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Honduran Regime Martyrs LGBT Leader

Walter Trochez, a well-known 27-year-old queer democracy activist in Honduras, knew he was taking his life in his hands when he began a militant campaign to document and publicize 16 murders of LGBT Hondurans since the illegal June 28 coup d’etat that overthrew the country’s elected president and unleashed a reign of terror on civilian opponents. Comment
Film

Poignant Coming Out Story Returns

Playwright and actor Jeffrey Solomon brings his semi-autobiographical play “MotherSON,” which premiered at the HERE Arts Center in Soho more than a decade ago, back to Manhattan for five shows beginning January 8. Comment
Film

Hash Blues

“Police, Adjective” is an unusual film, centered on concerns shoved aside by most cinema — boredom and linguistics. It also crossbreeds art cinema — with its slow pacing, long takes, and long shots — with the policier. Comment
Film

Friend to the End

A heartfelt documentary, “Old Partner” chronicles the bittersweet relationship between 79-year-old Choi and his 40-year-old ox in South Korea. The ox has, Choi’s wife says, “met the right master.” And it soon becomes clear that Choi cares more for his animal than he does his spouse. Given that she hectors him to stop working and complains constantly and bitterly about her unlucky lot in life, perhaps this is not surprising. Comment
Theater

Friend to the End

A heartfelt documentary, “Old Partner” chronicles the bittersweet relationship between 79-year-old Choi and his 40-year-old ox in South Korea. The ox has, Choi’s wife says, “met the right master.” And it soon becomes clear that Choi cares more for his animal than he does his spouse. Given that she hectors him to stop working and complains constantly and bitterly about her unlucky lot in life, perhaps this is not surprising. Comment
News

Dennis deLeon Remembered

Dennis deLeon, the city’s Human Rights commissioner under Mayor David Dinkins and, for 15 years, the president of the Latino Commission on AIDS, died on December 14 at the age of 61. His partner of 32 years, Bruce Kiernan, said the cause of death was heart failure. Comment
Legal

False NYC Pimping Bust Charged

Mirroring 2008 arrests made by New York City vice cops in Manhattan porn shops, two California men were arrested on the street in Queens, one charged with prostitution and the second accused of being the other’s pimp. Comment
Legal

False NYC Pimping Bust Charged

Mirroring 2008 arrests made by New York City vice cops in Manhattan porn shops, two California men were arrested on the street in Queens, one charged with prostitution and the second accused of being the other’s pimp. Comment
News

False NYC Pimping Bust Charged

Mirroring 2008 arrests made by New York City vice cops in Manhattan porn shops, two California men were arrested on the street in Queens, one charged with prostitution and the second accused of being the other’s pimp. Comment
News

Full Equality Has Not Yet Set a Date

It’s fair to say that 2009 was not the year many of us hoped it might be. Comment
Music

A Night to Remember

“The smile for the fools was particularly broad tonight,” says Madame Armfeldt near the end of “A Little Night Music,” now receiving a ravishing, rueful, and worldly-wise revival on Broadway. This has long been my favorite musical, but Trevor Nunn’s focused and intimate direction has given it a newly bittersweet resonance that gently illuminates our inherently human romantic foolishness. Comment
Politics

Houston Elects Lesbian Mayor

Annise Parker, the out lesbian Houston city comptroller, was elected mayor in a runoff against former City Attorney Gene Locke, a longtime civil rights activist, on December 12. Comment
Theater

Everyone’s a Little Bit Racist

As Kate Monster says in “Avenue Q,” “Well, it’s a touchy subject… You should be much more careful when you’re talking about the sensitive subject of race.” Comment
Politics

Houston Elects Lesbian Mayor

Annise Parker, the out lesbian Houston city comptroller, was elected mayor in a runoff against former City Attorney Gene Locke, a longtime civil rights activist, on December 12. Comment
Theater

Travails Of “Hoffmann”

The Met’s “Contes d’Hoffmann” (December 7) proved a major disappointment, though not for the reason many cited — the virtual disappearance of the originally announced star quartet, prime players in Peter Gelb’s future plans (Rolando Villazon, Anna Netrebko, Rene Pape, and Elina Garanca). That was unfortunate, though Olympia always seemed a dubious prospect for Netrebko at this point. Comment
Theater

Everyone’s a Little Bit Racist

As Kate Monster says in “Avenue Q,” “Well, it’s a touchy subject… You should be much more careful when you’re talking about the sensitive subject of race.” Comment
News

A Ugandan Pastor With Global Reach

In 2007, Uganda’s highest court struck down a law that made adultery a crime. Religious leaders took to their pulpits the next Sunday, which was Easter, to denounce the ruling. Gary Skinner, the founder and pastor at Watoto Church, was among them. Comment
News

US Right-Wing Charities Silent On Uganda Bill

While revelations concerning the role that American conservatives played in spawning Uganda’s “anti-homosexuality bill” have focused largely on Rick Warren, the pastor at California’s Saddleback Church, and groups that offer purported cures for homosexuality, many US right-wing organizations are promoting their ideology in Uganda and across Africa. Comment
Theater

Santa Baby

You’ll have to forgive me for initially thinking “Santa Claus is Coming Out” was another in the long string of sophomoric holiday shows that grace Off- and Off-Off Broadway this time of year. You know, the kind of show that for a cheap laugh or two allows an audience to revel in Yuletide irony. That’s usually good for a “Ho Ho Ho” or two, but irony is seldom sustainable for an entire evening. Comment

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