Gay http://nhpr.org en The Rise And Fall Of An NYC Extortion Ring http://nhpr.org/post/rise-and-fall-nyc-extortion-ring <P>In July of 1965, New York City Detective James McDonnell was called to the Western Union Office at Grand Central. A man posing as a detective was there with a 14-year old runaway boy. The kid’s father suspected something fishy when asked to wire twice the amount necessary to fly the boy home and called the cops. McDonnell quickly figured that the sharply dressed man was <EM>impersonating </EM>a cop and called for back-up.</P> <P> Tue, 29 Jan 2013 14:42:26 +0000 Virginia Prescott 20947 at http://nhpr.org The Rise of the Gay Male Comic...Finally http://nhpr.org/post/rise-gay-male-comicfinally <p>According to New York Times Comedy Reviewer <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/19/arts/gay-male-comics-await-the-spotlight.html?_r=1&amp;pagewanted=all">Jason Zinoman</a>, comedian <a href="http://www.earwolf.com/jamesadomian/">James Adomian </a>could very well be the first openly gay male comedy star. One question comes to mind...why hasn't there been one before?</p><p></p> Thu, 30 Aug 2012 15:37:49 +0000 Rebecca Lavoie 11928 at http://nhpr.org The Rise of the Gay Male Comic...Finally NH Episcopalians Prepare to Elect New Bishop http://nhpr.org/post/nh-episcopalians-prepare-elect-new-bishop <p>Today members of the New Hampshire Episcopalian dioceses are gathering to elect a successor to Gene Robinson, the first openly gay Bishop in the history of the church.&nbsp;</p><p>The election of Robinson in 2003 tore a rift in the global Anglican community. In 2010, Robinson announced that he would retire next January, saying years of death threats and controversy had taken their toll.</p><p>The vice-chair of New Hampshire&rsquo;s bishop search committee, Margaret Porter, says that sexual orientation did not figure in to the selection of candidates.</p> Sat, 19 May 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 5148 at http://nhpr.org NH Episcopalians Prepare to Elect New Bishop