In the 1980s, gentrification forced an art scene out of the Lower East Side into Brooklyn. 35 years later, they’ve turned once crime-ridden areas into culture hubs.
The White House took a step in support of L-G-B-T people this week. On Wednesday night, Senior advisor to the President Valerie Jarrett, writing on behalf of the Barack Obama, posted a petition on the White House website. It calls for the end of the so-called conversion therapy – that’s where therapists try to change an individual’s sexual orientation or gender identity.