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Ousting Bush the Common Goal

While the debates among the men and woman hoping to carry the Democratic standard into the 2004 presidential election have turned into dissing contests, the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) New Yorkers running to be delegates at the party’s Boston convention next summer have only one real goal—getting George W. Bush out of the White House. Comment

Pedophilia Conviction Upheld

A unanimous Colorado Court of Appeals panel upheld the conviction of Anthony Dembry, an HIV-positive man, on charges of sexual assault and reckless endangerment for what he alleged was consensual sex with a 12-year-old boy in 1999. Comment

On Balance, a Very Promising Year

A front page New York Times story and a holiday orange alert not-withstanding, 2003 is emerging as a year of real progress for the queer community in America. Comment

News Briefs

Illinois Priests Challenge Church’s Anti-Gay Bigotry Comment

Mother and Child Reunion

The author with her mother; Bertha Alyce focused on herself (B/W below). Comment

Reading Room

Tuesday January 6 Comment

Sensual, Even Fetishistic Look at Ballet

Neve Cambell as Ry and Malcom McDowell as Alberto Antonelli. Comment

You’re Not What You Wear

The cast of gals who bare all for a good cause in “Calendar Girls.” Comment

Skewering the Masters

As the lights go up (there is no curtain) at the start of “The Musical of Musicals—The Musical!” the stage is bare; the only element that might qualify as the “set” is a piano. But it’s not a grand piano—it’s one of those uprights, whose ugly unfinished wooden posterior glares at the audience. Comment

Shall Terror Rule Our Lives?

I love your column—you’ve taught me a lot and I’m a new gay man, so thanks. Comment

Sexy, Evocative, and Tucked Away

Currently on view at the LGBT Community Center is Daniel A. Heyman’s “Works on Paper.” You will need a map and a pick axe to see all of the artwork as it is spread out over three floors, hidden by ever-present trash cans, a semi-eternal book sale, over-grown plants, and a “gallery” space that is only momentarily open between numerous meetings. But you really ought to make every effort. Comment

Marriage Poll Madness

Much is being made about a newly-released CBS/New York Times poll that now supposedly shows a statistical majority of Americans opposed to same-sex marriage and in favor of a constitutional amendment to limit marriage to a union between one man and one woman. Comment

Life Gone Awry

Christina Ricci and Charlize Theron; Aileen Wuornos in custody, 1991. Comment

Cinemascope

21 GRAMS Comment

Confirmed Dead:  Bush's War

The following members of the United States Armed Forces died this past week in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Since the inception of hostilities, 463 service members have died, 325 of them since Pres. George W. Bush declared an end to major combat operations on May 1, 2003. Comment

Billy’s Back In Jail

Jay Gurewitsch; mug shot of Billy Bowen. Comment

Backlash Issue Revisited Big Time

Gay City News PHOTO Comment

A Gay Sailor Remembers

Bill Horne, a 79-year-old gay veteran of the Second World War, remembers reading about the Navy pilot who went below decks and blew his brains out after learning that he was the subject of an investigation because he was gay. Comment

Reading Room

Beckett/Albee Comment

Discomfort Tells a Story

Jenny Dubnau’s “Woman Drenched,” 2003. Oil on canvas. 48" x 38". Comment

Letters to the editor

December 17, 2003 Comment

King David Reborn as Leather Stud

Adam Goldberg as The Hebrew Hammer. Comment

Holiday Weeks at the Opera

The valiant verismo specialists of Teatro Grattacielo enlivened Alice Tully November 25 with the North American premiere of Mascagni’s “Guglielmo Ratcliff,” a melodramatic tale of Olde Scotland. To me the score lacks either the power of “Cavalleria rusticana” or the charm of “L’amico Fritz,” the composer’s two most enduring works, and the frequent narrative recits make for monotony; but it was certainly given its stylistic due by conductor Alfredo Silipigni, who clearly has this stuff in his blood. Comment

HIV Disclosure Rules Upheld

U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff has dismissed an HIV-related discrimination that was brought against the transit authority by a city bus driver. According to Rakoff’s December 12 decision, the bus driver’s refusal for many months to be forthcoming about his HIV-related treatment and symptoms justified the Transit Authority’s refusal to allow him to drive. Comment

7 Days & 7 Nights

Celebrate Someone Else’s Christmas Comment

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