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America Only Gets Queerer

If you’re one of those people who think history is dull, boring, and irrelevant to your life today, Michael Bronski’s brilliant new “Queer History of the United States,” just published by Beacon Press, should disabuse you of such blinkered notions. Comment

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

Anti-Gay Marriage NY Town Clerk Wangles Extraordinary Accommodation

While two New York town clerks resigned their jobs rather than violate their religious beliefs by signing marriage licenses for gay and lesbian couples, a third town clerk who also claims to have religious objections to gay marriage will hire a temporary deputy clerk to process marriage licenses in her office and keep her job in an upstate town. Comment

Marriage Pioneer Wolfson Moves Group Center Stage

When Evan Wolfson founded Freedom to Marry in 2003, the pro-gay marriage group was a part of the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice, and it had an budget that ranged from $1.2 million to $1.4 million annually for roughly the next seven years. The organization was an “internal movement strategy center” and a cheerleader for the marriage drive. Comment

Dirty Fun

BY DAVID NOH Comment

From Seductress to Tragic Queen

Since its 1830 premiere, Donizetti’s “Anna Bolena” has transformed the careers of its creators and performers. Comment

Lovely Rita

BY DAVID NOH Comment

SHIRKING A PUBLIC DUTY

I am a resident of Ledyard, New York, where Rose Belforti is refusing to sign same-sex marriage licenses (“Anti-Gay Marriage NY Town Clerk Wangles Extraordinary Accommodation,” by Duncan Osborne, posted online on Sep. 30; updated on page 2W). I went to the September town board meeting and requested, along with many others, that she resign. Comment

Path to LGBT Education Unclear in New York

California law mandating inclusive history curriculum may be safe for now Comments (5)

Paula Ettelbrick, Renaissance Lesbian Leader, Dies at 56

Paula Ettelbrick, Renaissance Lesbian Leader, Dies at 56 Comment

Out Gay Prosecutor Leads Narcotics Unit

After New York’s Legislature enacted same-sex marriage earlier this year, Marc J. Fliedner and other attorneys and staff in the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office went to the Sheraton Brooklyn to celebrate. They were joined by Charles J. Hynes, the district attorney himself. Comment

Paula Ettelbrick, a Renaissance Woman Among LGBT Leaders, Dies at 56

Paula Ettelbrick, a Renaissance Woman Among LGBT Leaders, Dies at 56 Comment

When Two Are The One

“The One” is a modest and endearing low budget comedy-drama about the romantic entanglements of three bright young New Yorkers. Daniel (Jon Prescott) is a self-proclaimed plain-vanilla straight guy — a college jock with a business school degree and a fiancée named Jen (Margaret Anne Florence). Comment

Paula Ettelbrick, Renaissance Lesbian Leader, Dies at 56

Paula Ettelbrick, an attorney who brought an uncompromisingly feminist perspective to policy and social justice advocacy in leadership roles at half a dozen top LGBT organizations, died on the morning of October 7, after battling cancer for the past year. She had turned 56 just five days earlier. Comment

House GOP Leadership Triples Budget for Defending DOMA

When Attorney General Eric Holder informed Republican House Speaker John Boehner that the Justice Department, having concluded that the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional, would no longer defend the 1996 law from challenges to the ban on federal recognition of valid same-sex marriages, the GOP leadership exercised its prerogative to step in, initially allocating $500,000 in public funds to do so. Comment

Dirty Fun

Dancer to director, Ali Forney heroes, stylish cougars Comment

Paula Ettelbrick, a Renaissance Woman Among LGBT Leaders, Dies at 56

Paula Ettelbrick, an attorney who brought an uncompromisingly feminist perspective to policy and social justice advocacy in leadership roles at half a dozen top LGBT organizations, died on the morning of October 7, after battling cancer for the past year. She had turned 56 just five days earlier. Comment

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