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It's Biden

By: PAUL SCHINDLER Comment
Theater

Shakespeare at Glimmerglass

By: ELI JACOBSON | The Glimmerglass Festival this summer is presenting four operas by Bellini, Wagner, Handel, and Cole Porter, all on Shakespearean themes. A unit set for all four operas by John Conklin presents a curved series of arches with an upper walkway similar in design to sketches of the Old Globe Theater. However, three of the four operas are really only Shakespearean by association. Comment
Theater

Shakespeare at Glimmerglass

By: ELI JACOBSON | The Glimmerglass Festival this summer is presenting four operas by Bellini, Wagner, Handel, and Cole Porter, all on Shakespearean themes. A unit set for all four operas by John Conklin presents a curved series of arches with an upper walkway similar in design to sketches of the Old Globe Theater. However, three of the four operas are really only Shakespearean by association. Comment
Politics

Current ENDA Draft Co-Signs Defense of Marriage Act

By: DUNCAN OSBORNE | A little-discussed provision of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) would allow employers to give health insurance coverage and other benefits to married opposite-sex couples and deny those same benefits to the partners of their gay and lesbian employees who are legally married in Massachusetts and California. Comment
New York State

Current ENDA Draft Co-Signs Defense of Marriage Act

By: DUNCAN OSBORNE | A little-discussed provision of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) would allow employers to give health insurance coverage and other benefits to married opposite-sex couples and deny those same benefits to the partners of their gay and lesbian employees who are legally married in Massachusetts and California. Comment
New York State

Challenging Albany Tradition

By: PAUL SCHINDLER | Recalling the Empire State's long history "at the forefront of progressive government and civil rights" - from a "New Deal" for working people a decade before Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt brought the idea to Washington to its pioneering abortion rights law in 1970 - Daniel Squadron, a Democrat seeking to unseat a longtime State Senate incumbent in Lower Manhattan and Brownstone Brooklyn, is calling for "a rethinking of activist, progressive government." Comment
Theater

Tent Of Désir(e)

By: GUS SOLOMONS JR Comment
Theater

Fringe Finds

By: DAVID KENNERLEY Comment
Theater

What in the World?

Irish Rep delivers a joyous adventure; avoid those friends you'll hate, too. Comment
Theater IN THE NOH

Gillette's Edge

By: DAVID NOH | Anita Gillette has always exuded an instant onstage warmth and empathy, reminiscent of such great character actresses as Eve Arden or Fay Bainter. You can see her with Jamie Farr in "Flamingo Court" (New World Stages; 212-239-6200). Comment
News

Marriage Equality, Transgender Medical Access Poll Well in Jersey

By: PAUL SCHINDLER | In a Zogby poll of 803 likely New Jersey voters taken August 7 to 11, 59 percent said they would "be fine with" public officials legislating full marriage equality for same-sex couples in the state. Thirty-six percent voiced opposition. Even when reminded specifically that the state already has a civil union scheme in place, the response to a 2006 state Supreme Court ruling, voters polled preferred full marriage rights 50.1 to 42.3 percent. Fully 69 percent of New Jerseyans said marriage equality is inevitable in the state. Comment
Arts

Tent Of Désir

By: GUS SOLOMONS JR Comment
Guest Perspective

AIDS in a Christian Nation

By: KELLY JEAN COGSWELL | In the United States, HIV transmission is at a terrifying high, especially among gay men of any race, and among people of color. The statistics are only going to get worse unless we're willing to renew our fight against homophobia-this time, across America's racial spectrum. Comment
News

The Latest From Beijing

The Latest From Beijing Comment
Politics

Perspective: Your Life Depends On It

By: ANTHONY M. BROWN | There is nothing more frustrating to me than a gay person who won't vote. While hard to believe, there are still some of you out there. Recently, my friend Patricia, whom I have known for almost 20 years and lived with as a roommate for two years, told me that she had never registered to vote, nor does she plan to do so for the upcoming presidential election. Comment
Politics

Labor Presses HRC For Greater Support

On two of his recent weekly radio shows, Joe Solmonese, president of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), had guests on to talk about the US labor movement. Comment
New York State

Love in the Last Set

By: ERASMO GUERRA | The TV was tuned to the Federer/Nadal final at Wimbledon at a weekend brunch spot near my boyfriend Pajarito's East Village apartment. We'd planned on going to a movie that afternoon, but by the time the match went into a fifth set, Pajarito and I were hooked by the spirited back and forth, the killer serves and returns. Comment
New York State

A Quiet Gay Rights Win

By: ARTHUR S. LEONARD | In an August 13 opinion, the New Jersey Appellate Division issued a ruling establishing for the first time an important doctrine regarding the state's Law Against Discrimination, and in the process also found that even a single homophobic comment by a job supervisor can create employment discrimination and hostile workplace liability. Comment
New York State

Love in the Last Set

By: ERASMO GUERRA | The TV was tuned to the Federer/Nadal final at Wimbledon at a weekend brunch spot near my boyfriend Pajarito's East Village apartment. We'd planned on going to a movie that afternoon, but by the time the match went into a fifth set, Pajarito and I were hooked by the spirited back and forth, the killer serves and returns. Comment
New York State

Love in the Last Set

By: ERASMO GUERRA | The TV was tuned to the Federer/Nadal final at Wimbledon at a weekend brunch spot near my boyfriend Pajarito's East Village apartment. We'd planned on going to a movie that afternoon, but by the time the match went into a fifth set, Pajarito and I were hooked by the spirited back and forth, the killer serves and returns. Comment
Politics

US Can't Compel Prostitution Message

By: ARTHUR S. LEONARD Comment
Legal

Religious Exemption Barred

By: ARTHUR S. LEONARD | In an important vindication of the strength of gay rights protections in California, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously on August 18 that a women's medical facility could not claim that its physicians have the right to refuse fertility treatment to a lesbian because of their religious objections. Comment
Film

Absurding the Bard

By: GARY M. KRAMER Comment
Film

Absurding the Bard

By: GARY M. KRAMER Comment
Theater

Rock My Speigelworld!

By: GUS SOLOMONS JR Comment
Legal

Trans Medicaid Denial OKed

By: ARTHUR S. LEONARD | A legal challenge to a state regulation prohibiting the use of Medicaid funds to pay for sex reassignment treatment - implemented by the administration of former Republican Governor George Pataki - was rejected by US District Judge P. Kevin Castel on August 5. Comment
Politics

US Medicaid Cuts Could Hurt

Governor, New York AIDS groups say state stands to lose millions. Comment
From the Editor

Time for the Clintons to Grow Up

By: PAUL SCHINDLER | Maybe the solution is to get 18 million tickets for a production of Shakespeare in the Park. After all, at a gathering of her supporters in California earlier this month, Senator […] Comment
Music

Hubbard's New Face

By: GUS SOLOMONS JR Comment
From the Editor

LGBT, AIDS Advocates Extol Democratic Platform

By: PAUL SCHINDLER | An all-but-final draft of the 2008 Democratic Party platform, approved by the full 186-member Platform Committee at an August 9 meeting in Pittsburgh, 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
Politics

Cal's Ballot Changes OK

AG Jerry Brown adjusts marriage language to stress elimination of rights. Comment
Guest Perspective PERSPECTIVE

A Golden Opportunity for Change

State Senator Marty Golden, who represents portions of Brooklyn from Bay Ridge to Marine Park, is a name familiar to many of us. He has made it a habit to talk about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered people. Not that anyone asked him to, but he has, and one might say he's a little obsessed with the topic. And not in a good way. Comment
Politics

DNC: Let the Games Begin

By: KELLY JEAN COGSWELL | I watched Bush at the Beijing opening of the Olympics Games. With his binoculars and smile, he seemed relieved to finally be at an event he understood. I bet at night, instead of thinking of all those dead kids in Iraq, or Afghanistan, the tanking economy, or tortured men in Guantanamo, he dreams of owning another ball club. Where the rules of winning are simpler and there's always someone else to blame. Comments (1)
Politics

Academic Freedom Claim Nixed

Teacher, fired after assigning "Heather Has Two Mommies," can't sue. Comment
Politics

Trumping Politics with Culture

By: CHRISTOPHER MURRAY |Katherine Linton is best known to gay folk around the country from her time as the host of the long-running PBS series "In The Life." Since then, she founded her own media company and has produced a series of documentaries focusing on gay life. Comment
News Briefs

Just Who's Lived the Grand Life?

By: NATHAN RILEY | "Life in the spotlight must be grand, but for the rest of us times are tough," is a recurring message in John McCain's advertisements. Comment
Theater

Emperor Didn't Strike Back

By: DAVID SHENGOLD | On August 4 at the Rose Theater -- which, at least from its central seats, offered wonderful acoustics -- the Mostly Mozart Festival presented its namesake's penultimate opera, 1791's "La Clemenza di Tito." The Met had given us a very fine "Clemenza" under Harry Bicket in May, but it was salutary to hear this wonderful music played by a "historically informed performance" ensemble. The performance was highly enjoyable -- though not fully deserving of the vociferous standing ovations it was given. Comment
Music

Syrup the Natural Way

By: ANDREY HENKIN | Shortly after The Stone opened in April 2005, it established itself not only as a new space for creative music in a city that desperately needed it, but also as one of the most hellish spots at which to see music during the summer. With no air conditioning in its first months and a policy of no liquids that would put the Transportation Security Administration to shame, audience members wilted to the soundtrack of the avant-garde. Comment
Guest Perspective

State Senate Move Wins Praise, Garners Suspicions

By: PAUL SCHINDLER | The Log Cabin Republicans, the national LGBT group with chapters in the state and the city, are winning praise from New York's chief gay lobby group for their work in moving the State Senate majority to embrace the inclusion of gender identity and expression protections in a new proposal to break a seven-year logjam on efforts to pass a comprehensive public school anti-bullying law. Comment
News

Manhunt for McCain

By: PAUL SCHINDLER | Towleroad, the popular gay blog run by Andy Towle, is reporting that just as Out magazine is posing the question whether manhunt.net is destroying gay culture, one of Manhunt's founders, Jonathan Crutchley, might be trying to destroy gay politics. Comment
Guest Perspective PERSPECTIVE

The Journey Home

By: L. ANTHONY CASTORO | A few weeks ago, I took a Metro-North train ride to visit my family in Putnam County. Halfway to my destination I was momentarily haunted by the memory of the same ride I took a year ago. Comment
From the Editor

State Senate Move Wins Praise, Garners Suspicions

By: PAUL SCHINDLER | The Log Cabin Republicans, the national LGBT group with chapters in the state and the city, are winning praise from New York's chief gay lobby group for their work in moving the State Senate majority to embrace the inclusion of gender identity and expression protections in a new proposal to break a seven-year logjam on efforts to pass a comprehensive public school anti-bullying law. Comment
Legal

Spain at the Forefront

By: DOUG IRELAND | With strong support from the Spanish government led by Socialist Prime Minister José Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, the nation's federation of queer activist groups, La Federación Estatal de Lesbianas, Gays, Transexuales y Bisexuales (FELGTB), on July 22 won official consultative status to the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). Comment
From the Editor

Time for the Clintons to Grow Up

By: PAUL SCHINDLER | Maybe the solution is to get 18 million tickets for a production of Shakespeare in the Park. After all, at a gathering of her supporters in California earlier this month, Senator […] Comments (1)
Theater

Hubbard's New Face

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

Hubbard's New Face

By: GUS SOLOMONS JR Comment

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