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Philly artist’s luxe NYC life

A Philadelphia resident is living in grand luxury — well, at least his art is — at the famed Essex House (

Because gays and lesbians do not have equality under federal or state law, it’s important to know what legal protections you do have and what precautions you can take to protect you and your loved ones.

With Eric Stonestreet winning an Emmy this year for his portrayal of a gay dad in ABC’s “Modern Family,” and the summer movie about two lesbian moms, “The Kids Are All Right,” garnering early Oscar buzz, it’s easy to forget what things were like just 25 years ago.