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The Right's Inside-Out Rhetoric

In late 2007, four gay groups wrote to six mega-churches seeking to "share the message that justice for LGBT people is compatible with Christian teaching," the groups said in a statement. Comment
Politics

A Win For Euro Couples

The European Court of Justice, which rules on questions arising under European Union law, has held that the surviving partner of a German registered same-sex partnership may be able to claim a pension under the benefits plan maintained by that nation's theatrical industry union. Comment
Music

Personable Tales

The program shared by Heather Olson and Walter Dunderville at Dance Theater Workshop March 26-29 exhibited a captivating mixture of silliness and significance. Olson's "Curious awake not possible," is performed on a white floor with an eight-foot square of black carpet, downstage left, and in the opposite upstage corner, two white bar stools. Comment
From the Editor

7 Days to a Better Financial You

As we approach April 15 - Tax Day - families across America are evaluating and often stressing over their financial situations. Like so many of their fellow Americans, same-sex couples and other GLBT individuals are doing the same thing. Comment
Politics

LI School Teacher Vindicated on Benefits Claim

By: ARTHUR S. LEONARD| A state intermediate appeals court in Brooklyn has ruled that a trial court decision that refused to recognize same-sex marriages contracted in Canada should be vacated and stricken from the books, to avoid confusing the situation regarding marriage recognition in New York. Comments (1)
Politics

Feds vs. City on Bias Bid

New York City Comptroller William C. Thompson, Jr., is prepared to take on the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) over the federal regulatory agency's decision to offer cover to a Houston company fighting to scuttle a shareholder effort to implement a corporate sexual orientation and gender identity nondiscrimination policy. Comment
Music

A Tenor's Neat Hat Trick

Three situations that inspire terror in any opera singer -- going on as an understudy, making a Metropolitan Opera debut, singing that most challenging of all tenor roles, Wagner's Tristan, for the first time. On March 14, Gary Lehman took on all these challenges in a single evening, emerging a hero. Comment
Guest Perspective

Ask Ms. Liberty: Advice for the War-Torn

Although it's been more than five years since the United States invaded Iraq, a few non-patriots among us refuse to understand or endorse our wartime Zeitgeist. I have, therefore, persuaded our noble, statuesque Icon of America to gas up her torch and shed some light on a few selfish queries posed by our huddled, recalcitrant masses. Comment
Politics

Feds vs. City on Bias Bid

New York City Comptroller William C. Thompson, Jr., is prepared to take on the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) over the federal regulatory agency's decision to offer cover to a Houston company fighting to scuttle a shareholder effort to implement a corporate sexual orientation and gender identity nondiscrimination policy. Comment
Guest Perspective PERSPECTIVE

Anthony Weiner Visits Christine Quinn's Base

While we wonder who will be the Democratic candidate for president, the jockeying has started for the job as New York's next mayor. Comment
Film

Battlefront Dispatches

Epistolary relationships are a standard conceit of literature and theater. In today's world of texting, IMing, email, and FaceBook, however, it seems almost quaint to build a relationship through handwritten notes - or even to invest the time that such writing takes - and the depth of communication it implies. Comment
Music SCENE

A Tale of Two Survivors

The ever-vibrant Rita Moreno, who remains the only Puerto Rican to have won an Oscar, for "West Side Story," and has also snagged a Tony, an Emmy, and a Grammy, is back at Feinstein's at the Regency with her show, "Little Tributes," but through April 5 only. Comment
News

Taking On Polish Prez's Baiting

New Yorker Brendan Fay and his husband Tom Moulton, both gay activists, were flown to Warsaw by Poland's private TVN television network this week for a round of political meetings, press conferences, and interviews that have substantially advanced the discussion of LGBT rights there, according to a Polish gay activist. Comment
Music DANCE

Awe-Inspiring Dance

If contemporary dance had a TV show like "America's Best Dance Crew" on an international scale, Grupo Corpo would be Brazil's obvious choice; if they haven't opened an Olympics ceremony, they should. Grand scale productions with accessible choreographic ideas, memorable theatrical scores, and visual design showcase an extraordinary ensemble of amazing dancers, every one packed with virtuosity, charm, and sex appeal. Comment
News

Polish Prez Targets NY Gay Couple

Polish President Lech Kaczynski picked on the wrong geje - gay people - when he used a 2003 wedding photo of New Yorkers Brendan Fay and Tom Moulton to spice up a televised March 17 speech against a European Union treaty that he said would force the recognition of same-sex marriages and "challenge the moral order of Poland." Comment
Guest Perspective

Prostitution and Privacy

The lightning-fast Eliot Spitzer sexcapade scandal was just breaking as I left on a weeklong trip to London but before I was back in New York the new governor, David Paterson, had already felt compelled to make unfortunate confessions about his own personal life. It was hard to arrive back home without considering the striking lack of privacy in the United States. Comment
Guest Perspective OPINION

Screw Unity, Save America!

I'm definitely a freak. There's a drum beating out there and I'm nowhere near in step. In fact, I don't even hear it. Just a dripping from the kitchen sink that calls for a plumber rather than some political savior like Obama. Comment
Theater

Yakety-Yak

If, as George says in "Sunday in the Park with George," "Art isn't easy;" then allegory has got to be a bear. At least it proves so in two plays now at the Public, "Conversations in Tusculum" and "Drunk Enough to Say I Love You?" Both are thinly veiled critiques of the Bush administration and the mess in Iraq and, while intriguing in different ways, both fall prey to the problems of political theater in general. Comment
Theater

Candy Boys & Girls

Chelsea's very own rite of spring happens every April at the Joyce Theater, when sexuality blossoms onstage in the form of Stephen Petronio Company. As life begins anew, lithe and sensuous bodies, always fashionably attired, take to the stage, their pulsing pelvises commanding as much attention as their quick lifts, pikes, high kicks, and slicing arabesque turns, arranged in all kinds of pairings and group entanglements. Comment
News

Gay Iranian Safe, For Now

In the latest protest aimed at preventing the UK from deporting 19-year-old Iranian Mehdi Kazemi to his homeland where he faces probable execution, 150 demonstrators braved hail, snow, and rain in London on Saturday, March 22, to rally outside 10 Downing Street, the official residence of British Prime Minister Gordon Brown. Comment

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