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Pray Away Produced by RPJ Client Multitude Films Named One of Women and Hollywood’s “2021 Best Documentaries By and About Women”

Women and Hollywood has named Pray Away, directed by Kristine Stolakis and produced by Multitude Films, one of 2021’s best women-centric documentaries. The film explores the “ex-gay movement” and how former leaders of Exodus International, the largest conversion therapy organization in the world, have since come out as LGBTQ. Taking...

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Spring Can Be Hell – Reflections on the “Memorial to All Victims of the Holocaust 1938-1945”, the Insight and Foresight of Harriet Feigenbaum, and the Limits of Tolerance and Tragedy

This article is part of RPJ’s non-legal series about the neighborhood and city we inhabit and love, and is a timely contribution both celebrating Women’s History Month and denouncing the invasion of Ukraine. Growing up, working and residing in or around the Flatiron area of New York City, has meant...

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Why You Need to See It to Be It

In light of International Women’s Day, it seems right to talk about female role models and mentors so naturally, I think about my mom. Growing up in the fifties, my mother eschewed poodle skirts for jeans and sweatshirts, was an athlete and a scholar, and rumor has it, even ran...

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Amendments to the New York City Human Rights Law Over the Past Five Years Expanding Protections to Workers

During the past five years, the New York City Council has enacted a remarkably large number of amendments to the New York City Human Rights Laws that significantly expand employees’ protections against discrimination and harassment. The following is a listing of those amendments with a short description of the new...

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Would Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” Bill Create Hostile Work Environments for LGBTQ Teachers?

You may have heard recently that the Florida legislature is considering a bill dubbed “Don’t Say Gay,” which would prohibit teachers from “encourag[ing] classroom discussion about sexual orientation.” Much has been written about the way that such bills may harm students because it prevents children from learning about different kinds...

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Skating Over Copyright Law

Move over Beethoven and Tchaikovsky. After the Sochi Winter Olympic Games in 2014, the International Skating Union changed its rules in figure skating competitions to allow figure skaters to skate to music with lyrics to appeal to younger audiences who tune in to watch the Olympics (goodbye Swan Lake!). Now...

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