The Fire Island Trials: The Stonewall Before Stonewall

by Karl Grossman |

By Karl Grossman It being LGBTQ Pride Month commemorating the Stonewall riots, which happened this month 50 years ago, it is most timely to revisit the successful challenge to police raids on gay communities of Fire Island – which the year earlier preceded what happened in 1969 at Stonewall Inn, the Greenwich Village gay club. It was an outrageous annual … Full Story

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Phasing Plastic into Past

by Karl Grossman |

By Karl Grossman Three cheers to the Suffolk County Legislature for recently passing a set of measures aimed at restricting the use of plastic – that substance that has polluted the planet. Sponsoring the bills was Kara Hahn, who before becoming a legislator held positions with the legislature including as its director of communications. That involved presenting the words and … Full Story