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What He Did For Theater

Oh, if only he knew. If only Pintauro knew what depth of neurotic obsession he was revealing in his series of short plays that make up an evening called What I Did For Love. It’s apparent that Pintauro thinks he is exposing a lot of things: the vicissitudes of love, the pain that doesn’t go away with fame and success, the insatiable desire of a lover or an actor for love and adoration, and the creative yearning of “artists” to create something true. Comment
Crime

Transsexual Woman Found Murdered in Brooklyn

After an autopsy performed the following day, the city’s medical examiner ruled that the cause of death was strangulation and classified it as a homicide. Comment
Politics

Taking theMarriage Plunge

Several weeks back, as I prepared to head to Newark for a press conference at which Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund was announcing its plan for a lawsuit seeking marriage rights in New Jersey, a friend asked if I would raise a thorny question about divided community opinion on the marriage issue in front of the mainstream media. Comments (1)
News Briefs

Step Forward

The Greenwich Village Historic District announced the receipt of a letter of eligibility for the Gansevoort Market to be considered for the National Register of Historic Places Monday, July 22. Comments (1)
Legal

S/M Scene Gone Awry

The arrest also brought to light Van’s past criminal record. He had been an art teacher in Howells, Nebraska, but resigned that job in 1987 after being charged with “debauching” a minor, for which he served a year in jail. Comment
News

Robert Giard, Portrait Photographer of Writers, Dead at 63

Giard came relatively late to the practice of photography. He majored in English literature and received a B.A. from Yale, and an M.A. in comparative literature from Boston University. For a time he taught intermediate grades at the New Lincoln School. Comment
Legal

Promising Indicators Highlighted

“We are really at an enormous crisis,” said Ana Oliveira, GMHC’s executive director, who attended the conference in Barcelona earlier this month. “The number of human beings who are living with HIV and AIDS is staggering.” Comment
News

Huge Gay Lawsuit Award Reversed

A five-judge panel of the New York Appellate Division in Manhattan reversed a $20 million judgment against The Supper Club, a New York nightclub, awarded by a jury two years ago in an anti-gay discrimination lawsuit. The court termed the award, described by observers as the largest damage award ever made to any single plaintiff in an employment discrimination case, “grossly excessive,” and ordered a new trial in Steven Minichiello’s suit against the nightclub and several of its employees. Comment
Theater

Image, Reality, and Rehearsal

Jean Genet is no stranger to God. Throughout his plays he consistently explores the ways man creates God and worships him to give meaning to his existence. At the same time Genet draws attention to man’s creation of God as an ironic cry against the state of nothingness that he believes is intrinsically feared above everything else. In Elle, a little known play—never before produced in English—Genet takes his construction deconstruction of God to new heights, or at least his earthly representation, the Pope. Comment
News

Huge Gay Lawsuit Award Reversed

A five-judge panel of the New York Appellate Division in Manhattan reversed a $20 million judgment against The Supper Club, a New York nightclub, awarded by a jury two years ago in an anti-gay discrimination lawsuit. The court termed the award, described by observers as the largest damage award ever made to any single plaintiff in an employment discrimination case, “grossly excessive,” and ordered a new trial in Steven Minichiello’s suit against the nightclub and several of its employees. Comment
Film

Fleeting Power

For his latest film, Lan Yu, Hong Kong director Stanley Kwan ventured into Beijing to tell a gay love story. As one of a handful of gay and lesbian films ever set in mainland China, the project was shot as a clandestine operation. The issue of shooting a gay film in China is so potentially troublesome for the director that he remains tight-lipped to this day about exactly how his film was made. Comments (2)
Music

Festival High Notes

By DAVID SHENGOLD Comment
Film

Exquisite Terror

Set in Switzerland, Merci begins with the re-marriage of chocolatier Mika Muller to renowned pianist Andre Polonski (Jacques Dutronc). They were married briefly, years earlier, and are now reunited after Andre’s second wife, Lisbeth, has died in an accident. Living with them is his son by Lisbeth, Guillaume (Rodolphe Pauly). Comments (2)
Books

Terror and Our Lives

Do you really think that Mr. Mohamed Atta, the September 11 suicide pilot, was gay? Comment
Books

Crazy for You

Years after a turbulent childhood, Augusten Burroughs can finally laugh about it. Comment
National

Big Brothers’Big Brother

Action taken recently by the national board of Big Brothers-Big Sisters of America to reiterate that group’s longstanding nondiscrimination policy, which protects gay and lesbian individuals volunteering to be mentors, has been met with an outcry from Focus on the Family, a right wing Christian group. Comment
Health

Barcelona Backlash

Protests that drowned out a speech by U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Tommy Thompson at the recent International AIDS Conference in Barcelona have led to demands by a dozen Republican members of Congress for an accounting of how much federal money was spent on the gathering. Comments (1)
Art

Art Director

Being the organizer of the Queer Men’s Erotic Art Workshop, an inevitable question Harvey Redding fields is how he finds his models. Comment
Art

Arse Erotica

You walk down a set of dark stairs and once inside need to wait a second for your eyes to adjust to the bright interior light. Turn the corner and you run into a beautiful man. Half-naked. One hand pulling up his shirt while the other is snaking its way down his pants. The body is perfect, smooth, and he’s giving off some crazy energy, a psychedelic aura or something. The guy is electric. He’s all that you could ever want in an erotic fantasy. Then you move on. He’s only the first of many to see. There are so many more men lining this black-painted basement hallway… just like him. Comment
Theater

Adaptation Ad Absurdum

The Aquila Theater Company’s relentless need to innovate is both its strength and its weakness. Comment
New York State

A Complicated Reshuffling of Bush AIDS advisersdoesn’t quiet critics

The Bush administration played a game of musical chairs with its AIDS policy personnel over the past week and when the tune finally stopped two gay men had essentially swapped jobs and a third official, a leading conservative advocate pushing an abstinence-only HIV prevention policy, held on to the job she was originally thought to have lost. Comments (1)
Legal

Equal Protection Victory

In a press release hailing the ruling, the Lesbian and Gay Rights Project of the American Civil Liberties Union claimed this was the first decision by a state appellate court recognizing the validity of a federal equal protection claim by a lesbian or gay employee of a state institution. Comment
News

Promising Indicators Highlighted

“We are really at an enormous crisis,” said Ana Oliveira, GMHC’s executive director, who attended the conference in Barcelona earlier this month. “The number of human beings who are living with HIV and AIDS is staggering.” Comment
Legal

United Kingdom Transgender Win

In a stunning victory for transsexual legal rights, a “grand chamber” of 18 judges at the European Court of Human Rights ruled on July 11 that the United Kingdom is in violation of two articles of the European Convention on Human Rights in its treatment of transsexuals. The Court ordered Britain to grant new birth certificates to transsexuals showing their “acquired” gender, and to allow them to marry. Comments (1)
Music

The Object of Appreciation

By GARY M. KRAMER“I am basically a very shy person, and that is why I write. What I like most about writing is the observations I get to make,” said Stephen McCauley, the boyish author of […] Comments (2)
Theater

Play It Again, Marian

Can we talk about Marian Seldes for a minute? Or, perhaps, can we talk about the affect she has on an audience? Comments (2)
Politics

Danny O’Donnell Out Front in Assembly Race

Daniel O’Donnell shows all the signs of being among the front runners in the race for the Democratic nomination for the 69th Assembly District on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. He denies he is a front runner and, when answering questions in an interview, he is very careful to avoid a gaffe that might cost him his position. Comments (1)
Theater

Musical Mystery

Attention opera lovers and those who are trying to figure out why certain queens go absolutely nuts over their favorite singers, memorizing their best repertoire, performances and recordings: the new CD, Opera Obsession! may answer your questions. The beauty of some of the selections on this generous 19-track, specially priced disc of excerpts from complete live opera recordings is so great that you may finally understand opera’s intense appeal. You may even want to add it to your collection. Comment
Legal

Meat Market Sunset?

By PAUL SCHINDLER Comments (2)
Health

Frank Talk

One of the developments coming out of last week’s International AIDS Conference in Barcelona that has attracted widespread attention, from Rex Wockner writing in this newspaper to reports in The New York Times, was the return of boisterous, late ‘80s style protests to the battle against the epidemic. Comments (13)
Theater

Foxy Lady

By CHRISTOPHER BYRNE Comment
Legal

Don’t Blame Canada

By ARTHUR S . LEONARD Comments (1)
Theater

Deep Impact

When President Clinton was asked whether he had “sex of any kind, in any manner, shape or form” with Monica Lewinsky he answered: “It depends upon what the meaning of the word ‘is’ is.” Comment
Theater

Crystal Meth(o.d.) Acting

By SVEND MEJDAL Comments (1)
New York State

AIDS Out of Control

The big story at the 14th International AIDS Conference held in Barcelona July 7 - 12 was not a surprise: less than two percent of the 40 million HIV-positive people in the world have access to the drugs that keep people from dying of AIDS. Comment

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