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Deluxe and De-Lovely

With an obvious infusion of capital and an expansion in scale, the 2008 downtown hit “Arias with a Twist” has moved uptown –– though, to be accurate geographically, it’s actually headed crosstown to the Henry Street Settlement’s Abrons Arts Center. Comment
Music

Swing Out Sisters

Not so long ago, in the pre-Stonewall era, if two guys (or gals) were seen in a bar dancing together — or even holding hands — they’d be thrown in the slammer. Comment
Theater

Robert Patrick, Off-Off Pioneer, Honored

BY ANDY HUMM Almost 50 years after being one of the primary creative artists who launched the Off-Off-Broadway movement, playwright and actor Robert Patrick, now 74, is being given the 2011 Artistic Achievement Award from the New York Innovative Theatre Foundation. Comment
Nightlife

Lovely Rita

BY DAVID NOH Comment
News

Wisconsin Inmate Right to Hormone Treatment, Surgery Upheld

A three-judge federal appeals court panel has unanimously ruled that a Wisconsin law banning hormone therapy or sex reassignment surgery for transsexual prison inmates is unconstitutional. Comment
News

States' Rights Enter Marriage Equality Debate

It was six months ago when US Attorney General Eric Holder wrote to Republican House Speaker John Boehner informing him that the Justice Department would no longer defend Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which bars federal recognition of otherwise valid same-sex marriages. Comment
News

NOM Strikes Out In Two Disclosure Cases

The National Organization for Marriage (NOM), which wages battles nationwide against the advance of marriage equality, has lost its constitutional challenges to campaign disclosure laws in Maine and Rhode Island. Comment
News

Narrow Court View on Anti-Gay Taunting

A unanimous federal appeals panel has ruled that, in holding a school district liable for sexual harassment, it is not enough to show that a student suffered abusive behavior, no matter how extreme. A plaintiff must also prove the harassment was motivated by their sex or their failure to conform to gender stereotypes. Comment
News

Gay Bucks Back Obama

While the gay blogosphere continues to see complaints about President Barack Obama, 12 well-heeled campaign donors associated with LGBT causes raised at least $2.35 million for the president’s reelection campaign and the Democratic National Committee in the second quarter of 2011, according to data compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics, a Washington, DC research group. Comment
News UPDATED

Major Breakthrough on Binational Gay, Lesbian Couples

In a significant reprieve for the same-sex partners of American citizens facing the threat of deportation, the Obama administration on August 18 announced that such actions would no longer be pursued against foreign nationals unless they are identified as security threats, convicted criminals, or repeat immigration law violators. Comment
News

Trans Inmate Can Press Claims Against Rehab

US District Court Judge Denise Cote ruled on August 1 that a transgender inmate could proceed with her discrimination claims against an in-patient substance abuse treatment center that denied her the opportunity to participate in a support group tailored to her gender identity. Comment
News

Gay Union Member Can Press Bias Claim

A unanimous appeals court panel has ruled that a Tennessee federal district court erred in dismissing a claim that a union local there may have violated US law by discriminating against a gay member. Comment
News

New Hope for Deported Civil Union Partner

A unanimous decision by a three-member federal appeals panel offers new hope to a Peruvian gay man, the civil union partner of a New Jersey man, who was abruptly put on a plane in Newark last December and deported –– an enforcement action that proceeded even as Senator Robert Menendez was on the phone with Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano pleading his case. Comment
Theater

Robert Patrick, Off-Off Pioneer, Honored

Almost 50 years after being one of the primary creative artists who launched the Off-Off-Broadway movement, playwright and actor Robert Patrick, now 74, is being given the 2011 Artistic Achievement Award from the New York Innovative Theatre Foundation. Comment
Theater

Dreams, Passions, and Naked Truths

Dreams, Passions, and Naked Truths Comment
Film

Quiet Drive, But Lots of Roadkill

Opening on 2,000 American screens, “Drive” is a bid for the American mainstream by Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn, whose past two films were made in the UK. Comment
Theater

Stumbling Down Memory Lane

In transferring Stephen Sondheim’s “Follies” from the Kennedy Center in DC to the Marquis Theatre on Broadway, producers announced they were, along with making a few secondary cast changes, clarifying the plot. Comment
Music

Sorcery and Seduction in Small Rooms

Opera Omnia made a splashy debut in 2008 with a funny, hip presentation of Monteverdi’s “The Coronation of Poppea” at Le Poisson Rouge restaurant cabaret on Bleecker Street and then disappeared. Comment
Film

People Hearing Without Listening

For anyone who has ever enjoyed the remarkable alcohol-fueled exchanges between gay “bitchy queen” Peter Hackett and “embittered redneck homophobe” Ray Huffman — captured on tape and circulated underground for decades — “Shut Up Little Man” will be music to their ears. Comment
Theater

Spending a Weekend Together One Night

Andrew Haigh’s excellent gay romance invites viewers to eavesdrop on the budding relationship between Russell (Tom Cullen) and Glen (Chris New). First meeting at a club, they spend the night together. And then the next day, and the next night, and the next day. One night becomes a “Weekend.” Comment
Theater

Hearts, Minds… And Aliens

“Temporal Powers” is a beautifully rendered play, while “Voca People” is irresistible fun Comment
Film

Quiet Drive, But Lots of Roadkill

Nicolas Winding Refn’s film a play for US audience — and Ryan Gosling stardom Comment
Theater

Sorcery and Seduction in Small Rooms

Opera Omnia rises on Bleecker; opera-comique served Anne Bogart’s “Carmen” at Glimmerglass Comment
Theater

Hearts, Minds… And Aliens

Is morality a function of an individual’s economic condition? Comment
Theater

People Hearing Without Listening

Eavesdropped rants from the late ‘80s raise troubling questions of voyeurism Comment
Film

Spending a Weekend Together One Night

Chris New, out gay Brit actor, plays a queer political artist Comment
Film

Nicolas Winding Refn’s film a play for US audience — and Ryan Gosling stardom  

Opening on 2,000 American screens, “Drive” is a bid for the American mainstream by Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn, whose past two films were made in the UK. Comment

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