 people consisting of civilians and military-veterans came together for a dialogue event in early October at Intersections International.


LGBT and the Military: Lawsuit the Next Step

LGBT and the Military: Lawsuit the Next Step
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September 20 marked the one year anniversary of the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” a law banning gays and lesbians from openly serving in the military. While the repeal has made significant changes for gay and lesbian service members, inequalities due to sexual orientation still exist.


Study Says Sexting Risky, But Most Teens Know Better

Study Says Sexting Risky, But Most Teens Know Better
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A recent study in the journal Pediatrics linked sexting to risky sexual behavior, but adolescents who do sext are still in the minority. Text-savvy teens at the High School for Fashion Industries know to be careful when they press send.


Gauguin with the Grandparents

Gauguin with the Grandparents
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Museums make access to art easier for older people with targeted tours and programs.


Students Fight for Their Futures at City’s Student Registration Center

Students Fight for Their Futures at City's Student Registration Center
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Over 13,000 New York City students and parents, who either did not have schools or were unhappy with their placements, turned to Student Registration Centers for help.


Fresh Produce Program For Seniors Launched

Fresh Produce Program For Seniors Launched
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Council Member Gale Brewer of District 6 launched the Westside Senior Supported Agriculture (WSSA) Food Bag Program as part of her “Grow Green, Age Well” initiative. The program, the first of its kind in Manhattan, has had mixed reviews from area seniors.


CUNY’s African Students Discuss Africa’s Future at Second Annual Symposium

CUNY’s African Students Discuss Africa’s Future at Second Annual Symposium
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The Council for Young African Leaders has held networking events and launched a blog called “The CYAL Digest” since forming last year. On September 22, the organization hosted their second annual leadership symposium to continue building a network of young Africans in New York City.


“God and Conflict” Author Speaks at United Nations and Book Event

"God and Conflict" Author Speaks at United Nations and Book Event
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Peace activist Philip Hellmich, author of the new book “God and Conflict,” discussed conflict resolution through spirituality at the United Nations High Level Forum on Culture of Peace and at a local event.


Koreatown Museum Bridges the Cultural Gap for Americans, Koreans

Koreatown Museum Bridges the Cultural Gap for Americans, Koreans
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Karen Madsen leaned over the glass case, peering with great interest at the assortment of colorful knots; clumps of jewel-colored tassels all consisting of a single, long thread. As she considered the traditional Korean knots, called norigae, Robert Turley explained the knots’ incredible value as artifacts that were difficult to come by and owned only by those who were royal or extremely wealthy.


Youth Homelessness Declines during the Holiday Season

Youth Homelessness Declines during the Holiday Season
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Covenant House makes the holiday season special for homeless youth who have nowhere to go. With the number of intakes expected to decline for Christmas, Covenant House is more than prepared for anyone who shows up.


Retired at Twenty: New York City Carriage Horses

Retired at Twenty: New York City Carriage Horses
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The debate over the iconic New York City carriage horse continues to be waged. Yet it leaves out one crucial question: where do these horses go to retire? The answer is a bit more complicated than you might think.


Natural Sapphires Versus Treated Sapphires

Natural Sapphires Versus Treated Sapphires
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Looking for sapphire jewelries in Manhattan’s Diamond District? Be careful. Do you know the difference between a natural piece and a treated one? Can you distinguish them? How do you feel about the fact that most of the sapphires in the 47th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenue are heat-treated? Read this and find out the truth about “natural sapphires.”


The Chameleon

The Chameleon
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A profile of boxer, model and up and coming actor Ngo Okafor as he tries to adapt once more and tackle a new career.


Giving the Gift of Self-Defense

Giving the Gift of Self-Defense
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On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me a $43.85 pink pepper spray gun. Odd as this choice of gift may sound- even compared to piping pipers and milking maids- pepper spray sellers say the holiday season is their busiest time of year.


Activists Unite Against AIDS Stigma

Activists Unite Against AIDS Stigma
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New York City heralded World AIDS Day 2011 with film screenings, art exhibitions and group discussions. Supporters of HIV/AIDS awareness and education are seeking new and novel ways to promote their cause.


Nine Lives? This One, Not That Fun

Nine Lives? This One, Not That Fun
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Matilda, the storied Algonquin Hotel cat, has been forced to adapt to strict New York City Health Department regulations and stay way from Algonquin guests.


Empire State Building, New York City Mark World AIDS Day

Empire State Building, New York City Mark World AIDS Day
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The Empire State Building is floodlit red to mark World AIDS Day on December 1, and many other events take place around the city. New York City has very high HIV infection rates so awareness campaigns are an important way to remind people the disease is still a problem both in New York and globally.