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Hubbard's New Face

Chicago troupe proves its transformation in two weeks at Joyce. Comment

Draft Dem Platform Opposes DOMA, But Weakens Language on LGBT Families

By: PAUL SCHINDLER | A draft version of the 2008 Democratic Party platform, made available on August 7, puts the party on record in opposition to the federal Defense of Marriage Act, in support of a "comprehensive" Employment Non-Discrimination Act, and more generally in favor of the fight to end discrimination against numerous categories of Americans, including those who are gay, lesbian, and transgendered. Comment

Simple Joys

By: BRIAN MCCORMICK | Without a doubt, the Joyce Theater debut of Keigwin + Company on July 28 was a rousing success. Drawing from works commissioned by and created at different dance festivals around the country, the five-year old company presented a program entitled "Elements," comprised of "Water," "Fire," "Earth," "Air," and "Wind" to an enthusiastic full house. Comment

The New CDC Numbers in Context

By: PAUL SCHINDLER | With the news that annual new HIV infections in the US are currently running at about 56,000 versus the 40,000 estimate that has been used in recent years, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) finally managed to grab the attention of a mainstream media that has largely lost interest in AIDS, unless it is happening among people in the developing world or among the so-called down-low crowd. Comment

Crash Treated with Care


Cinema By Six

By: GARY M. KRAMER Comment

New US HIV Data: Gay Infections Up Since '90|

New HIV infections among gay and bisexual men of all races have been increasing for nearly two decades, according to a new study from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Comments (1)

Surrogacy Flap in Conn.

By: ARTHUR S. LEONARD | Different Connecticut trial judges issued conflicting decisions on July 9 and July 10 in lawsuits seeking enforcement of gestational surrogacy agreements between gay male couples and the married women who agreed to bear children for them. Comment

Gay-Straight Alliance Prevails

By: ARTHUR S. LEONARD | US District Judge K. Michael Moore has ordered the School Board of Okeechobee County, Florida, to allow a Gay-Straight Alliance to meet at the high school there on the same basis that other non-curricular groups enjoy. Comment

Gay Clubs Not the Only Targets

By: PAUL SCHINDLER | City inspections and closings of nightlife businesses that took place on New York City's gay pride weekend do not appear to have singled out gay establishments. Comment

Upheaval Strikes Black AIDS Group

Fed audit, top official's firing, pride fest fizzle at People of Color in Crisis. Comment

New Mexico Nights

By: DAVID SHENGOLD | Santa Fe ventured two works new to the festival, in keeping with its ongoing explorations of the baroque and of Britten. "Radamisto" (July 23) was given -- more or less -- in its third, 1721 edition, which witnessed the title role crafted for Senesino, the Italian alto castrato, and the character of Fraarte omitted. Comment

A Revelation in "La Forza"

Chicago's Takesha Meshe Kizart as Lenora stands out as a singer to watch. Comment

McCain's Desperation Express


Gutenberg, the Internet, and Queer Rights

By: KELLY JEAN COGSWELL | I picture it sometimes. Martin Luther going up to the door of that cathedral in Wittenberg in 1517 and nailing up his 95 theses. Within a couple of weeks, the little theological bombs had spread throughout Germany. Within a couple of months, the beginning of the Protestant Reformation had hit the rest of Europe. Comment

Strouse Struts His Stuff

By: DAVID NOH | At age 80, composer Charles Strouse ("Annie," "Bye Bye Birdie," "Applause," the theme song for "All in the Family") is busier than ever. He's just written his first book, "Put on a Happy Face: A Broadway Memoir" (Sterling Publishing), a true insider's view of Broadway, as well as a deeply personal remembrance of family and personal struggles. Comment

Disenchanted Evenings

One doesn't know itself; the other knows nothing new. Comment

In New US HIV Estimate, Evidence Gay Infections Rising Since 1990

By: DUNCAN OSBORNE | New HIV infections among gay and bisexual men of all races have been increasing for nearly two decades, according to a new study from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Comments (1)


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