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Out gay Councilmember Ritchie Torres of the Bronx made it clear from the beginning of his congressional campaign that he would not join the growing herd of Democratic candidates who have disavowed campaign donations from real estate developers or other big-money corporate interests. That decision has morphed into a recurring theme — with the most recent chapter having an entirely new twist. Comment
Music ►Video

Anthony Roth Costanzo’s Countertenor in Egypt

Music ►Video

Anthony Roth Costanzo’s Countertenor in Egypt

There’s an amazing four-minute video where the countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo talks to sixth graders about how feelings are communicated through music. When he opens his mouth to sing the aria “Pena Tiranna” from Handel’s “Amadigi di Gaula,” a room full of 11-year-old jaws drop. Comment
Out gay State Senator Brad Hoylman of Manhattan will introduce a bill requiring informed consent by an intersex minor before doctors can perform non-medically necessary treatment or intervention on that individual, he announced on November 8, Intersex Day of Solidarity. Comment
Film

Gay Sex in 1980

Film

Gay Sex in 1980

Unseen for decades, Francis Savel’s remarkable 1980 French gay porn film “Equation to an Unknown” — rediscovered by out gay director Yann Gonzalez — offers connoisseurs of the genre a real eyeful during its week-long release at Anthology Film Archives. Comment
Reached for comment about Michael Bloomberg seeking to become the Democratic nominee for president, Dan Tietz first let out an audible groan upon hearing the former New York City mayor’s name and then suggested that his more pointed response would be, “Oh for fuck’s sake.” Comment
Theater

Love Unmasked Too Late

Theater

Love Unmasked Too Late

When a beloved, timeless classic like “Cyrano de Bergerac” is revived onstage, it begs the question: What fresh twist justifies recounting this story for the umpteenth time? Erica Schmidt and The New Group have taken on this challenge. Comment
A record-high number of LGBTQ characters are expected to appear on broadcast primetime scripted programming by the end of the 2019-2020 TV season, according to GLAAD’s annual “Where We Are on TV” report, and there are overall gains in transgender characters and women. Comment
The Tyler Clementi Foundation, founded in memory of the New Jersey college freshman who died from suicide in 2010 after suffering a humiliating episode of cyber-bullying by his roommate and which works to end bullying, harassment, and humiliation in schools, the workplace, and other settings, held its annual Upstander Legacy Celebration on October 23. Comment
The US government is suing Gilead for patent infringement just months after AIDS activists cried foul over the pharmaceutical company’s collection of taxpayer dollars to fund research of drugs that cost consumers up to $2,000 per month. Comment
Features

Mj Rodriguez a Headliner at Center Women’s Event

Features

Mj Rodriguez a Headliner at Center Women’s Event

“Pose” star Mj Rodriguez was among the honorees at the LGBT Community Center’s annual Women’s Event, held November 2 at Guastavino’s on East 59th Street. Comment
Dear Mainstream News Media: I’m talking to you, New York Times, Washington Post, MSNBC, CNN, and all your upstanding, highly professional conglomerate cohorts. Thank you one and all very, very much for not covering the trial of the Kings Bay Plowshares 7. Comment
Media Circus

When Kink Comes to The Times

Media Circus

When Kink Comes to The Times

In describing Liam Stack’s coverage of the Folsom Europe fetish festival, I use the term peculiar not because the article was especially bizarre in and of itself, but because it appeared in The New York Times. Comment
Of all the many and varied films of Ang Lee’s, I think his second, “The Wedding Banquet” from 1993, remains his most satisfying. Comment
Thank You for Coming Out ►Audio

Suzanne Hitchman, Thank You For Coming Out

In this week’s episode of the Gay City News podcast “Thank You For Coming Out,” creator and host Dubbs Weinblatt welcomes Suzanne Hitchman, a white, queer, cis woman who is an individual/ organizational coach and creative passionate about issues of racial, gender, and LGBTQ equity and inclusion. Comment
Dozens of LGBTQ candidates running for positions ranging from mayor to state legislator to school board member won their races on November 5 during an off-year election night that notably featured victories for six out trans women, including Virginia Delegate Danica Roem. Comment
Out gay Bronx City Councilmember Ritchie Torres remains confident that his bill authorizing the city to certify LGBTQ small business owners will get a hearing by next year, despite concerns raised about possible misinformation regarding the measure and separate questions raised by out gay Speaker Corey Johnson about what authority the city has, under state law, to do anything to help such businesses beyond simply certifying them. Comment
Drawing immediate and widespread condemnation, the Trump administration on November 1 proposed a new rule giving recipients of Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) funding — including adoption and foster care agencies — the ability to discriminate on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, and religion. Comment
Theater

Wonder Women

Theater

Wonder Women

Harvey Fierstein is back on stage at Manhattan Theatre Club in “Bella Bella,” a piece he wrote about the iconic Bella Abzug and in which he plays the firebrand liberal known as “Battling Bella.” Comment
Attorneys representing an out gay man on death row in South Dakota are turning to the Supreme Court yet again in a last-ditch effort to block his execution in the midst of recent evidence suggesting he may have been sentenced to death because of his sexual orientation. Comment
After the president of the National Organization for Women told city lawmakers in Washington, DC, that “all chapters” of the group are opposed to the full decriminalization of sex work, the organization’s DC-based chapter — which supports full decriminalization — fired back saying the national group does not speak for them, exposing a major divide over the issue. Comment
Features

Trick or Treat 2019

Features

Trick or Treat 2019

It was really a perfect All Hallows’ Eve. Warm, damp, even muggy, with an unpredictably fierce wind that blew Manhattan’s famously late-turning leaves through the air and onto the pavement. Comment
From books to booze to pop-up tents to toiletries, tell Amazon what you want and they’ll deliver almost anything — except a straight answer about their outreach to the LGBTQ community through advertising, marketing, and communication. Comment
Thank You for Coming Out ►Audio

Kelsey Bailey & Kelley Quinn, Thank You For Coming Out

Thank You for Coming Out ►Audio

Kelsey Bailey & Kelley Quinn, Thank You For Coming Out

In this week’s episode of the Gay City News podcast “Thank You For Coming Out,” creator and host Dubbs Weinblatt welcomes Kelsey Bailey and Kelley Quinn, both performers whom you can catch regularly in “Here & Queer” at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Hell’s Kitchen. Comment
Justice Marcy Kahn, the first out lesbian appointed to the New York City Criminal Court, in 1987, and later elected to the State Supreme Court, in 1994, has retired from the State Appellate Division’s First Department bench in Manhattan. Comment
Less than half of the estimated 152,000 transgender Americans who are enrolled in Medicaid live in states that provide clear access to comprehensive gender-affirming care, according to a new report published by the Williams Institute at UCLA. Comment
Dance

No Holding Back for Mark Morris

Dance

No Holding Back for Mark Morris

Mark Morris’ just-published memoir “Out Loud” — which impressively manages to make adept use of the word “eggshelly” — charts the 63-year-old choreographer’s life’s from his childhood in the Pacific Southwest to becominh arguably the most recognizable choreographer of our time. Comment
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