There are an estimated 3,800 homeless youth in New York City. About 1,500 of them identity as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. Government funding provides fewer than 200 shelter beds for all homeless children in the big apple. In The Life Media's A Day in Our Shoes features a day in the life of a homeless teenager in New York City.
The verdict handed down on Monday, May 21, in the highly controversial case of Dharun Ravi seems to have satisfied no one – the usual effect of compromise. Dispassionate consideration however should reveal the decision to be, in fact, an eminently fair one. 30 days in the workhouse followed by community service and a judicial recommendation against subsequent deportation should come as an enormous relief to Ravi and his family, considering what the other options available to the court were.
Amy Ray and Emily Saliers, collectively known as The Indigo Girls, have blazed trails since the beginning of their career. From being one of the first acts to come out, to continuing to fight for equality for the LGBT community, the Indigo Girls are true icons in the music world. Here, Entertainment Editor Cookie talks to Emily Saliers about their tour with the legendary Joan Baez, how they choose their collaborations, and working with Pink.